OK, I know this is just a shameless marketing blitz for the new Muppet Movie. But as a child of the 70s and 80s, the Muppets are a treasured memory. I’m certain that I wore out my LP of the original Muppet Movie soundtrack, and the Muppet Show first exposed me to the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and that corrupter of youth Alice Cooper. So let’s just say I’m very susceptible to SiriusXM launching a week-long Muppets Radio channel for the Thanksgiving holiday, beginning tomorrow, Nov. 23, on on SiriusXM satellite channel 145 and SiriusXM Internet Radio channel 813.
Of course, Kermit the Frog hosts the station which will feature all sorts of Muppet music and bits, in addition to requisite songs and clips from the new movie. Muppets will be making appearances all over other SiriusXM channels, too. My favorite Muppet musician Dr. Teeth will join Animal to talk about their favorite music on country channel The Highway. The guys who taught me about snark at a very young age, balcony-dwellers Statler and Waldorf, will discuss the art of heckling with Raw Dog Comedy’s Mark Says Hi. And this one’s definitely not for the youngins, when well-known chicken-lover Gonzo performs a rap tribute to Eminem on his uncensored Shade45 channel.
I’m not a SiriusXM subscriber, but I am contemplating maybe signing up for a free 30-day trial of the internet service so that I might be able to check out some of Muppet Radio. Not sure I can take in hours and hours of straight Muppet content. I also fear that it may be more of a disappointing infomercial than I’d like.
Here’s a not-too-lame excerpt, with Gonzo on NASCAR Radio: