The Muppets Take the Field on Monday Night Football

Published: December 21, 2020
Categories: News

Y’know, whenever I watch athletes toss around the ol’ pigskin on TV, I find myself wishing there was an actual pig on the field instead. One specific pig, of course.

The pig in question, along with the frog and the bear and their friends will be taking over Monday Night Football tonight. Yes, Monday Night Football will become Muppet Night Football.

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy will host a short pre-show just before the game begins, Fozzie will report from the field, and we’ll see a reunion of the Leprechaun Brothers: Animal, Beaker, and the Swedish Chef.

Muppet Night Football will air tonight at 8pm Eastern on ESPN. The Pittsburgh Steelers will be up against the Cincinnati Bengals, which apparently will put Statler and Waldorf at odds with each other. Yikes.

Update: Kermit the Frog issued a press release about the Muppets’ appearance on tonight’s Monday Night Football event. Here’s word from the frog himself:

Hi ho, Kermit the Frog here.

For tonight’s Monday Night Football game, we have something special planned. Don’t worry – you’ll still get all of the great game coverage and professional play-by-play and analysis from our buddies Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick and Lisa Salters. (We’re football fans too, so we’ll let the experts do their thing.)

But tonight’s game is going to start off with one of the most unusual – and holiday cheerful – openings in the history of MNF. To spread cheer and bring the Muppet and NFL families together, we asked our friends at ESPN if we could help them out with the game tonight. And after a few moments consideration – and some extremely persuasive 2×4 board-breaking from Miss Piggy – they said yes!

So tonight, I’ll be joined by Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Statler, Waldorf and Animal as we execute our Muppet game plan – sure to get you ready for kickoff. And we’ll even be back with more fun throughout the game. Make sure you are ready right at 8 p.m. ET!

If you want to find out why Statler is a Bengals fan and Waldorf cheers on the Steelers, be there! We hope you’ll join us!

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