Well, the Muppets are back with their new movie, “The Muppets”, which was just released last weekend I believe. I have seen a number of posts on it in the blogosphere including Riot Kitty who posted a video of the Muppets’ rendition of Queens’ “Bohemian Rhapsody“. Thank you Riot Kitty. How could someone not be moved by Animal’s plaintive singing of the lyrics, “Mama…”.
I haven’t seen the new movie but I have fond memories of the Muppet series especially when it showcased the imagination of Jim Henson and his co-conspirators. Forget the romantic tension of moody Bella and cold vampire Edward in the Twilight series. The on again – off again, will they or won’t they romance between the independent assertive modern Ms. Piggy and the self-effacing every frog, Kermit was far more exciting and funny. (although the Muppets recently gave a charitable nod in the direction of Twilight with posters of “Bella Swine” (aka Ms. Piggy) and “Vamphibian” (aka. Kermit).
Kermit’s famous song, “It’s not easy being green” was very influential in my life and was one of my theme songs during my periods of deep funk and of course I always felt better after singing it. But today, I wanted to highlight another Muppet song that has stuck with me all these years even though I only saw it once. It’s amazing what the mind retains.
Anyway, here is the Muppets’ cover of the Louis Jordan song from 1946, “Ain’t Nobody Here but Us Chickens”. It still cracks me up now. Enjoy.Vodpod videos no longer available.