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(1976–1981)

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Season 4

15 Sep. 1979
John Denver
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6 Oct. 1979
Crystal Gayle
The show is plagued by the Prairie Dog Glee Club who not only sing, but steal everything not nailed down.
 
29 Sep. 1979
Shields & Yarnell
Inspired by the American pantomime duo Shields and Yarnell, Fozzie Bear works on a mime act, including "Bear walking against the wind". Kermit suggests that Fozzie find a more original act, so Fozzie tries out "Bear feeding spaghetti to an elephant" and "Bear going to a drive-in movie with a porcupine".
 
2 Feb. 1980
Dyan Cannon
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3 Nov. 1979
Victor Borge
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22 Sep. 1979
Linda Lavin
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20 Oct. 1979
Dudley Moore
When Dudley Moore brings his own robot to perform the show's music arrangements, the idled Electric Mayhem band won't stand for it.
 
27 Oct. 1979
Arlo Guthrie
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10 Nov. 1979
Beverly Sills
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13 Oct. 1979
Kenny Rogers
While Kenny Rogers is dealing with Arab oilers in his dressing room, Kermit gets the worst of a painful series of accidents during the show.
 
24 Nov. 1979
Lola Falana
Gonzo the Great receives an offer from a film studio in Bombay, and makes plans to quit the show. Miss Piggy, feeling jealous, asks Gonzo to keep her in mind when he talks to the producers. While singing "I Did It My Way" before he leaves, Gonzo breaks down in tears. The film deal falls through when the producers thought that they were hiring Gonzo the Mediocre, but when Gonzo returns to the theatre, he has to face his replacement, Trevor the Gross.
 
1 Dec. 1979
Phyllis George
Despite Kermit's disapproval, the first Muppet Awards are given out with Phyllis George presenting.
 
1 Mar. 1980
Dizzy Gillespie
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17 Nov. 1979
Liza Minnelli
Private eye Kermit must solve a series of murders in the Muppet Theatre.
 
8 Mar. 1980
Anne Murray
Scooter's skateboarding kick is causing havoc throughout the show.
 
15 Mar. 1980
Jonathan Winters
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23 Feb. 1980
The Stars of Star Wars
While the Star Wars characters search for Chewbacca around the theatre, Luke's cousin, Mark Hamill, offers to perform over the objections of the Gershwin gargling guest star, Angus McGonagle.
 
9 Feb. 1980
Christopher Reeve
Piggy is determined to perform with Christopher Reeve, who is playing up the Superman references such as the telephone booth in his dressing room for costume changes.
 
16 Feb. 1980
Lynda Carter
In awe of their "Wonder Woman" guest star, several Muppets don costumes and try to learn how to become superheroes themselves with disastrous results.
 
24 May 1980
Alan Arkin
Dr. Honeydew's Hyde potion keeps being left out and causes various people who drink it to become rampaging monsters.
 
3 May 1980
Doug Henning
Inspired by magician Doug Henning, Fozzie tries his hand at magic and causes a rabbit infestation.
 
22 Mar. 1980
Andy Williams
Miss Piggy asks Andy Williams to sing "Love Story" for her and Kermit, who have just become engaged. Unfortunately, Kermit hasn't heard about the engagement yet. The rumor slips out, and soon everyone thinks Kermit and Piggy are getting married. Meanwhile, the backstage cast puts up with a group of cheese hanging around backstage and trying to avoid the rats.
 
10 May 1980
Carol Channing
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17 May 1980
Diana Ross
Statler and Waldorf rate the show like Olympic judges. First, they give Kermit a two. Then, they give the opening a three, but the audience demands they bring it down to a zero. All of the Muppets get low scores (though Fozzie's "One" is a compliment by them), and Gonzo even gets a six. The Muppets think it's just a tough audience, but Diana Ross gets tens every time which gives her high scores.
 

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