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A New Muppet Special With Lady Gaga

Or is it the other way around? “Lady Gaga & the Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular” is a thing (I hesitate to call dignify it with another more precise term) that is airing on Thanksgiving.

“I was so excited when ABC called me about doing a holiday special this year,” Lady Gaga said. “I knew it just wouldn’t be a complete night of laughter and memories without the Muppets!”
“Can’t wait to see the gang again, and I hope Miss Piggy’s still not mad about Kermit,” she continued. “We’re just friends!”

I truly never thought I’d end up writing a head line like this one. That was because I assumed I was living in a logical universe. Not necessarily a universe guided by a supreme and wise being, but at least a universe where things made sense if you studied it enough. The people who came up with this must be taking drugs on a Keith Richards scale. That’s the only explanation that makes any sense.

Keith Richards and Fear and Loathing references. My pop culture knowledge isn't dated at all.

This is about the right level of drug use.

I understand Muppets hanging out with entertainers. That was pretty much all of The Muppet Show. I even understand Muppets holiday specials with famous people because I’ve seen John Denver and the Muppets. I just don’t understand why Lady Gaga. I have no opinion about her one way or the other, but I refuse to believe that she is this generation’s John Denver.

Okay, I do have a lingering resentment about that Kermit dress.

I see this every time I close my eyes. Help me.

According to Tough Pigs, also starring will be Sir Elton John, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, RuPaul, and Kristen Bell. Between Gaga, RuPaul and Elton John, that is going to be a huge amount of wildness and creativity, which is half of what the Muppets are all about. I assume that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Kristen Bell are there to balance out and bring out the Muppets more sentimental side. At least, I hope that’s the intention, otherwise it’s back to my massive amounts of drugs theory.

This astounding spectacle will air November 28 at 9:30pm ET. I, along with other Muppet fans and Gaga’s Little Monsters, will probably be watching and maybe things will make more sense then.