Muppets Uncoupled…But Why?

kermit-piggyThey want to destroy your childhood memories! Well, maybe “destroy” is a little harsh, but that’s the way it feels sometimes. I suppose that the “conscious uncoupling” of Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy is just another swipe at “traditional” things. But here is my question, “why?” What purpose does it serve?

Perhaps I’m taking this one personally since the Muppets were a staple for kids growing up in the 70’s & 80’s. I admit that the Muppets weren’t exactly “high brow” or morally driven. But at least there was one constant for 40+ years: Kermit & Piggy stayed together through it all.

In fact, in an interview with People Magazine last year, Miss Piggy said that she and Kermit had finally tied the knot! Piggy said that it is “a real shame you can only do this once, at least if you’re doing it right.” Amen, Piggy.

But a new Muppets show is coming to ABC. And, when the traditional, pure, or lovely no longer serves you, throw those ideas out with last week’s garbage.

The new show needs to boost ratings. And what gets attention better than taking something innocent from childhood and defiling it? Deviant minds find the idea to be, well…delicious. Soil anything that smells of purity!

Of course, Kermit and Piggy’s uncoupling simply reflects the effect that post-modern thinking has had on the writers and directors. After all, the new law of the jungle is: when coupling is convenient, fine…when inconvenient, destroy.

The things of this world have been dying since Eden. And one day, all the elements themselves will be destroyed (2 Peter 3:10). But, in the meantime, some things are meant to last. Marriage is one (Mark 10:9).

While there are reasons given in Scripture for separation (ie., Matthew 5:32), “conscious uncoupling” was never God’s plan. And whether we promote it for people or force it on puppets, it just shows how far we have gone in the wrong direction.

The world tramples the traditional, defiles the pure, and applauds “conscious uncoupling.” Are we better for it? Give it some consideration.

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