Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

11 Dec 2001, 9:44 a.m.

That previous entry, with its villainous cackle, reminds me of…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

That previous entry, with its villainous cackle, reminds me of The Great Muppet Caper, which Leonard and I watched last night. Terrific! I got a bunch of jokes that I'm sure I didn't get the last time I watched it, which was probably ten years ago. I had forgotten how self-aware the Muppets get, and perhaps had never noticed how much humans in human-Muppet scenes must overact to keep up with Muppetry.

We might have watched, say, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai first, but Leonard said, "I demand the Muppets!" and so the die was cast.

We did get through the first two hours of Kuch Kuch last night. I last saw that three years ago. And it might have been better last time, when I didn't have the benefit of subtitles. Most of the translation is good, but sometimes I wonder whether it's an inane song lyric on its own, in the original Hindi, or whether the senior translator was on a coffee break. "Either I was insane previously or I've just become so" is an example.

Muppet Muppet Muppet Muppet Muppet.