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who sings "mahna mahna"?

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by jakt, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. jakt New Member

    Can anyone tell me if there's one specific character that sings the "mahna mahna" song? Is it always the same character or group of characters?
  2. jakt New Member

    dumb question I know, but are the 2 pink characters "mahna" and "mahna"
    Can you tell I don't know much about the muppets? (gasp) LOL
  3. Ilikemuppets New Member

    Mnhna Mnhna or as he's known on Sesame Street bip bop pa dot ta (Spelling?) Sings the song. He has a beard and sunglasses and looks kind of like a Hip-Ur-and men Jim Henson.:D
  4. jakt New Member

    thanks for the quick reply! Is the name spelt Mnhna Mnhna or mahna mahna? I did a google image search for mahna mahna and those 2 pink characters came up, who are they?
    Thanks again!
  5. Ilikemuppets New Member

    No problem. Obviously, there aliens of some sort, but I would like to know the names of these things myself.
  6. jakt New Member

    I've searched a little more and would the character be wearing a green vest and have a orange mane of hair, a pink nose and yellow sunglasses?
    Thanks yet again! LOL
  7. MuppetsRule Active Member

  8. Ilikemuppets New Member

    Yup, that's the one, isn't he cool looking.
  9. Ilikemuppets New Member

    Oh yeah, I new that! I had forggoten what those were called!
  10. jakt New Member

    thanks for the super prompt replies :)
    I'm off to check out that website you mentioned.
    You guys have been a great help, better than google any day ;-)
  11. Ilikemuppets New Member

  12. Fozzie Bear Moderator

    Mahna-Mahna (the dash is important, it's his name) and the Snowths performed it on the Ed Sullivan Show and then on the first episode of The Muppet Show.

    The Snowths were dropped and glasses gained when Mahna changed his looks for Sesame Street and assumed the name Bip Bipadotta with two girls as back-up singers. Another version of him appears as a rather sinister looking creature---too horrifying for words---who sang the song in the early years of Sesame Street.

    Whether Mahna-Mahna or Bip Bipadotta, they both (HE both?) sang other songs as well.
  13. Ilikemuppets New Member

    They used to show Ed Sullivan show clips on PBS, and I've seen that. Man was Jim skilled at his craft.. I mean you would really have to practice that to get the timing perfect, and the technical aspect, oh brother. It's no puppet show.
  14. Fozzie Bear Moderator

    Nope. And puppetry is a LOT harder than people think it is to make it good. The more seamless and life-like it is, the easier it looks, the harder it is to achieve that!
  15. Ilikemuppets New Member

    Yeah, and he makes it all look so easy too.

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