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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 »
User Reviews:
Love the Muppets! See more (34 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 22)

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 / ... (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 (57 episodes, 1976-1980)
Philip Casson (31 episodes, 1977-1980)
 
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 (2 episodes, 1980)

Series Produced by
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
John Hawkins (1 episode, 1979)
 
Series Art Direction by
David Chandler (19 episodes, 1976-1980)
Malcolm Stone (17 episodes, 1977-1980)
Bryan Holgate (16 episodes, 1977-1979)
Paul Dean (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Richard Lake (6 episodes, 1978-1980)
Leigh Malone (4 episodes, 1980)
Richard Plumb (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Henry Graveney (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Costume Design by
James Dark (32 episodes, 1976-1980)
Ann Hollowood (16 episodes, 1976-1980)
Stuart Currell (16 episodes, 1978-1979)
Sue Le Cash (5 episodes, 1976-1980)
K. Conry-Halley (3 episodes, 1976)
Dava Irwin (3 episodes, 1978-1980)
Dawn Evans (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Makeup Department
Shirley Muslin .... makeup artist (27 episodes, 1976-1980)
Mary Southgate .... makeup artist (21 episodes, 1976-1980)
Marion Phillips .... makeup artist (12 episodes, 1977-1980)
Sheila Mann .... makeup artist (11 episodes, 1977-1980)
Dianne Joyce .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1976-1979)
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 (41 episodes, 1976-1980)
Ted Scott .... audio / sound (34 episodes, 1976-1980)
Henry Bird .... audio (6 episodes, 1977-1980)
Len Penfold .... audio (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Peter Wernham .... audio (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Eddy Burns .... lighting technician (119 episodes, 1976-1981)
Phil Hawkes .... lighting director / lighting (43 episodes, 1976-1980)
John Rook .... lighting director / lighting / ... (39 episodes, 1976-1980)
Bill Brown .... senior cameraman / cameras (31 episodes, 1976-1980)
John Crane .... senior video engineer / vision (27 episodes, 1976-1980)
Brian Grant .... camera operator (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Roy Simper .... senior cameraman / cameras (21 episodes, 1976-1980)
John Willment .... senior video engineer / vision (21 episodes, 1976-1980)
Jim Reeves .... senior video engineer / vision (20 episodes, 1977-1978)
Mike Whitcutt .... senior cameraman / cameras (18 episodes, 1976-1980)
Dennis Bartlett .... senior cameraman / cameras (17 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 (59 episodes, 1978-1981)
Polly Smith .... muppet costumes (24 episodes, 1980-1981)
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 (59 episodes, 1976-1980)
Carole Legg .... vision mixer (32 episodes, 1976-1980)
Moyra Bird .... vision mixer (27 episodes, 1976-1980)
Tim Waddell .... video tape editor / vtr editor (22 episodes, 1977-1979)
Felicity Maton .... vision mixer (15 episodes, 1976-1978)
Mary Forrest .... vision mixer (11 episodes, 1978-1980)
Al Pigden .... video tape editor (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
Neil Guy .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Music Department
Sam Pottle .... composer: theme music (108 episodes, 1976-1981)
Derek Scott .... musical associate / conductor: Jack Parnell's orchestra (108 episodes, 1976-1981)
Jack Parnell .... conductor: orchestra (107 episodes, 1976-1981)
Larry Grossman .... music consultant (70 episodes, 1976-1979)
Ray Charles .... music consultant (36 episodes, 1979-1981)
Conn Bernard .... musical associate (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Other crew
Mari Kaestle .... muppet designer / puppets / ... (108 episodes, 1976-1981)
Don Sahlin .... special puppets / muppet designer / ... (108 episodes, 1976-1981)
Caroly Wilcox .... muppet designer / puppets / ... (108 episodes, 1976-1981)
Richard Holloway .... senior floor manager / floor manager (107 episodes, 1976-1981)
Faz Fazakas .... muppet designer / puppets (105 episodes, 1976-1981)
Larry Jameson .... muppet designer / puppets (105 episodes, 1976-1981)
Dave Goelz .... muppet designer / puppets / ... (104 episodes, 1976-1981)
Frank Oz .... creative consultant / muppet creative consultant / ... (97 episodes, 1976-1981)
Michael K. Frith .... muppet design consultant / muppet creative consultant (96 episodes, 1976-1981)
Amy Van Gilder .... muppet designer / puppets / ... (84 episodes, 1977-1981)
Rollin Krewson .... muppet designer / puppets (74 episodes, 1976-1981)
Martin G. Baker .... floor manager (55 episodes, 1976-1980)
John Lovelady .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (52 episodes, 1976-1978)
Bonnie Erickson .... puppets / muppet maker (48 episodes, 1976-1978)
Joan Chaplow .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers / ... (46 episodes, 1976-1980)
Jan Rosenthal .... muppet designer (46 episodes, 1978-1981)
Caryl Cruickshank .... stage manager (45 episodes, 1976-1980)
Tim Miller .... muppet designer (39 episodes, 1978-1981)
Barbara S. Davis .... muppet designer (38 episodes, 1978-1981)
Edward G. Christie .... muppet designer (36 episodes, 1979-1981)
Nomi Frederick .... muppet designer (36 episodes, 1979-1981)
Robert McCormack .... muppet workshop supervisor (36 episodes, 1979-1981)
Bob Payne .... muppet designer (36 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)
Jane Gootnick .... muppet designer (25 episodes, 1980-1981)
Cheryl Henson .... muppet designer (25 episodes, 1980-1981)
Gillian Lynne .... choreographer (16 episodes, 1976-1980)
Sherry Amott .... muppet designer (14 episodes, 1978)
Katie Coley .... stage manager (11 episodes, 1979-1980)
Susan Paul .... assistant to producer (10 episodes, 1979-1980)
Norman Maen .... choreographer (9 episodes, 1976-1978)
Alani Bray .... stage manager (7 episodes, 1976)
Steve Springford .... floor manager (7 episodes, 1977-1980)
Claire Sandford .... stage manager (7 episodes, 1978)
Wendy Midener .... muppet designer (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Guy Frazer Jones .... floor manager (5 episodes, 1980)
Francesco Reidy .... floor manager (5 episodes, 1980)
Kermit Love .... muppet designer / puppets (4 episodes, 1976-1980)
Irving Davies .... choreographer (2 episodes, 1976)
Martin Essex .... floor manager (2 episodes, 1977)
Marianne Harms .... muppet designer (2 episodes, 1980)
Janet Kuhl .... muppet designer (2 episodes, 1980)
Trevor Lowndes .... floor manager (2 episodes, 1980)
Tim Rose .... muppet designer (2 episodes, 1980)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (120 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Many guest stars would be asked about their favorite Muppet and be given scenes with them. Miss Piggy was reportedly the most requested. Animal was a close second.See more »
Quotes:
Muppet Newsman:Here is a Muppet News Flash.
[runs to the desk]
Muppet Newsman:There is no news tonight.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Best Ever Muppet Moments (2006) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Muppet Show ThemeSee more »

FAQ

If Statler and Waldorf do not like the show, why don't they just leave?
Was this Kermit's premiere appearance?
What are the differences between the US DVD Versions and the Uncensored DVD Versions?
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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Love the Muppets!, 15 December 2000
Author: Monika-5 from United States

I grew up with the Muppets, Garfield, the Care Bears, etc. Boy there were some awesome kid shows on back then! Anyway, I always have a soft spot for the Muppets because my mom loved them too. I still have the Kermit and Piggy dolls she bought me back in 1980! About the show, I still laugh out loud watching Stadler and Waldorf, the hilarious critics! "Pigs in Space" was another great bit, but nothing compares to the Swedish chef! I also loved the 3 Muppet movies that came out between 1979-1984. Sadly, while I still love the Muppets, they haven't been the same since Jim Henson passed on. God bless you, Jim and rest in peace.

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