The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

TV Series   |  TV-G   |    |  Animation, Comedy, Family


Episode Guide
The Muppet Show (1976) Poster

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


8.4/10
18,722

Videos


Photos

  • The Muppet Show (1976)
  • Kermit and Ratso at the Profiles in History booth
  • Jim Henson in The Muppet Show (1976)
  • Jim Henson in The Muppet Show (1976)
  • Jim Henson in The Muppet Show (1976)
  • Louise Gold in The Muppet Show (1976)

See all photos

Cast & Crew

Top Series Cast



Creator:

Jim Henson

Did You Know?

Trivia

During the course of the show, Jim Henson wrote out a list of dream guests, and urged the writers and puppeteers to do the same. Henson's list included Bil Baird, Shari Lewis, Burr Tillstrom, Stan Freberg, Mae West, Mia Farrow, Princess Anne, Kim Novak, and Katharine Hepburn. The Muppet performers and writing staff list included Dustin Hoffman, David Bowie, Salvador Dalí, Michael Caine, Robert De Niro, Frank Zappa, Meryl Streep, the entire Monty ... ...


Quotes

Kermit: Me, not crazy? I hired the others!


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.

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Animation | Comedy | Family | Music

More Like This

  • Sesame Street

    Sesame Street

  • Fraggle Rock

    Fraggle Rock

  • Muppets Tonight

    Muppets Tonight

  • The Muppet Movie

    The Muppet Movie

  • The Great Muppet Caper

    The Great Muppet Caper

  • The Muppets Take Manhattan

    The Muppets Take Manhattan

  • Muppets from Space

    Muppets from Space

  • The Muppets

    The Muppets

  • Oobi

    Oobi

  • The Muppets.

    The Muppets.

  • Muppet Treasure Island

    Muppet Treasure Island

  • A Muppet Family Christmas

    A Muppet Family Christmas

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com

Danai Gurira Wants to Be the Hulk

The cast of Avengers: Infinity War reveal the character they would want to swap roles with in the MCU.

See the role swaps

Featured on IMDb

Dive deep into everything about film festivals, family entertainment, IMDb Picks, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet