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The Muppets are returning to television! For a holiday special! Co-starring Lady Gaga!
On Thanksgiving, which falls this year on Nov. 28, ABC will air a 90-minute special called Lady Gaga and the Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular. The team-up isn’t a huge surprise, as Deadline pointed out: Gaga famously wore a dress made out of Kermits and also went to the VMAs with the dress’s inspiration. Gaga also filmed a scene for the 2011 film The Muppets that got cut. and is supposed to cameo in the sequel Muppets Most Wanted, which opens March 21, 2014.
The special will also feature a number of special guests, including Elton John, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kristen Bell and RuPaul. That opens up the duet possibilities for both Gaga originals and traditional holiday songs pretty wide. Here’s hoping for a mash-up of “Just Dance” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”