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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:
Sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational! 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)

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 (62 episodes, 1976-1980)
Philip Casson (33 episodes, 1977-1980)
 
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 (17 episodes, 1977-1980)
Paul Dean (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Richard Lake (6 episodes, 1978-1980)
Leigh Malone (6 episodes, 1980)
Richard Plumb (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Henry Graveney (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Costume Design by
James Dark (32 episodes, 1976-1980)
Ann Hollowood (18 episodes, 1976-1980)
Stuart Currell (16 episodes, 1978-1979)
Dawn Evans (6 episodes, 1980)
Sue Le Cash (5 episodes, 1976-1980)
Dava Irwin (4 episodes, 1978-1980)
K. Conry-Halley (3 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Makeup Department
Shirley Muslin .... makeup artist (29 episodes, 1976-1980)
Mary Southgate .... makeup artist (25 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 (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 (44 episodes, 1976-1980)
Ted Scott .... audio / sound (35 episodes, 1976-1980)
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 (48 episodes, 1976-1980)
John Rook .... lighting director / lighting / ... (41 episodes, 1976-1980)
John Crane .... senior video engineer / vision (34 episodes, 1976-1980)
Bill Brown .... senior cameraman / cameras (31 episodes, 1976-1980)
Brian Grant .... camera operator (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Roy Simper .... senior cameraman / cameras (23 episodes, 1976-1980)
Mike Whitcutt .... senior cameraman / cameras (22 episodes, 1976-1980)
John Willment .... senior video engineer / vision (21 episodes, 1976-1980)
Jim Reeves .... senior video engineer / vision (20 episodes, 1977-1978)
Dennis Bartlett .... senior cameraman / cameras (18 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 (66 episodes, 1976-1980)
Carole Legg .... vision mixer (32 episodes, 1976-1980)
Moyra Bird .... vision mixer (31 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 (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
Neil Guy .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
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)
John Lovelady .... puppets / muppet designer / ... (52 episodes, 1976-1978)
Caryl Cruickshank .... stage manager (50 episodes, 1976-1980)
Joan Chaplow .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers / ... (48 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 (23 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jane Gootnick .... muppet designer (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Gillian Lynne .... choreographer (17 episodes, 1976-1980)
Susan Paul .... assistant to producer (15 episodes, 1979-1980)
Sherry Amott .... muppet designer (14 episodes, 1978)
Katie Coley .... stage manager (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
Norman Maen .... choreographer (9 episodes, 1976-1978)
Steve Springford .... floor manager (8 episodes, 1977-1980)
Guy Frazer Jones .... floor manager (8 episodes, 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)
Irving Davies .... choreographer (2 episodes, 1976)
Martin Essex .... floor manager (2 episodes, 1977)
Marianne Harms .... muppet designer (2 episodes, 1980)
Janet Kuhl .... 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:
Of all the musical numbers they cooked up for the show, the one the producers were most proud of was created from Harry Belafonte's request for a meaningful piece, which had the singer singing "Turn the World Around" with puppets made to resemble traditional African tribal masks.See more »
Quotes:
Statler:Now why did you do that to poor Fozzie?
Waldorf:Do what? I really was on the Titanic.
Statler:I know. You still have the dress you wore so they'd let you in the life boat. Heh heh heh.
Waldorf:D'oh!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Muppet Video: Muppet Treasures (1985) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Muppet Show ThemeSee more »

FAQ

What is Miss Piggy's first name?
Was this a British or a US show?
If Statler and Waldorf do not like the show, why don't they just leave?
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25 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational!, 18 May 2002
Author: TC Raymond from England

The Muppet Show is certainly one of the funniest and most consistently entertaining television shows ever broadcast. Even twenty-five years later, Jim Henson's genius and humanity shine through. Presented from the stage, backstage and even dressing rooms of the Muppet Theatre, the Muppet Show featured a regular company of performers who would try to present a variety show with the odds stacked firmly against them. At the centre of it all was Kermit the Frog, whose natural charm and calm in the face of madness were regularly tested to breaking point. Kermit's supporting cast included Miss Piggy (in my opinion, the weakest character), The Great Gonzo (a reckless daredevil who'll do anything dangerous or painful in the name of entertainment), Fozzie Bear (a hopeless stand-up comedian with sad eyes but a smiling face), Dr Teeth and the Electric Mayhem (a hippie-style pit band whose most notable member was the insane drummer, Animal) and various other pigs, chickens, lobsters, frogs, freaks, misfits and lunatics. Every week a guest star would show up to be sabotaged, and the show's innocently anarchic style of humour meant that even when the scripts were lacking, the charm was not and there was always much to admire in the puppets themselves.

CLASSIC MUPPET MOMENTS...Leo Sayer singing 'When I Need You' with a bunch of woodland animals; Floyd Pepper's "I have a room for life at the home for the chronically groovy" speech; Animal's version of 'Wild Thing'; Kermit's classic and heart-rending 'It's Not Easy Being Green'; Crazy Harry helping Gonzo with his cannonball stunt; the ballroom dancing segments (under his hat, Zoot was bald!); John Cleese as Long John Silver with a moaning parrot; Dr Bunsen Honeydew's increasingly bizarre mistreatment of Beaker; the continuing hospital saga with Rowlf the pianist dog turning his paw to acting (and however many times you see it, the cast looking to see where the announcer's voice is coming from will always be funny); Animal drumming with Rita Moreno; Waldorf and Statler's heckling; Alice Cooper upsetting Sam the bald eagle; Sweetums; Lew Zealand's musical fish; the Muppaphone; James Coburn leading an oriental hoedown; Julie Andrews singing "high on a hill stood a lonely goatherd" with a goat; Angus McGonnagal the gargling Argyll gargoyle...and not forgetting 'Mahna Mahna'.

A classic from the top drawer of Muppetational mayhem.

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