Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Butch Henry is Muffin

This one is for those of you who listen to sports radio in waco and who grew up within the signal strength of WFAA. All of you. Every last one of you who fit that demo. The rest of you can go eat cupcakes.

I have always been fascinated by the awful-ness of Tom and Butch's voices. Not their show, just their voices. And they have been on since the station started when I was in undergrad. For those of you who don't know, that was a looooong time ago. I am compelled to listen. Compelled in the same way that i am compelled on occasion to touch a 9 volt battery to my tongue.

In addition, I love Muffin. For those of you who grew up in the horrible outliers (Houston), you missed out on Muffin. Muffin was the puppet sidekick of Mr. Peppermint on Channel 8's Saturday morning show, "Peppermint Palace." They taught me how to make donuts with refrigerated biscuits and cooking oil. When I was 6. And my parents were still asleep. We all survived. The "donuts" sucked.

Anyhow, I discovered some old footage of the show of my youth (not college youth, the other - better - youth). And I realized that Muffin sounds JUST LIKE Butch.

That is all

editor's note: Mr. Peppermint's son is the lead singer for Butthole Surfers.

1 comment:

Alan said...

What? I'm-a-gonna go to Mick-nah's tomarraw en git me a big ol' sammich!

...And take it home and eat it while watchin' Peppermint PLACE (not palace!). (By the way, wasn't Mr. Peppermint Troy Dungan's alter ego?)