When Fozzie overhears Hilda, Kermit, and Scooter talking about getting rid of "that bear" he thinks they're talking about him when in actual truth it's Gonzo's teddy bear that is being badmouthed. Meanwhile, Sesame Street's Bert & Ernie make a guest appearance in a musical number with Connie Stevens. Written by
Did You Know?
"Lydia, The Tattooed Lady" was one of Jim Henson
's favorite songs. It was even performed at his memorial service in 1990 by Kevin Clash
in the voice of Elmo. The tattoos drawn on Lydia were drawn on by Henson himself. Unlike other Muppet pigs, Lydia has hooves instead of hands. The punch at the end of the number was the first time Miss Piggy hit Kermit. This punch would later evolve into a karate chop. See more
Kermit the Frog
And now for your amazement and confusion, The Muppet Show's resident weird person, Gonzo the Great will grow a tomato plant whilst playing the 1812 Overture on the violin.
(They Long To Be) Close To You
Music by Burt Bacharach
Lyrics by Hal David
Performed by Connie Stevens
, Kermit (Jim Henson
) & Fozzie (Frank Oz
) See more