23 June 2008

Your jokes are like wine

Within the walls of the Stage 1 Company Store are a multitude of gags, props, and scenery relating to those wild and crazy guys and gals, the Muppets. This, I’m sure, comes as no surprise to anyone, and if you are surprised, then what are you waiting for?!?! Get in there and soak up some of the Muppet goodness! One of my favorite Stage 1 Company Store sits above the guests keys of the Happiness Hotel registration desk.
The Muppets, like Walt Disney, don’t talk down to their audience. Which means that while the wordplay presented on the sign is wholly humorous on its own, understanding the meaning of the phrases in print only adds to the hilarity. A Murphy bed is a type bed that, in order to conserve space, folds up into a wall or closet. Murphy’s Law, assigned to the engineer Edward Murphy either as a direct quote or as ridicule of his haughtiness, states that, “Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.

So that means that if you check in to the Happiness Hotel and in end up stuck in the wall of your room waiting on the cleaning crew to let you out, well, you only have yourself to blame. You were warned.

3 comments:

Andy said...

Yet another classic sign at Stage 1! Such a great play on phrases...

B. Fezzi said...

it's worth noting that the murphy bed folding up on the occupants was a running gag in The Great Muppet Caper

Princess Fee said...

Oh that's great, I'll need to show my dad that - he likes to mention Murphy's Law a lot! lol