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Written by Roland Gift and David Steele
Date 1989
Source The Raw and the Cooked
(Fine Young Cannibals album)
Publisher EMI Virgin Music Inc.

"She Drives Me Crazy," with the addition of parody lyrics by Jim Lewis, is performed by Kermit and Miss Piggy as the opening number on the Kermit Unpigged album. Piggy calls Kermit to talk about their relationship (after being connected by Ernestine), and both sing parts of the song. The number ends with Piggy hanging up on Kermit.

The 1994 "She Drives Me Crazy" music video, accompanying the album release of the song as a single, featured Kermit, Miss Piggy, Clifford, and a slew of more than 47 celebrity cameos, including: Carol Alt, Shari Belafonte, Spencer Christian, Dick Clark, Katie Couric, Phil Collins, Gilbert Gottfried, Linda Gray, Ron Greschner, David Hasselhoff, Heavy D, Helen Hunt, Casey Kasem, Ricki Lake, Denis Leary, Little Richard, Joan Lunden, Joseph Marcell, Demi Moore, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, Leslie Nielsen, Ozzy Osbourne, Conan O'Brien, Kevin Pollak, Paula Poundstone, Paul Reiser, Harry Smith, Bruce Willis, and others.

The celebrity cameos on the white background were shot in the summer of 1994 at Henson's studio in the Carriage House at 225 East 67th Street in New York City; the guests came in one at a time and were filmed singing and dancing along to the song.[1] The producers were so eager to get celebrities to participate in the video that others filmed themselves on location or on the sets of other shows; Phil Collins' cameo was taped in a hotel room, and Bruce Willis and Demi Moore were "invited to contribute segments on location."[2] As it turned out, the footage of Willis and Moore appears to have been shot in their kitchen, with the stars dancing around to the tune playing on a radio.

At least two alternate versions of the video exist: one featuring an extended story frame of Piggy and Kermit previewing the video, with John Landis as the director and Fran Drescher as a record executive, and a UK-version in which some of the less internationally known personalities were replaced with other celebrities.

Sesame Street featured a spoof, "C Drives Me Crazy", by Fine Young Camels.

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  1. ↑ Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast Bonus Episode #125: The History of the Muppets with Craig Shemin (5:36)
  2. ↑ Thompson, Malissa. "A Frog in Their Throats: The Muppets' "She Drives Me Crazy" elicits some fine young cameos", Entertainment Weekly. September 16, 1994.
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