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Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem Tour Bus

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‘We am, is, are, and be they whom is are known as the Electric Mayhem.’


Formed in 1975, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem rocked stages, stadiums, and coffeehouses for several years before becoming the house band for ‘The Muppet Show’ variety program. This Lego Ideas proposal includes the band’s psychedelic, hand-painted tour bus and captures Dr. Teeth, Floyd Pepper, Janice, Zoot, Animal, and Scooter at the height of their musical-prowess circa 1979 (or as they appeared in Jim Henson’s ‘The Muppet Movie’).

‘Our gentle morning melodies have attracted wandering admirers…’

The music of Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem is described by some people as ‘thunderous’, ‘cosmic’, ‘golden’, ‘genre-defining’, and ‘for-sure-really’. When not jamming together, individual members of Electric Mayhem enjoy visiting natural food stores, coffee shops, the dentist’s office, and dropping in on desert campsites for an impromptu sing-a-long, as well as eating, er, beating drum sets… Band members have even been known to skip band practice to give guidance, auto repair, and shelter to lost bears and frogs.  Loved by fans, adored by critics, and feared by those allergic to animal fur, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem strangely never met with significant commercial success and are really only known for their one hit single ‘Can You Picture That?’.

This Lego set consists of Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem’s Tour Bus (open the top of the bus to reveal the band’s musical instruments and an on-the-road practice studio) as well as the six minifigures of Dr. Teeth (vocals and keyboards), Floyd Pepper (bass guitar), Janice (lead guitar), Zoot (saxophone), Animal (drums), and Scooter (road manager and man with the van). Though it would be great to have newly-molded head pieces to more accurately reflect head-to-body proportions and better capture the likeness of the original figures, my proposal (as it is presented here) makes use of Lego pieces only from existing molds that can be reprinted to suggest the character of each minifigure.