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

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 Fozzie Bear / ... (120 episodes, 1976-1981)
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 Statler / ... (120 episodes, 1976-1981)
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 Gonzo / ... (120 episodes, 1976-1981)
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 Kermit the Frog / ... (120 episodes, 1976-1981)
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 Floyd Pepper / ... (112 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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Die Muppet Show  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Because episodes were taped in London, this was one of the few U.S. TV series not affected by the 1980 Screen Actors Strike, which delayed the start of that year's TV season. See more »

Quotes

Waldorf: Just when you think this show is terrible something wonderful happens.
Statler: What?
Waldorf: It ends.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin: Staff Training (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

The Muppet Show Theme
Music by Sam Pottle
Lyrics by Jim Henson
Performed by The Muppets
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User Reviews

Somebody MUST syndicate this masterpiece
9 November 2002 | by (KCMO) – See all my reviews

If for no other reason than to remind us who our stars were in the mid-late 70s, the Muppet Show must be returned to syndication.

This was a brilliantly-written adult puppet show, with enough obvious laughs to satisfy the larvae and plenty of innuendo and hidden punch lines to absolutely mystify most adults.

Fantastic. We MUST have this series back.


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