We thought we were having a good day when we happened upon the clip above, in which the Muppets — includinga flute-playing Grover — channel old school Beastie Boys.
Then, we followed Vulture’s link to yet another new Beasties video — this one truly new and an 11-minute affair directed by Beastie pal Spike Jonze. The whole thing comes off as a sort of Beastie-centric “Team America World Police.”
The boys — along with guest-star Santigold — are played by plastic action figures. In the clip, Ad Rock, MCA and Mike D are just having a good time doing their thing when some group of Beastie haters targets them for removal. They immediately engage in some kind of counter-offensive and end up killing their opponents. That is, until they rise from the ground as zombies.
But, fear not — the zombies are rapidly vanquished by a friendly Yeti, who attempts to helicopter them back to safety. Sadly, the chopper goes down over the ocean, plunging the boys into the water. Mike D is in the jaws of a shark when Santigold comes to his rescue. Then, they fire missiles from some kind of submarine — but do they truly kill their enemies? We won’t spoil the end.