Hello and welcome to the Disney version of the popular parlor game, Kill Boff Marry. Estelle from This Happy Place Blog and I decided to transform the game into a WDW-themed version called Kill Refurb Marry.
These days, we play once a month. And we invite other Disney bloggers to play along, posting their own picks and then linking up so everyone can read along! To check out previous editions of the game, visit the Kill Refurb Marry homepage.
This is the seventh Kill Refurb Marry Blog Hop, and it’s pretty special because it’s in honor of Muppets Most Wanted. And it was also deeply difficult. Who wants to kill a Muppet?!
Kill: Lew Zealand
Guys, originally, I was going to play Hug Refurb Marry because I couldn’t bear the idea of killing off a Muppet. But once I got to thinking about it, Lew was sort of an obvious choice. I mean, he throws fish. That’s, like, his only thing. Why does he even exist? It just makes absolutely no sense. And so, Lew, I cast ye out of the Muppet pantheon!
This may be a little weird, but what the hell happened to Sweetums!? When he was initially concepted by Jim Henson, Sweetums was a torn and ratty ogre. Now? Much less so. I have such a soft spot in my heart for this unpredictable sweetie. And I don’t at all like the way he’s been whitewashed over the past few years. His nose is curvier. His hair is less shaggy and knotted. His undereye bags are less pronounced. His outfit looks more like a hobo’s patchwork attire than like the pelts Jim intended. And can we talk about how his mouth has changed? It’s creepy.
First of all, look how handsome he’s gotten over the past 35+ years!! He really grew into that nose and learned how to dress and style his hair … I’d be lucky to have him on my arm. (SEE WHAT I DID THERE?!?) I just find him so cuddly and sweet, and I love the way he treats Camilla. But he also has a wild, daring, artistic side, and I totally appreciate that, too. I think life with Gonzo would never, never be boring. Sign me up.
Thanks so much for reading! Don’t forget to click here to check out Kill Refurb Marry posts by other Disney bloggers! And if you want to play along, write your own post and add it to the list! (If you don’t have a blog, zap me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). I’d be happy to host your guest post for the next round of KRM!)