Lady Gaga with her date Kermit the Frog at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. (Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
The holidays are quickly approaching, but not nearly as quickly as news of upcoming holiday specials, and we've stumbled upon the mother lode. According to E! Online, Lady Gaga is teaming up with The Muppets for an ABC network holiday spectacular.
While details are being kept under wraps (wrapping paper, maybe? Eh? Hello? Guys?), word on the street is that the TV special filmed in Los Angeles, and would be merely another step in the legacy between Lady Gaga and The Muppets. Remember: she went with Kermit to the 2009 VMAs, Jim Henson's Creature Shop helped outfit her 2010 Monster Ball tour, and she once wore a piece made entirely of Kermits to protest animal testing. Gaga also recorded a Thanksgiving TV special alongside The Muppets in 2011 ("A Very Gaga Thanksgiving"), so we can only expect this one to be even better. That's how things work, right?
Does Lady Gaga teaming up with The Muppets seem weird? Kind of. Is it strange? Absolutely. Is it publicity at its finest? You know it. And that's arguably how holiday specials should be.
Once upon a time, holiday TV specials were an event, and now that the days of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" are behind us (yet will live on forever on DVD), we need more TV events and/or appointment viewing come the holiday season. At the very least, we need them for kids, who might not see the charm in the 1960s version of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (though that would be their fault, not the special's).
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