I was just a bit too young to catch the original run of Fraggle Rock. I did, however, watch the show on TNT and the Disney channel on a regular basis. It was just so much fun.
When I woke up yesterday to a new Fraggle Rock video, I was thrilled. Then I realized it was a Ben Folds Five video. That’s equally as exciting. The Fraggles and Ben Folds Five both reuniting in the same music video after long absences? What’s not to love?
It doesn’t hurt that Chris Hardwick, Anna Kendrick, and Rob Corddry have their own stories going on while Ben Folds Five rocks out with the Fraggles.
“Do It Anyway” has a nice throwback feel to it. The rockabilly rhythms are a nice canvas for the video concept. There’s a good bounce to the track, which lends itself nicely to the Fraggles dancing their cares away. The lyrics match the characters, as well, with a message of just going for things even if you’re scared of what might happen.
Could this video be a way of working out the kinks for the long gestating Fraggle Rock film? Did the success of The Muppets make that project more appealing? Or is this The Nerdist channel flexing their muscles to make awesome original content? Finally, is there anything cuter than the sight of the main Fraggles getting their groove on?
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