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Brad and Carrie Keep the Jokes Coming at the 2011 CMAs

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Tonight’s 45th annual CMA Awards has been the fourth year in a row for Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood to exercise a bit of comedic relief. The show began with Brad’s hilarious version of ‘Are You Ready for Some Football’ — an obvious jab at Hank Williams Jr.’s recent choice words about President Obama on a FOX morning show. But it looks like Bocephus took it in stride as he appeared behind the funny couple just as they began to parody his classic song, ‘Family Tradition.’ They even suggested the legendary singer not “hit the bottle” before hitting the recording studio.

The night progressed with quick-witted gags aplenty. At one point, Brad and Carrie took out Barbie versions of country music’s first couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. “Let’s find out if they’re anatomically correct!” Brad screamed after the dolls had a little makeout session. The hosts then turned around to check the physical attributes of said dolls — much to their chagrin. “There’s nothing there!” they said. “I like it, I love it. I want some more of it,” Brad sang with a smile as Tim and Faith laughed hysterically.

Modern Family‘ star Eric Stonestreet joined Brad and Carrie for a parody of Randy Travis‘ ‘Forever and Ever, Amen,’ poking fun at the 72-day marriage of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries. (Watch video of their funny performance below.)

But the highlight of hilarity came in the form of a wily Muppet — Miss Piggy herself. Right before Lady Antebellum were to perform their hit single ‘Own the Night,’ the ham of a puppet rushed the stage to take the place of Carrie Underwood. But before the show could go any further, the blond bombshell (the human one, that is) returned to the stage and proclaimed that the mischievous porker locked her in the dressing room. However, Brad was just smitten with Ms. Piggy. “We’re like bacon and eggs,” he said before the Muppet socked the guitarist cold.

The night’s humor seemed to run smoothly and ended on quite a topical note with Brad announcing “We’ll see you at the Oscars,” in reference to Eddie Murphy quitting as host of movies’ biggest night. The way things went last year at the Academy Awards, these two might have a chance!

Watch Eric Stonestreet Sing With Brad & Carrie

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