The Muppet Show

The Muppet Show is a British/American television program produced by American puppeteer Jim Henson and featuring Muppets. After two pilot episodes were produced in 1974 and 1975, the show premiered on 5 September 1976 and five series were produced until 15 March 1981, lasting 120 episodes. The programme shows a vaudeville- or music hall-style song-and-dance variety show, as well as glimpses behind the scenes of such a show. Kermit the Frog stars as a showrunner who tries to keep control of the antics of the other Muppet characters (and his temper), as well as keep the guest stars happy. The show was known for outrageous physical slapstick, sometimes absurdist comedy, and humorous parodies. Each episode also featured a human guest star. As the programme became popular, many celebrities were eager to perform with the Muppets on television and in film: by the end of its run over one hundred guest stars had appeared.

Many of the puppeteers also worked on Sesame Street. Muppet performers over the course of the show include Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Louise Gold, Kathryn Mullen, Karen Prell, Brian Muehl, Eren Ozker, and John Lovelady. Jerry Juhl and Jack Burns were two of the show writers.

Muppet Show - Elton John

This episode has it all! Don't go breakin' my heart!

Muppet Show - Gilda Radner

"I guess you could just say that she has stuck with it."

Muppet Show - John Cleese

John isn't terribly thrilled about being on the show.

Muppet Show - Loretta Lynn

Loretta cheerfully tells Kermit that "country singers can sing anywhere."

Muppet Show - Marisa Berenson

"I throw the fish in the air... they sail away... and then they come back to me!"

Muppet Show- Liberace

Liberace decides to perform an entire "concert for birds" - One of our favorites!

The Muppet Show

Madeline tells Gonzo she thinks he's terrific on the show, and the ego-starved Gonzo instantly falls in love with her.

The Muppet Show - Steve Martin

Kermit cancels the show in order to audition new acts. Guest star Steve is angry at first, but he goes on to perform for the cast.

The Muppet Show - Alice Cooper

Alice later reveals himself to be an agent of the Devil's, offering the Muppets "fabulous riches and worldwide fame" in a Faustian exchange for their souls.

The Muppet Show - Danny Kaye

Danny overhears them in the alley saying that tonight's guest is the worst performer on earth, even worse than Clive Cahuenga, the singing civil servant.

The Muppet Show - Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry is basically the coolest person in the world.

The Muppet Show - Diana Ross

Diana Ross and The Muppets: Together at last.

The Muppet Show - Ethel Merman

great episode, starts off with the fantastic "java" dance!

The Muppet Show - Gene Kelly

on of the fine gentlemen of north american song and dance visits our favourite felt-friends

The Muppet Show - Johnny Cash

In honor of Johnny Cash's appearance, the show is simulcast over country radio station WHOG

The Muppet Show - Juliet Prowse

"one of the truly great dancers of the world."

The Muppet Show - Kris Kristofferson

Animal orders a TV dinner, which turns out to be a real TV!

The Muppet Show - Leo Sayer

"You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" by Leo Sayer backed by the Electric Mayhem

The Muppet Show - Lesley Ann Warren

Kermit doesn't realize that he's booked Lesley Ann Warren; he thought he was getting "Leslie and Warren, the knife throwing act"

The Muppet Show - Leslie Uggams & Big Bird

Leslie is totally wonderful, Big Bird is totally yellow.

The Muppet Show - Lola Falana

Gonzo sings "My Way" and Lola Falana vamps it up!

The Muppet Show - Lynda Carter

Wonder Woman visits Kermit and the Gang, Miss Piggy saves the world and there s two great Beatles-covers.

The Muppet Show - Pearl Bailey

Pearl Bailey ends up getting involved in a scene from Camelot

The Muppet Show - Peter Sellers

the man who sold his identity to the devil for a tupperware-collectors-set guests at your favorite puppets

The Muppet Show - Raquel Welch

Guest hosted by Raquel Welch

The Muppet Show - Roy Clark

Kermit sends all the stagehands out to the country

The Muppet Show - Stars Of Star Wars

Luke Skywalker, R2D2 and C3PO visit the funky bunch and there s some incredible sheep-doo-wop at the beginning!

The Muppet Show - Vincent Price

In honor of guest star Vincent Price, the show is filled with monsters, ghosts, vampires and spooky sketches. Meanwhile, a three-headed monster tries to audition for Kermit.