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Who Is Making All These Muppets Videos?

Some YouTube videos have been cropping up in the last couple weeks featuring the Muppets. It would be an obvious viral internet meme, but what’s weird is how professionally they’re made, with pretty Muppet-y looking Muppets and classic Henson-style playfulness and wit. They even have Statler and Waldorf jokes at the end. Where are these coming from?

They don’t even seem to be selling anything, which is weird. How am I supposed to turn the experience of watching these videos into spending money?

More Muppets after the jump.

Beeker’s “Ode to Joy”:

The Swedish Chef’s “Habanera”:

Statler and Waldorf

And, of course, the Sam the Eagle “Stars and Stripes Forever” that was the Friday afternoon blogcap du jour this July 4th:

Each video was uploaded by a different user, each with only that video on their YouTube page (except for Statler and Waldorf, who have four), and all of them connected as “friends”. There’s deumnborkborkbork, weirdowhatever, meepmeepmeepow, patrioticeagle, and heckleu247.

Will no one take responsibility for these? Sexman? Dancing Matt? Buehler? I AM GOING TO BLOW THE LID OFF THIS DELIGHTFUL CONSPIRACY! I’m like Julia Roberts in I Love Trouble.