It was always a theme of the show — and I’m proud to see them continuing their deconstruction of manly ideals.

It’s handy when the images speak for themselves. If you need more of a dose, you can see a neat Bret McKenzie/Kermit duet from the new Muppets movie, or revisit an old favorite (and a contender for best hip-hop song ever):

Alas, my mini-study break is now over and I’m back to the hard work of deconstructing manliness in my tedious academic way on the page, without pictures or music. Sigh.

Update, 10 minutes later: I couldn’t resist adding yet another manly breakdown-slash-earnest plea for understanding: