It’s a tad unreal just how excited I am about The Muppets’ return to television for the new ABC series, but it turns out I’m able to get even more ecstatic about it. And all it took was a visit from one of the coolest celebs on the planet, Castle star Nathan Fillion. Though there are no ifs or ands in the Muppets promo below, there is definitely a butt, and Miss Piggy is interested in it. Check it out!
To be expected, not even a 30-second clip can be too limiting for a force as powerful as Muppetdom, and this promo exhibits everything we want out of the felt-faced characters: strong character beats and celebrity appearances. Here, we get Miss Piggy’s ego causing her to flub a line, and then her fondness for a certain male physique disrupts an entire take. Not that we blame her, since Nathan Fillion has been catching many an eye over the past 15 years.

What’s surprising here is that Miss Piggy is okay with just looking at Fillion’s ass from afar rather than trying to develop something further, since she’s so clearly interested. After all, it was previously made clear that she and Kermit had broken up, so she’s more than able to play the field. (Or the sty, or whatever pig-related expression works here.) Maybe she really was just interested in getting the advert completed. Or maybe she’s not real, and I’m hoping for things that could never exist. What would we call them, anyway? Miss Piggillion? Pygnalion?

Moving on, The Muppets brought in another major TV star to promote the show, as Scandal’s Kerry Washington hooked up with Miss Piggy and Kermit just long enough to get some selfie proof that she was with them.

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Here we even get to see some of the personal tension between Miss Piggy and Kermit, and the put-upon amphibian even starts to address the issue, although Washington isn’t that interested in hearing about it. She just wants to get a picture in while making sure people know the show is airing on Tuesdays. Poor Kermie.

You can check out a third promo, with Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle star Patricia Heaton mixing it up with the Swedish Chef, here, or you can wait to watch them all air on ABC during this weekend’s episode of Bachelor in Paradise. And don’t forget, The Muppets will make its ABC premiere on Tuesday, September 22.

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