Are we in the middle of the great Muppet resurgence? “Sesame Street” is celebrating its triumphant 40th anniversary, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” star Jason Segal is working on a new Muppet film and the felt friends will put out a new album called Muppets Revisited in February of next year (it will feature bands like Weezer, the Fray and My Morning Jacket covering classic Muppet tunes). For the video below, the Muppets paid tribute to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” with a spot-on parody of both the song and the classic video.
The clip features plenty of Muppet heavy hitters like Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and Rizzo the Rat, but also has drop-ins from Sam Eagle, Swedish Chef and Camilla the Chicken. The best moment comes during the “Mama” portion of the tune, which features a lead vocal from Animal (Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem make their appearance later). Most notably, Kermit the Frog doesn’t drop in until the very end of the clip (for a pretty good zinger to close things out).
The Muppet “Bohemian Rhapsody” is not only a great comedy clip (the Beaker gags are especially sharp), but it also sort of rocks. Check out the clip below, and look out for your favorite Henson character. This could easily become the best Internet meme in the history of the Web, but which classic tune should the Muppets tackle next?