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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 8 wins & 25 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
It's about time! See more (40 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 22)

Frank Oz ... Fozzie Bear / ... (120 episodes, 1976-1981)

Richard Hunt ... Statler / ... (120 episodes, 1976-1981)

Dave Goelz ... Gonzo / ... (120 episodes, 1976-1981)

Jim Henson ... Kermit the Frog / ... (120 episodes, 1976-1981)

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

Jerry Nelson ... Floyd Pepper / ... (112 episodes, 1976-1981)
Louise Gold ... Additional Muppets / ... (84 episodes, 1977-1981)

Steve Whitmire ... Additional Muppets / ... (65 episodes, 1978-1981)

Kathryn Mullen ... Additional Muppets / ... (55 episodes, 1978-1981)
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Series Directed by
Peter Harris (66 episodes, 1976-1980)
Philip Casson (40 episodes, 1977-1981)
 
Series Writing credits
Jim Henson (120 episodes, 1976-1981)
Jerry Juhl (120 episodes, 1976-1981)
Don Hinkley (96 episodes, 1977-1981)
Chris Langham (48 episodes, 1978-1981)
David Odell (48 episodes, 1979-1981)
Joseph A. Bailey (32 episodes, 1977-1979)
Jack Burns (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Marc London (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
James Thurman (3 episodes, 1979-1980)

Series Produced by
Lew Grade .... executive producer (120 episodes, 1976-1981)
Jim Henson .... producer / executive producer (120 episodes, 1976-1981)
David Lazer .... executive producer / executive producer: Henson Associates (120 episodes, 1976-1981)
Jack Burns .... producer (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Film Editing by
Tim Waddell (22 episodes, 1977-1979)
 
Series Art Direction by
Malcolm Stone (24 episodes, 1977-1980)
David Chandler (20 episodes, 1976-1980)
Bryan Holgate (18 episodes, 1977-1981)
Leigh Malone (7 episodes, 1980)
Paul Dean (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Richard Lake (6 episodes, 1978-1980)
Richard Plumb (6 episodes, 1979-1980)
Henry Graveney (2 episodes, 1978)
Su Chases (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
 
Series Costume Design by
James Dark (33 episodes, 1976-1981)
Ann Hollowood (22 episodes, 1976-1981)
Stuart Currell (16 episodes, 1978-1979)
Dawn Evans (8 episodes, 1979-1980)
Sue Le Cash (7 episodes, 1976-1980)
Dava Irwin (6 episodes, 1979-1980)
K. Conry-Halley (3 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Makeup Department
Shirley Muslin .... makeup artist (34 episodes, 1976-1981)
Mary Southgate .... makeup artist (27 episodes, 1976-1981)
Sheila Mann .... makeup artist (13 episodes, 1977-1980)
Marion Phillips .... makeup artist (12 episodes, 1977-1980)
Dianne Joyce .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1976-1980)
Sandy Staples .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1977-1980)
Marie Roche .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Art Department
Colin Harris .... production buyer (120 episodes, 1976-1981)
David Chandler .... design (10 episodes, 1976-1978)
Terry Royce .... stand-by props (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
John Stevenson .... character designer / storyboard artist (4 episodes, 1978-1981)
Paul Dean .... design (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Sal Denaro .... muppet designer (2 episodes, 1978-1980)
Malcolm Stone .... design (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Sound Department
Roger Knight .... audio / sound (50 episodes, 1976-1981)
Ted Scott .... audio / sound (40 episodes, 1976-1981)
Henry Bird .... audio (6 episodes, 1977-1980)
Len Penfold .... audio (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bob Woodhouse .... audio (4 episodes, 1980)
Peter Wernham .... audio (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Eddy Burns .... lighting technician (119 episodes, 1976-1981)
Phil Hawkes .... lighting director / lighting (53 episodes, 1976-1980)
John Rook .... lighting director / lighting / ... (47 episodes, 1976-1981)
Bill Brown .... senior cameraman / cameras (37 episodes, 1976-1981)
John Crane .... senior video engineer / vision (37 episodes, 1976-1980)
John Willment .... senior video engineer / vision (27 episodes, 1976-1980)
Roy Simper .... senior cameraman / cameras (25 episodes, 1976-1980)
Brian Grant .... camera operator (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Mike Whitcutt .... senior cameraman / cameras (23 episodes, 1976-1981)
Jim Reeves .... senior video engineer / vision (22 episodes, 1977-1981)
Dennis Bartlett .... senior cameraman / cameras (20 episodes, 1976-1980)
Gerry Taylor .... senior video engineer / vision control (17 episodes, 1977-1979)
Hamilton J. Willis .... lighting / lighting director (3 episodes, 1976)
Jim Boyers .... lighting director (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Calista Hendrickson .... muppet costumes (65 episodes, 1978-1981)
Polly Smith .... muppet costumes (25 episodes, 1979-1981)
Bonnie Erickson .... costume designer: muppets (15 episodes, 1976-1977)
James Dark .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Editorial Department
John Hawkins .... video tape editor / vtr editor (71 episodes, 1976-1981)
Moyra Bird .... vision mixer (34 episodes, 1976-1981)
Carole Legg .... vision mixer (34 episodes, 1976-1980)
Tim Waddell .... video tape editor / vtr editor (22 episodes, 1977-1979)
Mary Forrest .... vision mixer (17 episodes, 1978-1980)
Felicity Maton .... vision mixer (15 episodes, 1976-1978)
Al Pigden .... video tape editor (13 episodes, 1979-1981)
Neil Guy .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1979)
Yvonne Kelly .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Music Department
Sam Pottle .... composer: theme music (114 episodes, 1976-1981)
Derek Scott .... musical associate / conductor: Jack Parnell's orchestra (114 episodes, 1976-1981)
Jack Parnell .... conductor: orchestra (111 episodes, 1976-1981)
Larry Grossman .... music consultant (70 episodes, 1976-1979)
Ray Charles .... music consultant (42 episodes, 1979-1981)
Conn Bernard .... musical associate (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Other crew
Mari Kaestle .... muppet designer / puppets / ... (114 episodes, 1976-1981)
Don Sahlin .... special puppets / muppet designer / ... (114 episodes, 1976-1981)
Caroly Wilcox .... muppet designer / puppets / ... (114 episodes, 1976-1981)
Faz Fazakas .... muppet designer / puppets (111 episodes, 1976-1981)
Dave Goelz .... muppet designer / puppets / ... (110 episodes, 1976-1981)
Richard Holloway .... senior floor manager / floor manager (110 episodes, 1976-1981)
Larry Jameson .... muppet designer / puppets (110 episodes, 1976-1981)
Frank Oz .... creative consultant / muppet creative consultant / ... (103 episodes, 1976-1981)
Michael K. Frith .... muppet design consultant / muppet creative consultant (102 episodes, 1976-1981)
Amy Van Gilder .... muppet designer / puppets / ... (90 episodes, 1977-1981)
Rollin Krewson .... muppet designer / puppets (80 episodes, 1976-1981)
Martin G. Baker .... floor manager (60 episodes, 1976-1980)
Joan Chaplow .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers / ... (55 episodes, 1976-1981)
Caryl Cruickshank .... stage manager (54 episodes, 1976-1980)
John Lovelady .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (52 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jan Rosenthal .... muppet designer (52 episodes, 1978-1981)
Bonnie Erickson .... puppets / muppet maker (48 episodes, 1976-1978)
Tim Miller .... muppet designer (45 episodes, 1979-1981)
Barbara S. Davis .... muppet designer (44 episodes, 1979-1981)
Edward G. Christie .... muppet designer (42 episodes, 1979-1981)
Nomi Frederick .... muppet designer (42 episodes, 1979-1981)
Robert McCormack .... muppet workshop supervisor (42 episodes, 1979-1981)
Bob Payne .... muppet designer (42 episodes, 1979-1981)
Sara Paul .... muppet workshop supervisor / stage manager (33 episodes, 1977-1981)
Sue Taylor .... assistant to producer / production assistant / ... (32 episodes, 1976-1979)
Calista Hendrickson .... puppets / muppet maker / ... (25 episodes, 1977-1979)
Katie Coley .... stage manager (20 episodes, 1979-1981)
Kendra Dobson .... archive team (20 episodes, 1979-1981)
Cheryl Henson .... muppet designer (20 episodes, 1980-1981)
Susan Paul .... assistant to producer (19 episodes, 1979-1980)
Gillian Lynne .... choreographer (17 episodes, 1976-1980)
Jane Gootnick .... muppet designer (17 episodes, 1980-1981)
Sherry Amott .... muppet designer (14 episodes, 1978)
Guy Frazer Jones .... floor manager (12 episodes, 1980-1981)
Norman Maen .... choreographer (11 episodes, 1976-1981)
Steve Springford .... floor manager (10 episodes, 1977-1980)
Alani Bray .... stage manager (7 episodes, 1976)
Claire Sandford .... stage manager (7 episodes, 1978)
Vickie Corner .... distribution director (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
Wendy Midener .... muppet designer (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Trevor Lowndes .... floor manager (5 episodes, 1980)
Francesco Reidy .... floor manager (5 episodes, 1980)
Kermit Love .... muppet designer / puppets (4 episodes, 1976-1980)
Jeremy van Bunnens .... senior floor manager (4 episodes, 1979)
Marianne Harms .... muppet designer (3 episodes, 1980)
Janet Kuhl .... muppet designer (3 episodes, 1980)
Irving Davies .... choreographer (2 episodes, 1976)
Martin Essex .... floor manager (2 episodes, 1977)
Cheryl Blaylock .... muppet designer (2 episodes, 1980)
Tim Rose .... muppet designer (2 episodes, 1980)
 

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30 min (120 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The one-eyed cat who hangs out backstage is named "Gaffer, the backstage cat."See more »
Quotes:
Statler:Please don't make me watch it.See more »
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Soundtrack:
The Muppet Show ThemeSee more »

FAQ

Was this a British or a US show?
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?
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
It's about time!, 11 August 2005
Author: Christopher Martin (CMartin) from Auburn, Maine

As a true fan of Muppets in all their incarnations, I have been waiting for this DVD set.

The Muppet Show has to be one of the best programs produced. Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo and the gang will always make me laugh. Considering I was only 6 when the show originally aired, I'm finally able to see all the episodes in their original broadcast order. And just being able to hear all the songs and comedy bits is awesome. I'm especially looking forward to hearing all of the "Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem" songs.

The DVD set isn't loaded with extras, but it's got a "Fact Track" which has a lot of great info, although the graphic overlay sometimes interferes with the action and comedy on the screen (similar to the Back To The Future fact tracks). But the basic fact you get 24 episodes is well worth the money you spend on it (I got it for my birthday, although it retails at Wal-Mart for about 30 bucks), and I can't wait for the other seasons to come out on DVD (along with the season of "Fraggle Rock") If you are a Muppet Fan, or at least a Kermit fan, you owe it to yourself to pick up this set. The variety show is pretty much a dead art form, but the Muppet Show is a classic example of how it should be done.

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