November 25, 2009

New Muppets Cover Bohemian Rhapsody

You've probably already seen it, or at least you think you have. Much of the Muppets' version of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" video is as good as the Henson-era Muppet Show. So you might even have moments where you feel like you're "remembering" seeing it, when, in fact, it's entirely a Disney-era New Muppets creation, part of their virmup [viral! + muppet!] relaunch of the brand.

But Miss Piggy absolutely ruins it at the end, and then Kermit somehow ruins it even further. I guess it's somehow fitting, but inevitably sad that, without Henson, Kermit has become an annoying, cynical poseur who wields his petty puppet power without a hint of awareness of the hand shoved up his ass. If Disney had any guts, they'd just hire Steve Carrell to turn Kermit into Michael Scott and be done with it.

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Yes. Pepe is the future. I don't understand why they can't use their successful new characters that their puppeteers can actually perform well and let the rest go.
Gonzo at the beginning was most distressing for me. That sounded nothing like him.

trainwreck start to finish.

Had to turn it off as soon as Animal's part was over. I understand why they couldn't actually, ya know, have the muppets singing "Mama, just killed a man..." but that's one of my favorite parts of the whole song and they just murdered it. Blargh.

What a pathetic bunch of whiners commenting on this site. My kids loved the video, and that's all that matters. Its not made for you fey nostaglia-monkeys.

"WAAAH!! NOTHING WILL EVER BE AS GOOD AS IT USED TO BE!!" "GET OFF MY LAWN!"

Uh, how clueless can you be? Disney uses parody/cover versions of 80s rock songs, released online as viral videos, precisely to target people who watched the original Muppet Show as children, and people who rocked out to Queen, whether in the first wave or the Wayne's World resurgence. It's a classic nostalgia marketing ploy.

Whether your kids like it or not is completely irrelevant; the only way they know about it is because you showed it to them. And you showed it to them because, to some degree, it was burned into your brain already.

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