Music Video: OK Go and The Muppets – “Muppet Show Theme Song”

Media | Aug 24th, 2011

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Muppets: The Green Album is in stores now and OK Go and The Muppets have teamed up to create the music video for the “Muppet Show Theme Song.” Who can’t like music videos from The Muppets and OK Go for that matter. Watch the newest OK Go music video below!

The song, written by Jim Henson and Sam Pottle, opened and closed “The Muppet Show” for five seasons in the UK and US, from 1976-1981. The new track was produced by OK Go and mixed by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT). Says singer Damian Kulash, “I’m so excited about working with the Muppets that I can hardly sleep. Collaborating with your idols is a huge thrill no matter what, but when your idols are fictional characters it seems downright impossible. The 10-year-old me was pretty good at imagining outrageous futures, but this surpasses even his capacities.”

Kermit the Frog adds, “The Muppets have performed this song lots of times, but not like this. OK Go never does anything the way you’d expect it. Damian, Tim, Dan and Andy like to mix things up and get a little loopy. I think they were Muppets in a previous lifetime.”

The music video was directed by Kirk Thatcher, who previously directed two Webby award-winning videos for the Muppets, “Ode to Joy” (over 15 million YouTube views) and “Muppet Bohemian Rhapsody” (over 21 million YouTube views). It celebrates this year’s Muppet extravaganza, which culminates in the November release of the Muppets’ seventh full-length feature film, Disney’s “The Muppets.”

After you watch this music video, remember to mark your calendars and set your DVR’s for OK Go’s August 31st performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. You’re not going to want to miss this as the band will be joined by some very, very special friends.

It hasn’t be long since OK Go debuted their music video for “All Is Not Lost” which Entertainment Weekly described as an “eye-popping foray into the limits of video technology.” Previously only viewable in the Google Chrome browser, the HTML5 project is now available in all other modern web browsers at The video is available for a la carte purchase or as part of the All Is Not Lost (Remixes) EP, along with the studio version of the song, a live version, and remixes by Keys N Krates and Serious Business.


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