I love me a good musical. Hell, I love me a bad musical. Les Mis is fantastic. Chess is phenomenal. Virtually everything Gilbert and Sullivan put together, amazing. Rogers and Hammerstein... eh, not my cup of tea.
I love me a good muppet. Hell, I love me a bad muppet.... well, you see where this is going.
You put together some muppets, Tim Curry, Billy Connolly AND Jennifer Saunders in the one film, you get a gem. Muppet Treasure Island isn't a perfect gem though, there are two songs that come to mind as falling completely flat. But the good songs, goddamn. The top of the list is "A Professional Pirate", a chance to have Tim Curry be Tim Curry in the most Tim Curry way.
Look at him go. Seriously.
It's the best naval(ish) recruitment song since In The Navy. Instantly makes me want to go on a boat and... I dunno, pluder or something. Or at least get a pirate flag.
Hey, ho, ho. We're honorable men. And before we lose our tempers we will always count to ten.