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Video: Flowers on the Wall with Bunsen and Beaker

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Phillip, Sep 6, 2015.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Watch the Muppets latest music video and discover what Beaker does in his off time.

    If you enjoyed this video, please like this post and share your comments below.
  2. Muppy

    Muppy Well-Known Member

    This video was amazing! I hope we get to see more things like this in The Muppets. It's very interesting to see what happens when Beaker goes home. :eek:

    By the way, where have I seen the door at 0:31 seconds in? It looks familiar. Muppet*Vision 3D maybe?
    Duke Remington likes this.
  3. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    After listening to this surprise release, I knew the song instantly. Did a bit of searching and here are some interesting facts. The song is sung by a group of rats called The Ratler Brothers as a parody of The Statler Brothers (no relation to the Muppets' constant heckler) who originally recorded the song in 1965.

    If you know this song, then something didn't click when watching the video. That's because this being the Muppets they changed a few lines. "Watching instagrams and playing tons of sudaku", "catching up on all the things I've been meaning to do", and "mixing combustible chemicals the whole night through" are new lines; the original line is supposed to be "smoking cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo".

    Fun video and this totally made my day feel better.
    Duke Remington and Phillip like this.
  4. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    I got to see this at DragonCon.
  5. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    Me too--what a day, right?!
  6. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Yes. It would have been better if they let me take a picture with Steve and Kermit.
    AndyWan Kenobi likes this.
  7. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Probably their best video since "Bohemian Rhapsody." I loved everything about it.
  8. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    What I loved about this video was the fact that it depicted exactly what Steve was talking about in his MuppetCast interview. Beaker goes home to his little apartment after work every night and is always alone due to not being able to speak to anyone.

    I wouldn't be surprised if Steve came up with the entire thing.

    Edit: I was just snooping around the ToughPigs forum and someone who was at Dragon Con said it actually was Steve's idea. So there you go.
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2015
  9. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    How were the 2 panels with Steve? Is there a thread for dragon con?
  10. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Er, there's the Dragon*Con 2015 thread in the Henson People section. :eek:
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It really goes to show that Beaker and Bunsen need each other. Like that episode of Muppets Tonight where Beaker goes on the Star Trek cruise and Bunsen becomes depressed without him. That segment in this video where he has a fake Bunsen seals it. Seriously. I don't get the Ernie and Bert...eh... meme because Bunsen and Beaker drop not so subtle hints, especially lately.

    But great video. Glad to see they're doing more of these.
    LabyrinthLani and Duke Remington like this.
  12. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I don't think Beaker's going to be able to get his security deposit back, lol. Good video.
    dwayne1115 likes this.
  13. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    This shows Steve Whitmire's wonderful talents beautifully. The way he has taken Beaker a one dimensional character and gives him depth is amazing. I really think Richard Hunt would be very proud.
  14. theSHE124

    theSHE124 Well-Known Member

    Got 2 see it! LOL love this one! Great humor and story of :eek: after work. Country-singing rats, dynamite balloon, nice animation for the wall flowers, and an explosive finale (classic!)--Also, I can relate to Beaker. I'm doing experimental animation for our small 3-Point group, but my Mom fears I'm wasting my time, "nothing to do", having no 'real' job yet. :sigh:
    Duke Remington likes this.
  15. Lynnette

    Lynnette Well-Known Member

    A lot of work went into this video. It's so well done (and so was Beaker at the end)! Thanks for sharing.
    LabyrinthLani likes this.
  16. Hugsy

    Hugsy New Member

    Just what I thought too. I love it when they make these music videos. I wish they would make more for different genres.
  17. LabyrinthLani

    LabyrinthLani Member

    This is actually kind of depressing.

    Though I still enjoyed it.
    Beaker feels lonely and utterly-bored without Honeydew?
    Ouch. :eek:
  18. LabyrinthLani

    LabyrinthLani Member

    "Ernie and Bert...eh...meme?"

    What meme?
  19. MrMuppet93

    MrMuppet93 Well-Known Member

    The song that cost SST/Muppet Show guest Diana Ross her surefire Grammy in 1966. I like this MUSIC VIDEO THOUGH!

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