Thursday, March 29, 2012

"Cheeze Pleeze": Rizzo's Favorite Radio Show?

Do you love the Muppets?  (Why am i even asking - of COURSE you do: (a) you're reading a site called Muppet Freak and (b) who doesn't?)  Do you love the Dr. Demento Show and miss being able to listen to it on the radio?  Well at least the good doctor's still online but maybe you're looking for a show that plays mad music that still airs on radio stations?  Or maybe you have a love of warped, crazy, cheesy music...

You need to check out "Cheeze Pleeze".

"Cheeze Pleeze" is a weekly half hour radio show that showcases the wacky, the warped, and the weird.  From celebrity slip-ups to polka music, if it's strange or so-bad-it's-good, they play it.  And Muppets are often a part of the proceedings.

There's been several times when Muppet/Sesame and related songs have been featured and many other episodes where Muppet references pop up in the hosts' banter.

You may want to check out their website at to see if it's on a station in your area...and if it's not, you can still listen to the latest week's episode at the site.  Hopefully you're reading this post pretty recently after i wrote it since this very week is perfect for Muppet Freaks to explore!  The show opens with a couple of Muppet covers - or more specifically a cover of a Muppet song and the original recording of a song made famous by the Muppets:  The Jubilee School Choir's rendition of Rainbow Connection and Piero Umiliani's Mah Na Mah Na.  Plus a section of Mel Blanc tracks, Lurch from the Adams' Family and Disco Garbage!  This is one cool show i always make it a point never to miss each week!

...And oh yeah, speaking of Dr. Demento, does anyone else think that it was some kind of violation of some sort of universal law that after about three months after the release of "The Muppets" no song from the soundtrack had yet received airplay on The Dr. Demento Show?  Well i sure noticed and fearing the consequences of some cosmic monkey wrench in the natural order of things, i requested the good doctor to play The Muppets Barbershop Quartet's rendition of Smells Like Teen Spirit ... which got played on the February 11th episode (right after Weird Al's Smells Like Nirvana).  Just doin' my part for Muppet Fandom, Muppet Freaks, The Muppets themselves and the rest of the world restoring order and balance to the universe.

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