Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem are getting a contract, as Disney+ has just greenlit a new series called “The Muppets Mayhem.”
The series will take audiences on a music-filled journey as, at long last, The Electric Mayhem Band records its first ever album.
Lilly Singh (“A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” “Dollface.”) will play the human lead role of Nora, the junior A&R executive at the label who is tasked with managing and wrangling the band.
It’s her job to help the Muppets navigate the current day music scene as they try to finally go platinum.
The Electric Mayhem include Dr. Teeth (Bill Barretta) on vocals and keyboards, Animal (Eric Jacobson) on drums, Floyd Pepper (Matt Vogel) on vocals and bass, Janice (David Rudman) on vocals and lead guitar, Zoot (Dave Goelz) on saxophone, and Lips (Peter Linz) on trumpet.
Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem Muppet debuted on the pilot for “The Muppet Show” in 1975, so this album has been a long time coming.
No word if Scooter or Pepe the King Prawn are still managing them.
“The Muppets Mayhem” series was developed by Adam F. Goldberg, Bill Barretta and Jeff Yorkes based on characters created by Jim Henson. It is written by Adam F. Goldberg (“The Goldbergs”), Bill Barretta (“The Muppets,” “Muppets Haunted Mansion”) and Jeff Yorkes, the executive producers are Goldberg, Barretta, Michael Bostick and Kris Eber. Yorkes is a co-executive producer. The Muppets Studio’s David Lightbody and Leigh Slaughter are also executive producers.
The Disney Branded Television series will be produced by ABC Signature and The Muppets Studio for Disney+.
“Adam F. Goldberg is our resident Muppet enthusiast at Signature and getting to play in the sandbox with Bill, a longtime Muppet performer, as well as these beloved characters was a dream come true for him, Bill and Jeff,” commented Jonnie Davis, President of ABC Signature. “Their take is fresh, fun, musical and of course, hilarious. We couldn’t be happier to be the studio that is helping them get the band back together.”
As a Muppets fan, I always enjoyed the musical comedy breaks by Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, especially Animal, so I’m really looking forward to checking this one out. Will you be watching? Let us know in the comments!