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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Producers considered an episode giving tribute to Australian culture, with Don Lane and Bert Newton as the guest stars. At the time, Lane and Newton were hosts of the most-watched locally-made program in Australia, The Don Lane Show (1975). However, the producers deemed the duo not big enough names for an international audience. See more »
Kermit! Kermit! I had a dream and it was so real! I... what does it mean when you dream people are walking on your head?
It means you're sleeping on the floor!
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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 »
On the first season RC1 DVD release, the closing number from the Vincent Price episode, "You've Got A Friend", was cut. See more »
As a true fan of Muppets in all their incarnations, I have been waiting for this DVD set.
The Muppet Show has to be one of the best programs produced. Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo and the gang will always make me laugh. Considering I was only 6 when the show originally aired, I'm finally able to see all the episodes in their original broadcast order. And just being able to hear all the songs and comedy bits is awesome. I'm especially looking forward to hearing all of the "Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem" songs.
The DVD set isn't loaded with extras, but it's got a "Fact Track" which has a lot of great info, although the graphic overlay sometimes interferes with the action and comedy on the screen (similar to the Back To The Future fact tracks). But the basic fact you get 24 episodes is well worth the money you spend on it (I got it for my birthday, although it retails at Wal-Mart for about 30 bucks), and I can't wait for the other seasons to come out on DVD (along with the season of "Fraggle Rock") If you are a Muppet Fan, or at least a Kermit fan, you owe it to yourself to pick up this set. The variety show is pretty much a dead art form, but the Muppet Show is a classic example of how it should be done.
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