Over the years music has always been an important feature of the Muppet’s performances on Sesame Street, The Muppet Show and in their movies. Well-know songs include Kermit’s “Rainbow Connection” and “Bein’ Green” to Ernie favorite bath time serenade “Rubber Duckie”.
One song I always remembered was ‘Mahna Mahna’, which had been originally recorded by Italian composer Piero Umiliani as Mah Nà Mah Nà. It was first performed by Muppets on Sesame Street in 1969, and later that year was performed on the Ed Sullivan Show by two pink alien-like creatures known as the Snowths (originally known as Snouths) and a crazy orange haired muppet named Mahna Mahna. In 1976 these same muppets repeated the performance on the very first episode of the Muppet Show.
Now with the imminent release of the new ‘The Muppets’ movie, ‘Mahna Mahna and The Snowths’ are back, and you can even join in and add your voice this time. The Never Ending Mahna Mahna Phenomahna application on the Muppets Facebook page enables you to record your ‘Mahna Mahna’ and have it added it to the loop of other fans and celebrity contributions like Sarah Silverman, Jason Segal, Chris Martin and Mickey Rooney.
If singing is not your thing, you can still join in on the Muppets Facebook Fan-a-Thon and help them reach a Bazillion Likes.
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