When a daredevil says that a cannon is their trusty sidekick that gets them through thick and thin, what they actually mean is that it kicks them through thick and thin solid objects. The more you know.
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Muppet Show AppearancesEdit
Rowlf sings, "The Cat Came Back" in Episode 523
"So Bennie bought a gun from the Human Cannonball
He put the cat inside with Tri-Nitro Toluol
When he pulled the trigger, the cannon made a roar
The neighbors all surrendered 'cause they thought it was a war!"
...And of course the cat comes back in a timely and predictable fashion.
Other times, a common sight is to see Gonzo or the Flying Zucchini Brothers shoot themselves out of one of these. They audition to be on The Muppet Show in Episode 208. They light the fuze and... "No Boom-ba? No Boom-ba!". The curtain closes and... "Boom!"
The Flying Zucchini Brothers are quick to offer themselves as projectiles when cannonballs run out in The Muppet Show Episode 507, where Glenda Jackson, a.k.a. Black Jackson the pirate mutinies and sails away with the Muppet Theatre.
"The Cat Came Back" lyrics from: