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Lady Gaga teams with the Muppets for unnecessary ABC holiday special
Lady Gaga teams with the Muppets for unnecessary ABC holiday special

In some nondescript boardroom at ABC, a room full of suits sat around mulling ideas for potential holiday specials. At some point came this pitch: “All the kids love Lady Gaga, and everyone loves the Muppets -- so how about the two cozy up together? Ratings will surely go through the roof.” Then they all high-fived and the sucker who cooked up the idea was promoted. OK, it didn't go down exactly like that exaggeration, but there’s a gaggle of misinformed folks out there who think the world will enjoy spending Thanksgiving night watching Gaga preen and purr tracks from “Artpop,” alongside cute, felt-covered anthropomorphic animal puppets in a wholly...

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