The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

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Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show.

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 Fozzie Bear / ... (119 episodes, 1976-1981)
Richard Hunt ...
 Statler / ... (119 episodes, 1976-1981)
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 Gonzo / ... (119 episodes, 1976-1981)
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 Kermit the Frog / ... (119 episodes, 1976-1981)
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 Floyd Pepper / ... (111 episodes, 1976-1981)
Louise Gold ...
 Additional Muppets / ... (84 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Additional Muppets / ... (65 episodes, 1978-1981)
Kathryn Mullen ...
 Additional Muppets / ... (55 episodes, 1978-1981)
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Kermit the Frog is the manager of a cabaret-style theatre house, which invariably has more drama behind the stage than on it. He has to contend with wannabe-comedian bears, the smothering advances of Miss Piggy, crabby regular theatre patrons, homicidal chefs, livestock, not to mention making the weekly guest star feel welcome. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Comedy | Family | Music

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29 January 1976 (USA)  »

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El show de los muppets  »

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Trivia

An episode was usually filmed in three days. See more »

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Fozzie: [Phone rings] I'll get it!
[Picks up]
Fozzie: Muppet Show backstage.
[Coins start pouring out of the mike on the phone, and Fozzie takes off his hat quickly to catch them]
Kermit: Fozzie, who was it this time?
Fozzie: Las Vegas.
[Kermit walks off disgusted]
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One of the funniest shows around
18 December 1999 | by (Riverview, Michigan) – See all my reviews

In this t.v. show Kermit the Frog has to run a variety show, that has many "interesting" acts, like german sauerkraut singers, and many regular performers like Gonzo the Great, the only what-ever-he-is to catch a cannon ball with his hand; Fozzie the Bear, a stand up comic who can't get a laugh; and Miss Piggy, the wanna-be movie star who is, unfortunately, hopelessly in love with the frog. Kermit also has handle things like over-hand bowling and alligator wrestling backstage and food attacking the swedish chef onstage. All the while trying to keep the guest star happy, and putting up with the antics of Statler and Waldorf, two mean old hecklers who have a box seat at the show. The music for this show is also superb, it is played by three groups; the muppet show band, the electric mayhem (Zoot, Floyd Pepper, Janis, Animal, and the man himself, Dr. Teeth), and Rolf who is an excellent pianist, for a dog. I know this all sounds really weird, but it's really hilarious and unique, I mean where else can you see Viking pigs sing "In the Navy", or a pig judo chop superman? I give this show two flippers up.


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