The Muppets do Queen better than Adam Lambert
Here's a little unexpected holiday gift from the Muppets Studio, and it's arriving at just the right moment.
With all the talk the last few days of whether or not Adam Lambert went too far or not on the American Music Awards, here's a handy reminder of how theatrical rock is done right, as the Muppets tackle one of Lambert's favorite songs, Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." No over-the-top sexual posturing, no singer-on-the-verge-of-tears and no clumsy falls -- just a fake bear, singing chickens and a vocal solo from one Dr. Bunsen Honeydew.
That's not to say this is all silly. There's some old-fashioned pyro, and things threaten to get violent with a cleaver-wielding Swedish Chef. As Lambert would say, "All hail freedom of expression and artistic integrity."
-- Todd Martens