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Prepare Yourself for the Muppets’ ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ Cover


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Last month, the Projector posted a story called "Let Us All Be Happy About How Few Nirvana Songs Show Up In Movies" that pinpointed just how Kurt Cobain's music is (appropriately) viewed as a sacred cow when it comes to Hollywood soundtracks. Only on a handful of occasions has a Nirvana tune snuck into a movie, and in most cases, the inclusion of the song wasn't that excruciating (and in the instance of Shoot 'Em Up, it was actually pretty fantastic). However, the Muppets have come to test that entire theory.

In the upcoming, Jason Segel-penned Muppets reboot, some of those funny-looking puppets will serenade movie theater audiences with a barbershop quartet rendition of the grunge anthem "Smells Like Teen Spirit," the Playlist reports. It's unclear which Muppets will take part in the Nirvana cover, but if Animal and Gonzo aren't involved, there are going to be problems. Amazingly, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" has managed to avoid Hollywood's grasp ever since the cast of Moulin Rouge sang it in 2001. We guess a cover of Nevermind's greatest single showing up in a film once every decade isn't that bad.

Additionally, the Muppets will also perform a cover of Cee Lo Green's edited-for-radio "Forget You," which was maybe inspired by Green's Grammy performance of the song while surrounded by Muppet-esque creatures. The soundtrack will also feature guest appearances by Feist, Joanna Newsom, and Andrew Bird, as well as Paul Simon's "Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard." The Muppets hits theaters this Thanksgiving.


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