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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Saturday, January 31, 1981
S5.E19 Chris Langham
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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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Storyline

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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29 January 1976 (USA)  »

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El show de los muppets  »

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Trivia

During the course of the show, Jim Henson wrote out a list of dream guests - and urged the writers and puppeteers to do the same. Among those potential guests on Henson's list were Bil Baird, Shari Lewis, Burr Tillstrom, Stan Freberg, Mae West, Mia Farrow, Princess Anne, Kim Novak, and Katharine Hepburn. The dream line up assembled by the Muppet performers and writing staff included such stars as Dustin Hoffman, David Bowie, Salvador Dalí, Michael Caine, Robert De Niro, Frank Zappa, Meryl Streep, the entire Monty Python troupe, and The Beatles. See more »

Quotes

Waldorf: Well, this show certainly doesn't lay any eggs.
Chickens: Bwak bawk bawk!
Statler: Wanna bet?
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Crazy Credits

Steve Whitmire and Dave Goelz's gags in the end credits vary. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 'Team America': Building the World (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

The Muppet Show Theme
Music by Sam Pottle
Lyrics by Jim Henson
Performed by The Muppets
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

Good Show!
29 October 2004 | by (Columbus Ohio) – See all my reviews

I watched this show as a child. This show had a certain magic to it. I like the ones with

John Denver Luke Skywalker and C3PO and especially the one with Christopher Reeve.

I thought that the series was far better then Muppets tonight.

I would love to see more of these shows brought out by a company other then Time Life. I was rather upset that the one with Christopher Reeve was not in the Best of Collection. It shows him doiong vets Hospital as well as a wonderful spin on Hamlet!

The muppet show had a magical feel to the series and Jim Henson was a true Genus in his field. God Bless Jim Henson... He is missed...


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