For over two weeks now I have had a fragment of a line from a long-ago and 99%-forgotten Muppets movie/show/bit, running through my head. Something about a broken ball.
Trying to remember it or trace it nearly made me mad. Couldn’t figure out for the life of me where it came from; couldn’t remember the line correctly either.
But it wouldn’t go away. Awful. Over and over. That fragment of a fragment. If you know me at all, you know that’s the sort of thing that drives me nuts.
Until tonight. To my gleeful pleasure, The Better Google — i.e., an email to my brothers — helped me finally figure it out. The line, which is from The Frog Prince, a 1971 one-hour Muppet version of the classic fairy tale, was “Bake the hall in the candle of her brain”.
Sigh, finding it was, to borrow a line from David Foster Wallace, the click of a well-made box. I feel soooo much better now.