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Muppet Snippets

Traveling for Thanksgiving? Got your iPad? Good. Now you can watch these, the best Muppet moments found on YouTube.

Bohemian Rhapsody
This Gonzo-led cover of the Queen hit (he’s backed by chickens) makes you feel like all is right with the world. (Animal changes the lyrics from “Mama/just killed a man” to “MAMA! MAMAAAAA! MAAMAMAAAA!”)

Danny Boy
Feeling Irish? Watch the Swedish Chef, Animal and Beaker take on the Gaelic classic in this “Muppet Show” segment. As sad as the original song is, this rendition will challenge you to come up with new ways to hide laughter from your co-workers.

Joel Grey sings “Willkommen”
Though he’s lacking the creepy makeup he wore for his Tony- and Oscar-winning portrayal of the Emcee in “Cabaret,” Grey’s performance of that incredibly kid-inappropriate show’s title song with a posse of puppets is still unsettling.

The guy subtitling the Swedish Chef for this clip eventually just loses his mind (so be sure to turn on the captions), while the chef himself boogies to a popcorn-inspired disco beat as the kitchen burns down around him.

Just One Person
A planned tribute to Muppets creator Jim Henson comes to a screeching halt when Fozzie learns he’s passed away. The big bear wants to cancel the production, but what happens next, well, it proves that even anthropomorphized socks can have soul.

Kristen Page-Kirby covers film, arts and events for Express.



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