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The Muppet Show (TV Series 1976–1981) Poster

(1976–1981)

Full Cast & Crew

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 ... (creator) (75 episodes, 1976-1980)
Jerry Juhl ... (75 episodes, 1976-1980)
Joseph A. Bailey ... (32 episodes, 1977-1979)
Chris Langham ... (26 episodes, 1978-1980)
Jack Burns ... (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Marc London ... (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
David Odell ... (3 episodes, 1980)
John Cleese ... (unknown episodes)
James Thurman ... (unknown episodes)

Series Cast  

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 Fozzie Bear / ... (119 episodes, 1976-1981)
Richard Hunt ...
 Statler / ... (119 episodes, 1976-1981)
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 Kermit the Frog / ... (119 episodes, 1976-1981)
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 Gonzo / ... (118 episodes, 1976-1981)
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 Floyd Pepper / ... (111 episodes, 1976-1981)
Louise Gold ...
 Additional Muppets / ... (83 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Additional Muppets / ... (65 episodes, 1978-1981)
Kathryn Mullen ...
 Additional Muppets / ... (54 episodes, 1978-1981)
Eren Ozker ...
 Janice / ... (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
John Lovelady ...
 Announcer / ... (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
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 Additional Muppets / ... (9 episodes, 1976-1978)
Karen Prell ...
 Additional Muppets / ... (8 episodes, 1980-1981)
Graham Fletcher ...
 Fletcher Bird / ... (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Brian Muehl ...
 Additional Muppets / ... (6 episodes, 1980)
Betsy Baytos ...
 Additional Muppets / ... (5 episodes, 1980)
Fran Brill ...
 Mary Louise / ... (2 episodes, 1976)
Cynthia Adler ...
 Cynthia Birdley / ... (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Additional Muppets (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Bob Payne ...
 Additional Muppets (2 episodes, 1979)
Bruce Schwartz ...
 Guest Puppeteer (2 episodes, 1978-1980)
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 Clara Cartwell / ... (1 episode, 1976)
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 Beverly Shepherd / ... (1 episode, 1976)
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 Herself / ... (1 episode, 1976)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1976)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1976)
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 Dr. Felix Ogelbaum / ... (1 episode, 1976)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1976)
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 Herself / ... (1 episode, 1977)
Edgar Bergen ...
 Charlie McCarthy / ... (1 episode, 1977)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1977)
Andres Bossard ...
 The Mummenschanz (1 episode, 1977)
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 George Burns (1 episode, 1977)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1977)
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Lou Rawls ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1977)
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Nancy Walker ...
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Cleo Laine ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1978)
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Jaye P. Morgan ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1978)
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 Roy Rogers (1 episode, 1978)
Leo Sayer ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1978)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1978)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1978)
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 Himself - Special Guest Star (1 episode, 1979)
Roger Miller ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1979)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1980)
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 Himself / ... (1 episode, 1980)
Richard Bradshaw ...
 Guest Puppeteer (1 episode, 1977)
Floriana Frassetto ...
 The Mummenschanz (1 episode, 1977)
Rita Coolidge ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1978)
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 Dale Evans (1 episode, 1978)
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 C-3PO (1 episode, 1980)
Bernie Schürch ...
 The Mummenschanz (1 episode, 1977)
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 Chewbacca (1 episode, 1980)
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 R2-D2 (1 episode, 1980)
Rollin Krewson ...
 Mary Louise (1 episode, 1976)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1977)
Mary Roos ...
 Herself - German version (1 episode, 1976)
Teresa Brewer ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1977)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1979)
Michael Coleman ...
 Dancer (1 episode, 1979)
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Lola Falana ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1979)
Crystal Gayle ...
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Julian Hosking ...
 Dancer (1 episode, 1979)
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Robert Shields ...
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 Big Bird (1 episode, 1979)
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Jess Whitfield ...
 Dancer (1 episode, 1979)
Lorene Yarnell Jansson ...
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Dizzy Gillespie ...
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Doug Henning ...
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Jean-Pierre Rampal ...
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Linda Ronstadt ...
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Wally Boag ...
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Buddy Rich ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1981)
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 Himself - Host (uncredited) (119 episodes, 1976-1981)
Faz Fazakas ...
 Additional Muppets (uncredited) (2 episodes, 1977)
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 Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 1976)
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 Gloria Goodbody / ... (uncredited) (1 episode, 1976)
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 Billie Lee Bonkers / ... (uncredited) (1 episode, 1976)
Bruce Forsyth ...
 Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 1976)
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 Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 1976)
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 Herself / ... (uncredited) (1 episode, 1976)
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 Carl Boomer / ... (uncredited) (1 episode, 1976)
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 Bakery Guard / ... (uncredited) (1 episode, 1976)
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 Herself / ... (uncredited) (1 episode, 1976)
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 Arnold Stockman / ... (uncredited) (1 episode, 1976)
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 Gretchen Powers / ... (uncredited) (1 episode, 1977)
Richenda Carey ...
 Queen (uncredited) (1 episode, 1977)
Abby Hadfield ...
 Green Frackle / ... (uncredited) (1 episode, 1977)
Roger Knight ...
 Roger (uncredited) (1 episode, 1978)
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Series Produced by 

Jim Henson ... producer / executive producer (73 episodes, 1976-1980)
David Lazer ... executive producer / executive producer: Henson Associates (55 episodes, 1976-1980)
Jack Burns ... producer (24 episodes, 1976-1977)

Series Cinematography by 

Mike Whitcutt ... (1 episode, 1978)

Series Film Editing by 

John Hawkins ... (8 episodes, 1976-1980)
Tim Waddell ... (4 episodes, 1977-1979)
Al Pigden ... (1 episode, 1980)

Series Production Design by 

David Chandler ... (1 episode, 1978)
Malcolm Stone ... (1 episode, 1979)

Series Art Direction by 

David Chandler ... (13 episodes, 1976-1979)
Paul Dean ... (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Bryan Holgate ... (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Leigh Malone ... (1 episode, 1980)
Richard Plumb ... (1 episode, 1980)

Series Costume Design by 

James Dark ... (9 episodes, 1976-1980)
Ann Hollowood ... (4 episodes, 1976-1977)
K. Conry-Halley ... (3 episodes, 1976)
Stuart Currell ... (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Sue Le Cash ... (1 episode, 1976)
Calista Hendrickson ... (1 episode, 1978)
Dawn Evans ... (1 episode, 1980)

Series Makeup Department 

Shirley Muslin ... makeup artist (10 episodes, 1976-1979)
Mary Southgate ... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1977-1980)
Marion Phillips ... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1978)
Dianne Joyce ... makeup artist (1 episode, 1976)
Sheila Mann ... makeup artist (1 episode, 1977)

Series Art Department 

Colin Harris ... production buyer (103 episodes, 1976-1981)
John Stevenson ... character designer / storyboard artist (4 episodes, 1978-1981)
David Chandler ... design (3 episodes, 1976)
Paul Dean ... design (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Sal Denaro ... muppet designer (2 episodes, 1978-1980)
Bryan Holgate ... design (1 episode, 1976)
Terry Royce ... stand-by props (1 episode, 1977)

Series Sound Department 

Ted Scott ... audio / sound (15 episodes, 1976-1980)
Roger Knight ... audio / sound (13 episodes, 1976-1979)

Series Camera and Electrical Department 

Eddy Burns ... lighting technician (102 episodes, 1976-1981)
Phil Hawkes ... lighting director / lighting (12 episodes, 1976-1980)
John Willment ... senior video engineer / vision / video engineer (12 episodes, 1976-1979)
John Rook ... lighting director / lighting (11 episodes, 1976-1978)
Bill Brown ... senior camera operator / senior cameraman / cameras (8 episodes, 1976-1980)
John Crane ... vision / senior video engineer / video engineer / digital video engineer (8 episodes, 1976-1980)
Roy Simper ... senior camera operator / cameras / camera operator / senior cameraman (7 episodes, 1976-1980)
Dennis Bartlett ... senior cameraman / cameras / senior camera operator (7 episodes, 1976-1977)
Brian Grant ... camera operator (7 episodes, 1976-1977)
Mike Whitcutt ... cameras / senior camera operator (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Hamilton J. Willis ... lighting director / lighting (3 episodes, 1976)
Jim Reeves ... video engineer / vision engineer (3 episodes, 1978)
Dei Wynn-Smith ... senior video engineer (1 episode, 1976)
Geoff Joyce ... senior camera operator (1 episode, 1977)

Series Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Bonnie Erickson ... costume designer: muppets / costume designer: Muppets (12 episodes, 1976-1977)
Calista Hendrickson ... muppet costumes (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
James Dark ... costumes / wardrobe (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Polly Smith ... muppet costumes (1 episode, 1980)

Series Editorial Department 

John Hawkins ... video tape editor / vtr editor (16 episodes, 1976-1978)
Moyra Bird ... vision mixer (11 episodes, 1976-1980)
Carole Legg ... vision mixer (11 episodes, 1976-1979)
Felicity Maton ... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Mary Forrest ... vision mixer (2 episodes, 1979-1980)

Series Music Department 

Jack Parnell ... conductor: orchestra (28 episodes, 1976-1980)
Sam Pottle ... composer: theme music (28 episodes, 1976-1980)
Derek Scott ... musical associate (28 episodes, 1976-1980)
Larry Grossman ... music consultant / musical consultant (25 episodes, 1976-1979)
Ray Charles ... music consultant (2 episodes, 1980)
Conn Bernard ... musical associate (1 episode, 1977)
Jim Henson ... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)

Series Other crew 

Richard Holloway ... senior floor manager / floor manager (28 episodes, 1976-1980)
Don Sahlin ... special puppets / puppets / muppet designer / special muppets (28 episodes, 1976-1980)
Dave Goelz ... puppets / muppet designer (27 episodes, 1976-1980)
Mari Kaestle ... puppets / muppet designer (27 episodes, 1976-1980)
Caroly Wilcox ... puppets / muppet designer (27 episodes, 1976-1980)
Faz Fazakas ... puppets / muppet designer (25 episodes, 1976-1980)
Larry Jameson ... puppets / muppet designer (25 episodes, 1976-1980)
Rollin Krewson ... puppets / muppet designer (22 episodes, 1976-1980)
Bonnie Erickson ... puppets / muppet designer (22 episodes, 1976-1978)
Michael K. Frith ... muppet creative consultant / muppet design consultant (20 episodes, 1976-1980)
Frank Oz ... muppet creative consultant / creative consultant (20 episodes, 1976-1980)
Martin G. Baker ... floor manager (16 episodes, 1976-1979)
Sue Taylor ... assistant to producers / assistant to producer / production assistant (15 episodes, 1976-1978)
John Lovelady ... puppets / muppet designer (14 episodes, 1976-1978)
Caryl Cruickshank ... stage manager (11 episodes, 1976-1980)
Joan Chaplow ... assistant to producers / production assistant / assistant to producer (11 episodes, 1976-1979)
Amy Van Gilder ... muppet designer / muppet workshop supervisor (9 episodes, 1977-1980)
Alani Bray ... stage manager (7 episodes, 1976)
Sara Paul ... stage manager / muppet workshop supervisor (5 episodes, 1977-1980)
Calista Hendrickson ... muppet designer (5 episodes, 1977-1979)
Jan Rosenthal ... muppet designer (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
Norman Maen ... choreographer (3 episodes, 1976-1978)
Gillian Lynne ... choreographer (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Tim Miller ... muppet designer (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Steve Springford ... floor manager (2 episodes, 1978-1980)
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)
Irving Davies ... choreographer (1 episode, 1976)
Kermit Love ... puppets (1 episode, 1976)
Martin Essex ... floor manager (1 episode, 1977)
Wendy Midener ... muppet designer (1 episode, 1979)
Guy Frazer Jones ... floor manager (1 episode, 1980)

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