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Serious Situation but it's Muppets

"May I be damned!" cried Ivan as he cradled his son, whose glass eyes had already glazed over in unconsciousness. Blood trickled falteringly from the wound at his scalp, soaking into the fleece of his skin. Ivan's soft, bulbous nose pressed his heir's damp brow, the gravity of his crime dawning upon him. In his arms, the future of his kingdom sagged limply, for he was a puppet and had no bones.

There are few paintings as sobering as Ilya Repin's "Ivan the Terrible and his Son Ivan," with that hauntingly empty stare, the utter awareness of what he has done, and that it can never be undone. But ask yourself this one question: What if they were muppets?

Choose or devise a serious event, but replace some or all of its characters with muppets. Whether you want to lean towards the juxtaposition of serious and absurd, or keep it all buttoned up and as serious as possible, the choice is entirely in your soft, puppet hands.

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