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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:
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 / ... (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)
Richard Lake (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Costume Design by
James Dark (22 episodes, 1976-1980)
Ann Hollowood (7 episodes, 1976-1977)
Stuart Currell (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
K. Conry-Halley (3 episodes, 1976)
Sue Le Cash (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Makeup Department
Shirley Muslin .... makeup artist (22 episodes, 1976-1979)
Mary Southgate .... makeup artist (10 episodes, 1976-1980)
Marion Phillips .... makeup artist (7 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 (28 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)
John Rook .... lighting director / lighting (24 episodes, 1976-1978)
Brian Grant .... camera operator (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Phil Hawkes .... lighting director / lighting (23 episodes, 1976-1980)
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 .... senior cameraman / cameras / ... (12 episodes, 1976-1978)
Gerry Taylor .... senior video engineer (7 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 (9 episodes, 1978-1980)
James Dark .... wardrobe / costumes (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Editorial Department
John Hawkins .... video tape editor / vtr editor (36 episodes, 1976-1978)
Carole Legg .... vision mixer (23 episodes, 1976-1979)
Moyra Bird .... vision mixer (17 episodes, 1976-1980)
Tim Waddell .... video tape editor (12 episodes, 1977-1978)
Felicity Maton .... vision mixer (11 episodes, 1976-1978)
Mary Forrest .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1978-1980)
 
Series Music Department
Jack Parnell .... conductor: orchestra (54 episodes, 1976-1980)
Sam Pottle .... composer: theme music (54 episodes, 1976-1980)
Derek Scott .... musical associate (54 episodes, 1976-1980)
Larry Grossman .... music consultant / musical consultant (50 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 (54 episodes, 1976-1980)
Don Sahlin .... special puppets / puppets / ... (54 episodes, 1976-1980)
Mari Kaestle .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (53 episodes, 1976-1980)
Caroly Wilcox .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (53 episodes, 1976-1980)
Faz Fazakas .... puppets / muppet designer (50 episodes, 1976-1980)
Dave Goelz .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (50 episodes, 1976-1980)
Larry Jameson .... puppets / muppet designer (50 episodes, 1976-1980)
Frank Oz .... muppet creative consultant / creative consultant / ... (43 episodes, 1976-1980)
Michael K. Frith .... muppet creative consultant / muppet design consultant (42 episodes, 1976-1980)
Bonnie Erickson .... puppets / muppet maker (42 episodes, 1976-1978)
John Lovelady .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (39 episodes, 1976-1978)
Rollin Krewson .... puppets / muppet designer (36 episodes, 1976-1980)
Martin G. Baker .... floor manager (33 episodes, 1976-1979)
Joan Chaplow .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers / ... (30 episodes, 1976-1979)
Amy Van Gilder .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (29 episodes, 1977-1980)
Caryl Cruickshank .... stage manager (28 episodes, 1976-1980)
Sue Taylor .... assistant to producer / production assistant / ... (22 episodes, 1976-1978)
Calista Hendrickson .... puppets / muppet maker / ... (19 episodes, 1977-1979)
Norman Maen .... choreographer (8 episodes, 1976-1978)
Sara Paul .... stage manager / muppet workshop supervisor (8 episodes, 1977-1980)
Gillian Lynne .... choreographer (7 episodes, 1976-1978)
Alani Bray .... stage manager (7 episodes, 1976)
Steve Springford .... floor manager (6 episodes, 1977-1980)
Sherry Amott .... muppet designer (6 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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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
Due to the fact that episodes were filmed in England, this was one of the few U.S. TV series not affected by the 1980 Screen Actors Strike, which largely delayed the start of that year's TV season.See more »
Quotes:
Statler:I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't watched it.
Waldorf:Believe what?
Statler:I don't know - I wasn't watching.
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Soundtrack:
The Muppet Show 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.
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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