OMG Fraggles! As a lover of all things Muppets, Fraggle Rock was pretty much the highlight of my week as a kid. So obviously, I was super excited when I stumbled across this video. The media brainchild of former MTV personality Chris Hartwick, Nerdist, poured their talent and nerd cred into producing this exclusive video for Ben Folds Five’s new album. In case you were wondering, yes, you’re right. It has been forever (13 years) since Ben Folds released a new track, making them almost as much of a throwback as the Fraggles. But who cares? They “Do It Any Way.”
There something about this video that I love and that I can’t quite put my finger on. So I’ll just state the obvious. This expertly synched video Dub features everyone’s favorite Sesame Street Muppets who have come and rock the Sure Shot. Made “for fun” by the British creative agency Wonderfully Creative, this video gives us a glimpse into what the Grover could be like sans his annoying monster voice. Yes, I said it. His voice is annoying. It doesn’t mean I love him any less. But seriously, how cool is Grover as Mike D?
(via The Daily What)
This original web creation by Muppet Studios was posted in 2008, but three years later it’s still my favorite celebration of independence and the American way. Apologies for the puppets and patriotism, overseas readers, and happy birthday, America!