Joseph Gordon-Levitt Masters The Random Musical Number

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The Muppets continue their star-studded ABC run tomorrow when Joseph Gordon-Levitt sings “Fly Me To The Moon” with embattled star Miss Piggy.

Piggy, who previously did a credible cover version of Adele, acquitted herself in the fashion to which we’ve become accustomed. Gordon-Levitt, owner of a ridiculous French accent and some good impressions of Janet Jackson and Rihanna, does a great job covering the song made famous by Frank Sinatra.

JGL has quite a bit of song and dance on his resume, including during (500) Days of Summer and, most recently, The Walk. He’s also a great dad. Basically, he’s a perfect human.

His composure here, however, was tested by the many things going awry on-set.

Among the mishaps: an errant moon, an embattled show-running frog, and a crew member literally swinging around on a rope backstage. We can’t help but compliment Gordon-Levitt on his composure and professionalism in the midst of such chaos.

The Muppets
, which is a pseudo-documentary, just can’t seem to pull off one of their signature late-night shows without some wacky hijinks taking place. It’s disappointing to see such a crew of standout performers failing to hit the most basic marks of television production. For shame, Muppets, for shame.
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