Most Voted Titles With Jerry Nelson


1. The Muppets (2011)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.1
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75 Metascore

A Muppet fanatic with some help from his 2 human compatriots must regroup the Muppet gang to stop an avaricious oil mogul from taking down one of their precious life-longing treasures.

Director: James Bobin | Stars: Amy Adams, Jason Segel, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones

Votes: 80,338 | Gross: $88.63M

2. The Dark Crystal (1982)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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66 Metascore

On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.

Directors: Jim Henson, Frank Oz | Stars: Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz

Votes: 47,343 | Gross: $40.58M

3. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

G | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.7
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The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.

Director: Brian Henson | Stars: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 39,700 | Gross: $27.28M

4. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 37,111

5. The Muppet Movie (1979)

G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.6
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74 Metascore

Kermit and his newfound 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, Richard Hunt

Votes: 28,073 | Gross: $76.66M

6. Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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61 Metascore

While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.

Director: James Bobin | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 27,507 | Gross: $51.18M

7. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

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

8.4
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Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show.

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

Votes: 19,033

8. Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

G | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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64 Metascore

The Muppets' twist on the classic tale.

Directors: Brian Henson, David Lane | Stars: Tim Curry, Billy Connolly, Jennifer Saunders, Kevin Bishop

Votes: 18,061 | Gross: $33.61M

9. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

G | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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64 Metascore

Kermit and his friends go to New York City 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, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 16,935 | Gross: $25.53M

10. Muppets from Space (1999)

G | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.3
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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, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 16,127 | Gross: $16.63M

11. The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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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, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 11,417 | Gross: $31.21M

12. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.2
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On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 9,858

13. Fraggle Rock (1983–1987)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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The adventures of the various inhabitants of an underground civilization.

Stars: Karen Prell, Gerard Parkes, Kathryn Mullen, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 5,498

14. Follow That Bird (1985)

G | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.7
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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, Richard Hunt

Votes: 3,973

15. Blue's Clues (1996–2007)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.8
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Blue is a puppy who puts her paw prints on three clues. Steve has to deduce the clues (with the help of off-screen children) to figure out what Blue wants to do.

Stars: Steve Burns, Traci Paige Johnson, Seth O'Hickory, Aleisha Allen

Votes: 3,352

16. It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.5
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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, Eric Jacobson

Votes: 3,151

17. A Muppet Family Christmas (1987 TV Movie)

47 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.2
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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, Kathryn Mullen

Votes: 2,890

18. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,577

19. Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 48 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.3
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A poor otter family risks everything for the chance to win the cash prize of a talent contest for Christmas.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Marilyn Sokol, Dave Goelz

Votes: 2,532

20. The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)

G | 73 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.8
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59 Metascore

A tug-of-war between Elmo and his friend sends his blanket to faraway Grouchland, a place full of grouchy creatures and the villainous Huxley. Elmo embarks on a rescue mission, learning important lessons about sharing and responsibility.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Kevin Clash, Mandy Patinkin, Vanessa Williams, Sonia Manzano

Votes: 2,441 | Gross: $11.63M

21. Muppets Tonight (1996–1998)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.9
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Kermit the Frog, Clifford and friends struggle to put on a weekly TV variety show.

Stars: Dave Goelz, Kevin Clash, Jerry Nelson, Bill Barretta

Votes: 1,435

22. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,317

23. I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2014)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.5
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71 Metascore

Caroll Spinney has been Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969; at 78-years-old, he has no intention of stopping.

Directors: Dave LaMattina, Chad N. Walker | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Debra Spinney

Votes: 1,165 | Gross: $0.01M

24. Sheep in the Big City (2000–2002)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.2
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A military base builds a ray gun to take over and/or destory the world. What is needed to power this gun is a sheep, when a sheep of a small country farm is chosen it escapes to a nearby city and the chase is on...

Stars: Kevin Seal, James Godwin, Ken Schatz, Stephanie D'Abruzzo

Votes: 1,155

25. Muppet*vision 3-D (1991)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Family

8.2
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Muppet*vision 3-D, more appropriately, 4-D, can only be seen at the Disney's Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL and also at California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort, ... See full summary »

Directors: Jim Henson, Frank Oz | Stars: Wayne Allwine, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz

Votes: 1,125

26. Kermit's Swamp Years (2002 Video)

G | 82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.5
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At 12 years old, Kermit the Frog and best friends Goggles and Croaker travel outside their homes in the swamps of the Deep South to do something extraordinary with their lives.

Director: David Gumpel | Stars: Steve Whitmire, Bill Barretta, Dave Goelz, Joey Mazzarino

Votes: 1,109

27. The Christmas Toy (1986 TV Movie)

TV-G | 50 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

8.2
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When no people are around, the toys still play in the playroom. But since a toy will be frozen forever if a person catches it out of position, they have to be very careful. It's Christmas ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Kathryn Mullen, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 919

28. Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1978 TV Movie)

TV-Y | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.6
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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, Richard Hunt

Votes: 644

29. NBC Experiment in Television (1967–1971)
Episode: The Cube (1969)

53 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A man is trapped inside a mysterious cube.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Richard Schaal, Hugh Webster, Rex Sevenoaks, Jack Van Evera

Votes: 604

30. Top of the Pops (1964–2016)

30 min | Music

7.0
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A rundown of the latest chart hits, featuring in-studio performances from popular music artists.

Stars: The Ladybirds, Pan's People, Jimmy Savile, Lulu Cartwright

Votes: 579

31. Muppets Treasure Island (1996 Video Game)

Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.2
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This game is played by Jim Hawkins from a first person view, as he finds the map as you go to 4 places, first at "The Benbow Inn." "The port town Bristol", on "The Hispaniola Ship" and on "Treasure Island."

Directors: Mark Loparco, Brian Henson | Stars: Bill Barretta, Kevin Bishop, Kevin Clash, Billy Connolly

Votes: 520

32. John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together (1979 TV Movie)

50 min | Family, Comedy, Music

8.0
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In this beloved holiday classic, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and all the Muppets join the singer for a heart-warming Christmas celebration, with traditional carols as well as lesser-known holiday songs.

Director: Tony Charmoli | Stars: John Denver, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 465

33. Muppet Classic Theater (1994 Video)

Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.8
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The Muppets perform six classic fairy tales.

Director: David Grossman | Stars: Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Steve Whitmire, Frank Oz

Votes: 427

34. Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince (1971 TV Movie)

60 min | Family, Fantasy, Music

8.2
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Frog and princess, both cursed by a witch, figure out how to break each other's spell.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Trudy Young, Gordon Thomson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 338

35. Big Bird in China (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.4
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Big Bird and his Sesame Street companion, Barkley, the big, fluffy dog, travel across China in search of the legendary Feng Huang, the Phoenix Bird. Along the way they visit with Chinese ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Stone | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Brian Muehl, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 334

36. The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence (1975 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.7
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The original Muppet Show Pilot. The guests include the Seven Deadly Sins.

Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 307

37. The Jim Henson Hour (1989– )

48 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.5
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An anthology show featuring the work of the great puppeteer and his staff.

Stars: Jim Henson, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Kevin Clash

Votes: 303

38. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: George Carlin/Billy Preston/Janis Ian (1975)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

7.6
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The host for the episode is George Carlin, and the musical guests are Billy Preston and Janis Ian. The skits for this episode are as follows: an ESL teacher gives increasingly bizarre ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: George Carlin, Janis Ian, Billy Preston, Albert Brooks

Votes: 284

39. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
Episode: The Muppets at Walt Disney World (1990)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.8
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Kermit and his friends tour the theme park as the future members of the Disney family.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Charles Grodin, Raven-Symoné, Jim Henson, Frank Oz

Votes: 276

40. ABC TGIF (1990–2001)

Comedy

8.0
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A two-hour Friday night block of family sitcoms hosted by the various stars of the shows, TGIF was often supplemented with animation, running skits and short gags.

Stars: Mark Linn-Baker, Bronson Pinchot, Jay Mohr, Nick Bakay

Votes: 261

41. The Muppets Valentine Show (1974 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.3
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The Muppets Valentine show was the first of the two specials for The Muppet Show. Valentine on ABC in 1974.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Mia Farrow, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 242

42. Elmo Saves Christmas (1996 Video)

TV-Y | 60 min | Family

6.5
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Elmo wishes that it would be Christmas every day, but with the help of Santa's reindeer-in-training, Lightning, he learns that might not be such a good idea when he sees the future.

Director: Emily Squires | Stars: Charles Durning, Harvey Fierstein, Maya Angelou, Kevin Clash

Votes: 226

43. The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson (1990 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary, Animation, Action

8.8
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While The Muppets prepare a tribute to the late Jim Henson, they learn about the life and career of the renowned puppeteer/film maker.

Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Jim Henson, Harry Belafonte, Carol Burnett, Ray Charles

Votes: 209

44. Tales from Muppetland: The Muppet Musicians of Bremen (1972 TV Movie)

50 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.0
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Four mistreated farm animals seek refuge as a band of traveling musicians in this musical tale narrated by Kermit the Frog.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Jim Henson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 201

45. The Muppets Go Hollywood (1979 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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Add a Plot

Director: Stan Harris | Stars: Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 201

46. The Earth Day Special (1990 TV Special)

Comedy, Drama, Family

5.8
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An Earth Day special about pollution's effects on the Earth. Numerous celebrities have guest appearances whether as themselves, or as characters for whom they're best known.

Directors: Dwight Hemion, James Burrows, Gerry Cohen, Ted Haimes, Jim Henson, Terry Hughes, Terry Lennon, Jay Sandrich, Dick Schneider, Dave Wilson | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Candice Bergen, James Brolin, Downtown Julie Brown

Votes: 198

47. Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1983 TV Movie)

60 min | Family, Fantasy

8.4
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As the Metropolitan Museum of Art closes, Big Bird decides to leave his Sesame Street friends behind in search of Snuffy. Once locked inside for the night, educational hilarity ensues as ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Stone | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Martin P. Robinson

Votes: 190

48. The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (1986 TV Movie)

Comedy, Family

8.2
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For the first time in their careers, all the Muppets (except the ones that couldn't make it, like the Doozers, Gorgs and most of the Fraggles) have gathered together in one place to ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 181

49. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Richard Pryor/Gil Scott-Heron (1975)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.5
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The host for the episode is Richard Pryor, and the musical guest is Gil Scott-Heron. The skits for this episode are as follows: Garrett Morris tricks Chevy Chase into taking a bad fall ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Richard Pryor, Gil Scott-Heron, Shelley R. Bonus, The Muppets

Votes: 178

50. Rude Tube (2008– )

Comedy, Reality-TV

5.3
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A look at the weird, wonderful, and downright idiotic trials and tribulations of some of the world's craziest people through the use of online videos.

Stars: Alex Zane, Emma Frain, Matt Kirshen, Adam Buxton

Votes: 169

51. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Paul Simon/Randy Newman/Phoebe Snow (1975)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

6.5
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The host for the episode is Paul Simon, and the musical guests are Randy Newman and Phoebe Snow. The skits for this episode are as follows: former Chicago Seven member Billy Rubin pitches ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Paul Simon, Randy Newman, Phoebe Snow, Art Garfunkel

Votes: 169

52. Cinderelmo (1999 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 65 min | Family

6.4
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All your favorite Muppets from Sesame Street and some very special guests join CinderElmo as he goes to the ball of the beautiful Princess - with the help of his Fairy Godperson.

Director: Bruce Leddy | Stars: Keri Russell, Kathy Najimy, Caroll Spinney, French Stewart

Votes: 164

53. Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets (1983 TV Special)

Unrated | 47 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.6
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John Denver takes the Muppets (tm) on a camping trip in the mountains of Colorado.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: John Denver, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz

Votes: 163

54. Studio DC: Almost Live! (2008– )

E | Comedy, Family

6.3
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With songs, dancing and backstage antics, The Muppets and Disney Channel's biggest stars team up for another fun variety show.

Stars: Dave Goelz, Eric Jacobson, Steve Whitmire, Moises Arias

Votes: 161

55. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Jason Segel/Florence and the Machine (2011)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

7.7
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After Mitt Romney (Sudeikis) appears uncensored, Jason Segel hosts: joined by the Muppets for the opening, then playing Antonio Banderas auditioning to replace Regis, a husband in a ... See full summary »

Stars: Fred Armisen, Abby Elliott, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers

Votes: 160

56. Hey Cinderella! (1969 TV Movie)

52 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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Cinderella with a difference!

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Belinda Montgomery, Robin Ward, Joyce Gordon, Pat Galloway

Votes: 158

57. Elmo's Christmas Countdown (2007 TV Movie)

TV-Y | 60 min | Family, Music

5.7
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Sesame Street characters help Elmo count down the days leading up to Christmas.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Pam Arciero, Fran Brill, Tyler Bunch, Leslie Carrara

Votes: 157

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

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

8.3
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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.

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

Votes: 143

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

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

8.1
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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: 142

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

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

8.4
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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: 142

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

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

8.7
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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: 139

62. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Rob Reiner (1975)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

7.0
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The host for the episode is Rob Reiner, but there is no musical guest. The skits for this episode are as follows: a man in a wheelchair inadvertently discovers he can walk, but is unable to... See full summary »

Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Rob Reiner, Penny Marshall, The Lockers, The Muppets

Votes: 138

63. The Muppets Go to the Movies (1981 TV Movie)

60 min | Family, Comedy

7.6
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Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Dudley Moore, Lily Tomlin, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 137

64. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Candice Bergen/Esther Phillips (1975)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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The host for the episode is Candice Bergen, and the musical guest is Esther Phillips. The skits for this episode are as follows: President Ford gives an accident-laden introduction to the ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Candice Bergen, Little Esther Phillips, The Muppets, Albert Brooks

Votes: 133

65. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Jim Nabors (1976)

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

6.8
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A young kid named Scooter applies for a job as a gofer. When, Kermit tells him he looks nothing like a gopher, Scooter explains that he'll go-fer coffee and sandwiches among other things ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 132

66. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Ruth Buzzi (1976)

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

7.7
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Scooter's uncle, J.P. Grosse sends a mechanical wind-up TV show host that resembles Kermit in every way. Soon, the duplicate starts harassing Kermit and flirts with Miss Piggy.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Ruth Buzzi, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 127

67. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Florence Henderson (1976)

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

7.7
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The Muppet Theater is plagued by pig-related problems with The Bouncing Borcellino Brothers flubbing their opening act and Miss Piggy throwing herself at an uninterested Kermit, then later ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Florence Henderson, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 119

68. Elmopalooza! (1998 TV Special)

Not Rated | 45 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.3
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Join the Muppets from Sesame Street for an all-star celebration of 30 years of songs and laughs! Starring David Alan Grier and Jon Stewart.

Directors: Tom Trbovich, Kevin Bray, Victor DiNapoli, Mustapha Khan, Lionel C. Martin, Mark Rowen | Stars: Brad Abrell, Abe Acay, Pam Arciero, Tyra Banks

Votes: 118

69. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Harvey Korman (1976)

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

7.9
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Kermit begins to worry that guest star Harvey Korman isn't having a great time because he complains of being the "token person" on the show with all the dogs, frogs, pigs and chickens as ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 117

70. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Paul Williams (1976)

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

7.9
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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.

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

Votes: 117

71. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Robert Klein/ABBA, Loudon Wainwright III (1975)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

6.8
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The host for the episode is Robert Klein, and the musical guests are ABBA and Loudon Wainwright III. The skits for this episode are as follows: Sherry wins the Miss America beauty pageant, ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Robert Klein, ABBA, Loudon Wainwright III, Albert Brooks

Votes: 117

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

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

8.7
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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: 114

73. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Charles Aznavour (1976)

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

7.4
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When he's unable to get a spot on the show, Gonzo asks Scooter to be his manager. Scooter thinks Gonzo should do a rock act by banging a large rock with a mallet. Later, Gonzo tries female ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 114

74. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Lily Tomlin (1975)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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The host for the episode is Lily Tomlin, but there is no musical guest. The skits for this episode are as follows: President Ford attempts to speak to the American people while also ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Howard Shore and His All Nurse Band, The Muppets, Albert Brooks

Votes: 114

75. Sesame Street, Special (1988 TV Special)

Unrated | 45 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.8
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There's a special going on at Sesame Street. First, Gladys Knight and the Pips sing the theme song, then Phil Donahue interviews the residents; Alastaire Cookie tells us the tale of "The 39... See full summary »

Director: Jon Stone | Stars: Linda Bove, Northern Calloway, Emilio Delgado, Loretta Long

Votes: 111

76. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Candice Bergen/Martha Reeves/The Stylistics (1975)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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The host for the episode is Candice Bergen (her second appearance), and the musical guests are Martha Reeves and The Stylistics. The skits for this episode are as follows: President Ford ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Candice Bergen, Martha Reeves, The Stylistics, The Muppets

Votes: 106

77. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Elton John (1978)

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

7.4
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Elton John performs four of his biggest hit songs of the '70's like, "Crocodile Rock", "Bennie and the Jets", "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", and, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", with Miss Piggy filling in for Kiki Dee.

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

Votes: 103

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

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

8.5
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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: 101

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

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

8.3
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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: 96

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

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

8.2
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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: 95

81. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Julie Andrews (1977)

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

7.7
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Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Julie Andrews, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 95

82. Of Muppets and Men: The Making of 'The Muppet Show' (1981 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, Family

8.1
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Documentary about the work of puppeteer Jim Henson and his team in creating The Muppet Show.

Directors: Peter Berry, Harley Cokeliss | Stars: Julie Andrews, Charles Aznavour, Pearl Bailey, Harry Belafonte

Votes: 94

83. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Harry Belafonte (1979)

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

7.2
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Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 94

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

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

7.9
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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: 94

85. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Bruce Forsyth (1976)

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

7.5
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Fozzie hatches a plan to get even with Statler & Waldorf when he does his act. But the bear becomes crushed when he gets replaced with guest Bruce Forsyth.

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

Votes: 93

86. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Phyllis Diller (1976)

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

7.9
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Aging wardrobe woman Hilda tries to make herself look younger by putting on a wig, some makeup and even some "very tight foundation garments."

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Phyllis Diller, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 93

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

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

7.9
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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: 92

88. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Twiggy (1976)

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

7.8
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Kermit is skeptical when everyone backstage is terrorized by "the Phantom of the Muppet Show." aka Uncle Deadly, a monster-actor who performed in the theater years ago, got panned by the ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 92

89. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Elliott Gould/Anne Murray (1976)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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The host for the episode is Elliott Gould, and the musical guest is Anne Murray. The skits for this episode are as follows: A quartet of dead musicians perform a piece. Elliott Gould sings ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Elliott Gould, Anne Murray, The Muppets, Albert Brooks

Votes: 91

90. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: John Cleese (1977)

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

6.7
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The gang tries their best to force John to perform with them, but he drags his feet at every opportunity.

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: John Cleese, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 91

91. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Buck Henry/Bill Withers, Toni Basil (1976)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

7.7
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The host for the episode is Buck Henry, and the musical guests are Bill Withers, Toni Basil and The Blues Brothers. The skits for this episode are as follows: A suicide hot-line operator ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Buck Henry, Bill Withers, Toni Basil, The Muppets

Votes: 89

92. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Kaye Ballard (1977)

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

7.5
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Embarrassed at the "square" music that he and the others have to play each week on the show, Floyd announces that the band is quitting.

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

Votes: 89

93. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Avery Schreiber (1976)

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

7.7
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In an effort to make Kermit jealous, Miss Piggy instructs Scooter to tell him that guest star Avery Schreiber is smitten with her. But when Kermit finds out it was all a trick, Piggy karate-chops everybody in her path.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Avery Schreiber, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 88

94. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Peter Cook & Dudley Moore/Neil Sedaka (1976)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

7.4
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The hosts for the episode are Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, and the musical guest is Neil Sedaka. The skits for this episode are as follows: A bomb squad is called in to investigate a ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Neil Sedaka, The Muppets

Votes: 88

95. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Ben Vereen (1976)

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

7.8
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Fozzie gets stuck in a trick cabinet owned by Marvel the Magician (who is in Toledo) and is left perform his act while in and have two pig stagehands tip the box over so Fozzie can take a ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Ben Vereen, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 87

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

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

8.3
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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: 87

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

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

8.0
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Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 86

98. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Valerie Harper (1976)

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

7.7
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Impressed with guest star Valerie Harper's beauty, Statler and Waldorf argue over who will go backstage to meet her so they decide to flip for her. Statler wins and sets off to woo her with... See full summary »

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Valerie Harper, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 86

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

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

7.9
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Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Zero Mostel, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 86

100. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Anthony Perkins/Betty Carter (1976)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

7.3
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The host for the episode is Anthony Perkins, and the musical guest is Betty Carter. The skits for this episode are as follows: Chevy Chase delivers a long and rambling monologue in which he... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Wilson, Phil Van De Carr | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Betty Carter, Jim Henson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 84