7 September 2012 by thaliakr
This xkcd.com cartoon made me feel a wee bit guilty as I recognised my annoying self.
As Angela said recently on Facebook, we don’t tend to do dvds with SBJ, but we do do YouTube sometimes, particularly in moments of desperation (read: teething hysteria at 3am). Recommendations of awesome clips are therefore welcome.
If you’re interested in kid-friendly (though the criterion is really whether I find them hilarious on high rotate) YouTube clips, you can watch these at your leisure, rather than with me staring at you over the top of the screen, willing you to love them as I love them.
First up, five clips starring Muppets. All of these ones are recent, rather than from our own childhoods. Behind the scenes of the latest movie, a bit of Sesame Street, and a couple of the clips the Muppets have been putting on YouTube lately.
#1 Yes, that’s a New Zealander singing with Kermit!
The marvellous Bret McKenzie got an Oscar for another of his songs for the recent Muppet movie, but I like this happy happy one even better.
#2 It’s Time for Celebrity Lullabies!
Elmo, dubiously: ‘Is Mr Ricky Gervais a celebrity?’
Ricky Gervais, defensively: ‘Of course I am! Would Celebrity Lullabies hire me if I wasn’t a celebrity?’
Elmo: ‘Well, Elmo’s not sure!’
#3: Bohemian Rhapsody
The Muppets are doing a bunch of especially-for-YouTube clips these days. Huzzah!
Look out for Animal’s version of the ‘Mama, just killed a man’ section (his lyrics are way cooler) and the brilliant finish.
#4 Feist is on Sesame Street!
1, 2, 3, 4, tell me how you love Feist! Slightly out of sync, but supercute nevertheless.
#5: Swedish Popcorn (if you’re brave enough)
The Swedish Chef is a trained professional.
Inspired by this clip, my husband and his sister spent the three weeks of her visit to New Zealand speaking to each other in Swedish Chef.
You have been warned. Twice.
Right. What else? Just Muppet-based recommendations today, please, and we’ll do some other hilarity another day.