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Pigs singing the Happy Wanderer

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Bill Bubble Guy, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. Skye

    Skye Active Member

    Ha! Pig pressure. I like that. :D Those pigs sure can be pretty forceful sometimes! ;) I'll bet it was, though. Those two other pigs sure seemed pretty gung-ho about it... at first, anyway!
     
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  2. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    You know Kate, I watched the clip a few more times and I have to admit you're right. Despite his displays of nervousness during the first verse, he does appear to be singing happily unawares at the moment before he falls never-the-less. What mixed emotions:smirk:

    Actually I can interpret that easily enough.
    Imagine this: The three pigs have been ascending for a little while and the one on the end says, "I don't know why I ever let you guys talk me into this."
    One of them answers, "Oh come on. You agreed it was a good idea that the three of us go an a hiking holiday together."
    He replies, "Yes but I thought we'd stick to the valleys and maybe the itty-bitty hills, but I don't like how far up we are. It'll be a disaster if we fall from this height."
    And the other one says "Oh you worry too much. Hiking tracks are perfectly safe. Nothing will happen to us. Tell you what. Why don't we all sing some verses of the traditional hikers song "The Happy Wanderer" as we go. It'll relax you and you'll start to appreciate the beautiful view from up here. We'll even share a line of the chorus each. You can start and you'll have the first Val de ahahahahaha part. Okay?"

    Well he reluctantly agrees, though he still peers down nervously during the verse. But while they sing the chorus he starts to feel the spirit of the song and thinks maybe he is being a silly pig and prepares to sing joyfully when...
    well you know everything that happens then of course:D
     
  3. Skye

    Skye Active Member

    Haha, what a perfect scenario. Marty, were you there during that conversation and you just haven't told us yet? ;)

    So, he was starting to be so happy and joyful... that song sure can "roll you away," huh?

    Moral: Never sing "The Happy Wanderer" while hiking up a mountain... or at the very least, watch out for evil goats! :D
     
  4. Fragglemuppet

    Fragglemuppet Well-Known Member

    The Trash Heap has spoken, niah!

    Ah Marty, Marty, Marty! You know, we've had our fair share of muppeteers on here, and even a family member of a muppeteer. But could it be we now have an actual muppet in disguize posting here, Caroline?
     
  5. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

  6. Skye

    Skye Active Member

    Ah-ha! We've found him out. Good job, Kate! ;)
     
  7. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    You two women had better keep on your guard if you ever go happy wandering together. BLAHAHAHAHA;)
     
  8. Skye

    Skye Active Member

    Oh yeah. And we'll make sure to take you with us, too! ;)
     
  9. Fragglemuppet

    Fragglemuppet Well-Known Member

    So what do you say you buy plane tickets for the two of you Caroline, and I'll fly ahead and pay off the goat?
    :crazy:
     
  10. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    Well the way I had interpreted your little joke, I thought the two of you meant that you suspected that I was the goat. And that I was finally telling you what I had overheard the pigs saying to each other before they began their song and I bumped them off.:D

    So you can see what my quip was with the wicked laugh in my reply;)

    It's turning into quite a game trying to follow what the three of us mean now isn't it?
     
  11. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    :D Heh-heh I think I would rather call it the dead pig pressure:smirk:

    Especially the last one who got the deadly pressure of the boulders crushing him, eh? SQUISH
     
  12. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    My last post was a very cleverly thought-out pun wasn't it, Caroline?:D
     
  13. Skye

    Skye Active Member

    Ha, you bet, you silly Valderi, Valdera-ing guy! ;)

    I did think that you might have meant that you were the goat in that earlier post of yours, but I think that we would make such cute singing pigs instead! Though, hopefully not with that same fate as the original three... or, if Kate wants to go pay off the goat, she can go right ahead. ;)
     
  14. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    Actually there is another verse of the song that says I love to wander by the stream that dances in the sun. So joyously it calls to me "Come join my happy song"

    Maybe you and I and Kate should forget about the mountain track and just stick to the stream. It's a guaranteed harmless option, unless you can't swim and you fall into the stream of course ;)
     
  15. Skye

    Skye Active Member

    Aw, that's a really cute verse! As much fun as climbing the deadly mountain with said evil goat would be ;), sticking to the stream is a great and lovely idea. Unless, of course, there are any evil fish around who try to jump up and pull us in! ;)
     
  16. crazed gonzo fa

    crazed gonzo fa Active Member

    How about pirahnas? (pirahnas jump out on me) Aaaaaahhhhhh!!!!! They're eating me alive!!!:eek:
     
  17. Skye

    Skye Active Member

    See? That's right... it can be treacherous out there! ;)
     
  18. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    Hoo boy. What a thought.:D

    Between evil goats and piranhas you're simply not safe wherever you roam:concern:

    I think heralde said it well in one of his/her previous posts about happy wandering being highly over-rated.;)
     
  19. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    BTW I was thinking about what you said about paying off the goat and something very quirky popped into my head.

    Do you suppose The Big Bad Wolf paid off the evil goat for his contract when he collected the bodies of the three pigs for his stewpot at the bottom of the mountain?:eek: :smirk:
     
  20. crazed gonzo fa

    crazed gonzo fa Active Member

    Hmm... that's a good point.
     


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