27 December 2013 | Prismark10
Cynical ploys of the ad men
Lady Gaga is a talented musician and songwriter who has made her name with some provocative songs and videos over the last few years.
The Muppets of course have been around for decades enchanting a new generation of children every few years but in their own way have always been subversive and edgy.
So it's no surprise that these two have come together to film a Holiday Special. In fact the avantgarde Elton John popped up in the original Muppet Show back in the 1970s. Elton pops again here as well.
However what is hard to stomach is that this is a cynical corporate cash in to promote the new Muppets film and for Lady Gaga to promote her new album on prime-time TV with the Muppets as hangers on.
There are songs, a few sketches and some guest stars along for the ride but it's you the viewer taken in for a ride as there is little entertainment value unless you are a Lady Gaga fan.