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An interesting Wedding

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dlphntat, Jul 9, 2002.

  1. dlphntat

    dlphntat New Member

    In today's Dallas Morning News, There's a bit about a young couple getting married that seemed interesting.
    "Here's an office romance nobody could
    have predicted: Cookie Monster and Big Bird are getting married.
    The Philadelhia Inquirer reports that David Frey and Jennie
    McNelis knew each other as kids and reconnected in 1999
    when they went to work at Sesame Place, a theme park in Langhorne, PA. Both earned their living encased in furry
    rugsfor kids to hug: he's Big Bird and she's Cookie Monster.
    'We both believe that we owe Sesame Place us, ourselves,
    our relationship, where we are today.' Mr. Frey said. 'We've
    had good times and bad times there.'
    The bad times came last summer when Ms. McNelis was
    attacked by a father who claimed that Cookie Monster
    snubbed his daughter. She denied she would do anything
    that would sully the Muppet magic, and the dad was
    convicted of assault.
    the wedding is planned for July 2003, and the only costumes
    at the ceremony will be white dresses and Tuxedos."
    An interesting story, if for no other reason than because a dad attacked Cookie Monster! Is that the world we live in?
    Fragglemuppet likes this.
  2. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Yeah, if he was gonna swing for anybody, he should have at least tried for Elmo !
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Really? The Cookie Monster that the irate guy slugged? I wouldn't pound any of those guys, not even ZOE (something about her dosen't sit with me!) Now Winnie the Pooh at Disney Land....
  4. Janice0078

    Janice0078 New Member

    Now come on--hitting a beloved childhood figure is wrong no matter who it is...unless it's Barney at Universal Studios, of course he doesn't really count as beloved does he?
  5. Thog

    Thog New Member

    I remember reading about the attack in the news last year. If you go to the old MC forum I beleive there are postings about it.

    Dan
  6. ZootandDingo

    ZootandDingo Member

    Well, the guy just didn't want his daughter to have a bad experience there. :rolleyes:
  7. Janice0078

    Janice0078 New Member

    ...I think punching out someone dressed like Cookie Monster, or punching out anyone for that matter, is a good way to ensure your child and everyone else has a bad experience -- Oh well, some therapist is going to be raking in the cash--
  8. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt New Member

    Hey Dlphntat-

    Where in Dallas are you? I'm in Plano!

    - Billy :cool:
  9. BorkBork

    BorkBork New Member

    Zoe is cute, end of story :D
  10. dlphntat

    dlphntat New Member

    I'm living in Arlington, but Grew up in Irving.
    had friends up in Plano though (Richardson, mostly)
  11. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Had to jump in here... I was born and raised in the Dallas area as well. Went through grade school at Arlington too.

    It's always great to see other Texans on the board. :D
  12. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik New Member

    I lived in Austin for about 2 and a half years (my dad was in the Air Force).

    After living in Colorado for 7 and a half years, the joy of Texas never really rubbed off on me.

    However, I did manage to pick up a nifty "Don't Mess With Texas" T-shirt...
  13. dlphntat

    dlphntat New Member

    I spent some vaction time in Colorado recently (Lake City/Silverton) and it was nice. Took me some time to get adjusted to the altitude. (the day we left to come home, actually ;) )
    But, Texas is my home, and I like it here.
  14. Ernie101

    Ernie101 Active Member

    well i think they should get married in costume!
  15. firebird123

    firebird123 New Member

    Wow...the story made it to Dallas

    It amazes me what people see as news worthy. When Jennie and I got engaged, we were bombarded by the local press but we never thought it would make it out to the other side of the country. For anyone who cares, we didn't get married in costume and none of the character were invited to the wedding. We are doing well and have just finished doing a Sesame Street show at Busch Gardens Tampa.

    If anyone knows of other articles, please let me know.

    Dave
  16. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Active Member

    Wow--I was about to write "If you guys are reading this board, congratulations!" I guess I should write "since you guys are reading this board, congratulations!!"

    I hope you had a beautiful wedding!
  17. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter New Member

    Well, it is the largest state in the U.S. Of course, then again, it does have a surprisingly small population in comparison to it's size...

    Congratulations, Big Bird and Cookie Monster!
  18. Beebers

    Beebers New Member

    Firstly, other than the violence toward Cookie Monster, it's a great little story.

    But, not only did that man resort to violence over something ridiculous and probably incorrectly perceived (a continually growing problem in our culture) but he set his daughter the indelible example that this is how you handle situations which do not go your way. She will no doubt go on to be The Screaming Soccer Mom From ****. Round and round we go.

    But I love the wedding story.
  19. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    Hiya, Dave! Welcome to the forums. I remember hearing about the news of Jennie getting punched by that weirdo on local radio stations here in Memphis, TN; though, until today, I never even noticed the news of your wedding.

    Congratulations on the marriage! Great that two folks with so much in common can get together this way.

    To others: DO NOT PROMOTE HITTING ANY COSTUMED CHARACTERS!! It hurts! It isn't fun, either! I've had parents stand there laughing as their kids keep punching me in costume (not necessarily Muley) even as I am trying to leave! I now have a friend along as a character handler to keep folks from getting out of control.
  20. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter New Member

    Hehe. Ooops.

    *hides baseball bat*


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