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  • The Muppets Get a Taste of the X Games

    Source: Yahoo News

    http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/050729/laf026.html?.v=21

    BURBANK, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Muppet mayhem took over as Animal and Pepe the King Prawn tag-teamed with world-renowned skateboarder Bucky Lasek during his training for X Games 11 which will be held in Los Angeles, August 4-7.

    (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050729/LAF026 )

    As part of a special segment to air on All Access, a one-hour action sports magazine show that airs on ESPN2, the Muppets partner with X Games Skateboard Vert champion Lasek as he prepares to win a third straight gold medal in this year's competition. Pepe the King Prawn "snakes" the interview by insisting that the only way to stiff the competition and win a third straight gold medal is to learn how to release his inner animal. To do this, Pepe enlists the help of a special friend -- the Muppets very own Animal!

    "Thanks to my new Muppet friends Animal and Pepe," said Lasek, "I've found a fresh perspective on the vert ramp which I hope will help bring me the gold again."

    With some interesting coaching tips from Pepe and Animal, Bucky is able to perform a huge trick: a frontside heel flip gay twist. Pepe then makes his first-ever attempt to drop into the vert ramp.

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