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Behind the Music Electric Mayhem
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Season: 1

Episode: Plastic Buffet

Length: 2:20

Cast: Seth Green (Narrator, Janice, Kermit actor, Ed McMahon), Dan Milano (Dr. Teeth, Animal, Floyd), Victor Yerrid (Howard Stern)

Characters: Dr. Teeth, Janice, Floyd, Zoot, Animal, Kermit, Howard Stern, Ed McMahon, Rowlf the Dog

Segment Summary: The Muppet Show's band is spotlighted in "Behind the Music: Electric Mayhem."

Themes: Animals, Bleeped, Callback, Death, Doctors, Drugs, Money, Music, Religion, Sexuality, Television

Allusions:

  • This segment is based on VH1's Behind the Music program.
  • This segment is all about the house band from TV's The Muppet Show.
  • Janice appears on TV's The Howard Stern Show.
  • The band appears on TV's Star Search.
  • Josie and the Pussy Cats is an American animated television series, based upon the Archie Comics comic book series of the same name created by Dan DeCarlo.
  • Janice says that Tommy Lee gave her hepatitis C, this is an allusion of Pamela Anderson's claim that Tommy Lee gave her hepatitis C.
  • Floyd's line about Zoot being picked up in Tokyo with '37 pounds of hash' is a reference to the fact that Paul McCartney was arrested in Tokyo in January 1980 for a similar offense (though McCartney only had 8 ounces of marijuana on him).

Trivia / Info:

  • A subtitle claims that Dr. Teeth is an Odontophiliac, which is one with a tooth fetish.
  • During Dr. Teeth's interview, a copy of Ode to the Nut Shot sheet music can be seen behind him.
  • Victor Yerrid was a puppeteer for the Jim Henson Company.
  • In one of the photos, Kermit's frowny face is modeled in green clay.
  • Ed McMahon would later die in 2009, but not from an attack by a puppet or a then-euthanized animal.
  • Kermit is hit in the leg with the chair and it breaks his knee.
  • Dr. Teeth is teaching the girl to play Ode to the Nut Shot.
  • In the black and white picture of Janice and Tommy Lee, Tommy Lee has a tattoo "Mayhem" on his left arm.
  • Janice tells Howard she only has 5 years to live even though, overall, 50–80% of people treated for hepatitis C are cured.
  • Animal's death may be a reference to the fact that the original performers for Dr. Teeth, Janice, and Floyd are all dead.

Goofs / Nitpicks:

  • In an opening photo, Dr. Teeth is holding hundred dollar bills featuring a design not available while The Muppet Show aired.

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