Here’s some reasonably exciting news: The original Muppet YouTube video “Ode to Joy” has been nominated for a Webby Award! The Webbys, naturally, are awards given for stuff made for the web, and Beaker has been nominated in the Best Music Video category. In case you need to be reminded how award-worthy the video is, take a look:

You can show your support for Beaker and classical music by going to the Webby People’s Voice voting site and placing your vote. You do have to register before you can vote, but don’t let that stop you. I’m 85% sure they won’t use your information to steal your identity.

You may remember that back in 2007, the web series Statler and Waldorf: From the Balcony won a Webby Award. Except you probably don’t remember, because most Muppet fans completely lost interest in that silliness when the producers replaced Steve Whitmire and Dave Goelz as the title characters. But the point is, Muppets won before, and Muppets can win again! And this time, the thing that got nominated is actually good!

So vote for “Ode to Joy!” If for no other reason than so we can hear Beaker give an acceptance speech.

Click here to lay odds on Beaker’s Webby chances on the Tough Pigs forum!

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