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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:
This show is not only BRILLIANT, it's GENIUS! See more (35 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 22)

Frank Oz ... Fozzie Bear / ... (119 episodes, 1976-1981)
Richard Hunt ... Statler / ... (119 episodes, 1976-1981)

Dave Goelz ... Gonzo / ... (119 episodes, 1976-1981)

Jim Henson ... Kermit the Frog / ... (119 episodes, 1976-1981)

Kermit the Frog ... Himself - Host (119 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 (63 episodes, 1976-1980)
Philip Casson (37 episodes, 1977-1981)
 
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
Malcolm Stone (21 episodes, 1977-1980)
David Chandler (19 episodes, 1976-1980)
Bryan Holgate (18 episodes, 1977-1981)
Leigh Malone (7 episodes, 1980)
Paul Dean (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Richard Lake (6 episodes, 1978-1980)
Richard Plumb (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
Henry Graveney (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Costume Design by
James Dark (33 episodes, 1976-1981)
Ann Hollowood (20 episodes, 1976-1981)
Stuart Currell (16 episodes, 1978-1979)
Dawn Evans (7 episodes, 1980)
Sue Le Cash (6 episodes, 1976-1980)
Dava Irwin (4 episodes, 1978-1980)
K. Conry-Halley (3 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Makeup Department
Shirley Muslin .... makeup artist (32 episodes, 1976-1981)
Mary Southgate .... makeup artist (26 episodes, 1976-1981)
Marion Phillips .... makeup artist (12 episodes, 1977-1980)
Sheila Mann .... makeup artist (11 episodes, 1977-1980)
Dianne Joyce .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1976-1980)
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 (47 episodes, 1976-1981)
Ted Scott .... audio / sound (37 episodes, 1976-1981)
Henry Bird .... audio (6 episodes, 1977-1980)
Len Penfold .... audio (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bob Woodhouse .... audio (4 episodes, 1980)
Peter Wernham .... audio (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Eddy Burns .... lighting technician (119 episodes, 1976-1981)
Phil Hawkes .... lighting director / lighting (49 episodes, 1976-1980)
John Rook .... lighting director / lighting / ... (45 episodes, 1976-1981)
John Crane .... senior video engineer / vision (37 episodes, 1976-1980)
Bill Brown .... senior cameraman / cameras (33 episodes, 1976-1981)
Brian Grant .... camera operator (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Mike Whitcutt .... senior cameraman / cameras (23 episodes, 1976-1981)
Roy Simper .... senior cameraman / cameras (23 episodes, 1976-1980)
Jim Reeves .... senior video engineer / vision (22 episodes, 1977-1981)
John Willment .... senior video engineer / vision (21 episodes, 1976-1980)
Dennis Bartlett .... senior cameraman / cameras (20 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 (68 episodes, 1976-1981)
Moyra Bird .... vision mixer (33 episodes, 1976-1981)
Carole Legg .... vision mixer (33 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 (13 episodes, 1978-1980)
Al Pigden .... video tape editor (10 episodes, 1979-1981)
Neil Guy .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Yvonne Kelly .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1980)
 
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)
Joan Chaplow .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers / ... (52 episodes, 1976-1981)
John Lovelady .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (52 episodes, 1976-1978)
Caryl Cruickshank .... stage manager (51 episodes, 1976-1980)
Bonnie Erickson .... puppets / muppet maker (48 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jan Rosenthal .... muppet designer (46 episodes, 1978-1981)
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)
Cheryl Henson .... muppet designer (20 episodes, 1980-1981)
Gillian Lynne .... choreographer (17 episodes, 1976-1980)
Katie Coley .... stage manager (17 episodes, 1979-1981)
Jane Gootnick .... muppet designer (17 episodes, 1980-1981)
Susan Paul .... assistant to producer (16 episodes, 1979-1980)
Sherry Amott .... muppet designer (14 episodes, 1978)
Guy Frazer Jones .... floor manager (12 episodes, 1980-1981)
Norman Maen .... choreographer (10 episodes, 1976-1981)
Steve Springford .... floor manager (9 episodes, 1977-1980)
Alani Bray .... stage manager (7 episodes, 1976)
Claire Sandford .... stage manager (7 episodes, 1978)
Wendy Midener .... muppet designer (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Trevor Lowndes .... floor manager (5 episodes, 1980)
Francesco Reidy .... floor manager (5 episodes, 1980)
Kermit Love .... muppet designer / puppets (4 episodes, 1976-1980)
Marianne Harms .... muppet designer (3 episodes, 1980)
Janet Kuhl .... muppet designer (3 episodes, 1980)
Irving Davies .... choreographer (2 episodes, 1976)
Martin Essex .... floor manager (2 episodes, 1977)
Cheryl Blaylock .... muppet designer (2 episodes, 1980)
Tim Rose .... muppet designer (2 episodes, 1980)
 

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30 min (120 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ruth Buzzi recently revealed that she was originally supposed to be the first guest on the show, but scheduling conflicts pushed her back to episode #4. The guest star on the first episode was Juliet Prowse.See more »
Quotes:
Waldorf:Well, you gotta give them credit.
Statler:Why's that?
Waldorf:Well, they're gonna keep on doing it till they get it right.
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Soundtrack:
Swedish Chef's 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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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
This show is not only BRILLIANT, it's GENIUS!, 24 February 2004
Author: Cini34 from Mainframe

The Muppet Show is, by far, one of the best constructed variety shows out there. Plus, it has all our favorite Muppet characters, and seriously, who can go wrong with the Muppets? This show is a perfect blend of song and dance, Muppet and guest star interaction, and just plain fun for the whole family.

The humor in the show offers the perfect mix of adult jokes and gags that fly right over the heads of children, and laughs that both child and adult can enjoy. Jim Henson truly created a masterpiece with this show, not to mention his popular films and other spin-off shows. The Muppet Show also offers a wonderful glimpse of many of the stars of yesteryear (the mid- to late-1970s), many of whom still survive today.

This show definitely needs to be picked up by one of the networks for syndication because, although it seems somewhat dated at times (not much, though, really) it's genuine entertainment value could boost any network's ratings.

Deservedly so, I've given The Muppet Show a rating of 10 stars out of 10!

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