Last night, all of the who’s who on the web turned out at the 14th Annual Webby Awards ceremony, hosted by The Office‘s B.J. Novak. Among these web wonders were The Muppets, winners of four Webbys (two actual Webbys and two People’s Choice Webbys) for their insanely popular YouTube viral video “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
It’s a tradition at the Webbys for the winners to accept their trophies with a five-word speech. Last year, when Beaker accepted his award for “Ode to Joy” his five-words were obviously “meeps” but this year it was a hot topic among Muppet fans wondering which fuzzy funny friends they would send to accept the award since “Bohemian Rhapsody” had over 70 Muppets in the video. Personally, I was pulling for the singing cacti, but I didn’t hold my breath.
Instead, The Muppets sent Animal and Floyd Pepper. Which, while surprising, makes complete sense when you think about it. Someone had to translate for Animal and keep him on a short leash! To hear the five-word speech and to laugh your head off, check out the link below…
Floyd Pepper accepting a Webby Award in 2010? This goes right up on my list of “awesome things I never thought I’d see.” Congratulations to The Muppets and a huge thanks to The Muppets Studio for bringing out Floyd in the spotlight again!
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier