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Out to Lunch (1974)

The Muppets and the casts of "The Electric Company" and "Sesame Street" take over the ABC Nightly News when the newsroom staff takes a lunch break.


Bill Davis
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Luis Avalos ... Himself / Casino Owner
Jim Boyd ... Himself / Stage Manager / Gambler
Carol Burnett ... Herself
Barbara Eden ... Herself
Morgan Freeman ... Himself / Croupier
Elliott Gould ... Himself / Various
Judy Graubart ... Herself / Various
Jim Henson ... Ernie / Kermit the Frog / Guy Smiley / Person With Cue Card (voice)
Skip Hinnant ... Himself / Spectator / Man in Commercial
Richard Hunt ... Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Rita Moreno ... Herself / Divorce Woman / Posy / Spectator / 50s Dancer
Jerry Nelson ... The Count / Herry Monster / Anything Muppet Dog (voice)
Gary Owens ... Announcer
Frank Oz ... Bert / Cookie Monster / Grover (voice)
Caroll Spinney ... Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (voice)


The Muppets and the casts of "The Electric Company" and "Sesame Street" take over the ABC Nightly News when the newsroom staff takes a lunch break.

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Comedy | Family







Release Date:

10 December 1974 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Spun-off from The Electric Company (1971) See more »

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Awesome Unforgettable TV Special!
5 August 2008 | by lamccaughSee all my reviews

I remember watching this TV special at the tender age of eight. Perhaps it was one of my favorite TV specials at the time because I was into the unique Sid and Marty Kroft giant puppets and Sesame Street and I was mesmerized of myself running away to a make believe land of friendly non-human characters. All of the muppets and the famous celebrities who appeared on this program were very extraordinary with parodies of soap operas, commercials, variety shows, etc. I also remember Carol Burnett doing a hilarious dance step with camera tricks in rewind and Carol in a bra commercial parody. All together "Out To Lunch" was a combination of Sesame Street meets Saturday Night Live in a G rated form. It was such a shame this show was not rebroadcast-ed again or released on DVD. I call this awesome once in a lifetime unforgettable program a classic that could possibly be passed on from kids who grew up in the seventies to generations of children and grandchildren in the present and future.

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