I would normally save a video like this until Friday, but I have a feeling we’re just counting the minutes until the DMCA take-down notice.
I don’t want to spoil it too much, but it’s Kermit the Frog following in Mr Johnny Cash’s footsteps with his own very special cover of Trent Reznor’s “Hurt.” To quote Radley Balko:
Warning: Contains muppet nudity, muppet sex, muppet vomiting, and muppet drug use.
…and it’s not safe for work.
At about a minute and a half in, there’s a disturbing scene involving Kermit’s, er, longing for an absent Miss Piggy, which is followed immediately by a moment of genuine poignancy.
Addendum: You might want to see the video before you read the rest of this.
Really, this was just an amazing production. It may be disturbing, but it was made with loving care. The puppetry is effective, and the videography was done by someone who knows how to use camera angles to accent the puppetry.
What’s weird, and a little embarrassing, is that seeing Kermit so trapped in the depths of despair actually kind of tugs at my heartstrings a bit. It’s a powerful image.
So far, my absolute favorite touch is the big pile of cocaine on a copy of Dawkins’s The God Delusion. Just…perfect.