You Can't Have One Muppet Without The Other Comment Count

Brian September 9th, 2008 at 11:14 AM

So sometimes the internet goes beyond awesome and into the sublime. This happened yesterday, when Paul from Varsity Blue pointed out this Muppet version of "Temptation":

OMFG, &c. This is the real stuff, 100% pure Colombian awesome.

But it gets better: a commenter followed up with "you can't have one without the other" and linked to MUPPETS DOING THE HAWAIIAN WAR CHANT.

I keep watching these. I am going to make these an institution here.


Evil Empire

September 9th, 2008 at 11:34 AM ^

Bob from Sesame Street graduated from Michigan in 1954.  He and his former vocal quartet partners sang at a Glee Club concert I attended in the early 90s.

Bob has taken the opportunity to work UM music into several Sesame Street events.  I had a Bert & Ernie singalong record as a kid.  The back story to all the songs was the Bert was in the tub (hopefully with lots of suds) and Ernie kept bringing more and more cast members into the bathroom to add to the singalong.  At the very end, you hear drums and instruments growing louder, and Ernie says "I forgot to tell you, I invited the University of Michigan Marching Band!" 


September 9th, 2008 at 12:05 PM ^

I've known about these for 18 months, even using them in the same "You can't have one without the other" means.  I'm sorry I didn't share sooner.

It would mark a perfect means by which to celebrate Temptation's 75th Anniversary.


September 9th, 2008 at 12:06 PM ^

It's a tradition in our house to BLAST the Hawaiian War Chant on our stereo early on Saturday mornings.  Of course, all the windows and doors must be opened so the neighbors get to enjoy it too.


Now, could someone please link me up so I can download the War Chant as my ring tone?




September 9th, 2008 at 2:33 PM ^

When I watched the Muppets over 30 yrs ago I used to laugh at the two old farts up in the balcony. Now I realize I am one. And for you younguns who may not have heard this one:

Q: What's green and smells like pork?

A: Kermit's middle finger.

And Jeremy, thanks for the Spike Jones. My dad raised me on his music, which explains why I am the way I am. 


September 9th, 2008 at 6:05 PM ^

This is amazing.

Speaking of "Temptation," can we start a movement against saying "You suck!" at the end.  That's lame and needs to stop.   



September 9th, 2008 at 8:33 PM ^

they actually sing "You suck" throughout Temptation now. I remember hearing it last year at a game, but now you can hear it on TV too. I'm guessing it started with some underclassmen, and now its gained in popularity and more noticable.

Are you against saying "the S word" in the stadium or can you think of something more creative to do there?