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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)
Walter Sparrow ...
 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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14 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Muppet-kanalen  »

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(13 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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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 Muppet Classic Theater (1994) See more »

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NBC should have given this a longer chance
19 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Jim Henson Hour was broadcast in 1989. It was a mix of The Muppet Show and Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Jim Henson always introduced and closed the show in a room with a white lion. The first half hour for most shows was MuppeTelevision, which was similar to the Muppet Show but also different. It had many characters from The Muppet Show, but some were main characters (Kermit, Gonzo, and to a lesser extent Link Hogthrob), some made a few appearances (Fozzie Bear, Rowlf), and some only made special appearances (Miss Piggy, Bunsen, Beaker, The Swedish Chef). This was partly due to the facts that Frank Oz (Fozzie bear, Miss Piggy) and Richard Hunt (Scooter, Janice, Beaker) had limited availability on the show.

However, the new characters on this show were great. They included Bean Bunny, who was only hired to be cute, Leon, a purple lizard-like character, Digit, an android technician who also played in a band called Solid Foam, Waldo C. Graphic, a computer-animated bird who later appeared in Muppet*Vision 3D, and Clifford, the bass player for Solid Foam who would later host Muppets Tonight. MuppeTelevision also took place in a room full of monitors and usually featured a guest star (Bobby McFerrin, K.D. Lang) and even a theme (Science Fiction, Garbage).

The second half hour for five of the shows was The Storyteller, starring John Hurt. There were also half-hour specials, including Miss Piggy's Hollywood, Songs of The Cloudforrest, and Lighthouse Island. Some shows had specials for the entire hour, including Dog City (although that did have a 20-minute pre-show with the Muppets), Monster Maker, and The Secrets of The Muppets. After the show was canceled, all of the second half-hours have been shown on their own, and the hour-long specials have been shown without The Jim Henson Hour openings.

In 2004, The Walt Disney Company bought the rights to The Muppets, and unfortunately this is the only production where ownership is split up between companies. Disney owns MuppeTelevision, Miss Piggy's Hollywood, most of The Secrets of The Muppets, and the pre-show to Dog City, while The Jim Henson Company owns the rest. I hope that Disney releases the MuppeTelevision portions on television or DVD soon, as I have't seen those since the shows original run. I also hope that more of the shows original characters (especially Digit) come back someday.


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