From 2014 to 2015, John Mulaney starred in the sitcom Mulaney as a fictionalized version of himself (doing his own stand-up every show). He worked as a writer for late night host Lou Cannon (Martin Short), while other regulars were Nasim Pedrad (Jane) and Elliott Gould (Oscar).
- In the season one episode "In the Name of the Mother, and the Son, and the Holy Andre," Jane goes on a birth control pill which has side effects including high-pitched voice and "cartoonishness." Once Jane starts to feel the effects, her roommate Motif warns her to get off the pill before she's cast in the next Muppet movie.
- In a later episode that season, "It's a Wonderful Home Alone," Lou Cannon mentions that he's booked the Zoggles, "the world's second-most beloved puppets," for his Christmas specials. John asks, "the Muppets have a thing in Dubai?" Lou replies, "the Muppets always have a thing in Dubai."