Fender.com interview with Scott Shriner - September 4, 2002
Weezer Teams with Muppets
"[Weezer are] rock stars, they're used to being around animals, bears and egotistical pigs." — Kermit the Frog
Fender: We heard it was your life-long dream to team up with childhood heroes, The Muppets.
Scott: For me, to tell you the truth, I was at that funny age when I didn't think it was cool to like the show. My mom (Catherine) and sister, (Lori) were huge fans. I remember walking past them to go out and break windows, or what ever I thought was cool at the time, and seeing them so into it and laughing and having a big time...I would stop and watch for a minute and think, ‘I am too cool for this... I will go out and throw rocks at people's windows…now that is cool!’
Fender: What was it like working with them? Are they still humble about their massive commercial appeal?
Scott: No, not at all. That Pepe was such a handful... hahahahah!
Fender: Were there artistic differences or politics involved as Muppet band bassist Floyd Pepper (left) was noticably absent in the video?
Scott: It is funny that you should mention that...we are actually friends and have covered for each other on occasion. Right now, he is out with Slipknot, and it is taking a lot out of him. So he said, “Man just go ahead and take this one." Thanks Floyd, what a bro... much respect...for Floyd and Slipknot...
Fender: Is the Shrimp character in the video really the Long John Silver fast-food mascot?
Scott: Do they serve shrimp?????? Do they have a mascot???? I thought it was a pirate...argggggggggg....
Fender: Is it true that after filming the video, Rivers was romantically linked to Miss Piggy? Or was there some off screen chemistry with guitarist Pat?
Scott: It is not my position to disclose any information regarding this question, romantic or otherwise...dude code...bye now, be good...take your vitamins...wash behind your ears...eat your vegetables...stay in school...keep practicing... - Scott 711