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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
29 January 1976 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 / ... (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, 1976-1980)
Jerry Juhl (98 episodes, 1976-1980)
Don Hinkley (96 episodes, 1977-1981)
Joseph A. Bailey (32 episodes, 1977-1979)
Chris Langham (26 episodes, 1978-1980)
David Odell (26 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jack Burns (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Marc London (22 episodes, 1976-1977)

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 (15 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
Sam Pottle .... composer: theme music (79 episodes, 1976-1980)
Derek Scott .... musical associate / conductor: Jack Parnell's orchestra (79 episodes, 1976-1980)
Jack Parnell .... conductor: orchestra (78 episodes, 1976-1980)
Larry Grossman .... music consultant (70 episodes, 1976-1979)
Ray Charles .... music consultant (7 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 / ... (79 episodes, 1976-1980)
Caroly Wilcox .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (79 episodes, 1976-1980)
Richard Holloway .... senior floor manager / floor manager (78 episodes, 1976-1980)
Don Sahlin .... special puppets / puppets / ... (78 episodes, 1976-1980)
Faz Fazakas .... puppets / muppet designer (76 episodes, 1976-1980)
Larry Jameson .... puppets / muppet designer (76 episodes, 1976-1980)
Dave Goelz .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (75 episodes, 1976-1980)
Frank Oz .... muppet creative consultant / creative consultant / ... (68 episodes, 1976-1980)
Michael K. Frith .... muppet creative consultant / muppet design consultant (67 episodes, 1976-1980)
Martin G. Baker .... floor manager (55 episodes, 1976-1980)
Amy Van Gilder .... muppet designer / puppets / ... (55 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 (45 episodes, 1976-1980)
Joan Chaplow .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers / ... (42 episodes, 1976-1980)
Caryl Cruickshank .... stage manager (40 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 (17 episodes, 1978-1980)
Gillian Lynne .... choreographer (15 episodes, 1976-1980)
Sherry Amott .... muppet designer (14 episodes, 1978)
Sara Paul .... stage manager / muppet workshop supervisor (10 episodes, 1977-1980)
Tim Miller .... muppet designer (10 episodes, 1978-1980)
Norman Maen .... choreographer (9 episodes, 1976-1978)
Barbara S. Davis .... 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)
Edward G. Christie .... muppet designer (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
Katie Coley .... stage manager (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
Nomi Frederick .... muppet designer (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
Robert McCormack .... muppet workshop supervisor (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
Bob Payne .... muppet designer (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
Wendy Midener .... muppet designer (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Susan Paul .... assistant to producer (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
Kermit Love .... puppets / muppet designer (3 episodes, 1976-1979)
Guy Frazer Jones .... floor manager (3 episodes, 1980)
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)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (120 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Initially, the producers had such difficulty casting guest stars that they had to call upon all their personal friends in the entertainment industry for help. This changed dramatically after Rudolf Nureyev agreed to appear. The publicity of a renowned ballet dancer appearing on such a bizarre show created such positive publicity that the show became popular and soon celebrities were lining up to appear on the show.See more »
Quotes:
Beauregard:Kermit! Kermit! I had a dream and it was so real! I... what does it mean when you dream people are walking on your head?
Kermit:It means you're sleeping on the floor!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Muppet Show Pitch Reel (1976) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Muppet Show ThemeSee more »

FAQ

Was this Kermit's premiere appearance?
Was this a British or a US show?
What is Miss Piggy's first name?
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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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