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Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Jim Henson! Our Favorite Musical Muppet Moments

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5. Johnny Cash (1980) Johnny Cash looking dashing and damn near radiant with his spiffy periwinkle scarf, doin' the old harmonica switcheroo and a priceless "Jackson" duet with Miss Piggy.

4. "Movin' Right Along" (1979) Fozzie Bear and Kermy break it down on a wild, spliff-fueled sojourn across the United States, on the long hard road to California, shooting at rattlesnakes with pistols. Not really. From the much-beloved Muppet Movie.

3. Animal vs. Buddy Rich (1980) 64 year old Buddy Rich gives Animal the drum battle of his life.

2. The Best Song in the Best Movie Possibly Ever: "It Feels Like Christmas" from A Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) Feel the Grinchy cockles of your heart begin to soften as they turn into those peppermint sticks that melt in your mouth.

1. Mahna Mahna, (1969 original version) The video that spawned one of the earliest memes ever.

Honorable Mentions: The Muppets ride bikes in "Couldn't We Ride." It's the first time anyone sees Kermit's legs, and this ain't no computer generated chicanery, just pure magic.

Bohemian Rhapsody Viral gold from 2009.

Kermy and Debbie Harry sing "Rainbow Connection," 1981.

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