Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sick of Ants?

It's quite possible that I get every bit as much enjoyment out of watching some of Gillian Grace's favorite television shows as she does. But it's not everyday that I, a soon to be 31 (cringe) year old momma, learns something new from an orange fuzzy Muppet on Sesame Street.

In a genius skit spoofing A&E's Mad Men, three Muppets bantered back and forth about emotions while flipping through several ad campaign posters. When the boss, coincidentally known as Don Draper, closes the scene by calling out, "Good work, sick of ants!"

Sick of ants! Are you confused?

Well, I was! I couldn't understand for the life of me what in the world sick of ants could possibly mean. I thought about it on and off for the rest of the day, in between loads of laundry, dirty diapers, and my never ending war against the always on the floor Cheerio. By the time Bret walked in the door from work, I had all but forgotten about the whole Sesame Street conundrum until I found myself watching the day's episode once again while GG drank her evening milk.

As my know it all hubby (said lovingly), explained what the Muppet had actually said, my confusion soon turned to understanding. Which was quickly followed by a cheek flushing rush of embarrassment at my stupidity that, if compared, would've made Snooki look like a Rhodes Scholar.

Sick of ants was actually sycophants. Oooohhhh, I should've have known that!

But in my defense, they do sound similar. Right?

Now should Alex Trebek ever come a' callin', and you find yourself with this Daily Double answer...
a servile self-seeking flatterer
synonym: parasite

You'll know the correct question: What is sycophant? And should you win, remember me with a little monetary cha-ching!


Good stuff, right? Sesame Street is clearly not just for the munchkins anymore!


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14 comments:

Melissa said...

Funny story. She looks cute sitting on her little cushion watching tv

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

Oh that is too funny!!!

There's one episode where they spoof the Law & Order shows, searching for the letter M, I believe. The Muppets go crazy every time they hear the "chung, chung" noise. Cracks me up every time!

Never saw the Mad Men one though. Have to check it out!

mama k said...

I think we all have those moments! :) So funny!

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

LOL! Whoa...I don't even know that word. I love these pictures of GG! She is such a cutie!!!!! :)

Val said...

So Funny!!! She is precious!

Kristin @ Ellie-Town said...

That's hysterical! Thanks for the vocab lesson.

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy, Blessed Wife said...

Hilarious! I'm sure I would have thought the same thing...

Ugh, I'll be entering the 31 club this year too...blah!

Susan said...

That's so cute, she really looks intent on watching "her program".

Meant to be a mom said...

That picture of her watching the show is priceless. I love it.

Also I have no idea what sycophants means? Did I even spell that right?
I like that Sesame Street is geared for parents as well though. That's nice of them :)

Brittany Ann said...

I think that's fair. Who'd assume a children's program would use the word sycophants?

Liz said...

Funny story! Abby also went through an Elmo stage, she loves that red furry monster! :)

Lindsay said...

She is too cute! :)

Blakely & Calvin Long said...

Oh my goodness! How cute is she watching tv! Adorable!

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

ohhh man i do that all the time w/song lyrics...hubs will hear me and shake his head...or smack his head w/his hand laughing at my lyrics! i swear that's what they sound like to me!