I’ve been a huge Muppets fan straight since childhood, so needless to say, I’ve been more than a little excited in these past couple of weeks leading up to the release of The Muppets tonight. I’ve been doing some excellent prep work, too:
- I watched the ever-wonderful The Muppet Movie, and the new-to-me yet totally amazing TV special The Muppets at Walt Disney World;
- I listened to awesome Muppet albums, like the recently released cover album, The Green Album and the great collection of classics, The Muppet Show: Music, Mayhem & More! The 25th Anniversary Collection;
- I watched Kermit in interview with Jian Ghomeshi, Kermit in interview with George Stroumboulopoulos, and various Muppets make appearances on Saturday Night Live while Jason Segel hosted (the highlight of which was Really?!? with Seth & Kermit, which I can only find on the NBC site and can’t be viewed in Canada – BOO!);
- I bought both “Gettin’ Miss Piggy With It” and “Warm & Fozzie” from OPI’s The Muppets collection.
And now today, while preparing to do a rather generic “made me smile” post about the Muppets, I came across something that seriously made me smile. In conjunction with the official Muppets site, Disney has created a website for an online video project called The Never-Ending Mahna Mahna Phenomahna. It invites viewers to record their own version of them saying/singing/shouting “Mahna Mahna”, which it then adds to a never-ending loop of people singing “Mahna Mahna” with the original muppets spliced in between. The loop currently includes lots of average folks, and some fun celebrity drop-ins, too, including Jason Segel, Sarah Silverman, Bret McKenzie, Ken Jeong, and more. Oh, and me, it includes me.
I can’t embed it, unfortunately, but click here to see me make a fool of myself singing “Mahna Mahna”. AND, if you want to waste 3 minutes doing something fun, click on the button below my video that says “Join This One” and join my Mahna Mahna chain!
Want something to tell me in the comments other than how dorky my video is? Tell me about your love for the Muppets, your favourite Muppet, or your favourite Muppets song!