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The Muppets and Lady Gaga in new Christmas special November 28 on ABC

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Phillip, Oct 15, 2013.

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  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Breaking news from Entertainment On-line... Let us know your thoughts and what you hope to see on this new holiday special.

    Lady Gaga and the Muppets Team Up for Holiday TV Special

    [​IMG] Courtesy: Richard Harbaugh; XPOSUREPHOTOS.COM

    Lady Gaga is teaming up with the Muppets again!

    I can exclusively reveal that the "Applause" superstar and the famous puppets recently shot a television holiday special together for ABC.

    Details are being kept under wraps (and we certainly wouldn't want to spoil any of the surprises for you!), but I'm told the colorful production took place in Los Angeles.

    Gaga has a long history with the Muppets. Kermit the Frog was her date to the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and Jim Henson's Creature Shop created pieces for her The Monster Ball tour in 2010.
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    She also once wore an outfit made from plush Kermit toys on German television as a statement against fur.

    Gaga was reportedly going to make her movie debut in the The Muppets movie with Jason Segel and Amy Adams in 2011. However, her cameo didn't make it in because the original cut of the film was too long.

    The Gaga-Muppets collaboration will be the singer's second holiday-themed special for ABC. In 2011, she hosted (and directed!) A Very Gaga Thanksgiving. Guests included Katie Couric, Art Smith and Tony Bennett.

    In addition to many of her hits, Gaga also performed "White Christmas" and Nat King Cole's "Orange Colored Sky." Filming took place at her childhood school, Convent of the Sacred Heart in New York City.

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  2. cahuenga

    cahuenga Active Member

    Exciting news! A new Muppets special is coming!
     
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  3. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    This could mean either:
    1. Lada Gaga doing a holiday special The Muppets are guests on
    2. A Muppets special with Lady Gaga
    If it's the former, fine; that's how a lot of Muppet appearances seem to be. If the latter, I'm hoping it's a Christmas, variety-show type special.
     
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  4. cahuenga

    cahuenga Active Member

    I hope the second one!!!
     
  5. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    Wow this is exciting
     
  6. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Wow I am surprised we are just now hearing about this.....
     
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Sits, waiting to hear someone whine about how she's the "flavor of the month" like the Muppets have only worked with celebrities with timeless appeal.

    You know... like Marisa Benson, Jaye P. Morgan and Shields and Yarnell.
     
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  8. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I hope it's a full-on Muppets special, but either way, I'll be happy. Can't wait for some teaser footage to be released.
     
  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Hmm.

    Is this going to be like that Christmas special CeeLo Green did last year?
     
  10. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    As long as we get to see a lot of different Muppets and not just Kermit, and Piggy, Animal and Walter. I will be happy!
     
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Not so much "Flavor of the Month" or whatever, but I AM getting kind of tired of every year, some big, currently relevent artist, gets their own Christmas special where they basically hold a concert somewhere (usually Rockefeller Center, but not always) where a bunch of different artists that are currently trending in the music industry perform their own versions of Christmas carols, or their own original Christmas songs. You hear Christmas music on the radio and in the stores all the time during the month of December, such specials are kind of white noise...

    But unfortunately, most specials with plots and characters, apparently the public doesn't like them anymore... or at the very least, kids don't like them apparently, and you know how networks are always desperate to bring in younger audiences.
     
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  12. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Active Member

    Hmm seems interesting hopefully it will appear on the web or air in the uk but either way nice to see the muppets appearing in more things and I do hope more than the main muppets (Kermit,Piggy,Gonzo,Fozzie,Pepe,Animal and Walter) maybe Rowlf can play the piano with who knows we will just have to wait and see
     
  13. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I'm not nuts over Gaga, but her antics do make me smile. Muppets make me smile widely. I can see the potential for good chemistry here. Here's hoping I can see the special on my lame broadcast-only TV.
     
  14. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    I'm hoping for a trailer soon or something
     
  15. JonnyBMuppetMan

    JonnyBMuppetMan Active Member

    Huh. Since we're just hearing about this now (hardly two months before the Christmas season), I'd agree with Oscarfan's latter theory and assume this could be a Lady Gaga special with The Muppets as guests. It sure feels like the Cee-Lo Green thing all over again. :smirk:
     
  16. beatnikchick300

    beatnikchick300 Well-Known Member


    Negative Nancy much?

    But anyway, this looks like it could be good. I would like to see a Muppet Christmas special where they were the stars (which it doesn't look like this is, and the last time they tried that, we got Letters to Santa...less I say, the better), but I like Lady Gaga's music, and respect her for being a singer who takes a lot of risks, so this might be pretty good.
     
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  17. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I'm not watching it, but I am a huge Lady Gaga fan!
     
  18. LouisTheOtter

    LouisTheOtter Well-Known Member

    I can take or leave Gaga but, strangely, I can see this working. (I wasn't sold on a Gaga-centric Simpsons episode and that worked, so anything is possible.)

    No matter who they're paired with, the Muppets just seem to get Christmas right.
     
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  19. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

    Looking forward to this! Keep a far distance from Kermie Gaga... Or else... XD
     
  20. lady piggy

    lady piggy Well-Known Member

    Well when I first heard this I almost fainted . The two loves of my life getting together for one big happy muppety special. There's not a single doubt in my mind that this isn't going to be a hit especially for the Muppets . Lady Gaga has a huge following , and as a fellow " little monster " myself we are very devoted to whatever project she's in . So this can potentially introduced the Muppets to a wider range of people. I have a hunch that Gaga and Piggy are going to do a duet.<3 have i died and gone to heaven :) ?
     


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