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The Muppets meet OK Go.
August 23, 2011 6:49 AM   Subscribe

It's fun! There are Muppets everywhere! I really do like the Muppets. I saw them on Top Chef the other night too!
posted by h00py (30 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
Fun! I'll see your OK Go and raise you My Morning Jacket.
posted by jbickers at 6:52 AM on August 23, 2011


I'll see your OK Go and My Morning Jacket and raise you the entire Green Album for preview on NPR.
posted by Muddler at 6:58 AM on August 23, 2011 [3 favorites]


Yay!
posted by h00py at 7:00 AM on August 23, 2011


All in.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:01 AM on August 23, 2011


That "Green With Envy" trailer doesn't do much to convince me that Amy Adams is not, in fact, an adorable Muppet.
posted by xingcat at 7:03 AM on August 23, 2011 [3 favorites]


AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
posted by eriko at 7:09 AM on August 23, 2011


Say what you will re: price and how you could do it cheaper as a DIY weekend project, but I still want a Muppet Whatnot.
posted by fijiwriter at 7:10 AM on August 23, 2011 [4 favorites]


If I had to describe this video in two words, it'd probably be "Electric Mayhem"
posted by schmod at 7:10 AM on August 23, 2011


This is the greatest moment of OK Go's career.

On a side note, I totally would have become a musician if I had known that doing a video with the muppets was part of the deal. I was lied to, LIED TO!
posted by litleozy at 7:16 AM on August 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


I always got the sense that it must be much more fun to be in OK Go than to listen to OK Go.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 7:20 AM on August 23, 2011 [14 favorites]


First impressions:

Oh their sound has changed, no surprise to fans I guess. I like it, less car commericaly.

This was one of my favorites off the green album so yaaaaay muppets!

Seeing them on the treadmills again: wow everyone's gotten all fit and stuff.
posted by The Whelk at 7:24 AM on August 23, 2011


Excellent use of Marvin Suggs And His Amazing Muppaphone.
posted by Madamina at 8:00 AM on August 23, 2011 [3 favorites]


(flailing Kermit arms!!!) Yay!
posted by Sophie1 at 8:14 AM on August 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


Ooooh, here's the "making of" documentary.
posted by FelliniBlank at 8:22 AM on August 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's great how Disney managed to leverage and maintain the Muppet brand. Ah... wait... hang on...

Seriously, how did Disney only just get round to doing interesting things with the Muppets? They've had them for around a decade, yes?
posted by The River Ivel at 9:05 AM on August 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Seriously, how did Disney only just get round to doing interesting things with the Muppets? They've had them for around a decade, yes?

7 years. And as long as the next movie is good, it was worth the wait. It would catastrophic to the franchise if the movie didn't do well at the box office. But I hope all old and young fans come this Thanksgiving.
posted by inturnaround at 9:25 AM on August 23, 2011


I think for the past decade Disney's been very hands off with the Muppets, letting Brian Henson direct the efforts. I suspect that the Muppets are so beloved that Disney wisely doesn't want to be seen as muscling the brand around very much.

That Muppet appearance on Top Chef last season was so ridiculously over the top awesome that I grinned for a full week just thinking about it. Grown man, cynical man, grinning like a jackass for a week. That's some mojo.

+1 on the idea that Amy Adams = adorable muppet
posted by drewbage1847 at 9:25 AM on August 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


By itself, the OKGo performance was maybe the weakest cut on The Green Album, but when you actually added the Muppets to it, YAAAAAAAAYYY!!! The final gag kinda dragged on, but I was personally delighted that Rowlf got the last word.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:30 AM on August 23, 2011


Let's watch cat videos.
posted by louche mustachio at 11:49 AM on August 23, 2011


I have fleas!
posted by hippybear at 12:41 PM on August 23, 2011


There ain't a single domestically-controlled muppet left.
posted by Zonker at 12:47 PM on August 23, 2011


OK, the last dog-in-bed joke left a lot of room for innuendo. I'm just sayin'.

Also: YAAAAAAAAAAAYYY!!!!!!!1!
posted by LMGM at 2:04 PM on August 23, 2011


delighted that Rowlf got the last word.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:30 AM


Rowlf's album titled "Old Brown Ears is Back" might make Beloit College's list of things freshmen never heard of such as Sinatra's "Old Blue Eyes Is Back".
posted by Cranberry at 2:54 PM on August 23, 2011


This has surpassed Weezer's Keep Fishin' as my most favorite video ever. And I'm still surprised I didn't walk out with a Muppet Whatnot when I was at FAO Schwarz last year.
posted by bluesapphires at 3:51 PM on August 23, 2011


There's much more going on with Rowlf's final words in this video than meets the eye.

He's the Muppet most directly identified with Henson, and is the one who has done the last since his death. (Originally it was going to be Ernie, but his place as part of the Sesame Street pantheon is such that he couldn't be backed out of that easily.)

Since then, he's had very few words to say, and his appearances have been very limited. His most recent appearance before this video was to perform a single in "eight maids a milking" in the Jimmy Fallon/Muppet "Twelve Days Of Christmas" performance a few months ago.

Giving him the last words (in fact, ANY words) in this video is a HUGE step forward in the transition of the Muppets into a post-Jim world.

Thinking about it too deeply brings a tear to my eye. And I'm not a huge fan of this album overall, but I love the Muppets and really find this particular video pretty outstandingly in-line with their spirit and hope it portends good things for the upcoming film...

So yeah. I'm glad Rowlf got the last word in this video.

(and a quick "fuck you" to NBC and their deletion of online video. WTF? Let this stuff linger -- people will be talking about it WAY beyond your fucked-up notion of limited video availability.)
posted by hippybear at 4:11 PM on August 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


the OKGo performance was maybe the weakest cut on The Green Album
Have you not heard the Matt Nathanson track?
posted by pxe2000 at 5:11 PM on August 23, 2011


Nice. But now I want to see OK Go's drummer and Animal in a drum battle.
posted by homunculus at 6:50 PM on August 23, 2011


But now I want to see OK Go's drummer and Animal in a drum battle.

Isn't it enough that they've already had a staring contest?
posted by hippybear at 7:26 PM on August 23, 2011


No.
posted by homunculus at 9:28 PM on August 23, 2011


YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! \O/
posted by Malice at 2:52 PM on August 24, 2011


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