Gonzo ... Judas Iscariot
April 15, 2014 9:45 AM   Subscribe

Oh my goodness, this really is the voices of Muppets doing "Jesus Christ Superstar." I thought it was just an arch joke!

So…just in time for Easter? I probably shouldn't play this for my guests on Sunday (assuming anyone still wants to come to The Flu House to eat ham and do an egg hunt).
posted by wenestvedt at 9:56 AM on April 15

I so want there to be a muppet movie version of Jesus Christ Superstar now!
posted by Captain_Science at 10:04 AM on April 15 [5 favorites]

No. Stop. Don't.
posted by RolandOfEld at 10:06 AM on April 15 [1 favorite]

The voices aren't quite right. Much like the Calvin & Hobbes "animation" a few threads back, this is falling into uncanny valley Muppet territory.
posted by Curious Artificer at 10:08 AM on April 15 [7 favorites]

And people say the internet is killing creativity.
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 10:13 AM on April 15

On the one hand, I want to like this because I love these two things, on the other hand hearing even a Kermit imitator sing "just watch me die!" isn't doing it for me.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 10:16 AM on April 15 [2 favorites]

It seems to me a strange thing. Mystifying. That a frog like Kermit, would waste his time on a Muppet so porcine.
posted by This_Will_Be_Good at 10:20 AM on April 15 [7 favorites]

I think it's great; the only issue I have with it is that Judas should have a big voice, and Gonzo doesn't work in that role.
posted by Jpfed at 10:22 AM on April 15 [3 favorites]

Some of this works nicely, Pepe's Dream, Simon Zealotes, and Herod's Song are all fun. But yeah, would enjoy it much more with some real punch from Kermit and Gonzo.
posted by calamari kid at 10:40 AM on April 15

Beaker at the start of Simon Zealots. Yes.
posted by jwhite1979 at 11:22 AM on April 15 [1 favorite]

But Gonzo sounds like my bad Durante impression.
posted by jwhite1979 at 11:27 AM on April 15

Surely this should be, per Glen Weldon's description on a Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast from three (!) years ago, entitled: Jesus Christ Superfrog
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 11:41 AM on April 15

Beaker at the start of Simon Zealots. Yes.

I am at home with the flu, and laughing is the most painful thing I can do. I know I shouldn't be listening to these, but the agony of my enjoyment seems somehow apropos during Holy Week, so…let's hear it, Beaker!
posted by wenestvedt at 11:47 AM on April 15 [3 favorites]

"If you strip away
the myth
from the frog."

Haha, this completely made my day. Thank you!
posted by _Mona_ at 12:33 PM on April 15 [2 favorites]

"I've been your right hand thing"
posted by luckynerd at 1:00 PM on April 15 [2 favorites]

I support any Muppet-themed enterprise that includes Rowlf, even though his Rowlf voice is almost as bad as mine.
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:10 PM on April 15 [1 favorite]

How many takes are there where he used the actual JCS character names instead of the Muppet substitutions? My brain is doing this constantly while listening to this!
posted by hippybear at 7:42 PM on April 15 [1 favorite]

This is so awesome! My parents played the JCSS LPs every Holy Week/Easter to the point where the entire album is burned into my brain. I can't believe this exists.
posted by misskaz at 8:36 AM on April 17 [1 favorite]

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