Last night, Willie Nelson made a hospital call to one very special lady. On the season finale of The Muppets, Miss Piggy took a fall during an Up Late show rehearsal and found herself in the hospital after taking the advice to “break a leg” a little too seriously.
Despite the tumultuous relationship between Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog, which ended dramatically and landed the two in media before the fall premiere of The Muppets season, Kermit decided to bring the show to the hospital to cheer up his lost love.
Included in Kermit’s plan to raise Miss Piggy’s spirits in the episode entitled “Generally Inhospitable” was a performance of classic country song “On the Road Again” by Willie Nelson, with accompaniment by the Muppet-filled Up House band, Electric Mayhem.
Introducing Nelson to her hospital room set, Miss Piggy exclaimed, “And now, a man kind enough to visit, even though they wouldn’t validate his parking! Please welcome Mr. Willie Nelson!” Nelson replied with a short and sweet, “Hi Piggy. Looks like you could use a little cheering up, darlin’.”
Watch Willie Nelson perform “On the Road Again” with Electric Mayhem in the season finale of The Muppets by clicking here.