Ten Muppet Show Guest Star Performances Lady Gaga Will Have To Top When She Appears In The Muppet Holiday Special
After dating a Muppet and wearing a dress made of Kermits, Lady Gaga will host a Muppet holiday special. She’s sure to wow, and no we are not being facetious. She’ll be perfect for the variety show format, and why oh why can’t we have the Muppet show back on the regular again.
Gaga may be great, but seriously, her past Muppet Show guest stars have set the bar really really high:
10) Roger Moore tries to sing “Talk To The Animals” but but has to thwart a wide variety of spies.
9) Diana Ross gets everyone – including Waldorf and Statler! – to sing “Reach Out And Touch Somebody’s Hand.”
8) Lou Rawls tries to help Kermit learn to sing jazz.
7) Liberace sings “Has Anybody Seen My Bird” with a full cast of birds and a three-piece lame suit.
6) Alice Cooper sings “School’s Out” dressed in a cap and gown and accompanied by teenage monsters.
5) Liza Minnelli unmasks a killer, fakes a death scene, and sings “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.”
4) Debbie Harry sings “One Way or Another” while being pursued by Muppet monsters.
3) Julie Andrews sings “The Lonely Goatherd” complete with goats.
2) Elton John sings “Crocodile Rock” with, of course, Crocodiles.
…and the best Muppet Show guest star performance of all:
1) Gene Kelly sings a bunch of other songs on the way to finally being persuaded to sing “Singin’ In The Rain.”
Seriously, if you don’t tear up just a bit watching the late great departed Gene step out onto the rainy sidewalk at the end, we can’t be friends.