The Muppet Movie (1979) Poster


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The Muppets Valentine Show (1974) (TV Movie)
The Muppet Show (1976) (TV Series)

Followed by 

Inner Tube (1987) (TV Short)
A Muppet Family Christmas (1987) (TV Movie)
The Jim Henson Hour (1989) (TV Series)
Muppet Classic Theater (1994) (Video)
Muppets Tonight (1996) (TV Series)
Kermit's Swamp Years (2002) (Video)
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005) (TV Movie)
The Muppets (2011)
The Muppets. (2015) (TV Series)

Edited into 

The Muppets Go to the Movies (1981) (TV Movie)
includes a clip from the movie
Muppet Babies: Close Encounters of the Frog Kind (1984) (TV Episode)
A clip of Kermit's legs exiting Bunsen's lab is used during the western game.


Gone with the Wind (1939)
When Miss Piggy gets picked up by Kermit and the gang, from hitch-hiking, she tells them that so much has happened to her since they last saw her, Kermit responds, "Frankly Miss Piggy, I don't give a hoot."
High Noon (1952)
Tom Jones (1963)
Kermit & Piggy chase each other in 18th cent. dress, have love scene a la Tom Jones
Sesame Street (1969) (TV Series)
Big Bird appears during "Moving Right Along"; also, various Sesame Street characters appear in the crowd sequence near the end
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Mel Brooks' character has PRES on the back of his coat like he has GOV in Blazing Saddles
Chinatown (1974)
When the Muppets are blocked from seeing Lew Lord by his secretary, they mirror the same tactic Jake uses. But instead of cigarette smoke, they blow animal dander at her to break down her resolve.
Saturday Night Live (1975) (TV Series)
various Land of Gorch characters appear in the crowd sequence near the end
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977) (TV Movie)
various Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas characters appear in the crowd sequence near the end

Referenced in 

The Muppet Show: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans (1979) (TV Episode)
Kermit tells Roy Rogers that he has "only made one movie."
Diff'rent Strokes: Arnold's Hero (1979) (TV Episode)
Mr. Drumond suggest watching the Muppets movie
Taxi: The Great Race (1979) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the nuns in Alex's cab over which movie to see.
The Muppet Show: Phyllis George (1979) (TV Episode)
Fozzie says, "Moving right along."
The Muppet Show: Dizzy Gillespie (1980) (TV Episode)
Fozzie says, "Moving right along."
The Muppet Show: Christopher Reeve (1980) (TV Episode)
Miss Piggy refers to the film. She intended to perform "Never Before, Never Again" for Kermit before she learned that Christopher Reeve was the guest star.
The Muppet Show: Debbie Harry (1981) (TV Episode)
Kermit and Debbie Harry sing "The Rainbow Connection".
Diff'rent Strokes: Where There's Hope (1981) (TV Episode)
Kermit the Frog mentioned by Arnold.
Close Harmony (1981) (Short)
"The Rainbow Connection" is one of the songs performed.
Abuse (1983)
The Boys in Blue (1984)
The farmer says he's taking his pig to see The Muppet Movie.
Muppet Babies: Gonzo's Video Show (1984) (TV Episode)
Baby Kermit and Fozzie talk about making a real movie and going to Hollywood to be famous.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Animal's "go home" comment at the end is reused by Ferris after the credits in similar circumstances
Down at Fraggle Rock... Behind the Scenes (1987) (TV Special)
Title mentioned.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Barugon (1988) (TV Episode)
Servo sings part of "The Rainbow Connection."
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: The Muppets at Walt Disney World (1990) (TV Episode)
The little girl and Kermit sing 'The Rainbow Connection'.
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Rent-A-Kube (1990) (TV Episode)
Videocassette seen at Mondo Video
Muppet*vision 3-D (1991) (Short)
The Swedish Chef reprises his role in this show as film projector operator, which he also did in "The Muppet Movie"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Rebel Set (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel (singing): "Travelin' along, footloose and fancy free"
Oscar's Greatest Moments (1992) (Video)
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the ATM (1995) (TV Episode)
Shelly tells Richard that they had all four Muppet movies at the video store.
Family Guy: Fifteen Minutes of Shame (2000) (TV Episode)
When Peter has a puppet he says he's going to make it sing Rainbow Connection. Rainbow Connection was a song performed by puppets from this movie.
I Love the '70s (2003) (TV Series)
Saturday Night Live: Justin Timberlake (2003) (TV Episode)
Justin Timberlake and Kermit sing The Rainbow Connection
Ulli Lommel's Zodiac Killer (2005) (Video)
videotape in stack
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005) (TV Movie)
Floyd says 'We've been driving the same lousy bus since 1978'
That '70s Show: Who Needs You (2006) (TV Episode)
Fez offers Jackie to go watch the movie.
Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin/Prince (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Hamas Celebration Party
Doctor Who: Tooth and Claw (2006) (TV Episode)
The Doctor tells Rose that "The Muppet Movie" came out in 1979 and that he loves the film.
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
DVDs being sold in the store behind Pamela Anderson
The Office: The Convict (2006) (TV Episode)
Andy performs "The Rainbow Connection" on his banjo.
Why This Movie Took So Long (2007) (Video)
Nicholas Zebrun is heard impersonating Janice when he says, "For sure, man!"
Saturday Night Live: Seth Rogen/Spoon (2007) (TV Episode)
The song 'Rainbow Connection' is mentioned
Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy: A Scottsman Who Can't Watch a Movie Without Shouting at the Screen (2008) (TV Episode)
The Scotsman shouts at Kermit going to Hollywood in a Studebaker with the other Muppets.
Zombie Girl: The Movie (2009)
It is mentioned that Emily loves the movie as a kid; her mother thinks Emily might be "Jim Henson reincarnated"
Muppets 201: Rarities from the Henson Vault (2009)
clips of Jim Henson and Frank Oz improvising as Kermit and Fozzie for the film are included
Transylvania Television: Live at the Uptown Theater (2009) (TV Episode)
Movie being hosted.
Visiting... with Huell Howser: Movie Nursery (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned as one of their clients
Nostalgia Critic: Mr. Nanny (2010) (TV Episode)
Austin Pendleton's role is recalled
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011)
Referenced by Kevin Clash
Some Jerk with a Camera: The Country Bears (2011) (TV Episode)
Jerk describes The Country Bears as a nightmare someone had after watching The Blues Brothers, The Muppet Movie, and Grizzly Man, all in the same night.
Mr. Sunshine: Pilot (2011) (TV Episode)
Roman and Ben talk about Kermit's song "Rainbow Connection".
Hollywood's Top Ten: Movies Based on TV Shows (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention for the top movies based on TV shows
Midnight Screenings: Horrible Bosses/Zookeeper (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The Muppets (2011)
Kermit says, "Didn't you see our first movie? We drive!"
Animation Lookback: Don Bluth Part 1 (2011) (TV Episode)
Banjo the Woodpile Cat was planned to be attached with this film, but didn't happen.
Ask That Guy with the Glasses: Ask That Guy #68 (2012) (TV Episode)
ATG is asked why there are so many songs about rainbows.
Nostalgia Critic: Signs (2012) (TV Episode)
Critic refers to an alien as Kermit, then has him say, "Don't make me shove the Rainbow Connection up your ass."
Nostalgia Critic: To Boldly Flee: DVD (2013) (TV Episode)
Critic - "There's more cameos here than the Muppet movies put together".
The Comix Scrutinizer: Skull #2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Scrutinizer refers to "Kermit the Frog's swamp"
Nostalgia Critic: The Wicker Man (2014) (TV Episode)
The Critic compares Sister Rose to The Great Gonzo.
Family Guy: Chap Stewie (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Secrets and Lies: The Father (2015) (TV Episode)
"Rainbow Connection" heard
I Hate Everything, the Search for the Worst: Baby Geniuses (2015) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown.
Epic Rap Battles of History: Jim Henson vs. Stan Lee (2015) (TV Episode)
The song "Movin' Right Along" is referenced in lyrics
The Meddler (2015)
Marnie looks at a painting of Kermit the Frog playing a banjo.
The Muppets.: Pig's in a Blackout (2015) (TV Episode)
Kermit plays "The Rainbow Connection" on the banjo in a swampy area.
Chain Reaction: Episode dated 1 January 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
"Rainbow Connection" is mentioned in one of the chains.
12 Monkeys: Bodies of Water (2016) (TV Episode)
Jennifer recites a line from "Moving Right Along."
Legion: Chapter 5 (2017) (TV Episode)
David performs 'Rainbow Connection' on a banjo.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Reptilicus (2017) (TV Episode)
"Movin' right along! Footloose and fancy free!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Cry Wilderness (2017) (TV Episode)
"Hey guys, wait! I wanna go to Hollywood too!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Land Time Forgot (2017) (TV Episode)
Tom sings part of "Rainbow Connection."
Talking with Chris Hardwick: Jordan Peele (2017) (TV Episode)
Chris Hardwick says this will be the first film he'll show his future child.
Half in the Bag: Baby Driver and Spider-man: Homecoming (2017) (TV Episode)
photo still of Paul Williams with Kermit the Frog appears when Jay mentions Williams cameo in Baby Driver

Featured in 

The Muppets Go Hollywood (1979) (TV Special)
there are several clips, since this show promotes the first muppet film
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown with Miss Piggy
Henson's Place (1984) (TV Movie)
Muppet Video: Gonzo Presents Muppet Weird Stuff (1985) (Video)
includes a clip from the movie
The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (1986) (TV Movie)
clips of this movie are shown in the aniversary special
The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson (1990) (TV Movie)
Clips shown
Muppet Race Mania (2000) (Video Game)
I Love Muppets (2002) (TV Special)
I Love the '70s: 1979 (2003) (TV Episode)
Footage from this film was edited into this mini-series
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies (2004) (TV Movie)
The song "Rainbow Connection" is #74 on the list.
Best Ever Muppet Moments (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Saturday Night Live: Seth Rogen/Phoenix (2009) (TV Episode)
Clip of the Electric Mayhem bus seen at start of Muppet sketch
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) (TV Special)
"In Memoriam" tribute to Dom DeLuise.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Top 11 Tear Jerking Songs in an Animated Feature (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown when Hewy discusses Paul Williams
Music Movies: The Muppet Movie (2011) (TV Episode)
movie's soundtrack is reviewed
The Neighbors: Cold War (2013) (TV Episode)
Max watches Kermit singing "Rainbow Connection"
Great MoVie Mistakes (2013) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
Constantine watches footage of Kermit singing "Rainbow Connection."
Nostalgia Critic: Matrix Reloaded (2015) (TV Episode)
Kermit and Fozzie: "Moving right along."
Atop the Fourth Wall: Atomic Robo, vol. 3 (2015) (TV Episode)
"Moving Right Along" plays
In Their Own Words: Jim Henson (2015) (TV Episode)

Spoofed in 

Family Guy: Stewie Loves Lois (2006) (TV Episode)
A man in a swamp asks for directions when Kermit is playing a banjo and singing and kermit says the way out is "back the way you came" while loading a shot gun
Family Guy: Baby Not on Board (2008) (TV Episode)
While doing a stand-up routine in Saudi Arabia, Fozzie Bear starts to tell a joke with "I knew a guy who was so Arab....." He is interrupted by a man who pulls out a sword and asks "How Arab was he?" Fozzie nervously answers "He was so Arab that everyone liked him and there was nothing funny about him at all!" This is almost the same thing that happened to Fozzie in the movie, except the joke started "I knew a sailor who was so fat..." and a fat sailor breaks a bottle and menacingly asks "How fat was he?!"
Mad: Ribbitless/The Clawfice (2011) (TV Episode)
Kermit seen with his banjo at a swamp trying to make a song about rainbows.

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