Dirty Dancing is a 1987 film that tells the story of Frances "Baby" Houseman (Jennifer Grey, daughter of The Muppet Show guest star Joel Grey) and her crush on dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) at the Catskills resort where her family is vacationing.
- The film was spoofed in Muppet Magazine issue 25 as Nerdy Dancing, with the tagline "The Swine of Your Life" parodying the film's Academy Award- and Grammy Award-winning song "(I've Had) The Time of My Life."
- The signature song from the film, "(I've Had) The Time of My Life", can be heard in The Muppets. Pepe and Miss Piggy are rehearsing the scene from the movie when Patrick Swayze lifts Jennifer Grey.
- In Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet: The Good, the Bad, and the Fuzzy, Pepe the King Prawn spoofs the movie's famous line, "Nobody puts Baby in a corner" as "No one ever puts de baby in the corner okay!", among other famous movie lines during his audition for the Muppets' band camp movie.
- The 2012 drawing book The Muppets: Doodle Book includes the text "Nobody puts Sweetums in a corner."