Muppets Tonight (1996–1998)

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Kermit the Frog, Clifford and friends struggle to put on a weekly TV variety show.

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 Waldorf / ... (22 episodes, 1996-1998)
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 Clifford / ... (22 episodes, 1996-1998)
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 Nigel / ... (22 episodes, 1996-1998)
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 Statler / ... (22 episodes, 1996-1998)
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 Bobo the Bear / ... (22 episodes, 1996-1998)
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 Kermit the Frog / ... (22 episodes, 1996-1998)
Leslie Carrara ...
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Len Levitt ...
 Additional Muppets (20 episodes, 1996-1998)
Drew Massey ...
 Additional Muppets (20 episodes, 1996-1998)
Joe Selph ...
 Additional Muppets (19 episodes, 1996-1998)
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 Miss Piggy / ... (16 episodes, 1996-1998)
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 Additional Muppets (15 episodes, 1996-1998)
Bruce Lanoil ...
 Additional Muppets (13 episodes, 1996-1997)
Thom Fountain ...
 Additional Muppets (10 episodes, 1996-1998)
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Storyline

Kermit the Frog is still running a variety show, only this time, it's in the 90s! Features many of the very familiar Muppet characters, including Miss Piggy, 'The Great Gonzo', Animal, Rowlf, Beaker, and more. Written by Anonymous

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variety | celebrity guest | pig | frog | eagle | See more »

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'The Muppets' (qv) are back with wild new friends and superstar guests!

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Comedy | Family | Music

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8 March 1996 (USA)  »

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Muppets Live!  »

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Trivia

The director of Muppets Tonight is named Nigel. This is a reference to a Muppet of the same name who was the host of one of the original Muppet Show pilot episodes [The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence (1975)], and who later became the orchestra conductor on the show itself. See more »

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[Clifford gets into the supply cabinet instead of going through the doors onto the set]
Kermit the Frog: Clifford, that's the supply cabinet!
Clifford: I know that, it's a nice supply cabinet too. Nice and quiet. Let's cue the announcer shall we.
Kermit the Frog: Cue the announcer.
Nigel: Go Go Go Go Go Go Go!
[supply cabinet is pushed on set]
Announcer: And now it's time for "Muppets Tonight" and here's the host of our show - Clifford!
[Rizzo knocks on supply cabinet door]
Rizzo the rat: You're on, Clifford!
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Followed by Kermit's Swamp Years (2002) See more »

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"MT", We Hardly Knew Ye.
31 March 2000 | by (Winnipeg, Canada) – See all my reviews

It's a travesty what happened to this show. In it's short-lived existence, "Muppets Tonight" was one of the best things going on television. Sadly though, it played out to an audience that apparently had been all muppeted out. A wonderful program with an incredible group of characters old and new, "Muppets Tonight" boasted a stellar ensemble of special guests. What other variety program could showcase such awesome star power like Garth Brooks, Michelle Pfeiffer, Prince and Cindy Crawford? What other show could pull off the unbelievable, like Rizzo the Rat belting out Right Said Fred's 'I'm Too Sexy' to a screaming mob of she-rodents? Or a life-sized grizzly-bear-security-guard trying to woo the aforementioned Crawford's affections? Or the hilarious Elvis Moments in History? Alas, "Muppets Tonight". We hardly knew ye. This crazy world just doesn't have room for those loony puppets anymore...except in Germany, apparently. Muppetheads across the globe await to see what happens next.


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