The Muppets are about to get a new show, this time not focusing on the romance of Frog and Pig, but Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem as they try to get their first album recorded.
Henson fans have complained for years that Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem have never released their own album, while finding many of their songs on YouTube and various movie soundtracks. Now Dr. Teeth, Animal, Janice, Floyd, Lips, and Zoot are getting their own TV show, Muppets Mayhem
The premise of the show is that the Electric Mayhem are going on tour and will be recording their first studio album. Talk show host Lilly Singh will be co-starring as Nora, the human A& R (artists and repertoire) executive who helps them pursue their goal.
Who are Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem? They’re a mostly a cover band. made up entirely of Muppets, and led by the eponymous Dr. Teeth (lead male vocalist, keyboardist).
Janice is the lead (and only) female vocalist and backup guitarist.
Animal, whose vocabulary rivals Groot’s, is the drummer.
Zoot, the only Jewish member of the group, plays the saxophone.
Sgt. Floyd Pepper is backup vocals and lead guitar.
Lips, about whom we know little other than his having wild blond hair, plays the trumpet.
The human actors behind these Muppets are William P. Barretta (Dr. Teeth), Eric Jacobson (Animal), Matt Vogel (Floyd Pepper), David Rudman (Janice), Dave Goelz (Zoot) and Peter Linz (Lips). Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem have been performing together since 1975.
Who is Lilly Singh?
If you go to bed at a decent hour, you’ve probably never heard of Lilly Singh. But if you stay up late, you may be familiar with her as a late night talk show host, on A Little Late with Lilly Singh. She is a Canadian actress and rapper. Under the name Superwoman, she is an internationally known YouTuber. As an actress, she played Liv in Dollface, Lily in Dr. Cabbie (2014). and starred as Lana Steele in Lana Steele: Makeup Detective.
Co-starring in Muppets Mayhrem as Nora will not be her first piece of Geek Cred. Ms. Singh played Raven in the remake of Fahrenheit 451 (2018). She voiced Rajii and Jaya in Disney’s cartoon Mira, Royal Detective. She will be co-starring with Peter Dinklage in the upcoming Hitpig, due to be released later this year. In Rap Battles of History she played Wonder Woman in “Stevie Wonder vs. Wonder Woman.”
Who’s Behind Muppets Mayhem?
Muppets Mayhem is being developed flor Disney Plus by Adam F. Goldberg, the creator of the live-action sitcom The Goldbergs, ably assisted by William Baretta (the voice of Dr. Teeth) and writer/producer Jeff Yorkes.
Deadline said “Goldberg, Barretta, Michael Bostick and Kris Eber executive produce; Yorkes is a co-executive producer. The Muppets Studio’s David Lightbody and Leigh Slaughter are also executive producers.”
Ayo Davis, the president of Disney Branded Television, said ““The Muppets are renowned for quality, creativity and unrivaled, fun storytelling for the whole family,”
“We are so excited to bring the story of The Electric Mayhem Band to the front and center of this new series,” said David Lightbody, executive producer and SVP of Disney Live Entertainment and The Muppets Studio. “They’ve been entertaining audiences since The Muppet Show, which debuted 45 years ago, so it’s wonderful that these characters are finally getting to play lead rather than supporting roles.”
Yeah. That kind of goes without saying. We’re pretty sure Davis and Lightbody want their names associated with the project, because they want it to succeed. It’s a pretty big undertaking, and Disney is reasonably confident that it will do well. It’s also kind of expected. What would have been telling is if they had not issued some kind of statements about the show. That would have been a sure sign that the project didn’t have the full support of the studio.
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Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as short stories in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress #30”, “Supernatural Colorado”, “Barbarian Crowns”, “Cat Tails””Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on SCIFI.radio’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions, Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.