By Xeni Jardin at 11:28 am Tue, Nov 24, 2009
Epic, genius, perfect. Video in glorious 1080p (select HD button on embed above for full glory).
Music: the original's here. Video: the original's here. (via Tim Shey, and Happy Birthday Tim!).
This is the best. thing. ever! EVER!!
Love the penguins.
‘…thunderbolts and lightning, very very frightening-MAGNIFICAT, MAGNIFICO!!!’
BOING CONSTANTLY REAFFIRMS QUIRKY INTERNET RANDOMNESS FUN SUPERIORITY
our future past built by muppets, muppets rule, just don’t make them anime and marry them…okay marry what you love then. are muppets shinto animism?
Our language does not adequately convey the sheer awesome of that clip, nor does it allow me to properly express my gratitude at seeing it.
I simply say “BLAHSHBSHAWESUM!” and tip my hat to you.
Thank you, so much. My day is made.
I know, right? Every frame of this is flippin genius.
this makes me so happy. one of the people who worked on this is someone i have known since we were 4 years old. if i had a time machine i’d totally go back and tell him that he got to grow up to do the best job ever, spreading muppet joy!
The Mahna Mahna Muppets! They dug out the Mahna Mahna Muppets for this!
< dies happy >
This is the best thing I have ever seen. I can’t decide if I liked Animal or the prawn better.
I dunno – this was really good, but the Habenera by Beeker and the Swedish Chef is still my fav. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDFgtFXfnv0
Normally, I don’t like cover versions but the Muppets are always brilliant!
Best BB post this year, if not multiple years.
I swear, my blog is nothing but BB meme spreading.
Who is making these videos? This is clearly new, post Jim Henson. I know Disney bought the Muppets in 2004, which worried me. But if they continue to produce cool material like this, I guess I might temporarily put aside my disdain for Disney.
I am pretty sure it is still Henson Co. running things in the Muppet shop led by Jim’s son Brian.
“Let me throwwwww!” “No I will not let you throw”
that killed me
This brightened an o’ so dreary Tuesday. Thank you Xeni!
My day is officially made.
18 years today,
RIP Freddie Mercury!
It’s become a cliche to fling around the following phrase at every vaguely nifty/funny/interesting thing that comes around, but I say it with all honesty this time:
Check this one out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc1iIRKZE9w&feature=channel
Tell me if the Muppet Carve-o-Matic doesn’t look like some steampunk device. And NOW, ladies and germs, let me bring you the chocolate for your peanut butter: Steampunk Muppets!! How awesome would this be?! We need to get someone on this, stat!
Right now my coworkers are staring at me and moving in the general direction of away. They tend to do that when I giggle uncontrollably. I shall carry this awesomeness with me all the rest of this dreary day. (Mama…. Mama! Mamamamamamama! Mama… Dada?)
Holy Jeebus. That is totally THE best. EVER.
It really gave me chills.
“Nothing really matters…but mooooiiiiii…”
It certainly made my day.
Nice timing. Today is the 18th annerversary of Freddie Mercury’s death.
they need to do more stuff like this!
Good, but not even close to drunk Muppets doing “Danny Boy.”
They’re all in HD on the MuppetStudio channel:
Ditto… I’m grinn’en’ from ear to ear! :-)
capcha: “copes tyrannically”… given the song, somehow seems appropriate in a twisted kinda way… ;-)
I didn’t realize Janice is the guitarist and Sgt. Floyd Pepper played bass. Thought it was the other way around.
All members of the Electric Mayhem are mult-talented. Even animal but he tends to eat other instruments so they leave him on the drums.
Hey, how come my “I thought it was rubbish” comment got deleted? It was in reference to the typical comments the Muppet judge guys make at the end of a performance.
BoingBoing has just made me sad :(
Hey, how come my “I thought it was rubbish” comment got deleted?
Your last comment was in April.
wow, some of the greatest memories of my childhood remixed to, well… to bohemian rhapsody…umm. uh..what can you say about that…other than…party. Bonus!
Thankyou, this totally made my day!!!!
Perfect way to begin my vacation. Much Appreciated!
Muppets used to scare me as a young child. I still don’t like them.
Your last comment was in April.
I posted anonymously because I had forgotten my password and so sent myself a password reset when I saw it hadn’t appeared. I see other Anonymouseses made it through though.
That’s harsh bro :(
damian, Don’t let the likes of me discourage you.
so is trying to make others feel badly for your inability to be clear.
I’m sorry I clarified.
Here in the underground lair, I see a big scrollable wall of commentoplasm. It has no context unless I research it. And the glare from the shark tank doesn’t help.
A. That blew my mind.
B. That was from the original Muppet show? At the end, it shows Kermit in front of a very modern PC. And of course the original Muppet show was from 1976-1979.
Well, not only a very modern PC, but one that’s running Vista, from what I can tell.
Thank you for posting the link. I am still grinning.
I think Disney has enough sense not to mess up the Muppets. At least I hope they do.
Dude, where’s Kermit? Otherwise, awesome, but Kermit should have had a part too.
You know, I think I remember a “Bohemian Rhapsody” sketch from the classic Muppet Show from ages ago. This seems like an all-new version, but is it? Am I having a false memory?
SIMPLY FANTASTIC !!!!
This has to be one of the funniest things on the net! My fav was the rock band. They were thumpin’!
Interesting and fun. However, there were no references to murder and execution in this version. As fun as it was, had they played this on the original Muppet Show when I was a child, I would have been confused and wouldn’t have liked it. Sanitizing this song just seems wrong to me. But I loved Kermit’s comment at the end.
Perfect. Just absolutely, perfectly, perfect.
Behind the scenes info on the Muppet Bohemian Rhapsody viral
its simple….there’s nothing you can compare to this geniallity!! thx
A wonderful clip, and satire of the original Queen video.
The sequence of “Animal” singing/screaming “Mama! Mama?…” is Perfect.
Thanks for posting it, Xeni.
Good to see you on Rachel’s show, too.
two words…. awe some
Truly Amazing! I am now a confirmed fan of Queen…AND Miss Piggy,of course!!!
they did resurrect the muppet show back in the mid nineties. they called it muppets tonight. it lasted two seasons and won two primetime emmys. based on the configuration of the computer at the end of the skit, ill bet this is from an episode of that show.
I LOVE the Muppets. That’s why I hate this video. Bad puppets, bat voices, bad timing. I hope it’s not official/original Muppets but someone’s excelent home made video. I mean, look at Gonzo’s nose – you can see the badly colored yellow sponge…
I disagree with you, but about Gonzo’s nose, that’s the problem with this HD era. Some thing were not meant to be filmed in HD, and Gonzo’s nose is one of them.
This is the real deal, though.
I loved it! HD and all! It was perfectly made!
very funny and exciting. I adore the muppets–that’s why i liked this vid. it is thanksgiving–a good wake-up call from the muppets!
Great , great , great………..
This is soooo fantastic ………..
In german i wouldnt say :
“Ich schmeiÃŸ mich weg” =))
(i lose my contenence)
Tell Mark F about ukulele freaks the Be Arthurs playing Bohemian Rhapsody.
Unless they’re not girly enough!
Thank you for reaffirming my waivering faith in humanity. This is beautiful.
The late great Freddie Mercury would of loved this vid, and hats off to those that made it
Absolute class, thought lost kermit, but got him at the end. Somes up technology issues today. Nothing wrong with this, more power to Muppets.
i love it got to b christmas number 1
Of course, Beaker gets the high note!
Brilliant!!! Eat your heart out Simon Cowell,this could be the Christmas number one.
Freddy would laugh his head off
The shot of Animal at about 3:15 is rock and roll at its most concentrated! :) Beaker is god!
This is the most hilarious thing I have ever seen. Way better than Queen’s version.
I thought it absolutely fantastic! My kids loved it too! Have ya got any more of the same? :)
Greatest representation of the Muppets’ musical talent I’ve seen for a long time! It’s great; why was it on the “back burner” for so long? Loved it!
Loved it!! Why was it on the back burner for so long?
wouldn’t it have been AWESOME for Queen to have been guests on The Muppet Show back in the day!!
“This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by EMI Publishing Scandinavia AB.”
This is so fantastic and hilarious. It’s GENIUS!!
funny as hell loved every min of it
I love this video. It has made my day better only in the way that the Muppets can.
I love The Muppets and I love Queen. Put them together and you have utter Brilliance. Freddie and Jim…May God rest your souls – thank you for giving us your love and entertainment that we can enjoy until the end of time.
alas! there is a word to describe this movie in our language….scrumtulescant…..and it translates into GREAT GOOGLY MOOGLY THAT WAS PURE FREAKING AMAZING-AWESOME SAUCE!
had you prefaced it with a “Statler:” or “Waldorf:” it would have sounded like a joke… but text by itself does not put a balcony box around you and give you a muppet face. More context and it would have quite been funny.
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