When most people think of The Muppets, it’s usually Kermit, Miss Piggy, and Gonzo that come to mind. However, while those three might appear in the new series, the subject of the new show on Disney+ is all about some underrated Muppets. Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem are finally getting their time to shine. For those who are unfamiliar with these musical aficionados, the Electric Mayhem is the house band for The Muppets. While most fans might know them by name, a more popular and well-known character by the name of Animal, plays drums for this band. You can read the tweet announcement below:
Disney+ is certainly more of a family-friendly type of streaming platform, and as such, there are few fewer family-friendly characters than The Muppets. The new series is entitled, The Muppets Mayhem, and is set to feature Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem and Candian comedian, Lily Singh. While this is certainly not the first time that Disney has recently brought on the madness that these puppets bring, it is the first time in which the house band will be featured in a more expanded role. This new series is set to follow Dr. Teeth and the band, as they attempt to record their first album with the help of an A&R executive by the name of Norah (Singh). The new series is being created by Adam F. Goldberg of The Goldbergs fame, along with longtime puppeteer Bill Baretta, and Jeff Yorkes.
The original creator of The Muppets, Jim Henson, created these whacky characters as part of his studio in the 1950s. The Jim Henson Company ran from 1955 to 2004, before being transitioned over to a Disney property, which turned into The Muppets Studio. Henson had sold the studio rights of his characters as intellectual property for a whopping $75 million. Since then, Disney has capitalized on The Muppets, releasing a massive amount of television shows, specials, movies, albums, and more. While there may have been a decline in the early 2000s, the beloved characters got a bit of a revival in 2011. This newly rebooted film, which had been written in part by comedian Jason Segel, has been one of the most successful films in the entire franchise. The Muppets saw the highest Rotten Tomatoes score with a 95% critic rating and 80% audience approval. The film also grossed well over $165 million in worldwide box offices. This was the most successful film in the franchise, and 2014’s Muppets Most Wanted, was also highly successful.
The Muppets have long been a part of many people’s lives, and it seems as if the lovable puppets are going to continue to be. The more recent Muppet‘s project was that of Muppets Haunted Mansion, which also debuted on Disney+. This Halloween special was based on the popular ride at Disneyland. It’s great to see that some of the most loved and underrated characters are now getting their shot at center stage. The usual attraction is that of the above-mentioned Kermit and Miss Piggy, but now it seems as we get more exposition in form of the house band. Look out for The Muppets Mayhem when it drops on the streaming platform.