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Sunday, November 29, 1992
S1.E10 Secrets of the Muppets
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Himself / ... (13 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 Bean Bunny / ... (11 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 Leon / ... (11 episodes, 1989-1992)
Fran Brill ...
 Vicki / ... (11 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 Digit / ... (10 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 Beard / ... (10 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 Anthony / ... (9 episodes, 1989-1992)
Gord Robertson ...
 Lindbergh / ... (9 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Storyteller's Dog / ... (8 episodes, 1989-1992)
Rob Mills ...
 Animal / ... (7 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Additional Muppet Performer / ... (6 episodes, 1989)
Camille Bonora ...
 Fern / ... (6 episodes, 1989-1992)
Sandra Shamas ...
 Garbage / ... (6 episodes, 1989-1992)
David Greenaway ...
 Badger / ... (5 episodes, 1989-1990)
Erica Fairfield ...
 Amanda / ... (4 episodes, 1989)
Jennifer Lee ...
 Bootsie / ... (4 episodes, 1989)
Andrew Wilson ...
 Brad / ... (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Statler / ... (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Fozzie Bear / ... (4 episodes, 1989)
Bob Stutt ...
 Additional Muppet Performer / ... (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Robert Tygner ...
 Badger / ... (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Badger / ... (3 episodes, 1989)
Rickey Boyd ...
 Aart / ... (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Additional Muppet Performer / ... (2 episodes, 1989)
Sue Dacre ...
 Dog / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Michael Bayliss ...
 Devil / ... (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Devil / ... (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Zeb / ... (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Giant / ... (2 episodes, 1989)
Sharon Lee Williams ...
 Extreme (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Sapsorrow (1 episode, 1989)
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 Matt Banting (1 episode, 1989)
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 Lee (1 episode, 1990)
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 Witch (1 episode, 1990)
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 Chancey Bellow (1 episode, 1989)
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 Prince (1 episode, 1989)
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 King (1 episode, 1990)
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 Vicky (1 episode, 1990)
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 Father (1 episode, 1989)
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 Badsister 1 (1 episode, 1989)
Gregory Chisholm ...
 Dom (1 episode, 1990)
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 Princess (1 episode, 1990)
Amanda Dickinson ...
 Mother (1 episode, 1989)
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 Badsister 2 (1 episode, 1989)
Robert Hines ...
 Prince (1 episode, 1990)
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 Uncle Adrian (1 episode, 1990)
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 King (1 episode, 1989)
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 Perriwinkle (1 episode, 1989)
Darren Bastable ...
 Victor (1 episode, 1990)
Richard Butler ...
 Second King (1 episode, 1990)
Grant Bardsley ...
 Ben (1 episode, 1989)
Tim Barker ...
 Minister (1 episode, 1989)
Alexander Crockatt ...
 Brother 1 (1 episode, 1990)
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 Teacher (1 episode, 1990)
Bill Moody ...
 Reg (1 episode, 1989)
Robin Summers ...
 Town Crier (1 episode, 1989)
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 Brother 2 (1 episode, 1990)
Myron McKay ...
 Friend (1 episode, 1990)
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 Vaughn (1 episode, 1989)
Byron Spiers ...
 Case (1 episode, 1990)
Jeremy Stuart ...
 Brother 3 (1 episode, 1990)
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 Teacher (1 episode, 1989)
Pippa Ford-Jones ...
 Girl (1 episode, 1990)
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 Ultragorgon (1 episode, 1989)
Brian Muehl ...
 Additional Muppet Performer (1 episode, 1989)
Lainie Cooke ...
 Additional Muppet Performer (1 episode, 1989)
Carmen Cuesta
(1 episode, 1989)
Rick Lyon ...
 Additional Muppet Performer (1 episode, 1989)
Paul Hartis ...
 Additional Muppet Performer (1 episode, 1989)
Linda Cash ...
 Farmer's Wife (1 episode, 1989)
Simon Adams ...
 Prince #2 (1 episode, 1989)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1989)
Dawn Archibald ...
 Servant #2 (1 episode, 1989)
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 Troll (1 episode, 1989)
Bruce Armstrong ...
 Carl (1 episode, 1989)
Tony Ashton ...
 Ultragorgon (1 episode, 1989)
John Atkinson ...
 Guard (1 episode, 1989)
David Alan Barclay ...
 Devil (1 episode, 1989)
Angus Barnett ...
 Servant #1 (1 episode, 1989)
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 Gina (1 episode, 1989)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1989)
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 Prince (1 episode, 1989)
Ishia Bennison ...
 Tzar's Wife (1 episode, 1989)
(1 episode, 1989)
Linda Bove ...
 Linda (1 episode, 1989)
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 Clara Buford (1 episode, 1989)
Northern Calloway ...
 David (1 episode, 1989)
Joey Calvan ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1989)
Martin Carroll ...
 Ultragorgon (1 episode, 1989)
Jan Chappell ...
 Soldier's Wife (1 episode, 1989)
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 Guest Star / ... (1 episode, 1989)
Richard Coombs ...
 Devil (1 episode, 1989)
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 Guest Star / ... (1 episode, 1989)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1989)
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 Luis (1 episode, 1989)
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 Guest Star / ... (1 episode, 1989)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1989)
Don Draper ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1989)
Carolyn Dunn ...
 Rosalie (1 episode, 1989)
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 Sam (1 episode, 1989)
Michael Earl ...
 Barkely (1 episode, 1989)
John Eccleston ...
 Devil (1 episode, 1989)
Geoff Felix ...
 Devil (1 episode, 1989)
David Fleeshman ...
 Innkeeper (1 episode, 1989)
John Franklyn-Robbins ...
 Tzar (1 episode, 1989)
Alistair Fullarton ...
 Death / ... (1 episode, 1989)
Craig Givens ...
 Dancer (1 episode, 1989)
Louise Gold ...
 Additional Muppeteer (1 episode, 1989)
Anita Griffin ...
 Dancer (1 episode, 1989)
Robert Hamilton ...
 Prisoner #2 (1 episode, 1989)
Matthew Hawkins ...
 Dancer (1 episode, 1989)
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 Devil (1 episode, 1989)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1989)
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 Anja (1 episode, 1989)
Sam Howard ...
 Prisoner #3 (1 episode, 1989)
Colin Hurley ...
 Prisoner #1 (1 episode, 1989)
Tony Jackson ...
 Devil (1 episode, 1989)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1989)
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 Queen (1 episode, 1989)
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 Thought Lion (1 episode, 1989)
Brian Knatchbull ...
 Additional Muppet Performer (1 episode, 1989)
Gavin Knights ...
 Soldier's Son (1 episode, 1989)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1989)
Trish Leeper ...
 Additional Muppet Performer (1 episode, 1989)
Christopher Leith ...
 Ultragorgon (1 episode, 1989)
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 Prince #1 (1 episode, 1989)
Loretta Long ...
 Susan (1 episode, 1989)
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 Maria (1 episode, 1989)
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 Devil (1 episode, 1989)
Joey Mazzarino ...
 Ingrid / ... (1 episode, 1989)
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 Uncle Wally (1 episode, 1989)
Bobby McFerrin ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1989)
Bob McGrath ...
 Bob (1 episode, 1989)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1989)
Maggie Moore ...
 Fortune Teller (1 episode, 1989)
The Nylons ...
 Themselves (1 episode, 1989)
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 Gordon (1 episode, 1989)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1989)
Diana Payan ...
 Passerby (1 episode, 1989)
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 Soldier (1 episode, 1989)
Caroline Pope ...
 Dance (1 episode, 1989)
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 Devil (1 episode, 1989)
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 Olivia (1 episode, 1989)
Marty Reno ...
 Jake (1 episode, 1989)
Barbara Rhodes ...
 Dancer (1 episode, 1989)
Stuart Richman ...
 Fiddling Beggar (1 episode, 1989)
Martin P. Robinson ...
 And many others / ... (1 episode, 1989)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1989)
Karl Rumburg ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1989)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1989)
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 Card Trick Beggar (1 episode, 1989)
Elliott Spiers ...
 Leo (1 episode, 1989)
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 Big Bird / ... (1 episode, 1989)
Arthur Sweet ...
 Dancer (1 episode, 1989)
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 Page (1 episode, 1989)
Karen Valleau ...
 Additional Muppet Performer (1 episode, 1989)
Sandra Voe ...
 Trollops (1 episode, 1989)
Marc Weiner ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1989)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1989)
John Williams III ...
 John-John (1 episode, 1989)
Kate Williams ...
 Chief Maid (1 episode, 1989)
Kathleen Wirt ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1989)
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 Devil (1 episode, 1989)
Ron James
(1 episode, 1990)
Edward G. Christie ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1992)
Jane Gootnick ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1992)
Joanne Green ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1992)
Rex Grignon ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1992)
Cheryl Henson ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1992)
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 Himself (6 episodes, 1989-1992)
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Storyline

Jim Henson hosts an anthology series. The typical format has the first part being the misadventures of Muppet TV as Kermit the Frog struggles to operate a Muppet TV super station with the usual level of help from his friends. The second part is the Storyteller as an old man and his sarcastic dog tell obscure fairy tales in the tradition of the great classics. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Release Date:

14 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Muppet-kanalen  »

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(13 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In Feburary 2004, the rights to the Muppets were bought by The Walt Disney Company. This was the only series where the distribution rights were split between The Walt Disney Company and The Jim Henson Company. See more »

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Followed by The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) See more »

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Truly one of Jim's Best
18 August 2000 | by (Fargo, North Dakota) – See all my reviews

The Jim Henson Hour was what happened when Jim Henson took the Muppet Show and the Dark Crystal and cross-bred them. It was split into two halves. The first half was the Muppet Show of the 80's. It featured both old (Jim Henson, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Steve Whitmire) and new (Dan Redican, Gordon Robertson, Fran Brill, Kevin Clash) puppeteers. Therefore, it also featured both old (Kermit, Gonzo, Link Hogthrob, Rowlf) and new (Digit, Lindburgh, Vicki, Leon) characters. The second half was sometimes serious (Lighthouse Island, The Storyteller) and sometimes funny (Miss Piggy's Hollywood, Dog City). Sometimes it was all one hour-long show. And it was great every time. I seriously suggest this to anyone who likes Henson.


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