Muppets - The Essential

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1. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 19,628

Jim Henson: Kermit the Frog - Rowlf the Dog - Waldorf - Swedish Chef - Dr. Teeth - Mahna Mahna Frank Oz: Miss Piggy - Fozzie Bear - Animal - Sam the Eagle Dave Goelz: Gonzo - Dr. Bunsen Honeydew - Zoot Richard Hunt: Scooter - Statler - Beaker - Sweetums - Janice Jerry Nelson: Floyd Pepper - Camilla the Chicken - Crazy Harry - Lew Zealand Steve Whitmire: Rizzo the Rat

2. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Juliet Prowse (1977)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Kermit is pressured into allowing Scooter to do a musical number with Muppy the dog. Guest star Juliet Prowse dances to a Scott Joplin melody.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Juliet Prowse, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 183

3. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Connie Stevens (1977)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Connie Stevens, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 144

4. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Rita Moreno (1976)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

On stage, guest star Rita Moreno battles several Muppets including Animal who backs on drums in her closing number "Fever". Backstage, Fozzie answers a string of rather unusual (and very funny) phone calls.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Rita Moreno, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 145

5. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Peter Ustinov (1976)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Kermit becomes jealous when Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Hilda and Scooter rave about Peter Ustinov who later admits that he's jealous of Kermit saying that he's always wanted to be a frog.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 102

6. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Vincent Price (1977)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Family, Music

In honor of guest star Vincent Price, the show is filled with monsters, ghosts, vampires and spooky sketches. Meanwhile, a three-headed monster tries to audition for Kermit.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Vincent Price, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 143

7. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Ethel Merman (1977)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Fozzie's agent, Irving Bizarre, arrives at the theater to negotiate Fozzie's contract with Kermit who ends up offering Fozzie ten times as much money - despite the fact the bear made nothing before.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Ethel Merman, Richard Bradshaw, Frank Oz, Jim Henson

Votes: 95

8. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Mummenschanz (1977)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

While the experimental mime troupe performs onstage, Miss Piggy must deal backstage with the advances of a recently smitten Gonzo.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Mummenschanz, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 97

9. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Don Knotts (1977)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Fozzie becomes an honorary hip dude when Floyd approves of his suggestion of playing Lullaby of Birdland on the show.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Don Knotts, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 98

10. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Zero Mostel (1977)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Zero Mostel, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 89

11. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Milton Berle (1977)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

When Berle comes to guest-star on the show, Fozzie is too shy to meet his idol.

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Milton Berle, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 90

12. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Rich Little (1977)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Rich Little, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 81

13. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Edgar Bergen (1977)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Inspired by Edger Bergen and his companion characters, Fozzie decides to try his hand at ventriloquism.

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Edgar Bergen, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 81

14. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Steve Martin (1977)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Much to Steve Martin's initial displeasure, Kermit cancels the regular show and holds private auditions for new acts.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Steve Martin, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 103

15. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Madeline Kahn (1977)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Gonzo falls in love with Madeline Kahn after she compliments him backstage.

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Madeline Kahn, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 85

16. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: George Burns (1977)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Reporter Fleet Scribbler is covering the Muppet Show with his obviously hostile biased writing.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: George Burns, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 80

17. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Dom DeLuise (1977)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Fake fan mail, a bribed audience, and piles of bouquets delivered to her backstage are all part of Miss Piggy's plot to impress Kermit.

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 86

18. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Bernadette Peters (1977)

TV-G | 24 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Bernadette Peters, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 81

19. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Peter Sellers (1978)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Peter Sellers appears as a wild gypsy, a strange doctor, and forms a band against drinking in this very comical and rare performance by the master of disguise himself.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Peter Sellers, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 99

20. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Petula Clark (1978)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Petula Clark, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 70

21. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Bob Hope (1978)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

The Muppets find they have accommodate Bob Hope's hectic volunteer schedule.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Bob Hope, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 84

22. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Teresa Brewer (1977)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Teresa Brewer, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 66

23. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Roy Clark (1978)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Fozzie heard that Roy Clark was going to bring Country to the show and sent all of the stagehands out to the country. Matters are complicated even more when a fire breaks out backstage and Fozzie tries to keep it a secret from Kermit.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Roy Clark, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 65

24. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Gilda Radner (1978)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Bunsen Honeydew causes problems when he invents an all powerful glue that causes everyone and everything to stick to each other. Gilda has to improvise when forced to sing with a nine foot tall talking carrot.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Gilda Radner, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 83

25. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Alice Cooper (1978)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

When not performing, Alice Cooper is doing some devilry backstage looking for souls to purchase.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Alice Cooper, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 116

26. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Loretta Lynn (1978)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

With the regular theater being fumigated, Kermit and the gang have to stage the show at an active train station.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Loretta Lynn, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 72

27. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Marisa Berenson (1978)

TV-G | 24 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Miss Piggy casts herself and Kermit in a wedding sketch whose intentions might be less fictional than Kermit realizes.

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Marisa Berenson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 66

28. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Raquel Welch (1978)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Raquel Welch, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 85

29. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Lesley Ann Warren (1979)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Kermit accidentally introduces Lesley as Lesley and Warren, a famous knife throwing act, while Gonzo tries to perfect his jump from the stage and into the box to land safely between Statler and Waldorf.

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Lesley Ann Warren, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 76

30. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Danny Kaye (1978)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Danny Kaye finds his gig on the show rather discouraging considering Statler and Waldorf are sitting outside rather than see the guest star.

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Danny Kaye, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 84

31. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Elke Sommer (1979)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Elke Sommer, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 64

32. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Sylvester Stallone (1979)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 88

33. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Roger Miller (1979)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

The Muppet Theater has an outbreak of cluckitis, that causes sufferers to turn into chickens.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Roger Miller, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 64

34. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans (1979)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 72

35. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Dudley Moore (1979)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

When Dudley Moore brings his own robot to perform the show's music arrangements, the idled Electric Mayhem band won't stand for it.

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Dudley Moore, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 63

36. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Dizzy Gillespie (1980)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 46

37. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Jonathan Winters (1980)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Jonathan Winters, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 54

38. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: The Stars of Star Wars (1980)

TV-G | 24 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Frank Oz

Votes: 149

39. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Lynda Carter (1980)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Several Muppets don costumes and try to learn how to become superheroes themselves with disastrous results, but Piggy herself impressively performs as "Wonder Pig" in honor of this episode's guest star.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Lynda Carter, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 50

40. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Andy Williams (1980)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Miss Piggy asks Andy Williams to sing "Love Story" for her and Kermit, who have just become engaged. Unfortunately, Kermit hasn't heard about the engagement yet. The rumor slips out, and ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Andy Williams, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 47

41. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Diana Ross (1980)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Statler and Waldorf rate the show like Olympic judges. First, they give Kermit a two. Then, they give the opening a three, but the audience demands they bring it down to a zero. All of the ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Diana Ross, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 49

42. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Shirley Bassey (1980)

TV-G | Comedy, Family, Music

The Muppet Theatre gets ahold of a supply of real gold for props, but it is protected by a violently paranoid security guard.

Stars: Shirley Bassey, Dave Goelz, Louise Gold, Jim Henson

Votes: 47

43. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: James Coburn (1980)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

James Coburn tries to encourage Animal to embrace serenity through Zen Buddhism, but it proves a hopeless task.

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: James Coburn, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 56

44. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Brooke Shields (1980)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Teen actor Brooke Shields stars in the Muppets' version of Alice in Wonderland.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Brooke Shields, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 54

45. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Glenda Jackson (1980)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Guest star Glenda Jackson becomes a pirate and hijacks the Muppet Theater as her ship.

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 41

46. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Paul Simon (1980)

TV-G | Comedy, Family, Music

With the Muppets performing only Paul Simon's songs for this show, Gonzo is inspired to emulate the musician's musical ways.

Stars: Paul Simon, Dave Goelz, Louise Gold, Jim Henson

Votes: 53

47. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Melissa Manchester (1980)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Melissa Manchester, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 40

48. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Carol Burnett (1980)

TV-G | Comedy, Family, Music

There's no show today, almost; the theater is turned into a dance marathon hosted by Gonzo.

Stars: Carol Burnett, Dave Goelz, Louise Gold, Jim Henson

Votes: 62

49. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Johnny Cash (1980)

TV-G | Comedy, Family, Music

The Muppet Show is broadcast on radio station WOAG which leads to havoc in the muppet theater.

Stars: Johnny Cash, Dave Goelz, Jim Henson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 47

50. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Linda Ronstadt (1980)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music