Dave Grohl takes on Animal from ‘The Muppets’ in epic drum battle

There’s little doubt that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is a master of creating viral moments. Some of these moments are organic—or, at the very least, they appear that way—but other times, Grohl is paired with another culturally popular being in the hopes that TV ratings will increase and Internet pageviews will explode.

That, I suppose, is why we’ve received this digital gift of a drum battle between Grohl and Animal from the Muppets.

In reality, this isn’t much of a contest. Despite Animal’s experience advantage, he can’t match Grohl’s chops. Even though Grohl admits at the end that Animal bested him, we all know this is a lie. Grohl won the contest—and rather easily. Perhaps for his next test, Grohl should take on the 5-year-old girl who recently pounded through a System of a Down cover.

The duel between Grohl and Animal was fine—neither great nor innovative but also not terrible. But I was thinking that another Muppet should have been given the chance. How about for an encore, Grohl challenges the criminally underrated Scooter?

Screengrab via Musicology Online/YouTube

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.