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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:
It's about time! 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 (73 episodes, 1976-1980)
David Lazer .... executive producer: Henson Associates / executive producer (69 episodes, 1976-1980)
Jack Burns .... producer (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Film Editing by
John Hawkins (4 episodes, 1978-1980)
Tim Waddell (2 episodes, 1977-1979)
 
Series Production Design by
Malcolm Stone (1 episode, 1979)
 
Series Art Direction by
David Chandler (15 episodes, 1976-1979)
Bryan Holgate (10 episodes, 1977-1978)
Paul Dean (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Malcolm Stone (5 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Costume Design by
James Dark (22 episodes, 1976-1980)
Ann Hollowood (7 episodes, 1976-1977)
Stuart Currell (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
K. Conry-Halley (3 episodes, 1976)
Sue Le Cash (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Makeup Department
Shirley Muslin .... makeup artist (21 episodes, 1976-1979)
Mary Southgate .... makeup artist (10 episodes, 1976-1980)
Marion Phillips .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1977-1978)
Sheila Mann .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Dianne Joyce .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
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 (27 episodes, 1976-1979)
Ted Scott .... audio / sound (22 episodes, 1976-1980)
Henry Bird .... audio (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Eddy Burns .... lighting technician (119 episodes, 1976-1981)
Brian Grant .... camera operator (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Phil Hawkes .... lighting director / lighting (23 episodes, 1976-1980)
John Rook .... lighting director / lighting (23 episodes, 1976-1978)
John Crane .... senior video engineer / vision / ... (17 episodes, 1976-1980)
Bill Brown .... senior cameraman / cameras / ... (16 episodes, 1976-1980)
Jim Reeves .... senior video engineer / vision / ... (15 episodes, 1977-1978)
Roy Simper .... senior cameraman / cameras / ... (13 episodes, 1976-1980)
John Willment .... senior video engineer / vision / ... (13 episodes, 1976-1979)
Dennis Bartlett .... senior cameraman / cameras (12 episodes, 1976-1978)
Mike Whitcutt .... cameras / senior cameraman / ... (11 episodes, 1976-1978)
Gerry Taylor .... senior video engineer (6 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 (8 episodes, 1978-1980)
James Dark .... wardrobe / costumes (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Editorial Department
John Hawkins .... video tape editor / vtr editor (34 episodes, 1976-1978)
Carole Legg .... vision mixer (23 episodes, 1976-1979)
Moyra Bird .... vision mixer (17 episodes, 1976-1980)
Tim Waddell .... video tape editor (11 episodes, 1977-1978)
Felicity Maton .... vision mixer (8 episodes, 1976-1978)
Mary Forrest .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1978-1980)
 
Series Music Department
Jack Parnell .... conductor: orchestra (51 episodes, 1976-1980)
Sam Pottle .... composer: theme music (51 episodes, 1976-1980)
Derek Scott .... musical associate (51 episodes, 1976-1980)
Larry Grossman .... music consultant / musical consultant (47 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 (51 episodes, 1976-1980)
Don Sahlin .... special puppets / puppets / ... (51 episodes, 1976-1980)
Mari Kaestle .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (50 episodes, 1976-1980)
Caroly Wilcox .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (50 episodes, 1976-1980)
Faz Fazakas .... puppets / muppet designer (48 episodes, 1976-1980)
Larry Jameson .... puppets / muppet designer (48 episodes, 1976-1980)
Dave Goelz .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (47 episodes, 1976-1980)
Frank Oz .... muppet creative consultant / creative consultant / ... (41 episodes, 1976-1980)
Michael K. Frith .... muppet creative consultant / muppet design consultant (40 episodes, 1976-1980)
Bonnie Erickson .... puppets / muppet maker (40 episodes, 1976-1978)
Rollin Krewson .... puppets / muppet designer (36 episodes, 1976-1980)
John Lovelady .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (36 episodes, 1976-1978)
Martin G. Baker .... floor manager (31 episodes, 1976-1979)
Joan Chaplow .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers / ... (27 episodes, 1976-1979)
Amy Van Gilder .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (26 episodes, 1977-1980)
Caryl Cruickshank .... stage manager (25 episodes, 1976-1980)
Sue Taylor .... assistant to producer / production assistant / ... (22 episodes, 1976-1978)
Calista Hendrickson .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (17 episodes, 1977-1979)
Sara Paul .... stage manager / muppet workshop supervisor (8 episodes, 1977-1980)
Norman Maen .... choreographer (7 episodes, 1976-1978)
Alani Bray .... stage manager (7 episodes, 1976)
Gillian Lynne .... choreographer (6 episodes, 1976-1978)
Steve Springford .... floor manager (6 episodes, 1977-1980)
Sherry Amott .... muppet designer (5 episodes, 1978)
Jan Rosenthal .... muppet designer (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
Claire Sandford .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1978)
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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jim Henson wanted the show to end during the peak of its popularity and creativity - and it did. The final year featured the highest Nielsen ratings of its existence.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:
The Muppet Show ThemeSee more »

FAQ

What is Miss Piggy's first name?
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?
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
It's about time!, 11 August 2005
Author: Christopher Martin (CMartin) from Auburn, Maine

As a true fan of Muppets in all their incarnations, I have been waiting for this DVD set.

The Muppet Show has to be one of the best programs produced. Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo and the gang will always make me laugh. Considering I was only 6 when the show originally aired, I'm finally able to see all the episodes in their original broadcast order. And just being able to hear all the songs and comedy bits is awesome. I'm especially looking forward to hearing all of the "Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem" songs.

The DVD set isn't loaded with extras, but it's got a "Fact Track" which has a lot of great info, although the graphic overlay sometimes interferes with the action and comedy on the screen (similar to the Back To The Future fact tracks). But the basic fact you get 24 episodes is well worth the money you spend on it (I got it for my birthday, although it retails at Wal-Mart for about 30 bucks), and I can't wait for the other seasons to come out on DVD (along with the season of "Fraggle Rock") If you are a Muppet Fan, or at least a Kermit fan, you owe it to yourself to pick up this set. The variety show is pretty much a dead art form, but the Muppet Show is a classic example of how it should be done.

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