There are times in this busy world when I forget just how cool The Muppets are. Randomly mention the beastly little guys and gals, and I'll smile politely, vaguely remembering the good old days. Put them in front of me, however, and it's a challenge to not let out a real world, ear-breaking shriek of squee. I don't care how long they've been around -- The Muppets are cool, and they are no cooler than when they're delighting in the epic grandeur of rhapsody ... Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," that is.
We all know the song. It was pretty epic in its own right, and then soared to new levels in Wayne's World, where it grabbed the #2 spot on the Billboard charts almost two decades after its release. Now the MuppetsStudio on YouTube have released the ultra-awesome clip you can see after the jump -- an arseload of Muppets singing the classic Queen song just like the old-school music video. And it's convinced me that Beaker is a lost member of the band.
The bad thing about all of this is that it's making me wish for a whole different sort of Muppet movie. Sure, Jason Segel is planning The Greatest Muppet Movie of All Time, and the project will involve the gang reuniting to save the studio. But considering this video, and the utter awesomeness that is Segel's rock opera in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, couldn't they halt things, change scope, and make this The Greatest Muppet Rock Opera of All Time? The possibilities are wonderfully epic and so utterly perfect. Who's with me?
Hit the jump for the Muppets' performance, plus the original video and that bit from Wayne's World.