The Muppets are beyond awesome.
We all know that right?
But sometimes clips come along that remind just how brilliantly eternally awesome every last one of the characters are, no matter whether they’re on The Muppets new ABC called, rather prosaically, The Muppets, or on Sesame Street (granted the puppet denizens of the classic kids’ education show, which has recently experienced some changes, are called Muppets but they’re all Henson creations so I’m happy to group them together)
First up, courtesy of Laughing Squid, is Animal (my second favourite Muppet after Fozzie Bear) and Floyd Pepper reciting the lyrics of the Disney song “It’s a Small World”, a video which first appeared on the Oh My Disney blog …
Next up are Fozzie and Kermit singing along to a most unexpected song as Fast Company reveals:
“Straight outta Sesame, our Muppet friends appear in a new mashup sync video from AnimalRobot, the YouTube crew who previously brought us Cookie Monster performing Busta Rhymes’ ‘Gimme Some More’. Using footage of Fozzie Bear with his ’80s comedy boom backdrop of a microphone and a brick wall, the rapping looks naturalistic. With Kermit serving as hypeman, our occasional sadsack, polka dot cravat-wearing bear-bud looks happy here, singing along to N.W.A.’s most jaunty tune—the one that samples ‘Mr. Big Stuff.'”
And lastly but never, ever leastly where Big Bird is concerned, the world’s most wonderful 6 year old found himself on the Jimmy Fallon playing a most interesting game indeed, according to Mashable:
“Kevin Spacey didn’t know that humans have 32 teeth and a Manhattan is made with sweet vermouth and Maraschino cherries and for that he paid the price on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Friday night.
“For every wrong answer, another celebrity was stuffed into a phone booth as Spacey played a trivia game. First came Keegan-Michael Key of Key & Peele, then 6’11” NBA player Karl-Anthony Towns, followed by Parenthood’s Mae Whitman and the jockey who rode American Pharoah to Triple Crown glory, Victor Espinoza.”