More like Emo Kermit, if you ask me.
This technique is Ironic Union, better known as Juxtaposition. In this case, the irony of using a beloved childhood friend to sing a song about loss and drugs only serves to heighten the perceived sadness, much as how the horror of the ear cutting sequence in Reservoir Dogs is enhanced by the incongruity of the song "Stuck in the Middle With You".
Even when providing filler, I attempt to enlighten and entertain.
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