Muppets vs Beastie Boys

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The internet (and great video editing software) has provided us with some wonderful mashups—from Obama “singing” Carly Rae Jepson’s “Call Me Maybe” to Auto-tuning the News, but this week’s musical winner was the manipulation of three Muppets—Animal, Beaker and Swedish Chef—to lip-sync the 1992 Beastie Boys track “So What’cha Want.” The white turtlenecks, perfectly edited hand motions and the close-up diagonal shots effectively transform this family-friendly trio into some hardcore rappers.