POTD: The Muppets Venture Outside

Picture Of The Day: As they prepared to make “The Muppet Movie” in 1979, Jim Henson and his team had never played their characters outside a studio. So they set up a camera test outdoors and ad libbed as their alter egos for several hysterical minutes.

POTD: Tim Minchin

For the Picture Of The Day, I offer you a Tim Minchin twofer — a song from his new album, plus a classic from his 2011 Royal Albert Hall concert (which is now streaming on Prime Video).

POTD: Amanda Gorman

A star is born. For the Picture Of The Day, this is Amanda Gorman, the National Youth Poet Laureate (and first to hold that title), reciting her work “The Hills We Climb” at Joe Biden’s inauguration today.

The Capitol Steps

A tribute to the theatrical troupe that’s closing up shop after forty years of poking fun at politicians and other newsmakers with song parodies and Lirty Dies. That’s not a typo, as you’ll see when you click here.

POTD: Dr. Rick’s Progressive Ads

Picture Of The Day: I don’t sit through most commercials, but the very clever Dr. Rick series of ads for Progressive Insurance never fails to put a smile on my face. Here are four of my favorites.