Ah, Opal it is a tough process to disengage from a long term relationship with someone. My husband basically forced me to by not communicating with me anymore, but he never gave me any warning or heads-up. It really stung that way. I am sure Beaker will understand.
As an aside, can I just say... wow, there are grown-up people who actually know the names of Muppets... I didn't even know they had names, except for the really famous ones like Kermit, Miss Piggy, Bert and Ernie. Never heard of any of the other ones mentioned.