This is part one. I'm not sure how many parts I'll actually end up writing. This story will have at least three parts, but depending on how people react by the end of part three, it might end up having as many as five. Anyway, this is part one. And part one, as you will see, starts in 1963. It will cover everything from 1963 to (approximately) October 24, 2006, mid-morning-ish... All in fast forward, so don't expect all the nitty-gritty details on everything. In fact, expect lots of things to be skimmed over. But it will move slowly at first. Then... something happens. That "something" is what I have been refering to as a "major altercation to Muppet past." It's certainly not cannon, it's just... Well, it's an explanation that I think fits. It will seem very far-fetched at some points, it will seem like I can't possibly take it from where I get it to how it actually is. But rest assured, I will. I'm asking for your trust on this one. Just bear with me. (Or frog, pig, dog, chicken, or whatever with me.) And enjoy the ride. Oh, and by the way... If this only ends up with three parts, it is to be called The Flippersteps Trilogy. If it has more than three parts, well it's not really a trilogy, so it would be The Flippersteps Series. Just thought I'd let you know. ...Did I mention that I'm insanely nervous about this story? <deep breath> Here goes. Oh, and one other thing. Well, two other words: I'm back.