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“Surely it will be on today!”

March 11, 2013

Journal

Imagine, if you will, a 10-year-old Lauren coming home from school. She gets a snack, settles down in front of the giant wooden piece of fine furniture that just happens to be the outer case of the television and turns it to the one of the four channels that come in to watch the Muppet Show….

And Luke Skywalker, C-3PO and R2D2 are hosting!!??!!

Mind. Blown.

I don’t actually remember watching it, although – knowing myself – there might have been tears involved. What I do remember is understanding what a ‘rerun’ was, and every day for days that turned into weeks that turned into months that sadly turned into years – waiting for them to show that episode again. It was so ingrained into me, that should there be some reason that I couldn’t watch t.v. that day, I was certain that they had played it and I missed it.

Flash forward to Sunday. I mentioned that in passing to Lloyd, and he mentioned a similar longing as a child.

But guess what? We are living in an amazing time!

Gob bless the Internet!

Part one.

Part two.

Part three.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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4 Responses to ““Surely it will be on today!””

  1. Brad Said on:

    Ha! And I just saw this today --
    What Luke Skywalker might look like in Star Wars VII:
    http://philnoto.tumblr.com/post/44300586387/jedi-master-luke-skywalker

    Reply

  2. Gretchen Said on:

    My kids watched this episode and afterwards they were a bit confused. They asked me if Luke Skywalker had a brother named Mark.

    Reply

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