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

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Jim Henson
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Top Rated TV #225 | 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

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

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Details

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

The one-eyed cat who hangs out backstage is named "Gaffer, the backstage cat." See more »

Quotes

Fozzie: [the phone rings] I'll get it!
[Picks up]
Fozzie: Muppet Show backstage.
[Thick white smoke comes out of the phone]
Kermit: Fozzie, who was that?
Fozzie: [Coughing] The fire department.
Kermit: [Towards the camera] I think this is what's called a running gag.
[At that the Muppet Newsman runs by towards the stage]
Fozzie: [Pointing at him] No, THAT'S what's called a running gag.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in OK Go & The Muppets: Muppet Show Theme Song (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Swedish Chef's Theme
Composed Derek Scott
Performed by Swedish Chef (Jim Henson)
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

Love the Muppets!
15 December 2000 | by Monika-5See all my reviews

I grew up with the Muppets, Garfield, the Care Bears, etc. Boy there were some awesome kid shows on back then! Anyway, I always have a soft spot for the Muppets because my mom loved them too. I still have the Kermit and Piggy dolls she bought me back in 1980! About the show, I still laugh out loud watching Stadler and Waldorf, the hilarious critics! "Pigs in Space" was another great bit, but nothing compares to the Swedish chef! I also loved the 3 Muppet movies that came out between 1979-1984. Sadly, while I still love the Muppets, they haven't been the same since Jim Henson passed on. God bless you, Jim and rest in peace.


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