"Ebony" (sung by Zwe, aforesaid boyfriend)
"And Ivory" (sung by me, rather ineptly)
"Live together in perfect harmony" (sung together, of course)
This is funny (to us, if no one else) because I am white and Zwe is black, though I always prefer to refer to myself as“faintly pink”. I mean, “white” isn’t even a colour (technically) and it makes me annoyed to have to tick the “white”box on forms rather than the box that says “other”. Maybe I have actually always wanted to be Gonzo from the incorrigible Muppet crew, who is known as a “whatever”. Which just goes to show that Muppet Shows and the latest excellent Muppets film (called, classically, The Muppets) actually has really intelligent things to say about everything.
Like these excellent (Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Concords (just had to throw that out there)) *rhyming* lyrics from the opening piece:
Life's a happy song,
When there's someone by your side to sing along.
Which, as this blog post attests, is just too true.
*Zwe to Clea on reading this bit: “Not all black people are good at music, you racist white”.