Michael Stipe appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s show last night to talk about R.E.M. disbanding, but the highlight of the show came from his interaction with two Muppets. Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog had appeared on the show before, and Kermit interrupts Stipe to talk about—what else?—Stipe’s old green shoes.
But it doesn’t get really entertaining until the Muppets make an appearance with Stipe and Martin Short to play password. Stipe proved that maybe he’s best with abstract lyrics rather than being to the point—the former R.E.M. singer confused the frog with his not-too-direct hints.
“I think I need a dumber partner,” Kermit said as Stipe tried to hint at the word “bacon.”
You can watch the full episode below via Hulu. Stipe appears at around the 26-minute mark.