Love is a fickle thing! On ‘The Muppets,’ Piggy falls hard for Josh Groban and it’s up to Kermit to split them up — after setting them up in the first place! Good grief!
Sure, it’s not easy being green. It’s also not easy to watch your ex hog snog right in front of your face! But that’s the switch Kermit finds himself in after her sets out to find Miss Piggy the perfect date after she starts to lash out over being dateless for an award show Turns out, he’s better at playing matchmaker then he would’ve liked.
You see, Kermit is pretty in-tune with Piggy’s taste in men. While he’s a frog that enjoys the company of swine, Miss Piggy can only see herself with a celebrity sublime! (Though, Kermit does admit to a major crush on Lea Thompson. More on that later…) Anyway, when Piggy attempts to kill Dr. Bunsen Honeydew with a ballpoint pen while eating an entire cake, Kermit steps in to find the perfect guy for her to take her out on the town. His name: Josh Groban. With some TV magic and the unique insight into what turns Piggy on, Kermit gets the crazy kids together — Kat Dennings be damned!
But that’s not where the story ends — far from it. Piggy soon falls under Josh’s spell and begins to make all kinds of changes. In an effort to make the show more mature and mellow, she invites historian Reza Aslan to her be guest and asks her band, the Electric Mayhem, to play acoustic … mayhem. The show is awful and while Kermit might let Josh have his old girlfriend, he’ll be damned if Josh gets his show too. When Kermit tries to talk some sense into Piggy, Josh refuses to let him see her. And so, Kermit is left with no choice but to leap into action and pick a fight with Josh. Unfortunately, fighting is a tadpole’s game and Kermit soon learns he can’t take his new nemesis down with brawn — but brains, he’s got. So, he rebrands the show with the title Josh Groban presents Late Night With Miss Piggy, and as predicted, as she is a woman who needs no man in her life, especially one that will overshadow her, Piggy breaks it off with Josh. Kat Dennings, he’s all yours!
Elsewhere, Fozzie befriends Jay Leno, but loses the chance to be his new opening act over a severe case of kleptomania. Zoot is still the most perverted character on the show, and Gonzo costs Kermit a once-in-a-lifetime chance to date Lea Thompson after interrupting their flirtation with a kill joy story about his mother on a South American cruise.
Wacka, Wacka One Liner Of The Episode: “Since they’ve been going out, I’ve been waking up to my alarm, instead of the sound of my own screams.” — Kermit
What do you think, Hollywoodlifers? Are you still enjoying the Muppets return to TV? What was your favorite line from the episode?
— Dina Sartore-Bodo