Live! is a nationally syndicated daytime talk show best known for it's hosts Regis Philbin (1988-2011), Kathie Lee Gifford (1988-2000), and Kelly Ripa (2001-present). With the changing of co-hosts throughout the years the show has had several variations on its name, several of which have featured appearances by the Muppets.
Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee
- December 13, 1995 - Big Bird and Maria (Sonia Manzano) appear and perform "The Spanish Counting Song" (with Dave Conner on piano).
- April 18, 1996 — Miss Piggy cooks and promotes Muppets Tonight and Muppet Treasure Island as well as her book In the Kitchen with Miss Piggy.
- July 13, 1999 — Piggy appears to promote the release of Muppets from Space. She shares a long kiss with Regis which is later shown during the November 29, 2002 and May 19, 2005 broadcasts.
Live! with Regis and Kelly
- December 24, 2001 — Kermit the Frog appears.
- November 26, 2002 — Piggy is caught on camera sun-bathing with Kelly Ripa's husband, Mark Consuelos.
- November 29, 2002 — Piggy appears in an episode broadcast from Puerto Rico to promote the premiere of It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie.
- May 19, 2005 — Miss Piggy promotes The Muppets' Wizard of Oz.
- December 8, 2006 — Kermit the Frog promotes his book Before You Leap as well as the Muppets' holiday album A Green and Red Christmas with Kelly and guest host Anderson Cooper. A clip of this appearance was shown for their 10th anniversary when Cooper made a guest appearance.
Live! with Kelly
Live! with Kelly and Michael
- February 3, 2014 — Kermit appears to preview a clip from Muppets Most Wanted.
- March 17, 2014 — Tina Fey appears to promote Muppets Most Wanted.
- February 2, 2016 — Kermit appears to promote The Muppets.
For their 2010 Halloween show, Regis and Kelly dressed up as Elmo and Katy Perry, a reference to the "Hot and Cold" segment. This was also shown during a montage of Halloween shows on their 10th anniversary.
During the Live! with Michael and Kelly 2012 Halloween special, someone wore a Big Bird costume.
- In episode 3506 of Sesame Street, Stinky the Stinkweed claims his daily routine includes watching "Regis and Kathie Lee."