If you thought Kermit and Animal visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom was a one-off, you’d be wrong! Today, Disney released a new video of Floyd Pepper from The Muppets heading to EPCOT and riding Spaceship Earth.
The Muppets Take Spaceship Earth
The video was released on the official Disney Parks Twitter account today, showing Floyd Pepper, member of Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, riding the iconic opening day EPCOT attraction. Seen on the official Muppets and Disney Parks social media pages, this promotional is also advertising “The Muppets Mayhem,” which is now streaming May 10 on Disney+.
We get to journey along with Floyd Pepper as we travel through the history of communication throughout human societies. There’s plenty of corny Muppet jokes to go along with the ride, joking about anything from Animal hanging off the ceiling to rock music played by real rocks.
After he gets off the ride, he calls it a “long, strange trip” but seems to have enjoyed his visit to EPCOT.
The Muppets Mayhem
“The Muppets Mayhem” is co-created by Bill Barretta, Jeff Yorkes, and Adam F. Goldberg. It stars Lilly Singh as Nora, an aspiring record producer who is helping Electric Mayhem record their first album. Nora has help from her social media influencer sister, Hannah (Saara Chaudry), and Electric Mayhem fan, Gary “Moog” Moogowski (Tahj Mowry).
The premise of the show brings an old-school band to the modern age with newer ways of making music. The comedy of it lies in juxtaposing older ideals with newer expectations. In addition, The Muppets play a group of characters that have no real goals or ambitions; they are relaxed and non-committal about their plans. When a character enters the story that’s determined to get them to work towards a more specific future, it creates conflict and a humorous element. This dichotomy is one of the show’s comedic pillars.
Yorkes said of the band and their story, “They get along better than Fleetwood Mac. But they’re definitely from a different era. The conceit of the show is bringing this old-school band to the modern age and way of making music. That’s the comedy of it. They’re a group of characters that have no real goals or ambitions. Whatever you want to do, they roll with it. So, when you have a character that’s really determined to get them to do something, that’s also the comedy of the show. It’s Type A wrestling with Type, I would even say, C.”
“They want to remain true to themselves, but they don’t want to leave anybody out,” Barretta said. “How do you find that balance? That’s every musician or artist’s struggle — they would love everybody to love them. What’s fun about this band is we like to take the creative approach that they can play just about anything. That allows us to dip ourselves into different types of music and be silly and have fun with it.”
The show is streaming now on Disney+.