One of my favorite writers, Adam Sternbergh, wrote up this nifty piece for The New York Times about Bret McKenzie (who is, as you may know, half of the duo Flight Of The Conchords) and his work writing songs for the new Muppet film. Rather wonderfully, the piece includes a video of McKenzie singing "Life's A Happy Song" with Kermit.
While I'll have more to say about the film in a day or two, I will tell you that one of its great successes is that I have been singing this song to myself ever since I went to the screening on Saturday, and I haven't even gotten tired of it. It absolutely sounds to me like a Muppet song, like something they would have sung in one of the old movies or on the old show. My hat is off to you, Bret McKenzie, just as it will not be in three weeks when I am still singing it.