The series three episode "Avid and the... Spice Girl" features Avid Merrion getting his own talk show. While getting ready in make-up, a puppet character with a penis for a nose — called Cock Nose — alerts Merrion that the show is about to start. Merrion tells the audience that it's going to be just like The Muppet Show.
Later in "Avid and the... Spice Girl", Merrion reiterates that the show is just like the Muppets as the camera cuts to two old men sitting in a theatre box, "No, it's not! It's nothing like the Muppets." "Yeah, the Muppets dumps all over this shit!" The Statler and Waldorf parodies appear again later to ponder over nicknames for Emma Bunton's privates.