Animal — that feral stickman from Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem — has faced down some tough drumming competition in Buddy Rich and Harry Belafonte. But perhaps his most daunting challenge arrives tonight: Dave Grohl, former Nirvana drummer and current Foo Fighters frontman.
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On Tuesday’s episode of The Muppets, Animal and Grohl go toe-to-toe —as well as fill for fill — in the battle for supremacy of the skins. “Oh, what’s that? A bell? Time for school,” taunts Grohl before stating his case at a very loud volume. Click on the video above to see these two drummers put on a clinic that ends with just the right amount of destruction and heavy breathing.
The Muppets airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.