‘Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular’: Watch Cameos By Elton John, RuPaul & More

The Great Muppet Duet
The Thanksgiving special was called Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular, but the most spectacular part was the tweaks they made to the songs.

For instance, when Kermit the Frog sat beside Gaga at a piano, he admitted that he couldn’t quite relate to touring at length, alone. (He isn’t the only Muppet, after all.) But he sympathized, as made clear when the two sang “Gypsy” together. Instead of “I’m a man without a home,” he sang, “I’m a frog without a pond, but I think with you / I could spend my life.”

RuPaul also strutted in for a duet version of “Fashion,” while friend Elton John insisted on singing his 1974 hit “Bennie and the Jets” with her namesake instead. Actor and Gaga fan Joseph Gordon-Levitt even teamed with her for a helpful rewrite of Christmas song “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” so that he was suggesting that he leave (as a female traditionally would) and Gaga insisted that he stay (as a male would).

Watch Lady Gaga and Kermit the Frog sing “Gypsy” up top, then see other Holiday Spectacular performances after the jump.


“Fashion” (ft. RuPaul)

“Bennie and the Jets” / “ARTPOP” (ft. Elton John)

“Baby It’s Cold Outside” (ft. Joseph Gordon-Levitt)

  • Harlan Greenstein

    Two words to describe: strange & bizarre!

  • Craig Miller

    The special was anything but “spectacular”. Or funny. But the version of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” performed by Lady Gaga and Joseph Gordon-Levitt wasn’t a “rewrite”. It dates back to 1949 and the film “Neptune’s Daughter”, in which the song made its movie debut. It was performed twice in that film, once in the “traditional” way you suggest and once in genre-reversal way Gaga and Gordon-Levitt performed it.