Read the jealous letter Dr. Bunsen Honeydew wrote to the Mars Rover team

The Muppets' Dr. Bunsen Honeydew considers himself the foremost pioneer in crazy scientific endeavors. So when NASA landed the Rovers Spirit and Opportunity on Mars, Bunsen was understandably miffed. Still he was classy enough to send a letter of congratulations to the team, along with his offer of help.

Letters of Note uncovered this letter, which the Jet Propulsion Laboratory received in 2004, just a few days after the successful Rover landings. Bunsen's feelings are clear with his use of scare quotes around "congratulations," but does anyone care to translate for Beaker?

Read the jealous letter Dr. Bunsen Honeydew wrote to the Mars Rover team

THE Jim Henson COMPANY

TO: MARS ROVER MISSION TEAM
FR: Dr. Bunsen Honeydew & Beaker, MUPPET LABS

RE: CONGRATULATIONS!

Dear colleagues,

It is with mixed emotions that Muppet Labs offers you a hearty "congratulations" on the recent success of your Mars Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. While we realize that your remarkable accomplishment is a really nifty thing for the entire scientific community, we at Muppet Labs Mars Exploration Team (MULMET) wanted to get there first! We were so close: a mere three weeks—give or take a 20 year margin of error—from launching our own Mars explorers.

Nonetheless, in the spirit of scientific camaraderie and with a promise that we'll-beat-you-next-time, Muppet Labs sends you and your team an enthusiastic "Well done, bucko!"

Scientifically yours,

(Signed, 'DR. BUNSEN HONEYDEW PHD ESQ.')

DR. BUNSEN HONEYDEW

PS: If you continue to have difficulties with the Spirit Rover, my assistant Beaker is happy to offer free roadside assistance on Mars, utilizing our new, thoroughly untested Interplanetary Coil-Powered Catapult...or as we at MULMET like to call it "The Spring Fling".

PPS: Meep-meep-meep-meep-MEEP-MEEP-MEEP-MEEP!!!!!! NOT!

(Signed, 'BEAKER')

[Muppets Wikia via Letters of Note]