This was not an easy picture to take, hence why it is so fuzzy. However, I had to capture Statler and Waldorf as they played behind the tiny nook of our chair in the living room. Seriously, these two. They share a hilarity between them that is unique. Every time they get together, they end up in a corner somewhere having an epic discussion. When they were little bitty they used to sit on the stairs of my parents’ house whispering random information to each other. They are louder now, but still, they can talk for hours about any topic that comes up for discussion. Here are just a few examples of their classic epic discussions.
Epic Discussion Example 1: The time they argued over which came first. I’m not talking about the chicken or the egg, but the more existential question: The Jango or the Boba Fett. Epic Conclusion: Jango is the father of Boba Fett, however, Boba Fett came first in the showing of the movies. Wrap your head around that tidbit. Seriously. It’s hard to argue. Kind of makes me wonder if that’s what George Lucas was going for.
Epic Discussion Example 2: The time they discussed who is the ultimate boss. J’s epic revelation: God is the ultimate boss. True story.
Epic Discussion Example 3 (and for this they had the intervening and mature voice of oldest cousin M): The true identity of the Easter Bunny. Epic conclusion and hypothetical: Possibly just some dude handing out eggs in a bunny costume.
Epic Discussion Example 4: Who is the most powerful bad guy AND who gets to be that bad guy. Bowser usually wins out due to his large nature and roar…however Darth Maul is a close second. Excuse me, I meant to say “Dark Mall” as he is called around here. A cautionary tale for those who visit under-lit malls everywhere.
Epic Discussion Example 5: What type of clone troopers they are going to be on that particular day. Bonus Issue: It is NOT okay to be the same type. You know, despite the fact that they are CLONES. Whatever.
These are just a few of my favorite examples (I know I am forgetting some) of their typical discussions. What makes us laugh the most is how they seriously argue like little old men. I can envision them in the same house when they are 90 arguing over which Star Wars movie they are going to watch on the holographic projector (THE FUTURE! HA!), and cracking jokes about random information that is only known to them. On that note, here are a few of my favorite skits of Statler and Waldorf. Enjoy! Happy Tuesday!