Thanksgiving is over. Crashing from the artificial highs induced by the consumption of turkey and cranberries, millions of Americans are returning to work from their four-day weekends, bleary-eyed and directionless. Strong medicine is needed to counteract such an epidemic, and Mylo the Cat creator Adam Schleichkorn has synthesized just such a curative with two potent ingredients: the Muppets and ’90s hip-hop. Specifically, Sleichkorn has created a video mashup in which Kermit, Fozzie, Beaker, and even fabulous special guest star Lena Horne appear to be lip syncing to Naughty by Nature’s “Hip Hop Hooray,” the song that launched a million high school pep rallies. As with Sleichkorn’s previous Muppets/Beastie Boys conflation, precise editing is the secret star here. Drawing both from The Muppet Show and The Muppet Movie, Schleichkorn has created a very convincing synthesis of Henson and hip-hop, even speeding up the puppet-based footage to match the rapid-fire cadence of the original song. Hooray indeed.

[via Uproxx]

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