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This is both highly amusing and instructive – of what I’m not exactly sure – but anyway, back in September Steve Silver wrote a hilariously well-sustained deadpan analysis of Weezer’s “Keep Fishin'” video wherein Muppets interact with the band, and the drummer is set upon in a sexually predatory manner by Miss Piggy.

Steve pried apart the Gordian Knot of inter-species sex, the grim specter of puppet-human sex (ultimately masterbatory??) and the like. He concluded with this:

    I’ve always been strongly against censorship in entertainment, but such a thing is a good argument for the return of the Production Code. Hell, if there’s ever a Lieberman Administration, you can count on it.

Cut to the present – the Weezer.net site found the article and linked to it thusly;

    …Um… here’s an…interesting take on things… um, yeah.

    …movin’rightalong, [ouch!]…

Man, do they get a lot of traffic, but more to the point, the comments from Weezer and Muppet fans (yes, the Muppet site picked it up also) are a riot:

    You’re obviously not supposed to think of such muppet activity in that way.
    Posted by: Henry Kaplan on November 18, 2002 07:33 AM

    well, uhm, yeah. . .
    weezer.com is kind of pissed at you for this
    😉
    come on, its a freaking music video, theres no need to get your knickers in a twist. i dont think any of that went into consideration before filming the video; that’s pretty in-depth.
    i think it was just an idea that mr siega had, i dont think he was sitting in darkened rooms, rocking back and forth methodically, thinking, “i’m gonna freak out some people with inter-species sexuality. . .heh heh.”

    buah.
    Posted by: zh on November 18, 2002 09:16 AM

    Here’s a great example of someone trying to overintellectualise a subject to impress all his friends. If you’re really worried about inter-species relations, the Island in the Sun video would be of much greater interest.
    And don’t knock the Weez.
    =w=
    Posted by: JT on November 18, 2002 09:43 AM

    Come on dudes, this is a joke. And weezer.com was surely more amused than offended.
    Posted by: Andrew on November 18, 2002 10:09 AM

    Thank God, Andrew. I sure hope that most other Weezer fans have a better sense of humor than those who’ve posted. This is a joke, people.
    Posted by: mymommasmasonjar on November 18, 2002 10:21 AM

    Hahahaaha. This was one funny ass article! Why would someone waste their time? Oh well….
    =w=eezer
    Rock on
    Coleman from the boardz….
    Posted by: WzrColeman2 on November 18, 2002 12:15 PM

    Wow you guys are idiots. This is a joke for Christ’s sake. Thank the ever lovin’ Lord someone else understands that.
    Posted by: realmeanmotorscutor on November 18, 2002 12:51 PM

    definitely a joke. plus, the symbolism of pat using the lampshade was far more subversive to our culture’s foundation than mrs. piggy. The intentional “blinding” of oneself to avoid the emotional trauma of sexual abuse is a real problem. plus, where was rolf on some keyboards? are we racist against the brown dog? is it because he is darker than the rest of the muppets? plus, because he plays piano as opposed to guitar, he is obviously gay, another apparent reason for his exclusion.

    as we can clearly see, bestiality is the least of our problems here.
    Posted by: Tighler the Great on November 18, 2002 01:40 PM

    Muppets are made out of fabric…from someone’s imagination. They’re not real-
    =w= on’
    Posted by: janet Ponce on November 18, 2002 01:58 PM

    heh heh , i like muppets. theyre yummy. heh heh
    Posted by: gravy on November 18, 2002 01:59 PM

    cool! amusing article, dude. im so stoked. heh heh. i agree about the whole rolf thing – do we have some racism and homophobia goin on down? its also true that the island in the sun video is extremely relevant to this discussion. have you *seen* rivers kissing that chimp? and brians practically humping his for chrissake… those cute, dirty dirty =w= boyz…
    =smsms= sexy mofos support muppet sex
    Posted by: Ally – beet red sinner on the .com boards… on November 18, 2002 02:59 PM

    um…you are the only man in this world that thought that video has sexual content. for the most part, people are smart enough to realize the difference between a Muppet and a human. for one thing, im pretty sure muppets dont have sexual organs, and if they do, im sure they dont fit in/on/around ours. another thing is, the Muppets are puppets, they already have some ones hand up their butt controlling them, if anything has sex, its the muppeteers own actions. last, the Muppets are purely and nothing less than a children show, sex would never be tied into them except in your sick perverted mind. loser
    Posted by: Lane on November 18, 2002 05:49 PM

    I’m glad there are still some Weezer fans out there who have an intelligent sense of humor. All of you loyal Weezer fans who immediatly went defensive and jumped to Weezer’s aid need to develop a sense of irony. Satire is a lost art in this society. =W=. rock on.
    Posted by: Spencer on November 18, 2002 05:50 PM

    not only is miss piggy married to kermit, pat is married too. lol. this is funny. besides though, kermit looked like he was making moves on rivers. haha i crack myself up.
    Posted by: andi23 on November 18, 2002 05:58 PM

    Dude,
    You seriously have problems.
    What’s next, Barney is a petifile?
    Bert and Ernie are gay? Elmo and Grover are in a Gang? It’s a [email protected]#$*ng puppet!!!
    No, it doesn’t really [email protected]#$ like you might be thinking. You see, it is an inatimate object.
    Posted by: Katie on November 18, 2002 06:14 PM

    Ok, lets all admit, we’ve wanted to boink a muppet a few times in our lives. There was something somewhere where some guy was confessing to being sexually attracted to the female hippie muppet, Jordan was the name i think. Where the hell did I see that? Long story short, wanting to have sex with inanimate animal puppets its a natural and healthy way of life. But use a condom with Rolf. That dog is a whore. I don’t care what he tells you, he’s been around everybody’s block a few times. (ps I’m joking..except somewhere that thing about some guy saying he was hot for the muppet Jordan did happen, but I am 95% sure that was a comedy or something..someone tell me what it was from).
    Posted by: Mike on November 18, 2002 06:29 PM

    some of you people that posted replies to this need to chill out. this article was obviously a joke, but the seriousness with which you read it reflects society very well – they/you take everything too seriously.
    and yes, weezer.com was definately more amused than offended. karl and the band do have a sense of humor. they aren’t going to be frazzled by some joke-article on the internet. kudos to the person who wrote this article.
    =w=
    rock on
    Posted by: zaneta on November 18, 2002 06:31 PM

    mike is completely right chill the fuck out. how can people be so fuckin NOT-open minded. dont jump to fuckin hostile conclusions fuckin retards. its a fucking joke and the guy is right. piggy is a polygomous bitch. do u think this guy wants to start some national movement against muppets.
    Posted by: agasef on November 18, 2002 06:54 PM

I just about peed myself – this is a funny world. I also love the “=w=eez out” salutations used as a signifier for a whole set of shared values and assumptions, founded on the primary notion that Weezer rocks.

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