Artie and Marty Pipkin are the producers for The Mario Nuts Show, starring Lucky the Duck. In episode 207 of Muppets Tonight, they try to get Clifford to host their show. After watching the show, Clifford dubs it as "the most disgusting, depraved, irresponsible, and immoral excuse for a television program I'v ever seen." The Pipkin brothers mistake this as an acceptance to the offer and will wait for Clifford on Monday. When they see that Clifford actually refused, they ask Dennis Quaid and Bill the Bubble Guy, neither of whom make the commitment.
The Pipkin brothers really respect people who like Italian suits, banana bread, and money.