The Muppets

By ABC Music Lounge | Sep 22nd, 2015

The Muppets return to primetime with a contemporary, documentary-style show. For the first time ever, a series  will explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, breakups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires. This is a more adult, new Muppet series, for "kids" of all ages.

Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory) and Bob Kushell (Anger Management) are co-writers and executive producers. Randall Einhorn (Wilfred), Bill Barretta, Debbie McClellan and Kyle Laughlin are also executive producers. The Muppets is produced by ABC Studios and The Muppets Studio.

Music from the latest episode:

Episode #115   "Generally Inhospitable"
Original Air-Date:   3/1/16
Song Artist Scene Description
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) Beyonce While doing an intense show dance rehearsal to "Single Ladies", Miss Piggy hurts her leg but attempts to keep dancing through the injury.
The Swedish Chef Song Swedish Chef The Swedish Chef sings along to the “The Swedish Chef Song” in the kitchen on Piggy’s Show.
On The Road Again Willie Nelson Willie plays guitar and sings “On the Road Again” during Miss Piggy's hospital room show.
Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground Willie Nelson Willie Nelson plays "Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground" on the tag of the episode.
Episode #114   "Little Green Lie"
Original Air-Date:   2/23/16
Song Artist Scene Description
As Time Goes By Rolf After witnessing a romantic moment between Kermit and Piggy at his tavern, Rowlf plays “As Time Goes By” on piano and sings the line “You must remember this, a kiss is still a kiss”.
Episode #113   "Got Silk?"
Original Air-Date:   2/16/16
Song Artist Scene Description
Little Green Bag George Baker Selection Pepe, Rizzo, and Gonzo walk in dressed in new suits Reservoir Dog style over "Little Green Bag", which is played from Gonzo's iPhone.
The Way I Am Piggy and Ingrid Michaelson Ingrid Michaelson sings this song with Piggy, Piggy is coached by Deadly from off-stage.
Episode #112   "A Tale of Two Piggies"
Original Air-Date:   2/9/16
Song Artist Scene Description
Bad Reputation Joan Jett The Muppets band sings "Bad Reputation" with Joan Jett as an empowerment anthem on Piggy's show during the "Unveil the Tail" moment, where all the characters reveal their tails to show the world they are not ashamed of them.
Episode #111   “Swine Song"
Original Air-Date:   2/1/16
Song Artist Scene Description
The Muppet Show Theme Cast Animal starts tapping out beat to this song, Bobo joins in humming, soon entire group is singing a cappella.
In Spite of Ourselves Kermit & Miss Piggy Piggy & Kermit sing a song together on the show, lyrics in script -original song?
Episode #110   “Single All The Way"
Original Air-Date: 12/8/15  
Song Artist Scene Description
It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas Yolanda Yolanda sings "it's beginning to look alot like payback" as the melody then transitions to score.
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Mindy & Piggy Piggy & Mindy Kaling rehearse this song, Mindy is awful. - Act 3, During the show, Piggy & Mindy sing, the other Muppets join, drowning out Mindy.
Bright Echosmith Echosmith sings at the crew holiday party at Rowlf's Tavern.
Episode #109   "Going, Going, Gonzo"
Original Air-Date:   12/1/15
Song Artist Scene Description
Fly Me to the Moon Piggy & Joseph Gordon Levitt The band plays “Fly Me to the Moon", Piggy & JG-L sing throughout mishaps happening on the set.
Learn To Fly Foo Fighters Dave Grohl performs with the Band.
Episode #107:   "Pigs In A Blackout"
Original Air-Date:   11/10/15
Song Artist Description of Use
"Can't Sleep Love" Pentatonix Act 3, Piggy introduces Pentatonix, they perform a capella, Statler & Waldorf join in with "doo wops".
"Rainbow Connection Pt. 1" Kermit Act 3, Kermit plays banjo and sings in his new backyard swamp.
Episode #106:   "The Ex-Factor"
Original Air-Date:   11/3/15
Song Artist Description of Use
"I Could Have Danced All Night" (from My Fair Lady) Miss Piggy & Kristin Chenoweth Act 1, Piggy & Kristin Chenoweth sing a song together.
"You Are the Sunshine of My Life" (originally by Stevie Wonder) Miss Piggy Act 2, Miss Piggy reminds Kermit of "their" song and starts to sing it. - Act 3, The jewelry box that Kermit gives to Denise plays Kermit & Piggy's song, Denise sings along.
Episode #105:   "Walk The Swine"
Original Air-Date:   10/27/15
Song Artist Description of Use
"True Colors" (originally by Cyndi Lauper) Becky & Zoot Act 2, Becky belittles Fozzie to crew,tells them he gets emotional over this song, then sings it, Fozzie cries. Later as Fozzie talks to camera, Zoot walks by playing this song on his sax.
"I'm Sorry Part 1" Miss Piggy Act 3, At start of Piggy's apology number to Reese, an up-tempo Kader & Ebb style song starts, Piggy sings Broadway style.
"I'm Sorry Part 2" Miss Piggy Act 3, Piggy transitions into a rapped apology to a shocked Reese.
Episode #104:   "Pig Out"
Original Air-Date:   10/13/15
Song Artist Description of Use
"Wannabe" (originally by Spice Girls) Cast Act 2, At Rowlf's, Piggy & the crew do karaoke. Ed Helms, Piggy, Scooter & Bobo do "Wannabe"
"Love Shack" (originally by The B-52's) Cast Karaoke - Gonzo, Pepe & Rizzo do "Love Shack"
"Rappers Delight" (originally by The Sugarhill Gang) Cast Karaoke - Swedish Chef does "Rappers Delight"
"Stay" (originally by Lisa Loeb) Cast Karaoke - Janice does "Stay"
"I Got You Babe" (originally by Sonny & Cher) Cast Karaoke - Beaker & Bunsen do "I Got You Babe".
"Wind Beneath My Wings" (originally by Bette Midler) Cast Karaoke - Same Eagle does "Wind Beneath My Wings"
"Don't Stop Believin'" (originally by Journey) Cast Karaoke - Piggy & Ed Helms do "Don't Stop Believing" - Karaoke - Ed Helms runs over to crew who are talking, and starts them up on "Don't Stop Believing"
Episode #103: "Bear Left Than Bear Right"
Original Air-Date: 10/6/2015
Song Artist Scene Description
I've Been Dreaming Mark Kelly

Act 2, “I’ve Been Dreaming” plays from Fozzie’s car radio as he talks to Kermit on the phone.

Episode #102: A Hostile Takeover
Original Air-Date: 9/29/2015
Song Artist Scene Description
If I Loved You Josh Groban (duet with Miss Piggy) Act. 1, Josh Groban & Miss Piggy perform this song on stage in a romantic setting, at the end they kiss.
Episode #101: Pilot
Original Air-Date: 9/22/15
Song Artist Scene Description
Roots Imagine Dragons Act 3, Imagine Dragons rehearse their latest hit with the Band, including Animal taking the place of their drummer, while Fozzie takes Becky & her parents on tour of the stage.