"Swine Song" is the eleventh episode of the television series The Muppets.

The series returns after a two month hiatus following a mid-season finale in a new timeslot (airing on Tuesdays at 8:30PM on ABC). The plot of the episode reflects the show's retooling following the addition of new showrunner Kristin Newman.

Plot Edit

Once the crew returns to work from hiatus, the network president enlists a new branding guru named Pache to revamp “Up Late with Miss Piggy.” After consulting with Key and Peele, Kermit and Piggy begin to realize that the show doesn’t need slick gimmicks, and they make their crew a bigger part of the show. Meanwhile, Denise suspects that Kermit might still have feelings for Piggy. Also, Piggy brings home a penguin who starts to bond with Uncle Deadly.

Songs Edit

  • "The Muppet Show Theme"
  • "In Spite of Ourselves"

Guest stars:

  • Keegan-Michael Key as himself
  • Jordan Peele as himself
  • Utkarsh Ambudkar as Pache
  • June Diane Raphael as Lucy Royce

Muppet Performers:

  • Bill Barretta as Pepe, Rowlf, Dr. Teeth, Bobo, the Swedish Chef and Big Mean Carl
  • Julianne Buescher as Denise and Yolanda
  • Dave Goelz as Gonzo, Bunsen and Waldorf
  • Eric Jacobson as Piggy, Fozzie, Animal and Sam
  • Peter Linz as Gloria Estefan
  • David Rudman as Scooter and Janice
  • Matt Vogel as Uncle Deadly, Lew Zealand, Floyd and Sweetums
  • Steve Whitmire as Kermit, Foo-Foo, Rizzo, Beaker and Statler

Additional Muppet Performers:

  • Tyler Bunch, Kevin Carlson, Alice Dinnean, Tim Lagasse, Bruce Lanoil, Michael Oosterom, Mike Quinn, Michelan Sisti

Muppets Edit

Muppet Characters:

Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Denise, Uncle Deadly, Gloria Estefan, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Rowlf the Dog, Lew Zealand, Scooter, Foo-Foo, Janice, Animal, Rizzo the Rat, Pepe the King Prawn, Yolanda Rat, Floyd Pepper, Sam the Eagle, Bobo the Bear, Big Mean Carl, Statler and Waldorf

Background Muppets:

Andy and Randy Pig, Beaker, Beautiful Day Monster, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Chip, Dr. Teeth, Lips, The Swedish Chef, Sweetums, Whatnots, Zoot
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