Hey. Whatever happened to Mummenschanz?
You know. The ultimate performance art troupe that’s far more superior entertainment than anything else on this whole entire planet? Yeah, them. They used to be all out there in the 70’s and 80’s, unfurling their toilet-paper eyes and rolling across the stage in huge spheres of cellophane and felt. When I went to the official Mummenschanz website, I was alarmed to discover that they won’t be back in the States for a possible tour until 2009. Shut up!
Here’s Mummenschanz on The Muppet Show in 1976:
Excellent performance art like Blue Man Group comes close, but it’s not the same.
I know the fabulous Mummenschanz will come back to me one day. And when they do, I’ll be ready for some seriously obscure action.