For years, we didn't believe that any Jim Henson mash-up video could be greater than when the Dinosaurs remade The Notorious B.I.G.’s "Hypnotize." But YouTuber Is This How You Go Viral (real name: Adam Schleichkorn) may have proven us wrong with his Muppet-filled redux of the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" (a.k.a. "Sesametage").
The original 1994 Beastie Boys video, which was directed by Spike Jonze, was a play on 1970s crime shows like Starsky & Hutch, with the band featured as the show’s protagonists. It has regularly been cited as one of the best music videos in the history of the medium (see here and here). In the case of "Sesametage," it's Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, Grover, Bert, Ernie, Telly, and more who are on the lam.
"About three years ago, I spent a Sunday editing a video of the Muppets rapping 'So What'cha Want,' which ended up being a total game-changer for me," Schleichkorn writes in the video description. "The original 'Sabotage' music video is without a doubt, one of the greatest of all time, so I knew I couldn't do a regular old lip sync video, I had to bring it!"