I am a super nerd. This is probably not surprising to anyone. And as part of my nerd cred, I listen to The Nerdist Podcast, which is a hilarious, thrice-weekly love letter to geek culture.
One of my favorite episodes of the podcast was recorded in April 2010, when Chris Hardwick sat down with Fozie, Pepe, Dr. Busen, Beaker, Swedish Chef, Animal, Gonzo, Miss Piggy and Kermit. The Muppets!
You can listen to the full interview on Nerdist.com, but just in case you don’t have 45 minutes to spare for the most awesome living puppets ever, here’s what I love about the episode:
The Muppet Craft Table, as prepared by Chef.
Dr. Bunsen premieres the Muppet Labs Podcast Bot, which broadcasts your thoughts directly over the Internet, saving you the effort of talking with your mouth. (It had a few bugs in 2010, but I’d be willing to give it a try today.)
Fozie and Chris talk standup shop. Wocka Wocka!
We discover the true nature of the relationship between Gonzo and Animal.
Chris instigates a little lovers spat between Piggy and Kermit.
They spend a bit of time at the top of the interview talking about their video for Bohemian Rhapsody, which was a huge viral hit in 2010. You can watch it right here:
Do you listen to The Nerdist Podcast? Or, like Statler and Waldorf, have you been lucky until now? Tell me about your favorite episode in the comments below.