Jack White tries to play matchmaker for Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy on the season finale of ABC’s The Muppets with a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “You Are the Sunshine of My Life.”
Backed by Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, White opens Wonder’s Talking Book hit with a sinister twist — making it slightly reminiscent of his own “Freedom at 21” — but sidles back into its sultry, soft rock grooves. As Kermit tells White in a clip from earlier in the episode, “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” is his and Miss Piggy’s song — though White’s performance of the track on Miss Piggy’s talk show inadvertently sends the host running from the studio.
Both clips — the second of which also features Kermit and White singing the White Stripes’ “Fell in Love With a Girl” — are from the Canadian broadcast of The Muppets. The show’s one-hour season finale airs tonight, March 1st, in the U.S. at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
Third Man Records will also release White’s cover of “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” as a physical and digital 7-inch single. The A-side will feature White’s cover with the Electric Mayhem, while the version with the entire Muppets cast will be on the B-side. The songs are available digitally via iTunes and Tidal, while the vinyl is available to pre-order via Third Man.