And the award for feel-good video of 2011 (so far) is... LCD Soundsystem!
In this unofficial video for James Murphy and company's "Dance Yrself Clean" from 2010's "This Is Happening," Kermit the Frog and the rest of the Muppets give a glorious all-puppet performance set in the British city of Brighton.
Video: Muppets Perform LCD Soundsystem's "Dance Yrself Clean"
Judging by the gathered crowd's reaction, this was a performance unannounced -- and no one seems to mind at all. From the bemused smiles to cheers when the tune's drums kick in, the expressions of the passersby are almost as entertaining as the Muppets themselves. Almost.
In the nine-minute clip, Kermit and Miss Piggy get romantic and violent, Animal and Cookie get wasted, and the Muppet band joyously headbangs along to the dance number. And voila, just like the mob of watchers, you'll be powerless to keep from smiling.