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.

Creators:

Jim Henson, Jack Burns
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1981   1980   1979   1978   1977   1976  
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

An episode was usually filmed in three days. See more »

Quotes

Statler: I like that last number.
Waldorf: What did you like about it?
Statler: It was the *last* number!
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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

In the Vincent Price episode, Uncle Deadly explains that at midnight on New Year's Eve his master (Vincent Price) turns into a horrible beast. In the US version of the episode, Uncle Deadly says that he turns into Guy Lombardo. For the UK version, the line is re-dubbed to say he turns into Jack Parnell. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Men at Work: Will Work for Milo (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Swedish Chef's Theme
Composed Derek Scott
Performed by Swedish Chef (Jim Henson)
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It's about time!
11 August 2005 | by CMartinSee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Muppet Show See more »

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Runtime:

(120 episodes)

Color:

Color
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