Sunday, July 26, 2009

Secret Origins: Muppets

...and what they can teach about charm.

Mental Floss has an interesting article on the origins of 20 Muppets. What really caught my attention was a part in #14--Fozzie Bear:

"...during the first season of The Muppet Show, when Fozzie got heckled, he got very upset and sometimes cried. Viewers didn't feel sympathy; they felt embarrassed. The problem was solved by making Fozzie an optimist so that even when he got heckled he was good-natured about it."

How do you become a charming performer?
Remain an optimist... good-natured... and a warm Fozzie Bear.

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