According to Kevin Clash, the decision to have Clifford as host was made because Jim Henson had requested, in the event of his passing, that any future Muppet Show should not be hosted by Kermit the Frog.
I think the igpays are a little upidstay.
Andy Pig: He speaks the ancient tongue!
Andy Pig, Randy Pig: Ereway otnay orthyway! Ereway otnay orthyway!