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Regis Philbin with his wife Joy and Kermit the Frog.


November 26, 2002

May 19, 2005


February 3, 2014

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

  • 1994 β€” Big Bird appears during a special episode filmed in Hawaii.
  • July 13, 1999 β€” 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 β€” Kermit the Frog appears.
  • November 26, 2002 β€” Piggy is caught on camera sun-bathing with Kelly Ripa's husband, Mark Consuelos.
  • December 8, 2006 β€” 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

  • March 17, 2014 β€” Tina Fey appears to promote Muppets Most Wanted.
  • February 2, 2016 β€” 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.

During 2019's Live with Kelly and Ryan, Kal Penn showed a photo of his childhood Halloween costume as Ernie.


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