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

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Kermit the Frog is the manager of a cabaret-style theatre house, which invariably has more drama behind the stage than on it. He has to contend with wannabe-comedian bears, the smothering advances of Miss Piggy, crabby regular theatre patrons, homicidal chefs, livestock, not to mention making the weekly guest star feel welcome. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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29 January 1976 (USA)  »

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Die Muppet Show  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, the producers intended to create Muppet versions of each guest star. These can be seen in the early episodes when the guest star takes his or her bow. The practice was scrapped after the third episode. See more »

Quotes

Fozzie: Kermit. Kermit. This time I have really got it. I have re-mastered the art of handling hecklers.
Kermit: Oh, you think so, huh?
Fozzie: Oh, I know so. I know so.
Kermit: OK, I tell you what - you tell a joke and I will heckle you.
Fozzie: Great.
Kermit: But, Fozzie - I expect a great comeback.
Fozzie: Right.
[clears throat]
Fozzie: Ahh, my cousin's so dumb he thinks Eggs Benedict's a mafia gangster.
Kermit: I've seen cheeseburgers funnier then that.
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Crazy Credits

When the series title appears, Gonzo does a different gag with each episode. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Homage to Steve (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

The Muppet Show Theme
Music by Sam Pottle
Lyrics by Jim Henson
Performed by The Muppets
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This show is not only BRILLIANT, it's GENIUS!
24 February 2004 | by (Mainframe) – See all my reviews

The Muppet Show is, by far, one of the best constructed variety shows out there. Plus, it has all our favorite Muppet characters, and seriously, who can go wrong with the Muppets? This show is a perfect blend of song and dance, Muppet and guest star interaction, and just plain fun for the whole family.

The humor in the show offers the perfect mix of adult jokes and gags that fly right over the heads of children, and laughs that both child and adult can enjoy. Jim Henson truly created a masterpiece with this show, not to mention his popular films and other spin-off shows. The Muppet Show also offers a wonderful glimpse of many of the stars of yesteryear (the mid- to late-1970s), many of whom still survive today.

This show definitely needs to be picked up by one of the networks for syndication because, although it seems somewhat dated at times (not much, though, really) it's genuine entertainment value could boost any network's ratings.

Deservedly so, I've given The Muppet Show a rating of 10 stars out of 10!


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