Muppet Monday: Kermit Doesn’t Like Benny

Last week, there was a surprising announcement that Lady Gaga and the Muppets would be teaming up for a new holiday special, airing Thanksgiving night at 9:30 p.m. (The L.A. Times wasn’t so impressed.) I’m not a Gaga fan at all, but you know I’m going to be saddling up to the TV after a long day of eating (sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and stuffing, oh my!) and checking out what my Muppets are up to.

I was glad to see Elton John on the list of guest stars, and I hope this means a grand reunion for the Muppets and the legend.

Have you seen him on Season 2 of The Muppet Show? Elton is the perfect choice for a guest star on this show. He’s just as unique and outrageous as so many of these Muppets and watching them team up is a total joy. This particular clip in so fun and SO RARE because Kermit is actually insulting his guest star. This NEVER happens.

“Benny and the Jets” is one of my favorite Elton John songs. Is it terrible I can’t think about it without picturing this scene in 27 Dresses?

Seriously! Those lyrics are really hard to understand!

Anyway, hope you are equipped with your electric boots this week! Happy Muppet Monday!

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