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The Muppet Show 

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

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Jim Henson, Jack Burns
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1981   1980   1979   1978   1977   1976  
Top Rated TV #228 | Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 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 / ... 113 episodes, 1976-1981
Louise Gold Louise Gold ...  Additional Muppets / ... 84 episodes, 1977-1981
Steve Whitmire ...  Additional Muppets / ... 65 episodes, 1978-1981
Kathryn Mullen ...  Additional Muppets / ... 55 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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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Music

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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Henson.com | Muppets.com | See more »

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Muppet Show See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(120 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Three guest stars lived to be 100 years old: George Burns died on March 9, 1996 at the age of 100, Señor Wences died on April 20, 1999 at the age of 103 and Bob Hope died on July 27, 2003 at the age of 100. See more »

Quotes

Fozzie: Kermit. Kermit. This time I have really got it. I have re-mastered the art of handling hecklers.
Kermit: Oh, you think so, huh?
Fozzie: Oh, I know so. I know so.
Kermit: OK, I tell you what - you tell a joke and I will heckle you.
Fozzie: Great.
Kermit: But, Fozzie - I expect a great comeback.
Fozzie: Right.
[clears throat]
Fozzie: Ahh, my cousin's so dumb he thinks Eggs Benedict's a mafia gangster.
Kermit: I've seen cheeseburgers funnier then that.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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Connections

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Soundtracks

The Muppet Show Theme
Music by Sam Pottle
Lyrics by Jim Henson
Performed by The Muppets
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User Reviews

Brings back great and nostalgic memories
10 November 2009 | by Atreyu_IISee all my reviews

'The Muppet Show', which features a cast of Muppets, is without a doubt one of the most original and creative television programs ever made. A show like this could only have come from the genial mind of the puppeteer Jim Henson. It was produced by Jim Henson and his team of 'Sesame Street'.

What makes it so distinctive is that it is like a theater show (or even a cabaret-like theater house) with a cast of hand-operated puppets (or Muppets). This shows well the concern of making something very imaginative and creative. To make it even more complete, it is quite entertaining. Immense amusement and classic humor are priorities as well.

Together with 'Sesame Street', 'The Muppet Show' is part of childhood's fond and nostalgic memories of many (myself included). Plus, both children and grown-ups can enjoy this juvenile program. I remember I used to watch many episodes of this at primary school, together with kids from other classes in an awesome video room of that school. It was so much fun! We had many laughters in that video room.

The best and funniest characters from 'The Muppet Show' are Kermit the Frog and that crazy Miss Piggy. One word to describe both: hilarious!


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