Lady Gaga Teams With The Muppets For Unnecessary Abc Holiday Special

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18, 2013. (KABC Photo) Tags: Report a typo LOS ANGELES — Lady Gaga will team up with the Muppets as well as other guests for a Thanksgiving special on ABC. “Lady Gaga and the Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular” will air on the network Thanksgiving at 9:30 p.m. ET. The 90-minute special will also feature Sir Elton John, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and RuPaul. According to ABC, the special will include a duet by Lady Gaga and Kermit the Frog. Also, viewers will get a sneak peek at the Muppets’ upcoming movie, which is set to hit theaters March 2014. “Muppets Most Wanted” features a cameo by Gaga, who has a long history with the Muppets. Kermit the frog was the pop icon’s date to the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, much to the consternation of Miss Piggy. Related Content

Lady Gaga posted this photo of her performing alongside the Muppets on her Twitter account on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.

In 2011, she anchored A Very Gaga Thanksgiving inside her old elementary school. She wore less-outlandish than usual ballgowns; deemed White Christmas too short and added another verse; sat down with Katie Couric ; did arts and crafts with third-graders; and made deep-fried turkey and waffles with celebrity chef Art Smith . It was very weird, and gloriously awful. So what can viewers expect this time around? Gaga and Kermit will duet, the Muppets will join her for a rendition of Artpop single Applause, and there will be collaborations with Elton John , Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the fiercest mother of all, RuPaul. Muppet lovers will also swoon as Swedish Chef, Beaker and Animal perform special renditions of holiday staples such as Deck the Halls and Jingle Bells. Heres some unsolicited ideas for Gaga on how to tackle her new tracks. She should perform the R. Kelly-assisted “Do What U Want (With My Body) dressed in a gown made of pine cones and mistletoe. Animal, Gonzo and Rizzo the Rat can tackle T.I., Too Short and Twistas verses on “Jewels N’ Drugs,” and Miss Piggy can drop in for a medley of Swine (way too easy), Donatella and Fashion! The holiday special wouldnt be true without serving its real purpose: heavy promo tie-ins. There will be a sneak peek at Disneys 2014 flick Muppets Most Wanted, which features Gaga in a spectacular cameo performance. And expect a ton of references to Artpop, which we can almost guarantee will be one of those door-busters that a hip mom will fight some teenager for. Lady Gaga & the Muppets Holiday Spectacular airs Nov.