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"The Muppet Show" (1976) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1976-1981

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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:
I grew up with this show 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 (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 (74 episodes, 1976-1980)
David Lazer .... executive producer: Henson Associates / executive producer (74 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 (15 episodes, 1977-1978)
Malcolm Stone (11 episodes, 1977-1979)
Paul Dean (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Richard Lake (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Henry Graveney (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Costume Design by
James Dark (31 episodes, 1976-1980)
Stuart Currell (15 episodes, 1978-1979)
Ann Hollowood (7 episodes, 1976-1977)
Sue Le Cash (3 episodes, 1976-1979)
K. Conry-Halley (3 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Makeup Department
Shirley Muslin .... makeup artist (26 episodes, 1976-1979)
Mary Southgate .... makeup artist (12 episodes, 1976-1980)
Marion Phillips .... makeup artist (11 episodes, 1977-1978)
Sheila Mann .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 1977-1979)
Dianne Joyce .... makeup artist (3 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 (36 episodes, 1976-1979)
Ted Scott .... audio / sound (27 episodes, 1976-1980)
Henry Bird .... audio (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Len Penfold .... audio (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Eddy Burns .... lighting technician (119 episodes, 1976-1981)
John Rook .... lighting director / lighting (34 episodes, 1976-1979)
Phil Hawkes .... lighting director / lighting (31 episodes, 1976-1980)
Brian Grant .... camera operator (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Bill Brown .... senior cameraman / cameras / ... (23 episodes, 1976-1980)
Jim Reeves .... senior video engineer / vision (20 episodes, 1977-1978)
John Crane .... senior video engineer / vision / ... (18 episodes, 1976-1980)
Roy Simper .... senior cameraman / cameras / ... (17 episodes, 1976-1980)
Mike Whitcutt .... senior cameraman / cameras (16 episodes, 1976-1978)
Gerry Taylor .... senior video engineer / vision control (16 episodes, 1977-1979)
Dennis Bartlett .... senior cameraman / cameras (14 episodes, 1976-1979)
John Willment .... senior video engineer / vision (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 (22 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 (49 episodes, 1976-1979)
Carole Legg .... vision mixer (28 episodes, 1976-1979)
Moyra Bird .... vision mixer (22 episodes, 1976-1980)
Tim Waddell .... video tape editor / vtr editor (20 episodes, 1977-1979)
Felicity Maton .... vision mixer (15 episodes, 1976-1978)
Mary Forrest .... vision mixer (4 episodes, 1978-1980)
Neil Guy .... vision mixer (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Music Department
Jack Parnell .... conductor: orchestra (71 episodes, 1976-1980)
Derek Scott .... musical associate (71 episodes, 1976-1980)
Sam Pottle .... composer: theme music (67 episodes, 1976-1980)
Larry Grossman .... music consultant (67 episodes, 1976-1979)
Conn Bernard .... musical associate (2 episodes, 1977)
Ray Charles .... music consultant (2 episodes, 1980)

Jim Henson .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Richard Holloway .... senior floor manager / floor manager (71 episodes, 1976-1980)
Mari Kaestle .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (71 episodes, 1976-1980)
Caroly Wilcox .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (71 episodes, 1976-1980)
Faz Fazakas .... puppets / muppet designer (68 episodes, 1976-1980)
Larry Jameson .... puppets / muppet designer (68 episodes, 1976-1980)
Dave Goelz .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (67 episodes, 1976-1980)
Don Sahlin .... special puppets / puppets / ... (67 episodes, 1976-1980)
Frank Oz .... muppet creative consultant / creative consultant / ... (60 episodes, 1976-1980)
Michael K. Frith .... muppet creative consultant / muppet design consultant (59 episodes, 1976-1980)
John Lovelady .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (52 episodes, 1976-1978)
Martin G. Baker .... floor manager (49 episodes, 1976-1979)
Bonnie Erickson .... puppets / muppet maker (48 episodes, 1976-1978)
Amy Van Gilder .... muppet designer / puppets / ... (47 episodes, 1977-1980)
Joan Chaplow .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers / ... (39 episodes, 1976-1979)
Rollin Krewson .... puppets / muppet designer (38 episodes, 1976-1980)
Caryl Cruickshank .... stage manager (36 episodes, 1976-1980)
Sue Taylor .... assistant to producer / production assistant / ... (30 episodes, 1976-1979)
Calista Hendrickson .... puppets / muppet maker / ... (25 episodes, 1977-1979)
Sherry Amott .... muppet designer (14 episodes, 1978)
Gillian Lynne .... choreographer (13 episodes, 1976-1979)
Sara Paul .... stage manager / muppet workshop supervisor (10 episodes, 1977-1980)
Norman Maen .... choreographer (9 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jan Rosenthal .... muppet designer (9 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)
Wendy Midener .... muppet designer (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Tim Miller .... muppet designer (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
Kermit Love .... puppets / muppet designer (3 episodes, 1976-1979)
Katie Coley .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1979)
Irving Davies .... choreographer (2 episodes, 1976)
Martin Essex .... floor manager (2 episodes, 1977)
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:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Mark Hamill along with R2-D2, C-3PO, and Chewbacca from the Star Wars movies guest starred in one episode. This was largely an outgrowth of Frank Oz's work as Yoda in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). See also trivia for "The Muppet Show: The Stars of Star Wars (#4.17)" (1980).See more »
Quotes:
Fozzie:[Phone rings] I'll get it!
[Picks up]
Fozzie:Muppet Show backstage.
[Coins start pouring out of the mike on the phone, and Fozzie takes off his hat quickly to catch them]
Kermit:Fozzie, who was it this time?
Fozzie:Las Vegas.
[Kermit walks off disgusted]
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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 19 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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