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Cast

Series cast summary:
Frank Oz ...  Fozzie Bear / ... 120 episodes, 1976-1981
Richard Hunt ...  Statler / ... 120 episodes, 1976-1981
Dave Goelz ...  Gonzo / ... 120 episodes, 1976-1981
Jim Henson ...  Kermit the Frog / ... 120 episodes, 1976-1981
Jerry Nelson ...  Floyd Pepper / ... 113 episodes, 1976-1981
Louise Gold Louise Gold ...  Additional Muppets / ... 85 episodes, 1977-1981
Steve Whitmire ...  Additional Muppets / ... 67 episodes, 1978-1981
Kathryn Mullen ...  Additional Muppets / ... 57 episodes, 1978-1981
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Family | Music

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Official Sites:

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USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1977 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Muppet Show See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(120 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

An episode was usually filmed in three days. See more »

Quotes

Harvey Korman: Speak, Demon! Speak!
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

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Soundtracks

The Muppet Show Theme
Music by Sam Pottle
Lyrics by Jim Henson
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User Reviews

Good Show!
29 October 2004 | by ppamjo2See all my reviews

I watched this show as a child. This show had a certain magic to it. I like the ones with

John Denver Luke Skywalker and C3PO and especially the one with Christopher Reeve.

I thought that the series was far better then Muppets tonight.

I would love to see more of these shows brought out by a company other then Time Life. I was rather upset that the one with Christopher Reeve was not in the Best of Collection. It shows him doiong vets Hospital as well as a wonderful spin on Hamlet!

The muppet show had a magical feel to the series and Jim Henson was a true Genus in his field. God Bless Jim Henson... He is missed...


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