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
We heard it was your life-long dream to team up with childhood heroes, The Muppets.
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!’
What was it like working with them? Are they still humble about their massive commercial appeal?
No, not at all. That Pepe was such a handful... hahahahah!
Were there artistic differences or politics involved as Muppet band bassist Floyd Pepper (left) was noticably absent in the video?
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...
Is the Shrimp character in the video really the Long John Silver fast-food mascot?
Do they serve shrimp?????? Do they have a mascot???? I thought it was a pirate...argggggggggg....
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?
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