Twitter is all abuzz with Retweets about a new Muppet video uploaded to YouTube today in which our favorites perform their very own version of Queen’s classic “Bohemian Rhapsody” music video!
Pretty amusing, but how cool would it have been if it featured Kermit and Fozzie in the Mirth Mobile, head banging and lip syncing along, Fozzie in the Dana Carvey/Garth role behind the wheel and not knowing the words. Oh, well, I guess it would have looked like this, but with “Bohemian Rhapsody.” And maybe Animal going crazy in the backseat.
Got to admit it though, the Muppets sure look good in 1080p.
Last week the Regis Philbin runaway train barreled through Meryl Streep, nearly sending her into cardiac arrest when Reege mistakenly informed Streep that her daughter had broken her leg (Just a little error reading the cue card. NBD. She’s only the daughter of Oscar Royalty. Relaaaaax).
And now I feel kinda bad. Like it was our constant warnings that Reege is a loose cannon and is a danger to himself and others that caused the need surgery. Can’t help but feel somewhat responsible.
Plus, it’s boring without Reege. Now I’ll have no reason to tune into the show. Unless, of course, Anderson Cooper guest hosts, because that guy goes Eddie Murphy Raw when he’s freed from the shackles of prime time cable news into the anything goes of world of syndicated morning television. No other CNN personality with evidently limited knowledge of popular culture can eviscerate the Lohan family like Anderson Cooper.
What a roll Terry Gross is on! First, last Friday she had on Judd Apatow, and today she welcomed another auteur, Mr. Wes Anderson. Now I can connect Apatow, Gross and Anderson on the 2nd Level of the Judd Apatow Chart!
Anderson joined Gross of Fresh Air to talk about his new stop-motion masterpiece Fantastic Mr. Fox (when I say masterpiece it sounds sarcastic, but it’s not intended to be. The film is truly excellent). The Texan native talks about what drew him to the Roald Dahl book, how he unknowingly based some characters on himself and his older brother, and how they turned to Bob Fosse for inspiration. Terry Gross talks about cat postcards.
Say what you want about Wes Anderson (and a lot has already been said), but he is one of the true visionary geniuses working today. He gets a lot of criticism for his obsessive devotion to the most minute details. But it’s one thing have an obsessive devotion to the most minute details, and it’s another thing to have an obsessive devotion to the most minute details and create these unbelievably vivid, unique, and charming worlds. He has begun to reuse the same tropes and devices, but they are his tropes and devices, and how many directors have created such a distinct style with such a small sample of work? Not many.
And if you still want more Anderson and details on Fox, here’s a behind the scenes featurette:
Unfortunately, Gross will not be hosting one of our favorite writer-directors tomorrow. Well, you can’t hit a home run everyday.