Friday, May 15, 2009

Creepy Crawlies: There's a New Sound

The Muppets: There's a New Sound


The Muppet Show had a great way of taking a classic novelty song and giving it new life for a new generation. We talked about this back in BoyHowdy's post for the song "Mahna Mahna" here, and it holds true again for the classic novelty hit "There's a New Sound" originally by Tony Burrello (which you can hear on YouTube here if you're interested). The original was a staple of the Dr. Demento show but was all but forgotten until it appeared again on The Muppet Show.

On the Muppet Show, stage manager Scooter sings this classic about the sound of these underground creepy crawlies. The original version is creepier and stranger, but when it appears on The Muppets it feels like it was made for them and has a charm children and families will appreciate. And this recording comes complete with a joke by Fozzie Bear at the end.

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