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

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Top Rated TV #215 | Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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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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29 January 1976 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Sam, the self-proclaimed "all-American eagle", was originally voiced by Frank Oz, who is actually English, having been born in Hereford. See more »

Quotes

Kermit: And now a man who needs no introduction, so what am I doing out here?
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Crazy Credits

Steve Whitmire and Dave Goelz's gags in the end credits vary. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Holliston: The Christmas Special (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Swedish Chef's Theme
Composed Derek Scott
Performed by Swedish Chef (Jim Henson)
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Somebody MUST syndicate this masterpiece
9 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

If for no other reason than to remind us who our stars were in the mid-late 70s, the Muppet Show must be returned to syndication.

This was a brilliantly-written adult puppet show, with enough obvious laughs to satisfy the larvae and plenty of innuendo and hidden punch lines to absolutely mystify most adults.

Fantastic. We MUST have this series back.


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