The day the Muppets came to my neighborhood will forever be associated in my mind with the onset of my illness. I know it sounds silly. The Muppets obviously had nothing to do with my illness. In fact, when I look back carefully, I realize that my condition, a condition which would cripple me for months, had actually begun some time earlier. The first symptoms, a mild dizziness, started about a week or two before the Muppets arrived.