“Muppet Night Football” Holiday Surprise Airing Tonight on ESPN

ESPN has announced that The Muppets have a special holiday surprise coming to tonight’s Monday Night Football Steelers vs. Bengals game.


The announcement was accompanied by an image of Kermit and Miss Piggy hosting “Muppet Night Football.”

According to the message from Kermit, fans can expect to see him, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Statler, Waldorf, and Animal. Though Kermit didn’t share many details, the fun begins at 8:00 PM ET!

The Muppets also posted a preview of the event on their Twitter.

In the video, Kermit and friends are singing a football-themed parody of “Carol of the Bells.” Read Kermit’s entire message below.

Dear media members and NFL fans:

Hi ho, Kermit the Frog here.

For tonight’s Monday Night Football game, we have something special planned. Don’t worry – you’ll still get all of the great game coverage and professional play-by-play and analysis from our buddies Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick and Lisa Salters. (We’re football fans too, so we’ll let the experts do their thing.)

But tonight’s game is going to start off with one of the most unusual – and holiday cheerful – openings in the history of MNF. To spread cheer and bring the Muppet and NFL families together, we asked our friends at ESPN if we could help them out with the game tonight. And after a few moments consideration – and some extremely persuasive 2×4 board-breaking from Miss Piggy – they said yes!

So tonight, I’ll be joined by Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Statler, Waldorf and Animal as we execute our Muppet game plan – sure to get you ready for kickoff. And we’ll even be back with more fun throughout the game. Make sure you are ready right at 8 p.m. ET!

If you want to find out why Statler is a Bengals fan and Waldorf cheers on the Steelers, be there! We hope you’ll join us!