It’s been 13 long years since we heard from Ben Folds Five and 25 longer years since “Fraggle Rock” went off the air. So color us excited that both are back in this new video for the first music video from Ben Folds’ new album, “The Sound of the Life of the Mind,” out Tuesday (Sept. 18).
Hardwick shares this little tidbit on how this awesome mashup came to be: “In a meeting with Lisa [Henson, CEO, The Jim Henson Company], she casually said, ‘Next year is the 30th anniversary of ‘Fraggle Rock.’ Would you want to do anything with the Fraggles?’ ‘WHAT THE [expletive]?? That’s an OPTION?!’ I loudly replied. I think I scared her a little. I knew Ben had a new album releasing in September so I threw his name out. Lisa said ‘that would be amazing’ without hesitation. It was beautifully serendipitous. It seemed like a no-brainer to me, but I still cautiously pitched it to Ben, not really knowing his relationship with the show. I think I just spit words out, ‘YOU. VIDEO. FRAGGLES. ME PAY FOR!'”
Watch the Fraggles and Ben Folds Five do their thing in the video below.