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What Do Swedes Think of the Swedish Chef?

Zee Svedeesh Cheff frum zee Mooppet Shoo speeks a geebberish furm ooff Ingleesh–nut Svedeesh. Vhet du neteefe-a Svedeesh speekers theenk ooff heem? Slete’s Jeremy Stehl infesteegeted. Bork Bork Bork! I know this because it was one of the first questions I asked my Swedish wife when we were introduced. “I don’t see how it’s funny,” she [...]

The Late Movies: Best of the Swedish Chef

Even before the Food Network, people were making fun of television chefs. More accurately—the Muppets were making fun of television chefs. The Swedish Chef has grown to be a beloved Muppet. Here, see some of his most notable segments. Bork, bork, bork! Swedish Meatballs The Swedish Chef made Swedish meatballs for his first dish. Naturally. Turtle Soup I think [...]

Oh, Meep! High School Principal Bans Nonsensical Word

Danvers High School Principal Thomas Murray was not amused – I repeat, not amused – when kids in his school started saying the word “meep.” Anyone caught uttering or displaying the word of choice of Beaker, the orange-haired muppet from The Muppet Show, will be – gasp – suspended! It’s no surprise that using bad language [...]