The Muppets lovingly destroy Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody - everyone wins

24 November 2009

It’s almost two decades since Freddie Mercury died but Queen still keep going. There’s another compilation CD in the shops just in time for Christmas but boy do they know how to sell it. The surviving members of the group popped up on The X Factor the other week to do some middle-aged mentoring to the thrusting young singing hopefuls who duly repaid them by covering some classic Queen hits.

Then there’s this. Said to be a Thanksgiving gift to the world from The Jim Henson Company, it’s the Muppets, performing a sensational cover version of Bohemian Rhapsody. It’ll go viral all over the world, everyone will be reminded of the original, and the tills will keep on ker-ching-ing as Queen CDs fly out of the shops.

Won’t do the sale of Muppets merchandise any harm either…

13 comments

  • james
    that was brilliant
  • bitterwalletFAIL
    Cds,, shops... for music? christ bitterwallet never ceases to amuse me in how its blatantly written by people who are stuck in 1993...they love to throw random terminology they have read in the sun into their 'articles' like viral in this case...cretins.
    • Andy D.
      2.31am? Are you the Modern Warfare kid?
  • Saul T.
    This viral thing is just another form of media manipulation - Disney is a master at it. Doubt it means these puppets are still popular. My own kids won't even watch them. Time marches on, kids.
  • The B.
    I'd agree with Saul, Kids don't really like the Muppets, although I know many sad women in their 30's who do.
  • HAG
    Ha! That's brilliant! "Mama!.....Dada?" Brilliant!
  • fghj
    guess they had to censor out the 'mama, just killed a man' verse, not very muppetsy is it?
  • allan
    Still better than Paul Rodgers
  • Eat S.
    [...] Andy Dawson at Bitterwallet: It’s almost two decades since Freddie Mercury died but Queen still keep going. There’s another compilation CD in the shops just in time for Christmas but boy do they know how to sell it. The surviving members of the group popped up on The X Factor the other week to do some middle-aged mentoring to the thrusting young singing hopefuls who duly repaid them by covering some classic Queen hits. [...]
  • SJT
    Awesomeness!
  • Jack
    HAha, I enjoyed it, but dunno if this will be big.
  • Jack
    Oops, says that when its on 7m....
  • sad t.
    Gotta love them muppets - Queen, not so much...

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