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Fans seem to love Doctor Who crossovers. Artists all over the internet have been mashing up Doctor Who with tons of other pop culture including Jim Henson’s The Muppets. However, this time fans got a chance to watch this crossover happening live at The O2 Arena, and with the official cast!
Former Doctor Who actors Peter Davison (the Fifth Doctor) and son in law David Tennant (the Tenth Doctor) joined The Muppets live on stage and in character this weekend in London’s O2 Arena. The Doctors joined a popular Muppets skit Pigs in Space. The crew of the Swinetrek find themselves in need of a translator when suddenly a strange but familiar alien boards their ship, waving around a sonic screwdriver and sniffing out hidden plot devices.
David Tennant onstage as the Doctor during the Pigs In Space sketch during The Muppets Take The O2 tonight pic.twitter.com/1Fip45ubkb
— David-Tennant.com (@davidtennantcom) July 13, 2018
David Tennant appeared on Friday to take on the role of the Doctor along side other special guests Kylie Minogue, Charles Dance and Kevin Bishop. Tennant even joined Kermit and Kylie Minogue to sing one of the most well known musical numbers for The Muppets, The Rainbow Connection. Peter Davison played the Doctor on Saturday, joined by Adam Hills and pop group Steps.
David Tennant’s full Pigs in Space Skit from Friday as well as the footage of The Rainbow Connection sing along can be seen on Youtube.
“We’re thrilled and thankful to all these stars for joining us for The Muppets Take The O2, I’m sure the audience will have the time of their lives. And I promise that no celebrities will be harmed in the making of this once-in-a-lifetime event, so long as they don’t get between Miss Piggy and the audience.” -Kermit the Frog
This performance marked the first time ever that they have taken their musical stage show outside of The United States since The Muppets first formed in 1955.