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July 4, 2009 11:09 AM   Subscribe

Something never before seen on the Internet: culture, morality, and patriotism! (SLYT) In honor of July 4th. We couldn't just put it on the American part of the Web. Sorry.
posted by elfgirl (38 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
When will these puppets stop cramming this pseudo-patriotic idiocy down our throats?
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 11:18 AM on July 4, 2009


Sorry that was meant for the Sarah Palin thread
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 11:18 AM on July 4, 2009 [17 favorites]


Obama is related to Sam the Eagle:

Evidence:

Obama

Sam the Eagle
posted by empath at 11:25 AM on July 4, 2009 [3 favorites]


I see Eric Jacobson has largely taken over for Frank Oz. I agree that their vocal ranges are similar, but Jacobson's Sam the Eagle edges perilously close to Yoda territory, which Oz's never did.
posted by Faint of Butt at 11:39 AM on July 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


What is Beaker wearing? I can't get the historical reference. Like a Paul Revere thing without a tricorner?

Genuinely curious.
posted by mdonley at 11:44 AM on July 4, 2009


I think Beaker was supposed to resemble something like the guy on the right here.
posted by Midnight Rambler at 11:48 AM on July 4, 2009


If there's anything more patriotic than a hot dog being garnished in slow motion, I don't know what it is.
posted by clockwork at 11:49 AM on July 4, 2009


Did the Swedish Chef finally get his Green Card?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:54 AM on July 4, 2009


Did the Swedish Chef finally get his Green Card?

He tried, but the paperwork got borked.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 12:04 PM on July 4, 2009 [32 favorites]


I have. something. in my. eye. [sniff]
posted by device55 at 12:12 PM on July 4, 2009


Happy Birthday, Shermans... sorry for that taxation and whatever
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:19 PM on July 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


The singing chickens - may the Chef never catch them.
posted by Cranberry at 12:21 PM on July 4, 2009


Bork bork bork. Bork, bork bork bork, bork. Bork bork, bork bork bork!
posted by piratebowling at 12:25 PM on July 4, 2009 [2 favorites]


That was fantastic, thank you. Muppets FTW forEVAR.
posted by EatTheWeak at 12:27 PM on July 4, 2009


Is Sam the Eagle supposed to remind me of Sam Donaldson?

I think it's in the eyebrows. Happy 4th!
posted by seandq at 12:37 PM on July 4, 2009 [2 favorites]


seandq, I always had that feeling about the Sams.
posted by Mister_A at 12:45 PM on July 4, 2009


I love that it usually takes something arch/snarky/cruel/smutty to get me to laugh as hard as the Muppets are able to do with simple harmless sillyness.

I can't think of anything outside of old WB cartoons that has the same effect on me.

Happy 4th yallz!
posted by Senor Cardgage at 12:49 PM on July 4, 2009 [4 favorites]


Senor Cardgage: "I love that it usually takes something arch/snarky/cruel/smutty to get me to laugh as hard as the Muppets are able to do with simple harmless sillyness."

I think the reason for that is that there's so little simple harmless silliness around anymore, at least that's not drenched in sugar and pitched to little kids.
posted by JHarris at 12:58 PM on July 4, 2009 [2 favorites]


Penguins ftw!
posted by wuwei at 1:09 PM on July 4, 2009


Jacobson's Sam the Eagle edges perilously close to Yoda territory, which Oz's never did.

This. But I could have watched an hour-long show with those crazy characters!
posted by GuyZero at 1:22 PM on July 4, 2009


Terrific!

And in a vaguely similar vein ..... Schoolhouse Rock.
posted by blucevalo at 1:24 PM on July 4, 2009


This. But I could have watched an hour-long show with those crazy characters!

I did.
posted by Faint of Butt at 1:35 PM on July 4, 2009 [3 favorites]


Faint of Butt: you and I were the only two, I think...
posted by hippybear at 1:45 PM on July 4, 2009


How awesome would it be if America had been founded by Muppets? The answer is it would be insanely awesome. Rolf would have made a great Thomas Jefferson. Why does Rolf never get the credit he deserves? Why? You'd all better start respecting Rolf.
posted by dortmunder at 2:45 PM on July 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


Up with this sort of thing.
posted by The Whelk at 2:49 PM on July 4, 2009


We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice...wait a minute I memorized this part...oh yes...and keep the world safe from WEIRDOS, have brought forth a... (sigh) nevermind...

Wasn't this just taken verbatim from Sarah Palin's resignation speech?
posted by PlusDistance at 3:06 PM on July 4, 2009 [2 favorites]


I've had a crappy day up 'til now. Now my day has been made.

On to homemade ice cream!!
posted by Shohn at 3:06 PM on July 4, 2009


Okay, why isn't the bear, y'know, Fozzie Bear?
posted by WolfDaddy at 3:10 PM on July 4, 2009


Fozzie can't sing bass.
posted by Spatch at 3:30 PM on July 4, 2009


I watched this about five times this morning. I think my favorite part is how the bear worriedly tracks the Swedish Chef's progress in chasing the chicken, all the while never missing a beat.

Oh I also like the slow-motion buffalo stampede. I can never get enough of that sort of thing.
posted by sugarfish at 3:53 PM on July 4, 2009


This was FANTASTIC! And I mean that in a good way!
posted by Severian at 4:50 PM on July 4, 2009


"We couldn't just put it on the American part of the Web."

Sure ya could. It's called Hulu.
posted by bicyclefish at 4:56 PM on July 4, 2009 [2 favorites]


Sure ya could. It's called Hulu.

I'll notify Sam. I'm sure he'll be relieved.
posted by elfgirl at 7:25 PM on July 4, 2009


Faint of Butt: you and I were the only two, I think...
posted by hippybear at 4:45 PM on July 4 [+] [!]


That would be at least three, though I was in Canada, so that didn't count towards the ratings. But I have the DVD of The Storyteller, which was the best part.
posted by jb at 9:40 PM on July 4, 2009


*cries*
posted by America at 12:01 AM on July 5, 2009 [2 favorites]


I can't believe the username America was only just registered. Bravo.
posted by Captain Cardanthian! at 12:08 AM on July 5, 2009


Kermit, this stuff is not funny!
posted by Mikey-San at 3:20 AM on July 5, 2009 [3 favorites]


I love this video!

This is the entire set. :)
posted by zarq at 11:09 AM on July 7, 2009


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