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Seasons:
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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:
Good 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 / ... (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 (56 episodes, 1976-1980)
Philip Casson (27 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)
James Thurman (2 episodes, 1980)

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 (1 episode, 1979)
Al Pigden (1 episode, 1980)
 
Series Art Direction by
David Chandler (17 episodes, 1976-1979)
Malcolm Stone (16 episodes, 1977-1980)
Bryan Holgate (16 episodes, 1977-1979)
Paul Dean (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Richard Lake (6 episodes, 1978-1980)
Richard Plumb (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Henry Graveney (2 episodes, 1978)
Leigh Malone (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Costume Design by
James Dark (32 episodes, 1976-1980)
Stuart Currell (16 episodes, 1978-1979)
Ann Hollowood (14 episodes, 1976-1980)
Sue Le Cash (3 episodes, 1976-1979)
K. Conry-Halley (3 episodes, 1976)
Dava Irwin (3 episodes, 1978-1980)
 
Series Makeup Department
Shirley Muslin .... makeup artist (26 episodes, 1976-1979)
Mary Southgate .... makeup artist (18 episodes, 1976-1980)
Marion Phillips .... makeup artist (12 episodes, 1977-1980)
Sheila Mann .... makeup artist (11 episodes, 1977-1980)
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 (40 episodes, 1976-1980)
Ted Scott .... audio / sound (33 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 (39 episodes, 1976-1980)
John Rook .... lighting director / lighting / ... (38 episodes, 1976-1980)
Bill Brown .... senior cameraman / cameras (30 episodes, 1976-1980)
Brian Grant .... camera operator (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
John Crane .... senior video engineer / vision / ... (22 episodes, 1976-1980)
John Willment .... senior video engineer / vision (21 episodes, 1976-1980)
Roy Simper .... senior cameraman / cameras / ... (20 episodes, 1976-1980)
Jim Reeves .... senior video engineer / vision (20 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 (15 episodes, 1976-1980)
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 (34 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 (56 episodes, 1976-1980)
Carole Legg .... vision mixer (31 episodes, 1976-1980)
Moyra Bird .... vision mixer (26 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 (8 episodes, 1978-1980)
Al Pigden .... video tape editor (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
Neil Guy .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Music Department
Derek Scott .... musical associate / conductor: Jack Parnell's orchestra (83 episodes, 1976-1980)
Jack Parnell .... conductor: orchestra (82 episodes, 1976-1980)
Sam Pottle .... composer: theme music (82 episodes, 1976-1980)
Larry Grossman .... music consultant (70 episodes, 1976-1979)
Ray Charles .... music consultant (11 episodes, 1979-1980)
Conn Bernard .... musical associate (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Other crew
Mari Kaestle .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (83 episodes, 1976-1980)
Caroly Wilcox .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (83 episodes, 1976-1980)
Richard Holloway .... senior floor manager / floor manager (82 episodes, 1976-1980)
Don Sahlin .... special puppets / muppet designer / ... (82 episodes, 1976-1980)
Faz Fazakas .... puppets / muppet designer (80 episodes, 1976-1980)
Larry Jameson .... puppets / muppet designer (80 episodes, 1976-1980)
Dave Goelz .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (79 episodes, 1976-1980)
Frank Oz .... muppet creative consultant / creative consultant / ... (72 episodes, 1976-1980)
Michael K. Frith .... muppet creative consultant / muppet design consultant (71 episodes, 1976-1980)
Amy Van Gilder .... muppet designer / puppets / ... (59 episodes, 1977-1980)
Martin G. Baker .... floor manager (55 episodes, 1976-1980)
John Lovelady .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (52 episodes, 1976-1978)
Rollin Krewson .... puppets / muppet designer (49 episodes, 1976-1980)
Bonnie Erickson .... puppets / muppet maker (48 episodes, 1976-1978)
Joan Chaplow .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers / ... (43 episodes, 1976-1980)
Caryl Cruickshank .... stage manager (43 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 (21 episodes, 1978-1980)
Gillian Lynne .... choreographer (15 episodes, 1976-1980)
Tim Miller .... muppet designer (14 episodes, 1978-1980)
Sherry Amott .... muppet designer (14 episodes, 1978)
Barbara S. Davis .... muppet designer (13 episodes, 1978-1980)
Edward G. Christie .... muppet designer (11 episodes, 1979-1980)
Nomi Frederick .... muppet designer (11 episodes, 1979-1980)
Robert McCormack .... muppet workshop supervisor (11 episodes, 1979-1980)
Bob Payne .... muppet designer (11 episodes, 1979-1980)
Sara Paul .... stage manager / muppet workshop supervisor (10 episodes, 1977-1980)
Norman Maen .... choreographer (9 episodes, 1976-1978)
Katie Coley .... stage manager (8 episodes, 1979-1980)
Susan Paul .... assistant to producer (8 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Guy Frazer Jones .... floor manager (4 episodes, 1980)
Kermit Love .... puppets / muppet designer (3 episodes, 1976-1979)
Francesco Reidy .... 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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30 min (120 episodes)
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Trivia:
English television didn't have commercial interruptions during the programs, so many British telecasts feature scenes and musical numbers (mostly British music hall in nature) not seen in the US until Nickelodeon aired the show for a brief time in the spring and summer of 1994. Nickelodeon - a kids' channel - would edit out another sketch (mostly sketches that Nickelodeon thought shouldn't be seen by their audience) in favor of the usually less offensive UK sketches.See more »
Quotes:
Rita Moreno:Kermit I was wondering if we could just forget the cue cards and just ad lib it.
Kermit the Frog:Ad lib it? Yes I don't mind doing that but there are others who may take offense.
Rita Moreno:Like who?
Kermit the Frog:Like the guy who holds the cue cards.
Sweetums:Nice lady not want Sweetums to hold cue cards?
Rita Moreno:Uh no.
Sweetums:Nice lady want Sweetums to hold something else?
Rita Moreno:Sure you can hold anything you want.
Sweetums:Great! That best offer Sweetums have all week.
[Sweetums picks up Rita like a football and walks off with her while Kermit shrieks]
[...]
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Soundtrack:
The Muppet Show ThemeSee more »

FAQ

Was this Kermit's premiere appearance?
What is Miss Piggy's first name?
If Statler and Waldorf do not like the show, why don't they just leave?
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Good Show!, 29 October 2004
Author: ppamjo2 from Columbus Ohio

I watched this show as a child. This show had a certain magic to it. I like the ones with

John Denver Luke Skywalker and C3PO and especially the one with Christopher Reeve.

I thought that the series was far better then Muppets tonight.

I would love to see more of these shows brought out by a company other then Time Life. I was rather upset that the one with Christopher Reeve was not in the Best of Collection. It shows him doiong vets Hospital as well as a wonderful spin on Hamlet!

The muppet show had a magical feel to the series and Jim Henson was a true Genus in his field. God Bless Jim Henson... He is missed...

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