News Update: December 4, 2012

NEWS UPDATE: December 4, 2012

Straight off the heels of their week long television-takeover, CeeLo Green and the Muppets are still all over the place. For instance, check out this video introduction CeeLo and Miss Piggy made for a playlist of their favorite holiday songs (obviously including the “All I Need is Love” music video).

Friend of the Muppets and Sesame Street Neil Patrick Harris has always been an avid puppet fan and supporter of all things Muppet-related. So it should come as no surprise that he found a way to team up with The Jim Henson Company along with The Nerdist Channel to create an hysterical, rude, and down-right awesome new web series called Neil’s Puppet Dreams. Be forewarned: the following video is very much PG-13, so be ready for some raunchy puppets. However, if you’re like me and a sucker for anything NPH (especially NPH and puppets), then this is for you!

Michael Bublé: Home for the Holidays is an upcoming NBC holiday television special from singer Michael Bublé (obviously) and everyone’s favorite furry red monster, Elmo, will be appearing in the special on December 10th at 10:00pm/9:00pm central time! This does not mean we can expect to see a new performer as Elmo after Kevin Clash’s recent resignation, it just means the special was filmed in October. In an interview with Xfinity, Bublé says, “There was never a discussion to lose him. The truth is, Elmo didn’t do anything. He’s a three-year-old monster. He’s innocent, sweet, and funny – and very polite, too. The deal is that Elmo is featured on my special and that’s kind of how I really felt about it. It’s so warm and sweet. It really is a beautiful moment. I think people will enjoy it.” I think it’s very cool of Bublé to respect Elmo this much and I for one can’t wait for the appearance!

Speaking of Muppet TV Appearances, Kermit the Frog always seems to spend some time on the airwaves this time of year, and this holiday season is no exception! Yesterday he appeared on ABC’s cooking/talk show The Chew to (finally) promote the Blu-ray release of The Muppet Christmas Carol. Check out the hilarious appearance in the videos below, and find out what Kermit thinks of Homeland, which celebrities he thinks he looks like, and more!

One of my favorite shows and one of NBC’s funniest shows is 30 Rock starring Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin. As you may know, the show is coming to an end after this, it’s seventh season, so they’re pulling out all the stops to make it one to remember. And this Thursday night, December 6th at 8:00pm/7:00pm central time, those stops include welcoming the real, actual Kermit the Frog to the show! This is sure to be a fantastic appearance, and 30 Rock is no stranger to Muppets, so be sure to tune in to see Kermit rock with Liz Lemon, Jack Donaghy, and more! Special thanks to our friends at for breaking the news!

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