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.
Kermit the Frog is the manager of a cabaret-style theatre house, which invariably has more drama behind the stage than on it. He has to contend with wannabe-comedian bears, the smothering advances of Miss Piggy, crabby regular theatre patrons, homicidal chefs, livestock, not to mention making the weekly guest star feel welcome.Written by
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Some of Fozzie's physical looks and much of his comic persona was patterned after those of the "classic" Jewish and so-called Borscht Belt Comedians. See more »
[the phone rings]
I'll get it!
Muppet Show backstage.
[Thick white smoke comes out of the phone]
Fozzie, who was that?
The fire department.
[Towards the camera]
I think this is what's called a running gag.
[At that the Muppet Newsman runs by towards the stage]
[Pointing at him]
No, THAT'S what's called a running gag.
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When the series title appears, Gonzo does a different gag with each episode. See more »
Several songs/skits were left off of the first season RC1 DVD sets, most likely due to licensing issues for song rights, with the exception of a line from the Muppet Pitch Reel. They include:
I watched this show as a child. This show had a certain magic to it. I like the ones with
John Denver Luke Skywalker and C3PO and especially the one with Christopher Reeve.
I thought that the series was far better then Muppets tonight.
I would love to see more of these shows brought out by a company other then Time Life. I was rather upset that the one with Christopher Reeve was not in the Best of Collection. It shows him doiong vets Hospital as well as a wonderful spin on Hamlet!
The muppet show had a magical feel to the series and Jim Henson was a true Genus in his field. God Bless Jim Henson... He is missed...
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