Stewart Stevenson Inducted Into Muppet Hall Of Fame

04-06-07

TRANSPORT minister Stewart Stevenson has become the first member of the Scottish Parliament to be inducted into the Muppet Hall of Fame.

Abolished tolls on the Forth Road Bridge

The MSP for Banff and Buchan began his career as a laboratory assistant to Dr Bunsen Honeydew in the late 1970s.

During his time at Muppet Labs, Stevenson was shrunk, cloned, deflated, made invisible and blown up.

On one memorable occasion his eyes lit up when he was electrocuted.

Dr Honeydew said: "Stewart was my faithful assistant for many years. His bravery, his curiosity and his powers of recovery are all legendary. 

"Though I have to say I am deeply disturbed to learn he has been put in charge of an entire transport system. You may live to regret that."

Stevenson's talents extend beyond the world of science and he is known for an impressive Little Richard impersonation and his ability to 'beatbox'.

He has also performed a very moving version of Feelings and a spirited rendition of Danny Boy, accompanied by his close friends the Swedish Chef and Animal.

Stevenson, who is the first actual Muppet elected to Holyrood, said: "Meep, meep meep. Meep meep, meep meep meep."

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