When “Lady Gaga & the Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular” airs on Thanksgiving night, fans should expect nothing less than over-the-top. In a new teaser clip, the Mother Monster sits in a room with the Muppets wearing a bright pink feather hat and matching jacket, along with pink sunglasses. She’s deep in planning mode.
“This show is going to be so great and I am so proud to be working with you. But we still have a finale to plan,” she tells her pals while getting a massage from one of the muppets, Pepe. “So the reason that I’ve called you here is you are the most creative minds that I know. How do we make this the greatest finale in the history of finales?”
Gonzo’s suggestion? “Chickens.”
No word on if the chickens will be featured in the special. Gaga will be joined by Elton John, Kristen Bell, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (who worked with her on Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming movie, “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”) and RuPaul for the ABC special. This marks her second holiday-themed event with the Muppets. She also did one back in 2011.
“I was so excited when ABC called me about doing a holiday special this year. I knew it just wouldn’t be a complete night of laughter and memories without the Muppets,” she said in a statement about the special last month.
Her 2009 VMA date, Kermit , added, “What an incredible opportunity! We have a long history with Ms. Gaga, so we jumped at the chance to do a holiday special with her,” he said. “We won’t even mind if she mistakes some of the Muppets for pieces of her wardrobe — again.”
The special will feature some of Gaga’s own songs as well as holiday classics. The “holiday spectacular” will air just weeks after the release of her latest album, ARTPOP , which hit retailers on Monday.