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Vintage Drum-Off With Dave Grohl Has Us Pumped For New Muppets On Disney+

Hopefully, Grohl will make an appearance in season one.

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With the brand new Muppets show about to drop on Disney+, it’s understandable that superfans of the stuffed puppets would take a trip down memory lane, and there is perhaps no better place to start than the one time that Dave Grohl, all-around good guy, drummer of Nirvana and frontman of The Foo Fighters, challenged famous Muppet, Animal, to a drum-off. The battle — a fraught one — ends with Grohl and Animal calling for a tie. They’re both proficient drummers in their own right and seemed to both think the other one was the winner.

But the clip, besides being a powerful showcase of Animal and Grohl’s talents, also serves another purpose: it helps us get really freaking pumped for the new Muppets show that’s launching on Disney+ tomorrow, July 31. The show, Muppets Now, promises to be a wacky, zany version of the classic Muppets show.

The semi-unscripted show is a meta-take on the Muppet Show of the ’70s: Scooter has become a showrunner trying to get episodes of Muppets Now live, Miss Piggy appears as a sort of piggy-like Gwyneth Paltrow, celebrities like Aubrey Plaza, Roy Choi, and Danny Trejo, and more come and visit the show to hilarious effect, and the show appears to have a very in-on-the-joke quality to it, making it great family viewing.

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Hopefully, Grohl will return to the stage for another matchup with Animal. (Maybe he’ll bring his rockstar daughter?) But it’s hard to say who would win out in a drum matchup.