Kermit the Frog and his fellow Muppets put on a vaudeville show at their theatre, bringing in a famous celebrity to help out for each episode.

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Jim Henson, Jack Burns
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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Frank Oz ...  Fozzie Bear / ... 120 episodes, 1976-1981
Richard Hunt ...  Statler / ... 120 episodes, 1976-1981
Dave Goelz ...  Gonzo / ... 120 episodes, 1976-1981
Jim Henson ...  Kermit the Frog / ... 120 episodes, 1976-1981
Jerry Nelson ...  Floyd Pepper / ... 112 episodes, 1976-1981
Louise Gold Louise Gold ...  Additional Muppets / ... 71 episodes, 1977-1981
Steve Whitmire ...  Additional Muppets / ... 66 episodes, 1978-1981
Kathryn Mullen ...  Additional Muppets / ... 57 episodes, 1978-1981
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Storyline

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 Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Comedy | Family | Music

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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

During the course of the show, Jim Henson wrote out a list of dream guests, and urged the writers and puppeteers to do the same. Henson's list included Bil Baird, Shari Lewis, Burr Tillstrom, Stan Freberg, Mae West, Mia Farrow, Princess Anne, Kim Novak, and Katharine Hepburn. The Muppet performers and writing staff list included Dustin Hoffman, David Bowie, Salvador Dalí, Sir Michael Caine, Robert De Niro, Frank Zappa, Meryl Streep, the entire Monty Python troupe, and The Beatles. See more »

Quotes

Miss Piggy: But I love him.
Rowlf: How could you love him? You're a nurse.
Miss Piggy: That may be true, but I am a woman first.
Rowlf: No, you're not. You're a pig first. Nurse second. I don't think woman made the top 10.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits, Zoot blows his horn and the Henson International Television logo pops out of it onto the screen. See more »

Alternate Versions

On the 1994 video release "Monster Laughs with Vincent Price", The extra UK Spot, "I'm Looking Through You", the houses skit and the closing number, "You've Got a Friend", were all cut from the Vincent Price episode, while "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" was cut from the Alice Cooper episode. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The 58th Annual Academy Awards (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Swedish Chef's Theme
Composed Derek Scott
Performed by Swedish Chef (Jim Henson)
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One of the funniest shows around
18 December 1999 | by Goku4060See all my reviews

In this t.v. show Kermit the Frog has to run a variety show, that has many "interesting" acts, like german sauerkraut singers, and many regular performers like Gonzo the Great, the only what-ever-he-is to catch a cannon ball with his hand; Fozzie the Bear, a stand up comic who can't get a laugh; and Miss Piggy, the wanna-be movie star who is, unfortunately, hopelessly in love with the frog. Kermit also has handle things like over-hand bowling and alligator wrestling backstage and food attacking the swedish chef onstage. All the while trying to keep the guest star happy, and putting up with the antics of Statler and Waldorf, two mean old hecklers who have a box seat at the show. The music for this show is also superb, it is played by three groups; the muppet show band, the electric mayhem (Zoot, Floyd Pepper, Janis, Animal, and the man himself, Dr. Teeth), and Rolf who is an excellent pianist, for a dog. I know this all sounds really weird, but it's really hilarious and unique, I mean where else can you see Viking pigs sing "In the Navy", or a pig judo chop superman? I give this show two flippers up.


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USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1977 (USA) See more »

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The Muppet Show See more »

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(120 episodes)

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Color
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