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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.

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  • Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 25 nominations.
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Series Cast Summary

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  Fozzie Bear / ... (120 episodes, 1976-1981)
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  Statler / ... (120 episodes, 1976-1981)
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  Gonzo / ... (120 episodes, 1976-1981)
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  Kermit the Frog / ... (120 episodes, 1976-1981)
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  Floyd Pepper / ... (113 episodes, 1976-1981)
Louise Gold ...
  Additional Muppets / ... (85 episodes, 1977-1981)
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  Additional Muppets / ... (67 episodes, 1978-1981)
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  Additional Muppets / ... (57 episodes, 1978-1981)
Eren Ozker ...
  Janice / ... (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
John Lovelady ...
  Announcer / ... (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
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  Additional Muppets / ... (9 episodes, 1976-1978)
Karen Prell ...
  Additional Muppets / ... (9 episodes, 1980-1981)
Betsy Baytos ...
  Additional Muppets / ... (8 episodes, 1980)
Brian Muehl ...
  Additional Muppets / ... (6 episodes, 1980)
Graham Fletcher ...
  Fletcher Bird / ... (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Fran Brill ...
  Mary Louise / ... (2 episodes, 1976)
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  Cynthia Birdley / ... (2 episodes, 1976)
Bob Payne ...
  Additional Muppets (2 episodes, 1979)
Bruce Schwartz ...
  Guest Puppeteer (2 episodes, 1978-1980)
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  Additional Muppets (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
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  Himself - Special Guest Star (1 episode, 1976)
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  Herself - Special Guest Star (1 episode, 1976)
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  Herself - Special Guest Star (1 episode, 1976)
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  Herself - Special Guest Star (1 episode, 1976)
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  Herself - Special Guest Star (1 episode, 1976)
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  Himself - Special Guest Star (1 episode, 1976)
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  Himself - Special Guest Star (1 episode, 1976)
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  Herself - Special Guest Star (1 episode, 1976)
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  Herself - Special Guest Star (1 episode, 1976)
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  Herself - Special Guest Star / ... (1 episode, 1976)
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  Himself - Special Guest Star (1 episode, 1976)
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  Herself - Special Guest Star (1 episode, 1976)
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  Himself - Special Guest Star (1 episode, 1976)
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  Himself - Special Guest Star (1 episode, 1976)
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  Herself - Special Guest Star / ... (1 episode, 1976)
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  Dr. Felix Ogelbaum / ... (1 episode, 1976)
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  Himself - Special Guest Star (1 episode, 1976)
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  Arnold Stockman / ... (1 episode, 1976)
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  Herself - Special Guest Star (1 episode, 1977)
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  Herself - Special Guest Star (1 episode, 1977)
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  Himself - Special Guest Star (1 episode, 1977)
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  Himself - Special Guest Star (1 episode, 1977)
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  Herself - Special Guest Star (1 episode, 1977)
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  Himself - Special Guest Star (1 episode, 1977)
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  Himself - Special Guest Star (1 episode, 1977)
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  Himself - Special Guest Star (1 episode, 1977)
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  Herself - Special Guest Star (1 episode, 1977)
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  Himself - Special Guest Star (1 episode, 1977)
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  Himself - Special Guest Star (1 episode, 1977)
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  Himself - Special Guest Star (1 episode, 1977)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Le Muppet Show (France)
  • Die Muppet Show (Germany)
  • Los Teleñecos (Spain)
  • Os Marretas (Portugal)
  • O Show dos Muppets (Brazil)
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  • 30 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Initially, the producers had such difficulty casting guest stars that they had to call upon all their personal friends in the entertainment industry for help. This changed dramatically after Rudolf Nureyev agreed to appear. The publicity of a renowned ballet dancer appearing on such a bizarre show created such positive publicity that the show became popular and soon celebrities were lining up to appear on the show. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Muppet Video: Rowlf's Rhapsodies with the Muppets (1985). See more »
Soundtracks The Muppet Show Theme See more »
Crazy Credits Occasionally, the end theme would be performed in a different way. Kaye Ballard show: All the band members, except Rowlf, quit the show. Rowlf is left to play a piano-only version of the theme tune. Loretta Lynn: Both the opening and closing credits in this show are done differently. The show is performed at the local railway station and, as such, the lyrics to the opening theme are appropriately changed - Cast: It's time to get things started, on the most sensational, inspirational... Fozzie Bear: This week's sort of, railroad stational. The band play an off-key version of the end theme. Rowlf explains the reason to the audience - "No wonder this sounds bad. We're playing a timetable!" Harry Belafonte: The cast sing the song "Turn the World Around" while the end credits roll. Spike Milligan: The cast sing the song "It's a Small World" while the end credits sing. Guest Spike Milligan tells them to keep quiet as he's trying to sleep. At the same time, the end theme is played down and Kermit the Frog, who is still on stage, yells out that the music be stopped. Roger Miller: The whole cast, except Dave Goelz, have turned into chickens. As a result, all the band play the end theme as chickens. Animal pecks at his drums, while Rowlf and another chicken play the piano. Dudley Moore: Dudley's Music Machine plays a bizarre rendition of the end theme. It sounds off-key and is done in various styles including jazz, stripper music, chase music. Mac Davis: This is the episode where Beaker gets duplicated by Dave Goelz's duplicator machine. During the last song "I Believe in Music", the band and even the hecklers Statler and Waldorf are changed into Beakers. The Beakers play the end theme. See more »
Quotes Waldorf: How do they do it?
Statler: How do we watch it?
Waldorf: *Why* do we watch it?
Statler: [Breaking the fourth wall] Why do *you* watch it?
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