On Friday, Arsenio Hall answered the question people have been asking since Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem first made their debut on The Muppets in 1975: Is Animal really a world-class drummer? The answer is a resounding yes. Watch the Muppet's epic drum battle with Robin DiMaggio, The Arsenio Hall Show's drummer, above.
Competing in categories of trivia, concentration and skill, Animal and DiMaggio squared off mentally before being allowed to show off their respective drum solos. Arsenio played game show host during this segment, stacking the odds almost unquestionably in favor of the wild-haired puppet. For anyone who counts Animal as a direction inspiration on their decision to start drumming (I'm one of them), this is a must-watch video.
Watch The Muppets' recent performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon right here on Zumic, and check out the YouTube description for the drum battle video below.
Robin DiMaggio is a world class drummer who serves as the musical director for the United Nations. He has played with Diana Ross, David Bowie, Paul Simon, and all the greats. Animal is Animal. Watch Robin and Animal compete in an all-out drum off to see who reigns supreme on the skins.