Sorry, Bono, Damien Rice, and Glen Hansard, but as much as I enjoyed your impromptu version of Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me” on Christmas Eve, the Muppets’ version is a lot more entertaining. Flavorwire points us to the latest to-be-viral video from the Muppets Studio, which follows up both their hilarious take on Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and Beaker’s unintelligible version of Kansas’ “Dust in the Wind.”
In this clip, the Muppets team depict Big Mean Carl celebrating the upcoming Easter holiday by singing King’s song as bait for rabbit murder! Okay, he offers a carrot and other normal bunny treats as well, but Carl’s murderous motives are clear nonetheless. Were these guys always a bit edgy?
Truth be told, I wasn’t a big fan of the Muppets as a kid, opting instead for human-starring shows like Columbo, Matlock, and yes, MacGuyver. Needless to say, now I’m more into this kind of thing: Watch Big Mean Carl and his prey interpret “Stand By Me” here or below: