Poor Beaker...no matter what piece of classical music his performances start out as, they always end up being the 1812 Ouverture.
But then, 'Ode to Joy' never seemed to be the theme song of Beaker's life. More fitting for him would have been Ludwig van B.'s less popular work 'Ode to badly restrained panic', written in 1805 as Napoleon's armies neared Vienna.
I must get a copy of the Muppet Show episodes. Julie Andrews and Jim Nabors would be one of the few surviving guest stars.
He also was lovely in Ringing of the Bells, although Animal stole the show.