He will offer romantic advice to Kermit the frog

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Jack White is to guest star in the season finale of The Muppets.

The hour-long episode – entitled “Because…Love” – airs on March 1.

According to a precis of the episode, “After her stint in the hospital, Miss Piggy and Kermit reevaluate their relationship, and Kermit turns to Jack for help and advice.”

This is not the first time the Muppets have displayed their hip cultural credentials. The music supervisor for their 2011 comeback movie was Flight Of The Conchords member Bret McKenzie, while the cast included Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper and Rashida Jones.

White follows in a long line of guest stars to appear in the show. In the original series, which ran for 120 episodes from 1976 – 1981, the Muppets shared airtime with Elton John, Peter Sellers, Diana Ross, Roger Moore, Bob Hope, Vincent Price, Steve Martin, Alice Cooper and Kris Kristofferson.

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