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Muppet Babies Parodies

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As an adult, it can often be amusing to look back at our favorite TV shows and movies from childhood to discover the "secret" grown-up jokes and themes we missed as children. Jim Henson's Muppet Babies offers up dozens and dozens of jokes for adults, often in the form of parody. Everything from Star Wars to Queen Elizabeth was reinterpreted by the Muppets. Here, six of the funniest.

Star Wars

And Star Trek and The Jetsons and Indiana Jones. There's a lot going on here.

The Twilight Zone

Gonzo takes everyone to The Weirdo Zone to help explain his unusual behavior.

Mission: Impossible

Muppet: Impossible sends Scooter and Skeeter on the hunt for forbidden snacks!

Queen Elizabeth

And Shakespeare! Quoth Gonzo, "Weirdio, oh Weirdio, where for art thou, Weirdio?"

Indiana Jones

Indiana Frog is on the hunt for Rowlf's lost voice in Raiders of the Lost Bark.

I Love Lucy

It will shock no one that Miss Piggy plays the role inspired by Lucy.

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Happy Birthday, Alex Trebek!
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Today, everyone's favorite game show host turns 76 years old. Let's celebrate!

ON SESAME STREET

In 2006, Trebek played “Special of the Day” with Telly.

ON CARD SHARKS

In 1980, the tables were turned, and Trebek found himself the contestant on this episode of Card Sharks. The “tell me about yourself” portion of the program doesn’t go so smoothly, but he’s pretty good at the game itself.

THROWING PEOPLE IN THE POOL

In this sketch for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Trebek throws a waiter in a pool. The takeaway is clear: Don’t phrase things in the form of a question when you’re talking to the Jeopardy! host.

TREBEK ON NASA

And how the agency’s work with other companies helps all of us, not just astronauts.

HOSTING WHEEL OF FORTUNE

Happy April Fool's Day 1997! (Pat Sajak hosted Jeopardy that night.)

ALEX, AUTOTUNED

MC TREBEK IN THE HIZZOUSE

That was the actual name of the category.

AND JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT COULDN'T GET ANY WEIRDER...

Behold “Sexiest Potpourri Ever.”

LAST BUT NOT LEAST...

You didn’t think we’d leave without posting one of these, did you?

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Covers of "Me and Bobby McGee"
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On this day in 1970, Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27. The singer-songwriter was known as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul." Here, we remember Joplin with covers of her only number-one hit, "Me and Bobby McGee." Joplin's version of the song, originally written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster, topped the charts after her death, making the song the second posthumous number-one single in U.S. chart history.

Johnny Cash

Pink

Willie Nelson

Dolly Parton

James Last

Jerry Lee Lewis

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