Here’s my attempt to make sure my players didn’t get caught up in any unsportsmanlike antics yesterday (my comments in bold; the rest are from various kids):
So we’re all going to be cool, OK? Like Fonzie. What’s Fonzie like?
You all don’t know Fonzie, do you?
Wait, is he a Muppet?
Fonzie’s really … cool … OK?
No, he’s not a Muppet!
He’s a cool Muppet?
Which Muppet is he?
No, no — he’s not a Muppet.
Are you sure?
Is he the chicken Muppet?
No, Fonzie was on Happy Days.
What’s Happy Days?
Happy Days was a TV show with Fonzie.
A Muppet was on Happy Days?
No — FOZZIE is the Muppet.
Is he supposed to be funny?
Yes. And he’s the bear, not the chicken.
I thought he was supposed to be cool.
Wait, you want us to be like the bear?
OK, let’s start over …
I thought about trying to explain the Pulp Fiction reference, but I didn’t want to shock any parents.