This is the song that…

So last night I had a little trouble falling asleep. It could have been because it was 100° in the bedroom. Or that co-pilot must have been having a dream where she was singing in an opera because, while she was asleep, she was humming up a storm. Or maybe it was just that I can never fall asleep easily. Anyway, in my pre-sleep daze, I was thinking about the meditation class that I am taking and how, when I sit in meditation, I often get a charlie horse. And, because of the way my mind works, I got to thinking about the show Lamb Chop with Sherri Lewis. The connection? The character, Charlie Horse. Now, when I was little, I never thought very much about these types of things. I just accepted life as it came at me. Which is why last night, at 1:15 a.m., I sat up in bed and said “Wow. I’m an idiot.”

Why did I do this you ask? I will tell you. You see, all these years I wondered about the origins of the namesake for the character on Lamb Chop, the puppet called Charlie Horse. For the life of me I could not understand why someone would name a puppet after a foot cramp. Last night, however, it dawned on me–it was because he is a freaking horse! I mean, I got the Lamb Chop reference–because it was a play on words for a character who was a lamb. But it wasn’t until last night that I realized that it was the exact same motivation for witty wordplay that gave Charlie Horse his name. Since it was so apparent and obvious, I appropriately realized that I was dumb.

However since last night I have changed my mind. I mean, look at him. The reason I didn’t get it isn’t because I was a dumb little kid, it is because he doesn’t even look like a horse. He looks more like a troll who has taken the low road into a life of hip-hop and crystal meth. He should be palling around with this guy on the right. I mean, look at him. Right now. Look.

Sorry Sherri Lewis–you may have fooled me once, but that’s only because the people making your puppets just really want to be gangstas.

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~ by sisypheanfeat on 5 September, 2008.

2 Responses to “This is the song that…”

  1. Humming? You don’t say.

  2. I always knew Charlie Horse because well… he was a horse! But looking at this picture… not so sure anymore.

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