The Muppet Show: Season 1, Episode 8

Paul Williams (23 Oct. 1976)

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Scooter talks Fozzie in doing "The Telephone Pole Bit" and Fozzie practices dutifully until he finds out what the bit is really all about.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Himself / Arnold Stockman
Whatnot Monster / Paul 1 / Loud Woman / Whatnot Man / Lineman / House / Frog (voice)
Richard Hunt ...
Fran Brill ...
Mary Louise (voice)
Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot / Paul 2 (voice)
Eren Ozker ...
Hilda / Wanda / Janice / Girl Dancer (voice)
John Lovelady ...
Frog / House (voice)


Scooter talks Fozzie in doing "The Telephone Pole Bit" and Fozzie practices dutifully until he finds out what the bit is really all about.

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Comedy | Family | Music




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23 October 1976 (USA)  »

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The Telephone Pole Bit, seen in episode #1.8 (guest star Paul Williams), uses the name Mike Oznowiczsky, the name of Frank Oz's father. See more »


During the Muppet Labs sketch, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew is testing out a new product, the Muppet All-Purpose Tenderizer. After Bunsen breaks the solid dinner plate, his shirt sleeve gets caught on and bends the other plate, before he's had a chance to sprinkle the tenderizer on it. See more »


Scooter: Hello! And what's your name?
Fozzie: [dressed as a telephone] Mike Oznowiczsky.
Scooter: Oh, so *you're* the telephone Pole!
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Fozzie Bears Stand Up Play Off Theme
Composed Derek Scott
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