Lady Gaga & The Muppets on TV this Christmas
A 90 minute TV special from pop singer Lady Gaga and The Muppets will appear on Channel 5 this Christmas.
This one-off programme includes features from Elton John, ‘Inception’ star Joseph Gordon-Levitt, RuPaul and ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ actress Kristen Bell. Lady Gaga serenades with several songs from her new album ‘Artpop’, including a duet with Kermit the Frog.
‘Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular’ also sees the five time Grammy award winning songstress join forces with the Jim Henson puppets to sing festive favourites. “I was so excited when ABC called me about doing a holiday special this year,” said Lady Gaga. “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. We're just friends!”
“What an incredible opportunity!” added Kermit the Frog. “We have a long history with Ms. Gaga, so we jumped at the chance to do a holiday special with her. We won't even mind if she mistakes some of the Muppets for pieces of her wardrobe - again.”
The special features a duet between Gaga and Joseph Gordon-Levitt of the classic ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ as well as the traditional ‘Deck The Halls’ and ‘Jingle Bells’ from the Swedish Chef, Beaker and Animal. The grumpy old men characters Statler and Waldorf tweeted throughout the show’s recent airing in the US. “There’s nothing like a classic holiday song,” Statler said after one Gaga performance; “And that was nothing like a classic holiday song,” Waldorf replied.
Unfortunately the show didn’t receive the viewers that the US TV station was hoping for, with ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ 40th anniversary coming higher in the ratings.
Stay tuned to Channel 5 for the ‘Lady Gaga & The Muppets' Holiday Spectacular’ this Christmas.