I know the Muppets aren’t considered classics by my stands. Their television show and movies were made in the late 1970s and 1980s, but they also have a classic family feel to them.
My favorite Muppets movie, “The Muppets Take Manhattan” (1984), even was a take on the Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney “let’s put on a show” movies.
I just finished watching a clip of Cee Lo Green’s Grammy performance from Sunday night. When I saw his crazy bird/robot outfit with the muppet-like puppets in the background I immediately knew it looked familiar.
His outfit is similar, if not nearly the same as Elton John’s outfit from his “The Muppet Show” appearance in 1977 when he sang “Crocodile Rock.” I distinctly remember seeing him in a rerun when I was probably four years old and taken by the glitter and bright colors, so it has stuck with me ever since.
Here are the two videos so you can compare. Enjoy!
Elton John’s performance on “The Muppets Tonight” in 1977:
Cee Loo’s performance of “Forget You” at the 2011 Grammy’s: