TV Series | TV-G | | Comedy, Family, Music
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.
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.
Ladies and gentlemen, it's the Muppet Show!
At the end of the closing credits, there is a scene with Statler and Waldorf.
The shows, as aired on ITV in England, were originally 25 minutes long, but the US versions were cut to 23 minutes (due to the fact that US broadcasters, in opposition to almost all other broadcasters, inserted two minutes of advertisements in the middle of the episodes). The 25-minute versions have only now been issued in North America on DVD.