Friday, November 13, 2009

Beaker and Meep Take Over High School

The Muppet Beaker from The Muppet Show has figuratively taken over a New England high school, where students are constantly repeating the sound "meep" over and over again. Beaker, who is best known for repeating the sound "meep" on the PBS' series, seems to have been informally elected champion of Danvers High School, in Danvers, Massachusets, and the students at Danvers are meeping all over the school grounds and throughout class.

They are meeping so much that Principal Thomas Murray has banned the sound from being uttered on school grounds. He has also sent an automatic phone call to parents informing them of the no meep policy. From now on any student caught meeping will be subject to suspension.

Principal Murray claims that the students refused to abide by his "reasonable request" to refrain from meeping so he was forced to institute more austere measures. Murray claims that the students planned the coordinated meeping on the Facebook web site.

According to WHDH TV in Danvers, Senior Alex Buzzi takes credit for starting the craze. "You see someone in the hall and you go 'Meep' and they go 'Meep' back and nothing, it's harmless," Buzzi said.

Students claim that a freshman biology teacher felt threatened by the word. "They like to anger him and walk by his class and say it so people get suspended for it now," said Brianna Lapointe, a junior.

The following video shows Muppet Beaker singing a Meep song:

The video has already received over 7 million views on YouTube, so do not be surprised if this becomes a national craze with students nationwide meeping everywhere.

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Connie said...

Beaker was one of my favorite Muppets, Mic. I love this video--great fun! Seems a little extreme to me for the school administrators to get upset about the kids saying "meep" to each other. There are so many things they could have been doing instead that are much worse. This seems like a pretty silly thing to get all up in arms about. Hope you have a good weekend. :)

McCafferty Himself said...

Daisy, I guess I was not clear enough about the problem at the school. The kids were "meeping" constantly meaning all of the time, not just now and then. They would meep during class so much that the teacher could not teach. They would walk by classrooms and meep just to annoy teachers. It was a meep revolution, so something had to be done. Hence the ban.

McCafferty Himself