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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
29 January 1976 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show. Full summary »
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Awards:
Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 25 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Frank Oz ... Fozzie Bear / ... (119 episodes, 1976-1981)
Richard Hunt ... Statler / ... (119 episodes, 1976-1981)

Jim Henson ... Kermit the Frog / ... (119 episodes, 1976-1981)

Kermit the Frog ... Himself - Host (119 episodes, 1976-1981)

Dave Goelz ... Gonzo / ... (118 episodes, 1976-1981)

Jerry Nelson ... Floyd Pepper / ... (111 episodes, 1976-1981)
Louise Gold ... Additional Muppets / ... (83 episodes, 1977-1981)

Steve Whitmire ... Additional Muppets / ... (65 episodes, 1978-1981)
Kathryn Mullen ... Additional Muppets / ... (54 episodes, 1978-1981)
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Series Directed by
Peter Harris (51 episodes, 1976-1980)
Philip Casson (23 episodes, 1977-1979)
 
Series Writing credits
Don Hinkley (96 episodes, 1977-1981)
Jim Henson (75 episodes, 1976-1981)
Jerry Juhl (75 episodes, 1976-1981)
Joseph A. Bailey (32 episodes, 1977-1981)
Chris Langham (26 episodes, 1976-1981)
Jack Burns (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Marc London (22 episodes, 1976-1981)
David Odell (3 episodes, 1976-1981)

James Thurman (unknown episodes, 1976-1981)

Series Produced by
Jim Henson .... producer / executive producer (73 episodes, 1976-1980)
David Lazer .... executive producer / executive producer: Henson Associates (55 episodes, 1976-1980)
Jack Burns .... producer (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Cinematography by
Mike Whitcutt (1 episode, 1978)
 
Series Film Editing by
John Hawkins (8 episodes, 1976-1980)
Tim Waddell (4 episodes, 1977-1979)
 
Series Production Design by
David Chandler (1 episode, 1978)
Malcolm Stone (1 episode, 1979)
 
Series Art Direction by
David Chandler (13 episodes, 1976-1979)
Paul Dean (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Bryan Holgate (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Costume Design by
James Dark (9 episodes, 1976-1980)
Ann Hollowood (4 episodes, 1976-1977)
K. Conry-Halley (3 episodes, 1976)
Stuart Currell (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Makeup Department
Shirley Muslin .... makeup artist (10 episodes, 1976-1979)
Mary Southgate .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1977-1980)
Marion Phillips .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Art Department
Colin Harris .... production buyer (120 episodes, 1976-1981)
Terry Royce .... stand-by props (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
John Stevenson .... character designer / storyboard artist (4 episodes, 1978-1981)
David Chandler .... design (2 episodes, 1976)
Sal Denaro .... muppet designer (2 episodes, 1978-1980)
 
Series Sound Department
Ted Scott .... audio / sound (14 episodes, 1976-1980)
Roger Knight .... audio / sound (12 episodes, 1976-1979)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Eddy Burns .... lighting technician (119 episodes, 1976-1981)
Brian Grant .... camera operator (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
John Willment .... senior video engineer / vision / ... (12 episodes, 1976-1979)
John Rook .... lighting director / lighting (11 episodes, 1976-1978)
Phil Hawkes .... lighting director / lighting (10 episodes, 1976-1980)
Bill Brown .... senior camera operator / senior cameraman / ... (8 episodes, 1976-1980)
Dennis Bartlett .... senior cameraman / cameras / ... (7 episodes, 1976-1977)
John Crane .... senior video engineer / video engineer / ... (6 episodes, 1976-1980)
Roy Simper .... senior camera operator / camera operator / ... (6 episodes, 1976-1980)
Hamilton J. Willis .... lighting director / lighting (3 episodes, 1976)
Jim Reeves .... video engineer / vision engineer (3 episodes, 1978)
Mike Whitcutt .... cameras / senior camera operator (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bonnie Erickson .... costume designer: muppets / costume designer: Muppets (12 episodes, 1976-1977)
Calista Hendrickson .... muppet costumes (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
James Dark .... costumes / wardrobe (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Editorial Department
John Hawkins .... video tape editor / vtr editor (14 episodes, 1976-1978)
Moyra Bird .... vision mixer (10 episodes, 1976-1980)
Carole Legg .... vision mixer (10 episodes, 1976-1979)
Felicity Maton .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Mary Forrest .... vision mixer (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
 
Series Music Department
Jack Parnell .... conductor: orchestra (26 episodes, 1976-1980)
Sam Pottle .... composer: theme music (26 episodes, 1976-1980)
Derek Scott .... musical associate (26 episodes, 1976-1980)
Larry Grossman .... music consultant / musical consultant (23 episodes, 1976-1979)
Ray Charles .... music consultant (2 episodes, 1980)

Jim Henson .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Richard Holloway .... senior floor manager / floor manager (26 episodes, 1976-1980)
Don Sahlin .... special puppets / muppet designer / ... (26 episodes, 1976-1980)
Dave Goelz .... puppets / muppet designer (25 episodes, 1976-1980)
Mari Kaestle .... puppets / muppet designer (25 episodes, 1976-1980)
Caroly Wilcox .... puppets / muppet designer (25 episodes, 1976-1980)
Faz Fazakas .... puppets / muppet designer (23 episodes, 1976-1980)
Larry Jameson .... puppets / muppet designer (23 episodes, 1976-1980)
Michael K. Frith .... muppet creative consultant / muppet design consultant (20 episodes, 1976-1980)
Rollin Krewson .... puppets / muppet designer (20 episodes, 1976-1980)
Frank Oz .... muppet creative consultant / creative consultant (20 episodes, 1976-1980)
Bonnie Erickson .... puppets / muppet designer (20 episodes, 1976-1978)
Martin G. Baker .... floor manager (16 episodes, 1976-1979)
Sue Taylor .... assistant to producers / assistant to producer / ... (14 episodes, 1976-1978)
John Lovelady .... puppets / muppet designer (12 episodes, 1976-1978)
Caryl Cruickshank .... stage manager (11 episodes, 1976-1980)
Joan Chaplow .... assistant to producers / production assistant / ... (10 episodes, 1976-1979)
Amy Van Gilder .... muppet designer / muppet workshop supervisor (9 episodes, 1977-1980)
Alani Bray .... stage manager (7 episodes, 1976)
Sara Paul .... stage manager / muppet workshop supervisor (5 episodes, 1977-1980)
Calista Hendrickson .... muppet designer (5 episodes, 1977-1979)
Jan Rosenthal .... muppet designer (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
Norman Maen .... choreographer (3 episodes, 1976-1978)
Gillian Lynne .... choreographer (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Tim Miller .... muppet designer (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Steve Springford .... floor manager (2 episodes, 1978-1980)
Edward G. Christie .... muppet designer (2 episodes, 1980)
Barbara S. Davis .... muppet designer (2 episodes, 1980)
Nomi Frederick .... muppet designer (2 episodes, 1980)
Jane Gootnick .... muppet designer (2 episodes, 1980)
Cheryl Henson .... muppet designer (2 episodes, 1980)
Robert McCormack .... muppet workshop supervisor (2 episodes, 1980)
Susan Paul .... assistant to producer (2 episodes, 1980)
Bob Payne .... muppet designer (2 episodes, 1980)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (120 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
The episode featuring Milton Berle as the guest star opens with Timmy, the Muppet monster, hitting Berle in the face with a giant powder puff, while shouting, "Makeup!" This was an often-repeated gag on Berle's first TV show, "The Milton Berle Show" (1948).See more »
Quotes:
Waldorf:[after the ending theme plays] Uh, Statler?
Statler:Yeah, what?
Waldorf:Is that it?
Statler:Yes, it's over. How'd you like it?
Waldorf:Uh, I don't know. I slept through the whole thing.
Statler:Well, you didn't miss much!
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Der Wixxer (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Muppet Show ThemeSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the US DVD Versions and the Uncensored DVD Versions?
If Statler and Waldorf do not like the show, why don't they just leave?
Was this Kermit's premiere appearance?
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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
I grew up with this show, 24 June 2001
Author: Adriane from Chandler, AZ

When I was a little girl, I watched this show every week. I was so excited when Time Life announced that they were releasing a video set with the best episodes, of course I bought them, and they have reminded me of my childhood. I have always been a fan of The Muppets, and still am. One of the best puppet shows ever. I love Miss Piggy, Gonzo and Kermit.

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