Muppet Video: Rock Music with the Muppets (1985)

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Dr. Teeth, with some help from Beaker, is the D.J. in this collection of some of the best rock and roll moments from The Muppet Show.


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Philip Casson , Peter Harris

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13 January 2006 | wermuth601
| Rock on!
Dr. Teeth is the host of this video from 1985, in which he presents the best rock and roll moments from The Muppet Show, featuring such songs as Don't Blame The Dynamite, Rockin' Robin, Disco Frog, Wild Thing, and Rock Around The Clock. He is also joined by Beaker, which is a bit of an odd pairing. Animal might have been a more appropriate choice to assist Dr. Teeth, but Beaker is still funny in this, and I like beaker better than Animal, anyway.

I am not really clear on whether Dr. Teeth is hosting a radio program or a music video program. However, in addition to the Muppet's, this video also includes clips with many guest stars from The Muppet Show. Alice Cooper sings Welcome to My Nightmare and School's Out For Summer, Debbie harry sings call me and One Way or Another, Leo Sayer sings You Make Me Feel Like Dancing and When I Need You, Ben Vereen sings Boogie Woogie Music, Helen reddy sings How Can You Be?, Lorretta Swit sings I Feel The Earth Move, and Paul Simon sings Loves Me Like a Rock. Oddly enough, this video doens't include any of Elton John's numbers (were the makers of this video unable to get the rights to use his songs on this video?).

There are also a lot of good numbers from The Muppet Show that should have been included, such as tenderly, Love Ya To death, and New York State of Mind. Another thing that's interesting is the fact that this video only has a small amount of well-known Muppet's in this video (though I'm not complaining). Kermit only appears in Disco frog, Scooter sings in Mr. Bassman, Gonzo sings car wash blues, and Rowlf plays piano in Boogie Woogie Music and How Can You Be? Miss Piggy and Fozzie bear don't appear at all on this video, and neither do Statler and Waldorf (the video could have used some of their comments after the songs), Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, or The Swedish Chef. then again, this is a good video for fans of The Electric Mayhem, as they appear throughout this video, and Beaker has a big part.

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