Muppets Mayhem–Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem get their own music biopic

Since Disney acquired The Muppets from The Jim Henson Company, they’ve tried several different ways to match the magic of Jim Henson’s original vision, including two big screen releases, The Muppets and The Muppets Most Wanted, a comedy series spin on the original series concept, and a Halloween special, among other efforts.  Next they dig into the Muppets’ famous band–the guys who have been a part of Muppetdom since The Muppet Movie.  That’s Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, getting a rockumentary/mockumentary series that looks a lot like This is Spinal Tap. as Dr. Teeth, Animal, Janice, Zoot, Floyd, and Lips cut their first album.  And like the classic first Muppet film, expect human celebrities to drop by.  This time that includes Weird Al Yankovic, Paula Abdul, Susanna Hoffs, Morgan Freeman, James Hong, and Kevin Smith.  Creators include long-time Muppet performers Dave Goelz and Bill Barretta.  My own favorite Mayhem song?  That’s “Gone Fishin,'” performed with John Denver.

Here’s a teaser and trailer for The Muppets Mayhem:

Look for the entire 10 episodes of The Muppets Mayhem to arrive May 10, 2023, on Disney Plus.

C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg

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