The Muppets Take on Hamilton
July 8, 2020 9:54 AM   Subscribe

 
(omg, can't stop laughing)
posted by Stewriffic at 9:54 AM on July 8


Lost it when Beaker started rapping.
posted by briank at 10:26 AM on July 8 [12 favorites]


Can I download an MP3 somewhere?
posted by Faint of Butt at 11:16 AM on July 8


Impersonating Muppets is easy, young man. Doing so in tune is harder.
posted by zamboni at 11:18 AM on July 8 [15 favorites]


Soundcloud link.
posted by Stewriffic at 11:24 AM on July 8


Chef Refuted is probably the high point.
posted by kaibutsu at 11:29 AM on July 8 [4 favorites]


And Piggy.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 11:32 AM on July 8 [2 favorites]


And Fozzie with a bad French accent is golden.
posted by kaibutsu at 11:34 AM on July 8 [1 favorite]


Camilla as Angelica Schuyler, so Satisfied is amazing.
posted by Stewriffic at 11:37 AM on July 8 [4 favorites]


I love this on multiple levels, but whoever's doing Gonzo is just distractingly scratchily awful (listen to the smoothness of Gonzo's voice on "I'm Going to Go Back There One Day" to get why I hear the difference so significantly), and it's unfortunate that he's cast as Burr and thus throughout the album.
posted by metabaroque at 11:42 AM on July 8 [2 favorites]


what is happening
posted by Hypatia at 11:45 AM on July 8 [2 favorites]


If one good things comes out of quarantine...
posted by EllaEm at 11:48 AM on July 8 [3 favorites]


Chef Refuted is probably the high point.

I absolutely lost it at this point.
posted by Your Childhood Pet Rock at 11:49 AM on July 8


"Fozzie, slow down! You're rushin'!"

"Really? I thought I was French!"

:D
posted by Gelatin at 12:02 PM on July 8 [7 favorites]


Was anybody else honestly disappointed that it was audio only?
posted by signal at 12:03 PM on July 8 [16 favorites]


YES!!!
posted by Frayed Knot at 12:09 PM on July 8


whoever's doing Gonzo

It's just one guy doing all the voices.
posted by zamboni at 12:11 PM on July 8 [3 favorites]


Was anybody else honestly disappointed that it was audio only?

Now that this exists, I will never be satisfied until the actual Muppets do it with visuals.
posted by briank at 12:23 PM on July 8 [9 favorites]


I love both of these things, and appreciate the effort that went into this.
That said, turning the very bright Angelica into Camilla doesn't sit right with me. If Miss Piggy is Eliza, then Denise, who is also a pig, could easily be Angelica.
(Side note: The Muppets, excluding Sesame Street, have a serious lack of female characters problem, which doesn't help in this endeavor.)
posted by ApathyGirl at 12:42 PM on July 8 [4 favorites]


I was howling over "Chef Refuted," and then Animal came in as King George III for "You'll Be Back" and I really lost it.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 2:29 PM on July 8 [3 favorites]


That said, turning the very bright Angelica into Camilla doesn't sit right with me. If Miss Piggy is Eliza, then Denise, who is also a pig, could easily be Angelica.

Janice. "Like, can't you ever be satisfied?"
posted by dances with hamsters at 4:52 PM on July 8 [6 favorites]


There are some specific things about this that I would do differently. . . but, it's also given men the first belly-laughs of the week. Thanks!
posted by eotvos at 5:28 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


"given me." *sigh*

Perhaps, also, men in general, if my experience is typical.
posted by eotvos at 5:50 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


(Listening to the whole thing all the way through rather than skipping around, I just got to Farmer Refuted and You'll be Back. I am in tears. The good kind of tears.)
posted by eotvos at 6:44 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


Now someone has to sync this to the movie, like they did for the Hamilton Polka.
posted by mbrubeck at 7:48 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


I have had the soundtrack album for ages, haven't listened yet. Literally bought a new Apple TV so I could get D+ and watch HamilFilm with quality sound and picture. I just listened to like 10 minutes of this and i refuse to go any further. I don't want this to be my first exposure to Hamilton in its entirety because it will ruin the actual thing for me forever.

Very clever though. And I look forward to soon listening. I wonder if he's going to Act II.
posted by hippybear at 8:02 PM on July 8


Somehow I don't see 'Quiet Up Town' working in Muppet form... For starters.
posted by kaibutsu at 8:06 PM on July 8


I wish I liked this more, but Angelica turning into a clucking chicken and Gonzo's sandpaper voice are getting on my nerves.
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:48 AM on July 9 [2 favorites]


I clicked on Guns and Ships fully knowing what would happen, and I still cracked up. I wish everyone's rhythm were a little better, though.
posted by emelenjr at 11:18 AM on July 9 [1 favorite]


I'm completely with you, jenfullmoon. I really want to like this, but Gonzo isn't Gonzo on this and the version he's doing hurts, and while I love surreal humor, so clucking is hysterical, it's not good for an extended character throughout the entire show.

That having been said, I have to disagree with kaibutsu ...

See, with one link, I can address both of these. This is Gonzo. And that kind of performance, at that link, that could do "Quiet Up Town".

Dave Goelz is a freaking work of art.
posted by metabaroque at 11:22 PM on July 12




Act 2.
posted by russilwvong at 12:34 PM on July 24 [2 favorites]


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