With the election safely behind us, let us now get back to the important things in life… like talking about lower-tier Muppets. Please welcome back our resident 80s expert Mr. Paul Washington and join him in showing some love for an under-appreciated icon.
By: Paul Washington
Today, we’re going to shine the spotlight on one of the great sidekicks of all time, Fozzie Bear. For nearly 40 years, this struggling ursine stand-up comedian has faithfully stood in the shadow of his famous best friend, Kermit the Frog.
As he grew older, he unfortunately did not get much funnier. But perhaps that’s what endears him to us — we’re drawn to the lovable lout who refuses to give up. Also, rather than hanging his head and giving up on his dreams, he instead used his love of comedy to help others, creating Hey, You’re as Funny as Fozzie Bear! — a video designed to help kids explore their comedic talents.
Despite his relative lack of notoriety compared to his cohorts, Kermit and Miss Piggy, Fozzie remains one of the most beloved of all the Muppets because of his devotion to his friend Kermit, his dedication to his comedic craft, and his generally positive attitude.
Here at the Mighty F, if we’re about anything, it’s fostering a culture of positivity (even though it doesn’t begin with F). Therefore, we take great pleasure in honoring our favorite stuffed bear comedian.