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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 »
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If the powers that be are reading this then please bring it back! See more (34 total) »

Cast

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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 (4 episodes, 1978-1980)
 
Series Production Design by
Malcolm Stone (1 episode, 1979)
 
Series Art Direction by
David Chandler (15 episodes, 1976-1979)
Bryan Holgate (14 episodes, 1977-1978)
Malcolm Stone (7 episodes, 1977-1978)
Paul Dean (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Henry Graveney (2 episodes, 1978)
Richard Lake (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Costume Design by
James Dark (30 episodes, 1976-1980)
Stuart Currell (8 episodes, 1978-1979)
Ann Hollowood (7 episodes, 1976-1977)
K. Conry-Halley (3 episodes, 1976)
Sue Le Cash (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Makeup Department
Shirley Muslin .... makeup artist (23 episodes, 1976-1979)
Mary Southgate .... makeup artist (11 episodes, 1976-1980)
Marion Phillips .... makeup artist (11 episodes, 1977-1978)
Sheila Mann .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1977-1978)
Dianne Joyce .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
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)
 
Series Sound Department
Roger Knight .... audio / sound (32 episodes, 1976-1979)
Ted Scott .... audio / sound (24 episodes, 1976-1980)
Henry Bird .... audio (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Len Penfold .... audio (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Eddy Burns .... lighting technician (119 episodes, 1976-1981)
Phil Hawkes .... lighting director / lighting (28 episodes, 1976-1980)
John Rook .... lighting director / lighting (27 episodes, 1976-1978)
Brian Grant .... camera operator (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Bill Brown .... senior cameraman / cameras / ... (19 episodes, 1976-1980)
Jim Reeves .... senior video engineer / vision / ... (19 episodes, 1977-1978)
John Crane .... senior video engineer / vision / ... (18 episodes, 1976-1980)
Mike Whitcutt .... senior cameraman / cameras (16 episodes, 1976-1978)
Roy Simper .... senior cameraman / cameras / ... (14 episodes, 1976-1980)
John Willment .... senior video engineer / vision / ... (13 episodes, 1976-1979)
Dennis Bartlett .... senior cameraman / cameras (12 episodes, 1976-1978)
Gerry Taylor .... senior video engineer (9 episodes, 1977-1978)
Hamilton J. Willis .... lighting / lighting director (3 episodes, 1976)
Jim Boyers .... lighting director (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bonnie Erickson .... costume designer: muppets (15 episodes, 1976-1977)
Calista Hendrickson .... muppet costumes (12 episodes, 1978-1980)
James Dark .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Editorial Department
John Hawkins .... video tape editor / vtr editor (40 episodes, 1976-1978)
Carole Legg .... vision mixer (25 episodes, 1976-1979)
Moyra Bird .... vision mixer (20 episodes, 1976-1980)
Tim Waddell .... video tape editor (17 episodes, 1977-1978)
Felicity Maton .... vision mixer (14 episodes, 1976-1978)
Mary Forrest .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1978-1980)
 
Series Music Department
Jack Parnell .... conductor: orchestra (62 episodes, 1976-1980)
Sam Pottle .... composer: theme music (62 episodes, 1976-1980)
Derek Scott .... musical associate (62 episodes, 1976-1980)
Larry Grossman .... music consultant (58 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 (62 episodes, 1976-1980)
Mari Kaestle .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (62 episodes, 1976-1980)
Don Sahlin .... special puppets / puppets / ... (62 episodes, 1976-1980)
Caroly Wilcox .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (62 episodes, 1976-1980)
Faz Fazakas .... puppets / muppet designer (59 episodes, 1976-1980)
Larry Jameson .... puppets / muppet designer (59 episodes, 1976-1980)
Dave Goelz .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (58 episodes, 1976-1980)
Frank Oz .... muppet creative consultant / creative consultant / ... (51 episodes, 1976-1980)
Michael K. Frith .... muppet creative consultant / muppet design consultant (50 episodes, 1976-1980)
Bonnie Erickson .... puppets / muppet maker (48 episodes, 1976-1978)
John Lovelady .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (48 episodes, 1976-1978)
Martin G. Baker .... floor manager (41 episodes, 1976-1979)
Rollin Krewson .... puppets / muppet designer (38 episodes, 1976-1980)
Amy Van Gilder .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (38 episodes, 1977-1980)
Joan Chaplow .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers / ... (35 episodes, 1976-1979)
Caryl Cruickshank .... stage manager (32 episodes, 1976-1980)
Sue Taylor .... assistant to producer / production assistant / ... (25 episodes, 1976-1978)
Calista Hendrickson .... puppets / muppet maker / ... (25 episodes, 1977-1979)
Gillian Lynne .... choreographer (10 episodes, 1976-1978)
Sara Paul .... stage manager / muppet workshop supervisor (10 episodes, 1977-1980)
Sherry Amott .... muppet designer (9 episodes, 1978)
Norman Maen .... choreographer (8 episodes, 1976-1978)
Alani Bray .... stage manager (7 episodes, 1976)
Steve Springford .... floor manager (6 episodes, 1977-1980)
Claire Sandford .... stage manager (5 episodes, 1978)
Jan Rosenthal .... muppet designer (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
Tim Miller .... muppet designer (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Kermit Love .... puppets (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
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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Trivia:
The character of Miss Piggy was originally alternately played by Richard Hunt and Frank Oz. As the character grew in popularity, a hesitant Oz took on sole performer status. He once remarked that Piggy was such an intense and over-the-top woman, she could only be played by a man.See more »
Quotes:
Fozzie:I don't got rhythm.
Rowlf:That's for sure.
Fozzie:I don't got rhythm.
Rowlf:Who can ask for anything more?
Statler:We could!
Waldorf:Yeah! Earplugs!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Dikke Vrienden (1983) (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?
What are the differences between the US DVD Versions and the Uncensored DVD Versions?
Was this a British or a US show?
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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
If the powers that be are reading this then please bring it back!, 1 September 2006
Author: Bradley Baum from London, England

I cannot fault it in any way. It gets a maximum ten out of ten from me. I am laughing at it just as much now (I'm watching the first series on DVD at the moment and I will buy the other series as and when I can) as I did when I were a child! Fabulous! The special guests were plentiful, varied, and always 'A' list for the time (some still are but a lot of them have now very sadly passed away and they and their talents will always be very greatly and very sorely missed) and always willing to send themselves up in a big way. Sure the singers all sang and the actors all acted etc. in the way the pieces were supposed to be done but, you see, it wasn't what they were singing/saying that sent them up but what was going on around them with the puppets, the scenery their clothes etc. they had put on for their sections. Spike Milligan, John Cleese, Steve Martin, Bob Hope, Harry Bellafonte, Shirly Bassy, Andy Williams, Roger Moore, Mark Hammil, Sylvester Stallone, Gene Kelly, Peter Ustinov, Liberace, Elton John, Alice cooper, Ethel Merman, Glenda Jackson, Liza Minelli, Juliette Prowse, Twiggy, are just a few of the many famous people that appeared on The Muppet Show and they were all more than happy to join in the general mayhem and ludicrousness in the show.

The jokes are wonderful and have not lost their impact or become stale over time. Every line and every sketch is as fresh now as it was all those years ago when the programme first aired and could (no, make that would) easily hold up in today's world with today's families if they were to be repeated in all their glory. And if the children of today haven't heard of some of the stars well that wouldn't make any difference at all because you don't have to have heard of a star to enjoy watching them doing what it is that they do best and have the puppets take the mickey out of it! Muppets Tonight was the last time they all got together for at least one series and I loved it as much as I love this and long for it to happen again! OK so the script may not have been as sharp in Muppets Tonight, But I love anything and everything to do with them (and the fact that they are now owned by Disney is just too fantastic for words as I ADORE most things by Disney and Love the rest!)! I have got some of the programmes on video tape and I am now looking to replace them with dvds which (apart from the complete first series) don't appear to be around at the moment. Not the last time I looked anyway which could have been the wrong place(s) if they have been released at all. I have since found out they are yet to be released so I'll be buying them as and when they are! Or at the very least, as and when I can afford them!

Easily above 10/10!

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