There are few guarantees in life, but The Muppets being able to cheer us up even during the most difficult of times is one of them. Kermit and the gang always manage to put a smile on our faces. That’s especially true when they get together to sing. And they did just that this week on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
But their song choice is what really made this social distancing performance special. They picked the perfect number to help all of us when we’re separated from the ones we love. Because just like The Muppets, we can’t help but feel better when we hear The Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends.”
The Muppets virtually joined host James Corden, Reggie Watts, and The Late Late Show band for a rousing, uplifting rendition of The Beatles’ classic arranged in the style Joe Cocker made famous on his debut 1969 album.
Kermit, Fozzie, Miss Piggy, Animal, Gonzo, Rizzo, the Swedish Chef, Beaker, Pepé the King Prawn, Rolf, Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem band, and more all joined in for a genuinely sweet rendition.
This one performance touches on so many things that always make us feel good. First, it stars the The Muppets singing an absolutely iconic number by the The Beatles. And it’s Joe Cocker’s arrangement, which is both great on its own and reminds us of something else that makes us happy. It was the theme song for The Wonder Years. That beloved coming-of-age show, which is one of our all-time favorites, introduced the track to a whole new generation.
Also, it puts a smile on our faces knowing all The Muppets live with their puppeteers. And lucky for us they do. It’s always easier to get by with a little help from The Muppets.
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