The Muppet Show: Season 4, Episode 17

The Stars of Star Wars (23 Feb. 1980)

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While the Star Wars characters search for Chewbacca around the theatre, Luke's cousin, Mark Hamill, offers to perform over the objections of the Gershwin gargling guest star, Angus McGonagle.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Himself / Luke Skywalker
Richard Hunt ...
Scooter / Statler / Janice / Shepherd / Shark (voice)
Gonzo / Zoot (voice)
Louise Gold ...
Mother Fish (voice)
Sheep (voice)
Kathryn Mullen ...
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Kermit has booked Angus McGonagle, an Argyle gargoyle who can gargle Gershwin, when Luke Skywalker, C-3PO and R2-D2 crash through a wall. They have come to the theatre to search for Chewbacca. Kermit is thrilled to have the stars of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) on the show, until he finds out that they will not actually be performing. Luke tries to appease Kermit by bringing in his "cousin", Mark Hamill, but Mark's singing and dancing does not impress Kermit, and when Mark and Angus gargle Gershwin together, it leads Kermit to throw him out. The search for Chewbacca sees the Star Wars stars hijack the Swinetrek, so First Mate Piggy substitutes herself for Princess Leia, and the crew find that Chewbacca is imprisoned by Gonzo, who has become "Dearth Nadir". Written by Allister Coots

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Star Wars and Muppet characters appeared together in various Disney anniversary specials, before and after this episode aired. Earlier, C-3PO and R2-D2 and Kermit the Frog were among the many celebrities to pay tribute to Mickey Mouse for his fiftieth birthday in 1978, in a special called Mickey's 50 (1978). Later, C-3PO and R2-D2 appeared with Miss Piggy and Gonzo for Disneyland's 35th anniversary in 1990, in Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration (1990). See more »


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