Melania Trump’s official portrait as the First Lady sparked plenty of buzz around her expression and her outfit, not to mention her RING. But some eagle-eyed folks have noticed something very interesting. There may in fact be a link between Melania Trump and the Muppet Babies! Wait… wha?! That’s right — here’s the Melania Trump + Muppet Babies theory that you just have to love.
Granted, our nostalgia-lovin’ selves were totally giddy over the fact that our fave ’90s group of animated puppets was making a return, but now it looks like the reappearance of the Muppet Babies might be WAY more significant than we could’ve ever suspected. That’s because there may be a very direct White House connection.
The sitch was initially sparked when one Twitter user noticed a small detail in Melania Trump’s portrait. While we assumed the First Lady was posing inside of the White House (or, at least, a White House image had been added behind her), it turns out that that’s not the White House at all! It’s the Muppet Babies nursery. *shocked squeak*
Of course, it would be silly to think that Melania could be a puppet, er, muppet. But what about Nanny? The sole human figure regularly seen on the show, we don’t actually ever get to see her face, but she pops up every once in a while, stepping in front of the camera to make sure we remember that she’s in the house.
So… could Melania really be Nanny from the Muppet Babies?!
Well, according to Mashable, in an episode called “Back to the Nursery,” Nanny is shown working as a carhop in the 1950s. Since our current FLOTUS was born in the ’70s, it looks like this is where the Nanny connection falls apart. Otherwise, it would’ve been totally plausible. *cheeky eyeroll*
Can you see any more connections between Melania Trump and the Muppet Babies nanny? Let us know @BritandCo!
(h/t Mashable; photo via The White House/Getty)