I am powerless to resist a Fraggle tie-in:
Nerdist Chris Hardwick explains how the Ben Folds Five “Do it Anyway” video came about:
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!”