Muppets storm YouTube for Disney special

The Muppets have gone viral. Gonzo, Sam, Beaker, The Swedish Chef, and Statler and Waldorf have all created their own YouTube accounts and are uploading videos of classical music as sung by Muppets. Except, of course, Statler and Waldorf, who are just heckling all the Muppet videos. They’re even heckling other YouTube videos (including an illegal upload of The Muppet Show’s “Mahna Mahna” clip). You can also become MySpace buds with all the Muppets listed above. Why the Internet blitz? It’s to promote Studio DC: Almost Live, the upcoming Muppets special on the Disney Channel. The show, which premieres this Sunday, Aug. 3, will be an old-school type variety show with the Muppets and all your favorite teeny-bopper stars, like the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus and Ashley Tisdale! So basically, it’s The Muppet Show Part 2—how remake-errific! Even if you’re turned off by Miley and her ilk, the YouTube videos are a must see for any Muppets fan.

—Posted by Rebecca Cullers