"The Muppet Show"
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany creditsepisode listepisodes castepisode ratings... by rating... by votes
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratings
Plot & Quotes
plot summaryplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Connect with IMDb



2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2003 | 2001

16 items from 2017


Ousted Kermit the Frog Actor Steve Whitmire Fears Disney Could 'Destroy' Iconic Character

21 July 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Steve Whitmire voiced Kermit the Frog for 27 years — and now, he’s concerned about the future of the beloved green Muppet.

Whitmire, 57, was let go by Disney in October due to what officials claimed was “unacceptable business conduct.” Family members of the late Muppets creator Jim Henson have also spoken out about the firing, with Jim’s son Brian telling The Hollywood Reporter that Whitmire used his status as the famous frog to make “outrageous demands” and often “played brinkmanship,” which he was told to stop as far back as the mid-1990s.

Whitmire has maintained he was fired over »

- Aurelie Corinthios

Permalink | Report a problem


The Muppets: Why Was Kermit the Frog Performer Fired?

18 July 2017 6:55 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The Muppets drama continues. Recently, both Disney and Steve Whitmire spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about why the latter was fired from the iconic puppet franchise.As reported earlier, Whitmire has been let go from the Muppets after nearly 40 years with the Disney franchise. Whitmire began working on The Muppet Show in 1978 and after Jim Henson died in 1990, he became the voice and puppeteer for two of the Muppets’ most legendary characters—Kermit the Frog and Ernie from Sesame Street. Whitmire’s other Muppet characters include Rizzo the Rat, Beaker, and Statler.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

Permalink | Report a problem


The Muppets: Steve Whitmire Departs After Nearly 40 Years

10 July 2017 8:32 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Big news for fans of The Muppets. According to ToughPigs, veteran performer Steve Whitmire has left the popular Disney franchise.Whitmire began working on The Muppet Show in 1978. After Jim Henson died in 1990, he became the voice and puppeteer for two of the Muppets' most legendary characters—Kermit the Frog and Ernie from Sesame Street. Whitmire's other Muppet characters include Rizzo the Rat, Beaker, and Statler.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

Permalink | Report a problem


Kermit the Frog Voice Actor Gets Replaced After Nearly 30 Years

10 July 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It's the end of an era. If you are now or have ever been a fan of The Muppets, this is a very big deal. Kermit the Frog, easily the most recognizable of all the Muppets, has been voiced by Steve Whitmire ever since Jim Henson died in 1990. Now, after nearly three decades, Whitmire is leaving the role behind for undisclosed reasons. But as they say, the show must go on and Kermit will continue on with another voice actor taking over the role.

As reported by Muppets fan site ToughPigs, Matt Vogel, who has been working with The Henson Company for a very long time, is going to replace Steve Whitmire as Kermit the Frog. Some fans had been speculating that this was going to be the case for several weeks, as Whitmire hasn't been voicing Statler in some recent promos and since Kermit hasn't been featured in the »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


James Bond Legend Sir Roger Moore Dies At 89

23 May 2017 6:51 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s with a heavy heart that we bring you news that Sir Roger Moore, seven-time James Bond star, has passed away at the age of 89 following a “short but brave battle with cancer.”

Moore, who first picked up his 007 license for Live and Let Die in ’73, died in Switzerland on Tuesday morning. His close family issued a statement to Sky News, which reads as so: “It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father Sir Roger Moore has passed away in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer.”

He is survived by Kristina “Kiki” Tholstru; a daughter, actress Deborah Moore; and two sons, Geoffrey and Christian Moore, who have established a presence in the industry as an actor and film producer respectively.

And though Roger Moore made a foray into light-hearted comedy – namely Cannonball Run, The Muppet Show and 2002 romp Boat Trip – toward »

- Michael Briers

Permalink | Report a problem


Roger Moore, James Bond Star, Dies at 89

23 May 2017 6:20 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Roger Moore, the handsome English actor who appeared in seven films as James Bond — the most of any Bond actor — and as Simon Templar on “The Saint” TV series, has died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer. He was 89.

His family issued an announcement on Twitter: “It is with the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated.”

With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated. pic.twitter.com/6dhiA6dnVg

Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) May 23, 2017

Moore appeared in more official Bond pics than his friend Sean Connery over a longer period of time, and while Connery’s fans were fiercely loyal, polls showed that many others favored Moore’s lighter, more humorous take on 007.

In 1972, Moore was »

- Carmel Dagan

Permalink | Report a problem


Roger Moore, James Bond Star, Dies at 89

23 May 2017 6:20 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Roger Moore, the handsome English actor who appeared in seven films as James Bond — the most of any Bond actor — and as Simon Templar on “The Saint” TV series, has died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer. He was 89.

His family issued an announcement on Twitter: “It is with the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated.”

With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated. pic.twitter.com/6dhiA6dnVg

Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) May 23, 2017

Moore appeared in more official Bond pics than his friend Sean Connery over a longer period of time, and while Connery’s fans were fiercely loyal, polls showed that many others favored Moore’s lighter, more humorous take on 007.

In 1972, Moore was asked to join Her Majesty’s Secret Service »

- Carmel Dagan

Permalink | Report a problem


Star Trek, Serenity, Muppets and more: our favourite movie adaptations of TV shows

17 April 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Star Trek, Serenity, Muppets and more: our favourite movie adaptations of TV showsStar Trek, Serenity, Muppets and more: our favourite movie adaptations of TV showsJenny Bullough4/17/2017 10:01:00 Am With the movie adaptation of the classic 80s TV show CHiPs out in theatres now, and the Baywatch movie just around the corner, we’ve been thinking about the classic and beloved TV series that have been reborn on the big screen as movies (and sometimes even movie franchises)! Not all of these movies ended up as critically-acclaimed award winners, but frankly, we love them anyway. There’s just something sweetly nostalgic about seeing a TV show you loved when you were younger, or even an older TV show that you missed out on, reimagined for the movie screen. Here’s our list of the top ten TV shows adapted into movies: 10: The Brady Bunch Movie How do you adapt »

- Jenny Bullough

Permalink | Report a problem


Star Trek, Serenity, Muppets and more: our favourite movie adaptations of TV shows

17 April 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Star Trek, Serenity, Muppets and more: our favourite movie adaptations of TV showsStar Trek, Serenity, Muppets and more: our favourite movie adaptations of TV showsJenny Bullough4/17/2017 10:01:00 Am With the movie adaptation of the classic 80s TV show CHiPs out in theatres now, and the Baywatch movie just around the corner, we’ve been thinking about the classic and beloved TV series that have been reborn on the big screen as movies (and sometimes even movie franchises)! Not all of these movies ended up as critically-acclaimed award winners, but frankly, we love them anyway. There’s just something sweetly nostalgic about seeing a TV show you loved when you were younger, or even an older TV show that you missed out on, reimagined for the movie screen. Here’s our list of the top ten TV shows adapted into movies: 10: The Brady Bunch Movie How do you adapt »

- Jenny Bullough

Permalink | Report a problem


The Best and Worst Prequel TV Series — IndieWire Critics Survey

11 April 2017 10:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What does it take to make a good prequel TV series? (And feel free to include an example of a show that got it right or wrong.)

Allison Keene (@KeeneTV), Collider

A prequel TV series is the most successful when it uses familiar touchstones but creates its own world. “Hannibal” is probably the best example of this, where there were characters we recognized but the setting, experience, and modern time period were completely Bryan Fuller’s (wonderfully so). “Bates Motel” has been another positive example, especially as it nears its end. The time period is again modernized, but it keeps a surreal and retro feel. And »

- Hanh Nguyen

Permalink | Report a problem


The Best and Worst Prequel TV Series — IndieWire Critics Survey

11 April 2017 10:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What does it take to make a good prequel TV series? (And feel free to include an example of a show that got it right or wrong.)

Allison Keene (@KeeneTV), Collider

A prequel TV series is the most successful when it uses familiar touchstones but creates its own world. “Hannibal” is probably the best example of this, where there were characters we recognized but the setting, experience, and modern time period were completely Bryan Fuller’s (wonderfully so). “Bates Motel” has been another positive example, especially as it nears its end. The time period is again modernized, but it keeps a surreal and retro feel. And »

- Hanh Nguyen

Permalink | Report a problem


A Delightful SXSW Conversation with Some ‘Muppet Guys Talking’

15 March 2017 12:52 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

We talk to Frank Oz and the other original Muppeteers about creating characters, watching them evolve, and giving them sentience.

After a few moving documentaries about individual puppeteers, this year’s SXSW debuted a new documentary directed by Frank Oz called Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets of the Show the Whole World Watched. The film is an hour-long free form discussion with Jerry Nelson (The Count, Mr. Snuffleupagus), Dave Goelz (Gonzo, Bunsen Honeydew), Fran Brill (Zoe, Prairie Dawn), and Bill Barretta (Pepe, Tree-Face-Guy) loosely moderated by Oz. Because it features so many of the key personalities that have been only briefly touched upon in spotlight docs on Big Bird or Elmo, it’s a must-watch for any Muppet Show obsessive who wants to hear about what it’s like being buried in a room under a fire pit so they could perform a song with John Denver.

You wouldn’t know it from the way they talk »

- Da7e Gonzales

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Muppet Guys Talking’ Review: Frank Oz’s Doc Is a Loving Tribute to the Creative Spirit (And Muppets) — SXSW 2017

14 March 2017 2:46 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Filmed in 2012 but proving timeless, Frank Oz’s loving and free-wheeling “Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched” is a must-see not only for Muppet fans and the people who made them, but for anyone seeking insight into the power of creativity.

Its title is nearly longer than its 65-minute runtime, but that’s a fine length for a doc that plays like a snappy conversation between pals. Oz assembled said “Muppet Guys” (Oz plus Muppet maestros Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, Fran Brill, and Bill Barretta) for an unprecedented gabfest, all filmed and assembled into a satisfying inside look at the people behind (and sometimes under) the world’s most beloved puppets. In his introduction, Oz promises a look at “the spirit of The Muppets,” and “Muppet Guys Talking” delivers on that claim.

Read More: The 2017 IndieWire SXSW Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted »

- Kate Erbland

Permalink | Report a problem


'Muppet Guys Talking': Film Review | SXSW 2017

12 March 2017 2:01 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Good luck preventing that big, goofy grin from spreading across your face while watching Muppet Guys Talking, a warmly affectionate conversation between five of the talented individuals responsible for many an earliest childhood memory.

Judging from the audience response at its SXSW world premiere, that expression of delight will remain in place throughout the film’s trim but rewarding 65-minute running time.

Subtitled Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched, the relaxed 2012 gathering brings together the legendary voices and hands behind dozens of beloved characters from The Muppet Show as well as Sesame Street — namely Frank Oz, Dave »

- Michael Rechtshaffen

Permalink | Report a problem


How David Byrne and 'Contemporary Color' Turned Color Guards Into Rock Stars

3 March 2017 5:50 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

In April 2015, documentarian brothers Turner and Bill Ross went to Dayton, Ohio, with David Byrne to witness the Color Guard World Championships, an annual competition that finds costumed teams blending interpretive dance with an acrobatic use of flags, sabers and rifles. Byrne had been fascinated by the event – equal parts balletic art and rigorous sport – ever since a team asked to license one of his instrumentals and sent him a DVD of their performance. But for the Rosses, who grew up 30 minutes from Dayton, the event might as well have been on Jupiter. »

Permalink | Report a problem


Newswire: Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver to premiere at SXSW 2017

31 January 2017 2:04 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

SXSW announced its 2017 film schedule today, bringing with it news that Edgar Wright’s latest, Baby Driver, will be making its world premiere in Austin. Starring Ansel Elgort as a getaway driver who cues his vehicular escapes to what we’re assuming will be impeccably curated soundtracks, Driver will be Wright’s first film since 2013’s The World’s End (and his subsequent departure from Marvel’s Ant-Man movie).

Wright’s latest isn’t the only interesting film with a premiere at this year’s SXSW; Frank Oz has a new documentary, Muppet Guys Talking, in which he and his fellow Henson alumni talk about what working on The Muppet Show was actually like. As previously reported, Terrence Malick will be debuting his latest, Song By Song. And High Rise director Ben Wheatley‘s Free Fire, which stars Brie Larson and Armie Hammer in an arms deal that ...

»

- William Hughes

Permalink | Report a problem


2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2003 | 2001

16 items from 2017


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners