OMG! OMG! I've blogged before about how awesome the Muppets were. My brother sent me this link and lo and behold I've found another gem!!

I think I have to add the full verse to accompany that:

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
  Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
  And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
  The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
  The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
  Long time the manxome foe he sought --
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
  And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
  The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
  And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
  The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
  He went galumphing back.

"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
  Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
  He chortled in his joy.

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
  Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
  And the mome raths outgrabe.

Notice that the Muppet Jabberwock is exactly as the Tenniel illustration!

It is such beautiful nonsense! As Alice puts it:

"It seems very pretty," she said when she had finished it, "but it's rather hard to understand!" (You see she didn't like to confess even to herself, that she couldn't make it out at all.)

"Somehow it seems to fill my head with ideas -- only I don't exactly know what they are! However, somebody killed something: that's clear, at any rate ---"

Terry Gilliam has apparently done a movie (but the trailer had rude bits in it!).  However, in the ultimate piece of geekdom, even Dr Who gets into the Jabberwocky act:


  1. Jabberwocky is probably my favorite children's poem. :)

  2. We like the Muppets too. My girls' most beloved Christmas ritual is to watch the Muppet Christmas Carol, singing along :)

  3. love anything that can be traced to alice in wonderland! :-) stopping by from Brighton Park! nice to visit your blog again, Ingi! Have a blessed weekend. Love, Katie


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