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The Muppet Show 

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

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1981   1980   1979   1978   1977   1976  
Top Rated TV #217 | Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »
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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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29 January 1976 (USA)  »

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Die Muppet Show  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Besides the theme song, very few songs were actually written for the show. Most of the songs came from old comedy albums, vaudeville standards, and British music hall routines. See more »

Quotes

Statler: Now why did you do that to poor Fozzie?
Waldorf: Do what? I really was on the Titanic.
Statler: I know. You still have the dress you wore so they'd let you in the life boat. Heh heh heh.
Waldorf: D'oh!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in I Love the '70s: 1976 (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

The Muppet Show Theme
Music by Sam Pottle
Lyrics by Jim Henson
Performed by The Muppets
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

Somebody MUST syndicate this masterpiece
9 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

If for no other reason than to remind us who our stars were in the mid-late 70s, the Muppet Show must be returned to syndication.

This was a brilliantly-written adult puppet show, with enough obvious laughs to satisfy the larvae and plenty of innuendo and hidden punch lines to absolutely mystify most adults.

Fantastic. We MUST have this series back.


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