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Muppets Tonight 

Kermit the Frog, Clifford and friends struggle to put on a weekly TV variety show.
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1998   1997   1996  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Dave Goelz ...  Waldorf / ... 22 episodes, 1996-1998
Kevin Clash ...  Clifford / ... 22 episodes, 1996-1998
Jerry Nelson ...  Statler / ... 22 episodes, 1996-1998
Bill Barretta ...  Bobo the Bear / ... 22 episodes, 1996-1998
Steve Whitmire ...  Kermit the Frog / ... 22 episodes, 1996-1998
Brian Henson ...  Nigel / ... 22 episodes, 1996-1998
Leslie Carrara-Rudolph Leslie Carrara-Rudolph ...  Additional Muppets / ... 22 episodes, 1996-1998
Len Levitt Len Levitt ...  Additional Muppets 20 episodes, 1996-1998
Drew Massey ...  Additional Muppets 20 episodes, 1996-1998
Joe Selph Joe Selph ...  Additional Muppets 19 episodes, 1996-1998
Frank Oz ...  Miss Piggy / ... 16 episodes, 1996-1998
Allan Trautman ...  Additional Muppets 15 episodes, 1996-1998
Bruce Lanoil ...  Additional Muppets 13 episodes, 1996-1997
Thom Fountain Thom Fountain ...  Additional Muppets 10 episodes, 1996-1998
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Storyline

Kermit the Frog is still running a variety show, only this time, it's in the 90s! Features many of the very familiar Muppet characters, including Miss Piggy, 'The Great Gonzo', Animal, Rowlf, Beaker, and more. Written by Anonymous

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The Muppets are back with wild new friends and superstar guests!

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Comedy | Family | Music

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

According to Kevin Clash, the decision to have Clifford as host was made because Jim Henson had requested, in the event of his passing, that any future Muppet Show should not be hosted by Kermit the Frog. See more »

Quotes

Carl: [eating Bunsen's experimental Nice/Evil Biscotti/Chimichengas] I like this biscotti.
[eats a chimichenga]
Carl: But I hate this chimichangas!
[eats a biscotti]
Carl: And I love this biscotti.
[eats a chimichenga]
Carl: And I hate these chimichengas!
[eats a nearby lamp]
Carl: I love this lamp.
[eats an alarm clock]
[...]
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Followed by Muppets from Space (1999) See more »

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2nd Short life of Muppets on Television
2 April 2006 | by Fury9033See all my reviews

The Muppets Tonight was 1st serious attempt to make a dedicated television show for the Muppets. It was different, and it had potential. The guest stars of amazing quality, and new spin on how original Muppet Show was done.

However, it had to deal with changed world. After 2 brief seasons, Oklahoma City bombing accrued. Which rattled America, and it was key factors of the cancellation of the this young and potential show. The episode which was to be are, if memory services right few weeks after the bombing, introduced an old character. Crazy Harry, one of the Muppet show's original characters, a mad bomber. Television executives made the decision that this was too much and too soon after the Oklahoma bombing, so the squashed the episode.

Later entire show was squashed. America changed, it became hyper sensitive about its viewing content on Television. Thus, Muppet Tonight one of its very first victims. Disney owned show transferred the show to its Disney Channel and it quietly shown in reruns for short while and died. Creative of the Muppets had been lost with the passing of Henson, thus no new motivations to push keep the new show going and being original as "Show" was. This is a private view, but I believe is the correct one. As of that date of this review. No new original Muppet oriented material has come out since Muppets Tonight. Only re-has, redo, television movies and Direct to video material.


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Official Sites:

Henson.com

Country:

France | USA

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

8 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Muppets Live! See more »

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Stereo

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Color
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