Wild rock and roll group featured on the THE MUPPET SHOW/SYN/1976-81. The band was a parody of the drug-taking, mind-blown heavy metal musicians from the late 1960s.
These musical leftovers from the drug culture hung around “The Muppet Show” because it was a “good gig.” The full name of the band was “Dr Teeth and the Electric Mayhem Band.” The members of the band included:
- Dr. Teeth (voice of Jim Henson), the group’s leader who had very round body and skinny arms. He was a piano player modeled after Elton “Don’t Shoot the Piano Player” John.
- Sergeant Floyd Pepper (voice of Jerry Nelson), a laid back hipster/bass guitar player and the group’s verbal representative.
- Zoot (voice of Dave Goetz) an aging, burnt out saxophonist.
- Animal (voice of Frank Oz), the band’s drummer and throwback to a hairy Neanderthal who bangs his drums and screams “WO-MAN” Animal like WO-MAN!”
- Janis (voice of Frank Oz), a stringy-blond-haired female guitar player