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

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
1998   1997   1996  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Oobi (2003–2005)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A curious young hand puppet named Oobi encourages logical thinking. Along with his little sister Uma, best friend Kako and grandfather Grampu, Oobi discovers the outside world in a new way each day.

Stars: Tim Lagasse, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Noel MacNeal
Fraggle Rock (1983–1987)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The adventures of the various inhabitants of an underground civilization.

Stars: Karen Prell, Gerard Parkes, Kathryn Mullen
The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Comedy | Family | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.

Director: Ken Kwapis
Stars: Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. But when the men in black kidnap him, it's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help him reunite with his long-lost family.

Director: Tim Hill
Stars: Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Bill Barretta
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

On Christmas Eve, an angel petitions God to send help for Kermit the Frog who has lost all hope after losing the Muppet Theatre.

Director: Kirk R. Thatcher
Stars: Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Kermit and his friends go to New York to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.

Director: Frank Oz
Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Kermit, Gonzo and Fozzie are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy.

Director: Jim Henson
Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz
Sesame Street (TV Series 1969)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, both human and puppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney
Comedy | Family | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Big Bird worries when Oscar tells him that if Santa Claus can't fit down the chimney on Christmas Eve, nobody would get presents.

Director: Jon Stone
Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson
A Muppet Family Christmas (TV Movie 1987)
Comedy | Family | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Kermit and his friends spend Christmas staging a surprise visit to Fozzie Bear's mother's farm.

Directors: Peter Harris, Eric Till
Stars: Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Richard Hunt
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Kermit and his new found friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit.

Director: James Frawley
Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson
Edit

Cast

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

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Muppets are back with wild new friends and superstar guests!

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Music

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

8 March 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Muppets Live!  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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 »

Quotes

Carl: [eating Bunsen's experimental Nice/Evil Biscotti/Chimichengas] I like this biscotti.
[eats a chimichenga]
Carl: But I hate this chimichangas!
[eats a biscotti]
Carl: And I love this biscotti.
[eats a chimichenga]
Carl: And I hate these chimichengas!
[eats a nearby lamp]
Carl: I love this lamp.
[eats an alarm clock]
[...]
See more »

Connections

Follows Inner Tube (1987) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

2nd Short life of Muppets on Television
2 April 2006 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

The Muppets Tonight was 1st serious attempt to make a dedicated television show for the Muppets. It was different, and it had potential. The guest stars of amazing quality, and new spin on how original Muppet Show was done.

However, it had to deal with changed world. After 2 brief seasons, Oklahoma City bombing accrued. Which rattled America, and it was key factors of the cancellation of the this young and potential show. The episode which was to be are, if memory services right few weeks after the bombing, introduced an old character. Crazy Harry, one of the Muppet show's original characters, a mad bomber. Television executives made the decision that this was too much and too soon after the Oklahoma bombing, so the squashed the episode.

Later entire show was squashed. America changed, it became hyper sensitive about its viewing content on Television. Thus, Muppet Tonight one of its very first victims. Disney owned show transferred the show to its Disney Channel and it quietly shown in reruns for short while and died. Creative of the Muppets had been lost with the passing of Henson, thus no new motivations to push keep the new show going and being original as "Show" was. This is a private view, but I believe is the correct one. As of that date of this review. No new original Muppet oriented material has come out since Muppets Tonight. Only re-has, redo, television movies and Direct to video material.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?