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Games music of the day: Muppets Party Cruise

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Game: Muppet Party Cruise
Song: Kermit Rap (Credits)
Composer: Chris Tilton

       

If I have any reason to apologize for today’s song choice, it’s only because my intention here is not mockery. Yeah, Muppets games have all been pretty horrible, and yes, Kermit’s calypso rap above is - without a doubt - incredibly silly. But if you simply must walk away from this article must take something negative, please let it be that the famous frog isn’t voiced by Jim Henson, who would’ve turned 73 today had he not died suddenly from pneumonia in 1990.


Above: Party games… Muppets… whatever… 

If you’d like to see us write something snarky about Muppet Party Cruise then by all means click here, because while the excuse I’m using might be flimsy and pathetic, it’s not like I’ll have another opportunity to honor a man who had such a profound cultural impact on the lives of so many of us.


Above: Music’s not all that bad, actually. And you can download it for free at Chris Tilton’s website 

Henson was the gentle visionary who brought the colorful cast of The Muppets, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, Labyrinth, and about a billion other timeless characters to glorious, musical, life. And since this GMotD is essentially an auditory celebration, and I highly doubt there’s a single one of you out there who doesn’t know at least one song written by Henson and his troupe of bleeding hearts word for word, I feel no guilt in posting any of this.

Rather than risk boring those of you more interested in headshots than puppeteering (not to mention attracting the ire of Disney, Children’s Television Workshop, and any other legal team with some stake in Henson’s musical creations) I’ve opted not to post songs from the Henson movie and television work we hold so dear. Instead, I’ve chosen to share this oddly touching song by comedian, Stephen Lynch above. You won’t find a more perfect time to listen to it than today. However, I do invite all of you to share whatever Henson related memories and songs in the comments below.


Above: If you’d like to hear the saddest related song in the world today, click here. But you’ve been warned

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23 comments

  • CountFenring - October 24, 2010 4:53 a.m.

    One door is read, one is blue, whichever should I choose?
  • Bonesqaw - October 23, 2010 4:29 p.m.

    One door's red, and the other's blue, When you play the Muppets, Party Cruise!
  • TeaserTuesday - October 18, 2010 2:18 a.m.

    What is that blue one in the picture next to Jim Henson? It's scaring the hell out of me right now.
  • GamesRadarJuniorWildlifeEditor - October 13, 2010 2:42 p.m.

    excellent.
  • shyfonzie - October 9, 2010 4:01 a.m.

    :'(
  • TyeTheCzar - September 30, 2010 10:59 p.m.

    Speaking of Muppets: http://www.youtube.com/user/MuppetsStudio In case anyone didn't know, these are very recent made-for-internet sketches. They have as much love put into them as the originals.
  • billybobbyjoe - September 26, 2010 7:25 p.m.

    I wonder how many kids grew up with hensons creations. I think this article is wonderfully poignant so thank you GR and i can't believe how sad that song was :(
  • QWERTYCommander - September 26, 2010 6:38 p.m.

    God damn the spambots are on overload today.
  • ensabahnur - September 25, 2010 6:31 p.m.

    I knew this was Antista when i saw the headline and pic
  • WillisTron - September 25, 2010 12:27 p.m.

    I love how the spambots show no dignity in their advertisements as far as what article they're posting on. Jim Henson made childhood that much more wonderful for thousands and thousands of kids including me, and that video made me want to crawl in a corner and weep O_Q
  • philipshaw - September 25, 2010 11:44 a.m.

    This rap is flowing
  • AngryScotsman - September 25, 2010 10:38 a.m.

    Also, heed that warning before the link at the bottom as well, you will cry for hours.
  • AngryScotsman - September 25, 2010 10:18 a.m.

    My God, Big Bird singing at Jim Henson's memorial is the saddest thing I've ever seen.
  • 510BrotherPanda - September 25, 2010 7:49 a.m.

    I used to own and wear many pairs of the same saddle shoes Bert has, when I was younger, from around age 2 or 3 to age 8 or 9. My mother only stopped buying them because my feet grew too fast to afford them anymore. They were so classy... I hope the Henson legacy never dies...
  • Rimmer - September 25, 2010 6 a.m.

    Screw anyone who didn't like Muppets Party Hard. I had a lot of fun with it, and some of the mini-games were pretty damn great, like the tomato throwing one and the ice cube one. And the secret bonus videos? Classic
  • ventanger - September 25, 2010 5:08 a.m.

    Jim Hensons legacy still loves on through his son Brian. Without him we wouldn't have Farscape.
  • mEgAzD - September 25, 2010 2:48 a.m.

    I thought you doods thought this was obnoxious. Whatever then.
  • enlargedhousecats - September 25, 2010 1:21 a.m.

    ;_;
  • Aeshir - September 25, 2010 12:30 a.m.

    Also, holy shit, Chris Tilton? Didn't he do the music for Fringe? And a bunch of other notable stuff including games that I can't remember?
  • Aeshir - September 25, 2010 12:28 a.m.

    A single fuzzy tear...

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