The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

Carol Burnett 

There's no show today, almost; the theater is turned into a dance marathon hosted by Gonzo.


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Episode credited cast:
Carol Burnett ... Herself - Special Guest Star
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dave Goelz ... Gonzo / Beauregard / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew (voice)
Louise Gold Louise Gold ... Annie Sue Pig / Zelda Rose (voice)
Jim Henson ... Kermit the Frog / Waldorf / Link Hogthrob (voice)
Richard Hunt ... Statler / Scooter / Mean Mama / Beaker (voice)
Brian Muehl Brian Muehl ... Additional Muppets (voice)
Kathryn Mullen ... Ms. Appleby (voice)
Jerry Nelson ... Pops / Dr. Julius Strangepork / Pirate (voice)
Frank Oz ... Miss Piggy / Animal / Purple Frackle / Snake Frackle (voice)
Steve Whitmire ... Zelda Rose's Dance Partner (voice)


Kermit makes the mistake of letting Gonzo run a dance marathon during the show. Carol's songs are interrupted, and she objects to the marathon -- especially when Gonzo fixes her up with Animal as her dance partner. Carol threatens to leave in the middle of the show, but Kermit persuades her to stay by promising that she can perform her famous "Lonely Asparagus" sketch. But Gonzo says the marathon won't be over until all the contestants collapse, so she tires the dancers out by singing "I Was Made for Dancin'". Burnett plays both herself and the dance's janitor (a character from her own namesake show). Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Family | Music





Release Date:

13 December 1980 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Carol Burnett: Kermit, I don't want to hurt your feelings, but this is one of the three worst shows I've ever seen.
Kermit: What were the other two?
Carol Burnett: There are no other two; I was just being kind.
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Featured in The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (1986) See more »


But Not For Me
Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Carol Burnett
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