It’s Not Easy Being Green

Charles Cowling


One of the great funeral songs of all time — Big Bird sings It’s Not Easy Being Green at the memorial of puppeteer Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, Sesame Street and a whole lot besides. 

They rarely come as touching as this. Hankies out, please!

4 thoughts on “It’s Not Easy Being Green

  1. Charles Cowling

    Quite so, Jenny. You have moved me to post something else about this. Going up now!

    Charles Cowling
  2. Charles Cowling
    Jenny Uzzell

    Ritual is, almost by definition, absurd on the rational level. That is its weakness in a secular context, and also its enduring strength, I think.

    Charles Cowling
  3. Charles Cowling

    Love this. Van Morrison is almost impossible to cover – but Big Bird (and Kermit) manages.

    Can’t help reflecting on how easily we accept even the absurdity of a man dressed as a big yellow bird – and feel the emotion as sincere.

    Lesson there for all us ritualists perhaps?

    Charles Cowling

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