The Muppets have captivated audience members since their conception by Jim Henson in 1955. Now, the beloved Mups have their own TV show, premiering tonight on ABC. Who’s watching?
To help you prepare for The Muppets TV premiere, we’re taking a look back at their greatest musical moments. Remember when Jason Segel forced himself to figure out if he was a man or a muppet?
“English Country Duet” from The Muppet Show
“Can you play hatless?” Rowlf asks Fozzie after Fozzie loses his hat from giving it his all on the piano. “I don’t know. Who wrote it?” Fozzie responds. Classic.
“Kokomo” from Muppet Beach Party
Throw it back to the time Kermit and Miss Piggy covered The Beach Boys’ “Kokomo” for the Muppets’ beach party. Formative childhood memories right here.
“We’re Doing A Sequel” from Most Wanted
This glorious trailer for Most Wanted featured “We’re Doing A Sequel,” which found the Muppets teaming up with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. What better way to announce a movie than this?
“Can You Picture That?” from The Muppet Movie
Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem sang this song while dressing up Fozzie’s Studebaker in The Muppet Movie. The song was penned by Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher.
“Halfway Down The Stairs” from The Muppet Show
Robin the Frog turned this A. A. Milne poem into a song on The Muppet Show when he gave this heartbreaking rendition of it while stuck on the staircase.
“When Love Is Gone” from The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Muppets’ involvement in this particular song is, admittedly, minimal. But that doesn’t stop this Christmas Carol tearjerker from getting you every time, does it?
“I’m Always Gonna Love You” from The Muppets Take Manhattan
Miss Piggy imagines meeting Kermit when they were super young because she loves him so much, she wishes they had spent their whole lives together. Move over, Denise. This love is forever.
“Somebody’s Getting Married” from The Muppets Take Manhattan
Who played this at their wedding? Be honest.
“Pictures In My Head” from The Muppets
This touching ballad was sung by Kermit while thinking about his fellow Muppet friends. The part when he sees Miss Piggy’s portrait, though. Tears.
“Man Or Muppet” from The Muppets
Jason Segel, a.k.a. Gary, and Walter try to figure out if Jason is a man or a Muppet. Some serious soul searching right here.