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Cheech & Chong Have A Cameo Role In The Muppets Mayhem [NYCC]
By BEN F. SILVERIO
The Muppets are returning with an all-new Disney+ show, called “The Muppets Mayhem,” that will focus on their resident rock stars, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, as they embark on an adventure to record their first album. Like any other Muppets production, this show will feature several cameos from various celebrities and musicians.
During the show’s panel at New York Comic Con, co-creator Adam F. Goldberg revealed, “We’re not allowed to talk about our cameos, I’m going to get into trouble for saying this, but Zoot even freaks out Cheech & Chong.” Since the show is aimed at a young audience and the legendary comedy duo has a particular green-tinted style of humor, Goldberg and co-creator Jeff Yorkes explained what to expect.
Yorkes said, “We wanted to make ourselves laugh first and foremost. But as parents with kids...” to which Goldberg replied, “Yeah, I don’t want to have to explain to my child what a bong is, so that was our rule.” One of their goals for “The Muppets Mayhem,” Goldberg described, was for parents to watch the series with their children and to have the younger generation “rediscover the Muppets.”