By Cory Doctorow at 3:30 pm Thu, Jul 15, 2010
Some of the best neomuppetry I've seen in recent years: The Swedish Chef performs the pioneering electronica classic "Popcorn."
The Muppets: Pöpcørn
Didn’t here him “sing” anything.
The ending is worth its weight in powdered UniHorn.
bork bork bork!
Wow. That was made for me. I was a Muppet Show fan back in its late 70s day, when I was eight or nine. And a buddy of mine had Hot Butter’s “Popcorn” on 7-inch a few years previously. It’s really strange to see this. But as a YouTube commenter mentioned, I also love his hat flip around 3:01.
This is possibly the best thing I’ve seen real muppeteers do in thirty years!
Be sure to turn on the subtitles using the CC button for extra laughs, if you didn’t already have them enabled.
Supremely well done.
i think he loves that song almost as much as i do.
For those of you who still doubt that I am a weird person, I used to play “Popcorn” by knocking on my head with my knuckles.
This is the best thing EVER, especially the captions.
loved the tiny “uhoh!” from the shrimp right when the microwave went “ding!”.
The final shot of the shrimp nomming the popcorn and giggling is my favorite.
phe4r the cute one.
Let’s be fair – the height of neo-puppetry is Jon Stewart’s Michael Steele puppet. Even Denis Leary thinks so! http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-july-5-2010/denis-leary
It’s not just this video – check all of the videos on YouTube from the Muppets Studio. They’re all brilliant.
I actually discovered this one mostly randomly; I subscribe to that YouTube channel so that my 13 month old can be entertained, and he loved it. So did I.
Yeah, the Muppet folks grok YouTube very, very, very well.
I am not a shreemp, I am a KING PRAWN!
Speaking of funny pseudo-Swedish captions…
Wi nÃ¸t trei a hÃ¸liday in Sweden this yer?
See the lÃ¸veli lakes
The wonderful telephÃ¸ne system
And mani interesting furry animals
Including the majestic mÃ¸Ã¸se
A MÃ¸Ã¸se once bit my sister …
You’re not the only one to see the connection; I was reminded of that, too.
Although possibly because I’ve just been to see the (only slightly disappointing) Spamalot.
The fantastic thing is that he actually plays the wine glasses, fruit, and pots accurately, hitting the appropriate item for each note!
This is why you should always keep a nice bass fruit like a watermelon on hand.
How can it be “neo” when it’s done by Muppet studio? Just curious . . .
I’m just stunned that the Swedish Chef has a microwave in his kitchen… and that Waldorf knows how to use a computer!
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