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In an interview with the Associated Press, Kermit lists the potential names they went through before settling on Up Late with Miss Piggy: Don't Look Now It's Miss Piggy, Oh No It's Miss Piggy, and The Late Miss Piggy.
Miss Piggy's previous hosting experience includes The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show (1982), Miss Piggy's Hollywood (1989), and UFO Mania (1999). She also counts serving as editor of Vogue Paris amongst her professional credentials, with very brief stints as a secretary for British fashion mogul Lady Holiday and selling perfume at NYC's Bergdorf Goodman, before getting arrested on the former and being fired on the latter.
The backdrop behind Miss Piggy's desk features the Los Angeles skyline with the Eiffel Tower inserted. The space outside the stage consists of a general office area, a writer's room, Kermit's office, and Miss Piggy's dressing room.
Sketches and songs
- "Fly Me to the Moon" performed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Miss Piggy
- "Learn to Fly" performed by Dave Grohl and the Electric Mayhem
- A dramatic reading from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" by Bobo the Bear.
- "Pepé the Uber Driver" with Pepe the King Prawn, on location with car guests.
- "In Spite of Ourselves" performed by Kermit and Miss Piggy.
- "Who Tweeted It?" with Fozzie and Animal.
- "Bad Reputation" performed by Joan Jett and Miss Piggy (with the crew supporting #UnveilTheTail)
- Veterinarian's Hospital with Rowlf the Dog and Janice
- Muppet Labs and The Swedish Chef demonstrate molecular gastronomy
- "On the Road Again" performed by Willie Nelson and the Electric Mayhem
- "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" performed by Jack White and the Electric Mayhem
Potential sketches and songs
- "Dancing with the Czars" - pitched by the writers in "Pig Girls Don't Cry."
- A sketch about a porcupine buying dress socks - pitched by Fozzie in "Bear Left Then Bear Write."
- "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" - rehearsed by Miss Piggy in "Generally Inhospitable."
- Tom Bergeron - Recruited by Scooter as a last minute guest but was bumped by Elizabeth Banks in "Pig Girls Don't Cry".
- Liam Hemsworth - Tricked by Gonzo, Pepe and Rizzo into thinking he was a being pre-interviewed to be a guest in "Bear Left Then Bear Write".
- Patrick Dempsey - Set to be a guest but cancels due to a poison ivy rash and is replaced with a giant stick of butter in "Pig's in a Blackout".
- Gonzo the Great Brought to You By Piggy Water - Set to perform a stunt (sponsored by Piggy Water) but he gets cold feet and cancels in "Going, Going, Gonzo".
- Key & Peele - Set to perform but bail at the last minute when they get a meeting pitching their oven mitts on Shark Tank in "Swine Song".
- John Mayer - In the episode "Got Silk?," Sweetums says that Mayer left a scarf in the green room implying that Mayer may have been a previous guest of the show (or at least visited the studio).
- Multiple acts managed by Howard Tubman - Scooter auditioned several potential guests in the episode "Because... Love," including Geri and the Atrics, Bobby Benson and his baby band, Marvin Suggs and his Muppahone, and Mahna Mahna and the Snowths.
- Bruno Mars - Set to appear on Up Late in the episode "Because... Love" but cancels when he learns of Kermit and Piggy's rekindled romance.
- The first three episodes of The Muppets featured a red guest couch, starting in episode 5, the couch was changed to blue.
- Rowlf the Dog doesn't work on Up Late, but he owns the tavern across the street from the studio where the cast spends time after the show. Statler and Waldorf also don't work on the show, but are regular audience members. The Newsman works at a nearby news station, but has access to the Up Late offices.
- ↑ "Gonzo On ‘The Muppets’ New Show: “We Don’t Have Deals Yet!” – Comic Con" by Anthony D'Alessandro Deadline.com, July 11, 2014
- ↑ "The most genius moments from Kermit and Piggy's magical first Muppets panel at Comic-Con" by Marc Snetiker Entertainment Weekly, July 11, 2014