So, The Affiliate got us tickets to see "Avenue Q." It's a musical that apparently won a Tony (Which is almost as prestigious as a Spotty™).
It is good. It's very funny. The concept is a Sesame-Street like place with puppets and people living together. The puppeteers are on stage with the puppets, which is different. Also, they sing songs, but they are adult-oriented songs, like "Everyone's A Little Racist" and "You Can Be as Loud as the Hell You Want (When You're Makin' Love)." The story involves a recent college graduate trying to find out what his purpose in life is, and meeting new people (and puppets and monsters) along the way. Whatever.
My favorite characters were the "Bad Idea Bears."
They are too little teddy bears that tell people to do bad things in the cutest little voices. The girl bear sounded like Bubbles from the "Powerpuff Girls." (The link above includes a soundbite) When someone's better judgment would prevail, the bears would pout and whimper until they got their way. Then they would scream "Yaaay!" as the guy spent all of his rent money on beer, for example.
My only real peeve was that people thought that puppets saying "Fuck" was uproariously funny. Perhaps the first time it elicited a chuckle, but thereafter it was just cute. Yet people still laughed quite loudly. Every time. Otherwise, I had a great time.
It's dirty. It's raunchy. If you get a chance to see it, take it.
Your Yaaaaay! leader.