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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:
Somebody MUST syndicate this masterpiece 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 / ... (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 (54 episodes, 1976-1980)
Philip Casson (25 episodes, 1977-1980)
 
Series Writing credits
Jim Henson (98 episodes, 1976-1981)
Jerry Juhl (98 episodes, 1976-1981)
Don Hinkley (96 episodes, 1977-1981)
Joseph A. Bailey (32 episodes, 1977-1981)
Chris Langham (26 episodes, 1976-1981)
David Odell (26 episodes, 1976-1981)
Jack Burns (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Marc London (22 episodes, 1976-1981)

James Thurman (unknown episodes, 1976-1981)

Series Produced by
Jim Henson .... producer / executive producer (97 episodes, 1976-1980)
David Lazer .... executive producer / executive producer: Henson Associates (97 episodes, 1976-1980)
Jack Burns .... producer (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Film Editing by
John Hawkins (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
 
Series Art Direction by
David Chandler (17 episodes, 1976-1979)
Bryan Holgate (16 episodes, 1977-1979)
Malcolm Stone (13 episodes, 1977-1980)
Paul Dean (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Richard Lake (6 episodes, 1978-1980)
Richard Plumb (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Henry Graveney (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Costume Design by
James Dark (32 episodes, 1976-1980)
Stuart Currell (16 episodes, 1978-1979)
Ann Hollowood (11 episodes, 1976-1980)
Sue Le Cash (3 episodes, 1976-1979)
K. Conry-Halley (3 episodes, 1976)
Dava Irwin (2 episodes, 1978-1980)
 
Series Makeup Department
Shirley Muslin .... makeup artist (26 episodes, 1976-1979)
Mary Southgate .... makeup artist (14 episodes, 1976-1980)
Sheila Mann .... makeup artist (11 episodes, 1977-1980)
Marion Phillips .... makeup artist (11 episodes, 1977-1978)
Dianne Joyce .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1976-1979)
Sandy Staples .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 (38 episodes, 1976-1979)
Ted Scott .... audio / sound (32 episodes, 1976-1980)
Henry Bird .... audio (5 episodes, 1977-1980)
Len Penfold .... audio (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Eddy Burns .... lighting technician (119 episodes, 1976-1981)
Phil Hawkes .... lighting director / lighting (38 episodes, 1976-1980)
John Rook .... lighting director / lighting / ... (35 episodes, 1976-1979)
Bill Brown .... senior cameraman / cameras / ... (28 episodes, 1976-1980)
Brian Grant .... camera operator (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
John Crane .... senior video engineer / vision / ... (20 episodes, 1976-1980)
Jim Reeves .... senior video engineer / vision (20 episodes, 1977-1978)
Roy Simper .... senior cameraman / cameras / ... (19 episodes, 1976-1980)
John Willment .... senior video engineer / vision (19 episodes, 1976-1980)
Mike Whitcutt .... senior cameraman / cameras (17 episodes, 1976-1979)
Gerry Taylor .... senior video engineer / vision control (17 episodes, 1977-1979)
Dennis Bartlett .... senior cameraman / cameras (14 episodes, 1976-1979)
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 (30 episodes, 1978-1980)
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 (53 episodes, 1976-1980)
Carole Legg .... vision mixer (30 episodes, 1976-1980)
Moyra Bird .... vision mixer (24 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 (7 episodes, 1978-1980)
Neil Guy .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Al Pigden .... video tape editor (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
 
Series Music Department
Derek Scott .... musical associate / conductor: Jack Parnell's orchestra (78 episodes, 1976-1980)
Jack Parnell .... conductor: orchestra (77 episodes, 1976-1980)
Sam Pottle .... composer: theme music (76 episodes, 1976-1980)
Larry Grossman .... music consultant (70 episodes, 1976-1979)
Ray Charles .... music consultant (6 episodes, 1979-1980)
Conn Bernard .... musical associate (2 episodes, 1977)

Jim Henson .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Mari Kaestle .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (78 episodes, 1976-1980)
Caroly Wilcox .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (78 episodes, 1976-1980)
Richard Holloway .... senior floor manager / floor manager (77 episodes, 1976-1980)
Don Sahlin .... special puppets / puppets / ... (76 episodes, 1976-1980)
Faz Fazakas .... puppets / muppet designer (75 episodes, 1976-1980)
Larry Jameson .... puppets / muppet designer (75 episodes, 1976-1980)
Dave Goelz .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (74 episodes, 1976-1980)
Frank Oz .... muppet creative consultant / creative consultant / ... (67 episodes, 1976-1980)
Michael K. Frith .... muppet creative consultant / muppet design consultant (66 episodes, 1976-1980)
Martin G. Baker .... floor manager (55 episodes, 1976-1980)
Amy Van Gilder .... muppet designer / puppets / ... (54 episodes, 1977-1980)
John Lovelady .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (52 episodes, 1976-1978)
Bonnie Erickson .... puppets / muppet maker (48 episodes, 1976-1978)
Rollin Krewson .... puppets / muppet designer (44 episodes, 1976-1980)
Joan Chaplow .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers / ... (42 episodes, 1976-1980)
Caryl Cruickshank .... stage manager (39 episodes, 1976-1980)
Sue Taylor .... assistant to producer / production assistant / ... (32 episodes, 1976-1979)
Calista Hendrickson .... puppets / muppet maker / ... (25 episodes, 1977-1979)
Jan Rosenthal .... muppet designer (16 episodes, 1978-1980)
Gillian Lynne .... choreographer (14 episodes, 1976-1979)
Sherry Amott .... muppet designer (14 episodes, 1978)
Sara Paul .... stage manager / muppet workshop supervisor (10 episodes, 1977-1980)
Norman Maen .... choreographer (9 episodes, 1976-1978)
Tim Miller .... muppet designer (9 episodes, 1978-1980)
Barbara S. Davis .... muppet designer (8 episodes, 1978-1980)
Alani Bray .... stage manager (7 episodes, 1976)
Steve Springford .... floor manager (7 episodes, 1977-1980)
Claire Sandford .... stage manager (7 episodes, 1978)
Katie Coley .... stage manager (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
Edward G. Christie .... muppet designer (6 episodes, 1979-1980)
Nomi Frederick .... muppet designer (6 episodes, 1979-1980)
Robert McCormack .... muppet workshop supervisor (6 episodes, 1979-1980)
Bob Payne .... muppet designer (6 episodes, 1979-1980)
Wendy Midener .... muppet designer (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Susan Paul .... assistant to producer (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
Kermit Love .... puppets / muppet designer (3 episodes, 1976-1979)
Irving Davies .... choreographer (2 episodes, 1976)
Martin Essex .... floor manager (2 episodes, 1977)
Jane Gootnick .... muppet designer (2 episodes, 1980)
Cheryl Henson .... muppet designer (2 episodes, 1980)
Guy Frazer Jones .... floor manager (2 episodes, 1980)
 

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30 min (120 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The Swedish Chef was a favorite of Jim Henson and Frank Oz, as they both got to perform him. Henson was the head and voice, while Oz provided the hands. Frequently, one of the two would ad lib a line or bit of business, forcing the other one to keep up.See more »
Quotes:
Waldorf:Pay up! They made it through another one
Statler:Double or nothing next week's show?
Waldorf:You're on!
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Soundtrack:
Swedish Chef's ThemeSee more »

FAQ

What is Miss Piggy's first name?
Was this Kermit's premiere appearance?
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21 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Somebody MUST syndicate this masterpiece, 9 November 2002
Author: knsevy from KCMO

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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