Muppets do Whiplash: See Animal Play With J.K. Simmons

If Whiplash Met the Muppets

If Whiplash Met the Muppets

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Feb. 27 2015 11:22 AM

If Whiplash Met the Muppets

Fletcher (J.K. Simmons) meets his match.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photos via Sony Pictures Classics and Disney.

After Sesame Street did its parody of Birdman, it’s only natural for our other favorite puppets to take the next step and spoof one of this year’s other nominees for Best Picture. In a new spoof on Whiplash produced by Huffington Post UK, the Muppets’ Animal joins the movie’s jazz band under the dictatorial Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), with some unexpected results.

Intimidating though Simmons’ character is, he may have met his match in Animal. After all, Animal has been training with the greats for decades.

Jay Deshpande is a former editor of WatchTime and writes about literature and the arts for Slate, the New Republic, and others. Follow him on Twitter.