My family is going through the classic Muppet Show (via Netflix) one episode disc at a time, and tonight we got to see Season 1, Episode 1 – the very first Muppet Show.
They often did a “ballroom” segment, where various couples danced and told relatively standard jokes. In this episode, two pigs are dancing.
Pig #1: Do you prefer Shakespeare to Bacon?
Pig #2: I prefer anything to bacon!
<insert Statler and Waldorf old man laugh here>
Later in the show, though, Kermit tells Juliette Prowse that he does not want to be accused of “gilding the lily pad.” I wonder if the writers that threw in the Shakespeare joke realized the connection?