Some people think that Jesus Christ Superstar — the ’70s rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice — is blasphemous. I regret to inform these people that they aren’t going to be much happier about this: Muppet Christ Superstar!
In light of LEGO being declared evil by a clergyman just a few weeks back, it’s not hard to imagine that somebody’s going to have a problem with this combination of Muppets, Rock Opera, and the New Testament. But I think the majority of us can get behind this masterwork of talented Canadian comedian Christo Graham, who brings together this star-studded cast for a nine-song album that parodies Jesus Christ Superstar in the style of Jim Henson’s Muppets:
- Kermit as Jesus Christ
- Gonzo as Judas Iscariot
- Piggy as Mary Magdalene
- Fozzie as Simon the Zealot
- Pepe as Pilate
- Rowlf as King Herod
- with The Electric Mayhem as the Disciples
Actually, you want to know something even more amazing? He does all the voices!
As Mr. Graham says (and we imagine him doing it in a Kermit voice because we can’t help ourselves):
This is a not-for-profit parody created for entertainment purposes only. I do not own the rights to the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber or the likenesses of Jim Henson’s Muppets, unfortunately.
I’d be a whole lot cooler if I did.
Hey, we think you’re plenty cool, Christo! Thanks for doing your thing and sharing with the rest of the class.