Best Muppets Moments in Honor of the New Disney+ Show
The Muppets’ Electric Mayhem Band are finally getting their moment to shine. While the band of Muppets has been featured in many of the television shows and movies, they have long been background characters to the iconic Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and more. The new series The Muppets Mayhem will stream on Disney+ and feature some incredible celebrity guest stars including Weird Al Yankovic, Morgan Freeman, Cheech & Chong, and Ryan Seacrest.
The original series starring Lilly Singh, Tahj Mowry, and Saara Chaudry “follows The Electric Mayhem Band — Dr. Teeth on vocals and keyboards, Animal on drums, Floyd Pepper on vocals and bass, Janice on vocals and lead guitar, Zoot on saxophone and Lips on trumpet — on an epic, music-filled journey to record their first-ever studio album. With the help of a driven young music executive, Nora Singh (Singh), the old-school Muppet band comes face-to-face with the current-day music scene as they try to finally record their first studio album,” according to Disney+. The show premieres on May 10. In honor of an exciting new Muppets series, let’s look back at a few of the best Muppets moments (there are so many, we had to just choose a few!).
The resurgence of the Muppets
Jason Segel, a huge Muppets fan, set out to bring the Muppets back after a bit of a movie hiatus. The Muppets Show aired with tons of celebrity guests from 1976 to 1981 and spawned several films. In the early 2000s, they were seemingly forgotten about until 2011’s The Muppets which brought the loveable characters back to a new and old audience. Featuring bops like “Life’s a Happy Song” and “Man or Muppet,” it proved that Kermit and the gang were still as beloved as ever.
“Rainbow Connection” is one of the songs that you can’t help but sing along to when you think about the Muppets. I can just picture Kermit sitting in his little swamp, strumming his banjo, asking why are there so many songs about rainbows.
All of the Christmas movies
There’s something so special and sweet about the Muppets at Christmastime. Starting in the ’70s, each decade has had its own Muppets Christmas special. The one I remember the most was the retelling of A Christmas Carol starring your favorite pals.
‘The Muppet Show’ opening theme song
“It’s time to play the music, It’s time to light the lights, It’s time to meet the Muppets on the Muppets Show tonight…” The adorable theme song of the show will forever live on featuring most of the characters you know and love with Kermit introducing the guest of each episode. Tons of celebrities joined the show… let’s go over some favorites!
The horror movie star was an unlikely guest but became a fan-favorite for his spooky segments. In honor of his appearance, that particular episode only featured monsters and other spooky characters. It was the first episode to have all of the sketches centered around one common theme.
Even Berle was not immune to the heckling from Statler and Waldorf. His interactions with the two grumpy Muppets were truly a hilarious addition to the episode.
Henderson got into a fight with Miss Piggy during her episode after she got a little too flirty with Kermit. Uh oh!
There’s nothing like watching Elton John sing “Crocodile Rock” with a bunch of Muppets. Even funnier, Sam the Eagle asks during the episode, “Why does he dress like a stolen car?”
Radner was no stranger to sketch shows and always brought the laughs. She proved this on the show, especially in her sketch with Dr. Honeydew and Beaker accidentally agreeing to be a human guinea pig.
There were so many more! Who is your favorite Muppet and which celebrity guest was the funniest on The Muppet Show? Watch the trailer for The Muppets Mayhem below: