muppets_queenQueen, the iconic rock band led by the equally iconic singer Freddie Mercury, has found its way into the world of Jim Henson‘s Muppets. Earlier this week Muppets Studio, now owned by the Walt Disney Company, released a video on YouTube featuring nearly all of the classic Muppet characters rocking out to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that this video has gone viral — at the time of this blog post it has more than 863,000 views. With the Muppets already on Twitter (@MuppetsStudio), the link has been re-tweeted around the Internet and embedded on plenty of entertainment blogs. Fancast.com has a few 140-characters-or-less reactions to the fantastic cover video. On this Thanksgiving week, I would like to personally thank the late Jim Henson for creating such a wonderful bunch of characters, which have obviously withstood the test of time. It turns out that one of the Muppets first appearances came by way of an advertising gig for Pak-nit, a fabric product. The Chicago Tribune tells the tale and features video of some early Muppets commercials. From 1960s commercials to YouTube sensations, the Muppets have always captivated audiences, and hopefully with Disney recently acquiring the Muppets family, these fuzzy creatures will have a long and creative future. For now, we can all enjoy “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Muppets style.

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