As AOL reports, The Muppets writer/producer Clint Morris said: “Gaga would have gone head-to-head with Miss Piggy in a sequence. Rumor has it Madonna’s ‘Vogue’ was somehow involved (which makes sense considering Piggy is the editor of Paris Vogue magazine in the film).” The scene would have featured The Office‘s John Krasinski, Modern Family‘s Eric Stonestreet, and The Hangover‘s Ed Helms, and also would have served as Gaga’s big-screen debut.
As for Katy Perry — whose breasts were deemed too hot to appear with Muppets on Sesame Street, but apparently not on the big screen (or were they?) — writer Nick Stoller states: “At one point we had squirrels singing, ‘I Kissed a Squirrel,’ or it was Miss Piggy singing ‘I Kissed a Squirrel and I Liked It.’ More and more squirrels are lining up to kiss her, and she’s getting weirded out.”
Oh, if only. We would have gladly watched a three-hour Muppet movie had it included these priceless-sounding pop parodies!