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The Muppets at Christmas: It's Time To Play The Music

OJ Borg celebrates four decades of The Muppets in music with CeeLo Green, Bret McKenzie and more.

OJ Borg celebrates four decades of The Muppets in music with Brian Henson, CeeLo Green, Ricky Gervais and more.

From Elton John’s performance of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road through to Julie Andrews singing the Lonely Goatherd to Miss Piggy out-Celine'ing Celine Dion, you aren’t anyone in music unless you have appeared with the Muppets. In this special Christmas Day broadcast, life-long fan OJ Borg traces their careers in music, with insight from some of the artists who have recorded with them.

Special guests include Brian Henson, Chairman of the Jim Henson Company, CeeLo Green, who recorded with The Muppets for his Christmas album, and Ricky Gervais, who performed alongside the cast in Muppets Most Wanted. OJ also hears from actor, comedian and musician Bret McKenzie, who worked as Music Supervisor on two Muppets films and won an Academy award for his track, Man or Muppet, as well as Petula Clark and Leo Sayer who both fondly recall performing songs on the show in the seventies.

57 minutes

Last on

Christmas Day 2020 19:00

Music Played

  • The Muppets

    The Muppet Show Theme

    • Pye Records.
  • Kermit the Frog

    Rainbow Connection

    • Atlantic ‎.
  • The Muppets

    Mahna Mahna

    • Pye Records ‎.
  • The Muppets

    Cottleston Pie

    • Pye Records ‎.
  • The Muppets

    Scrooge

    • Jim Henson Records.
  • The Muppets

    Marley And Marley

    • Jim Henson Records.
  • The Muppets

    When Love Is Gone

    • Walt Disney Records.
  • Queen + The Muppets

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    • Walt Disney Records.
  • CeeLo Green

    All I Need Is Love

    • Elektra.
  • Kermit La Grenouille

    Bein' Green

    • Pye Records.
  • Jason Segel And Walter

    Man or Muppet

    • Walt Disney Records ‎.
  • Céline Dion, Miss Piggy & Kermit the Frog

    Something So Right

    • Walt Disney Records.
  • Constantine & Ricky Gervais

    I'm Number One

    • Walt Disney Records ‎.
  • The Muppets

    Halfway Down The Stairs

    • Pye Records ‎.
  • The Muppets

    Life's A Happy Song

    • Walt Disney Records ‎.

Broadcast

  • Christmas Day 2020 19:00