The Muppets and OK Go star in 'The Muppet Show Theme Song': Exclusive preview video!

Tomorrow sees the release of The Green Album, a new collection of classic Muppets songs performed by the likes of Weezer, OK Go, Hayley Williams of Paramore, My Morning Jacket, Rachael Yamagata, the Fray, and an eclectic bunch of others.

It’s the first in a number of projects in what should be a pretty Muppet-centric season, as the new Jason Segal-penned film The Muppets hits theater screens in November.

OK Go (who have a bit of history with everybody’s favorite felt-based entertainers) were charged with remaking the theme song from the classic Muppet Show. For the official music video, which premieres tomorrow on Vevo, the band teamed up with a pack of Muppet all-stars—including Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy—to re-create some of OK Go’s classic videos (most of which are modern classics).

Follow the jump for an exclusive behind-the-scenes video starring OK Go and the Muppets. Then let us know your favorite Muppet song in the comments below!

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  • Templar

    Rainbow Connection, of course.

  • MiaS

    How jealous am I of OK GO?
    That would be very.
    Can’t wait to see the video.

  • Peter

    I listened to the whole album on NPR’s site last week. Pretty much awful — only one or two even come close to emulating the soul of The Muppets or even showing a basic understanding of what the songs mean.

    But my favorites — “Can you Picture That?”, “I’m Going To Go Back There Some Day”, “It’s Time For Saying Goodbye”

  • alex

    i’m going to go back there someday is by far my favorite

  • Carrigan

    Well, that was a pretty stupid video. Miss Piggy should fire the writers.

    And I’m sorry to keep kvetching, but I’ve heard the album, and all of the covers were, as Peter mentioned, awful. :P

    • Peter

      Oh, good, agreement! I assumed I was going to be told to go back to listening to Lady Gaga and Jaden Smith when I dissed this album. :)

  • Kristy

    AMAZING!! This video is gonna be so fun – can’t you people just have a little fun?

    • Peter

      Sure can. This isn’t the way, though.

      I’m sincerely hoping Segal captured the real Muppets and it’s not all hipsters bands and Judd Apatow’s drinking buddies.

  • Dinosaur1972

    I thought Weezer did a fine job with Rainbow Connection on the Green Album. And Andrew Bird was brilliant on Bein’ Green.

    Still … youtube “Trudge Trudge Streak Streak” for a delightful Muppet experience.

  • Milica

    Great gods of Olympus: an oasis of reason in a sea of staininy. I need to spend some time and read everyone’s comments, but it was a relief to read a review by someone who had a similar experience watching the movie. I was disappointed bitterly so by the flimsiness of the plot and the cynical winking to the audience as a way of getting out of the story’s self-admitted weaknesses.My favorite part of the review: For me, The Muppets, never really left. Exactly. I’ve spent the last twelve years (since Muppets From Space) watching Muppets Christmas Carol annually, rediscovering the Muppets Take Manhattan, and enjoying, for the first time, DVDs of the original Muppets Show. Everyone I know likes the Muppets, everyone I know still cares about the Muppets. Frankly, if the Muppets think they’re irrelevant, it sounds like a personal problem for Disney. It’s not the public’s fault for having grown cynical a crime the movie constantly accuses us of it’s just that Jim Henson Studios has had a problem figuring out how to make really appealing, successful films recently. I don’t blame them: making good AND popular art is hard. But just keep working on that, don’t throw a massive pity party and try to manipulate your way back into popularity with a bunch of fishing for compliments. But don’t you MISSSSS us??????? I love the Muppets. I don’t need another reason to love them. And, frankly, I only care about their ability to make money in so far as I’d appreciate some more great Muppet art. But if they’re going to start making money by producing cynical, exploitative films like this one, it’s going to damage their legacy with me, not enhance it.

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