With The Jim Henson Company (Sorted by Year Ascending)



1. Sam and Friends (1955–1961)

Not Rated | 5 min | Family

7.2
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Early showcase of Jim Henson's puppet characters.

Stars: Jim Henson, Kermit the Frog, Jane Henson, Jerry Juhl

Votes: 124

2. Drums West (1961)

3 min | Animation, Short

6.8
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This newly rediscovered short was created in Jim's home studio in Bethesda, MD around 1961. It is one of several experimental shorts inspired by the music of jazz great Chico Hamilton. At ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Henson | Star: Jim Henson

Votes: 38

3. Tales of the Tinkerdee (1962 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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Director: Carl Degen | Stars: Jane Henson, Jim Henson, Jerry Juhl, Bob Payne

Votes: 16

4. Robot (1963)

3 min | Animation, Short

6.8
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Director: Jim Henson

Votes: 19

5. The Land of Tinkerdee (1964 TV Movie)

Comedy, Family

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Director: Mel Swope | Stars: Darryl Ferreira, Jim Henson

6. Time Piece (1965)

Not Rated | 9 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.7
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A surreal stream of consciousness montage about time and related bizarreness.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Jim Henson, Enid Cafritz, Dennis Paget, Jim Hutchison

Votes: 625

7. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.3
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Kermit the Frog and his fellow Muppets put on a vaudeville show at their theatre, bringing in a famous celebrity to help out for each episode.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 21,292

8. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Harvey Korman (1976)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.9
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Kermit begins to worry that guest star Harvey Korman isn't having a great time because he complains of being the "token person" on the show with all the dogs, frogs, pigs and chickens as ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Harvey Korman, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 124

9. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Lena Horne (1976)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.9
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Kermit cancels Miss Piggy's song for fear of overshadowing guest star Lena Horne. At least that's Piggy thinks, until finds out the real reason for being cut: he didn't want her to look ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Lena Horne, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 109

10. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Peter Ustinov (1976)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.0
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Kermit becomes jealous when Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Hilda and Scooter rave about Peter Ustinov who later admits that he's jealous of Kermit saying that he's always wanted to be a frog.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 105

11. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Bruce Forsyth (1976)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.5
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Fozzie hatches a plan to get even with Statler & Waldorf when he does his act. But the bear becomes crushed when he gets replaced with guest Bruce Forsyth.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Bruce Forsyth, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 99

12. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Sandy Duncan (1976)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.7
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Fozzie performs the famous "Banana Sketch" by Gags Beasley which everyone (including guest Sandy Duncan) has heard of. Everybody, except for Kermit.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Sandy Duncan, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 103

13. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Candice Bergen (1976)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.9
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Fozzie brings a string of deliveries to Kermit which results in some real lousy gags driving the poor frog crazy.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Candice Bergen, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 101

14. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Avery Schreiber (1976)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.6
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In an effort to make Kermit jealous, Miss Piggy instructs Scooter to tell him that guest star Avery Schreiber is smitten with her. But when Kermit finds out it was all a trick, Piggy karate-chops everybody in her path.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Avery Schreiber, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 94

15. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Ben Vereen (1976)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.7
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Fozzie gets stuck in a trick cabinet owned by Marvel the Magician (who is in Toledo) and is left perform his act while in and have two pig stagehands tip the box over so Fozzie can take a ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Ben Vereen, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 95

16. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Phyllis Diller (1976)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.8
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Aging wardrobe woman Hilda tries to make herself look younger by putting on a wig, some makeup and even some "very tight foundation garments."

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Phyllis Diller, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 99

17. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Valerie Harper (1976)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.6
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Impressed with guest star Valerie Harper's beauty, Statler and Waldorf argue over who will go backstage to meet her so they decide to flip for her. Statler wins and sets off to woo her with... See full summary »

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Valerie Harper, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 93

18. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Twiggy (1976)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.7
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Kermit is skeptical when everyone backstage is terrorized by "the Phantom of the Muppet Show" aka Uncle Deadly, a monster-actor who performed in the theater years ago, got panned by the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Twiggy, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 99

19. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Joel Grey (1976)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.0
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Fozzie takes on a new act - jokes on any subject - which drives everybody crazy. When he takes the stage, he asks for any word. Naturally, Statler & Waldorf call his bluff by yelling out "Amoeba!"

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Joel Grey, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 149

20. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Ruth Buzzi (1976)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.6
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Scooter's uncle, J.P. Grosse sends a mechanical wind-up TV show host that resembles Kermit in every way. Soon, the duplicate starts harassing Kermit and flirts with Miss Piggy.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Ruth Buzzi, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 134

21. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Rita Moreno (1976)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.3
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On stage, guest star Rita Moreno battles several Muppets including Animal who backs on drums in her closing number "Fever". Backstage, Fozzie answers a string of rather unusual (and very funny) phone calls.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Rita Moreno, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 149

22. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Jim Nabors (1976)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.6
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A young kid named Scooter applies for a job as a gofer. When, Kermit tells him he looks nothing like a gopher, Scooter explains that he'll go-fer coffee and sandwiches among other things ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Jim Nabors, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 139

23. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Florence Henderson (1976)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.6
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The Muppet Theater is plagued by pig-related problems with The Bouncing Borcellino Brothers flubbing their opening act and Miss Piggy throwing herself at an uninterested Kermit, then later ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Florence Henderson, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 124

24. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Paul Williams (1976)

TV-G | 24 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.8
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Scooter talks Fozzie in doing "The Telephone Pole Bit" and Fozzie practices dutifully until he finds out what the bit is really all about.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Paul Williams, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 125

25. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Charles Aznavour (1976)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.3
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When he's unable to get a spot on the show, Gonzo asks Scooter to be his manager. Scooter thinks Gonzo should do a rock act by banging a large rock with a mallet. Later, Gonzo tries female ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Charles Aznavour, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 120

26. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Juliet Prowse (1977)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.0
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Kermit is pressured into allowing Scooter to do a musical number with Muppy the dog. Guest star Juliet Prowse dances to a Scott Joplin melody.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Juliet Prowse, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 188

27. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Vincent Price (1977)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.6
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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.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Vincent Price, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 150

28. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Connie Stevens (1977)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.0
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When Fozzie overhears Hilda, Kermit, and Scooter talking about getting rid of "that bear" he thinks they're talking about him when in actual truth it's Gonzo's teddy bear that is being ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Connie Stevens, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 150

29. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Ethel Merman (1977)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.8
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Fozzie's agent, Irving Bizarre, arrives at the theater to negotiate Fozzie's contract with Kermit who ends up offering Fozzie ten times as much money - despite the fact the bear made nothing before.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Ethel Merman, Richard Bradshaw, Frank Oz, Jim Henson

Votes: 99

30. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Kaye Ballard (1977)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.4
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Embarrassed at the "square" music that he and the others have to play each week on the show, Floyd announces that the band is quitting.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Kaye Ballard, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 95

31. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Mummenschanz (1977)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.9
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While the experimental mime troupe performs onstage, Miss Piggy must deal backstage with the advances of a recently smitten Gonzo.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Mummenschanz, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 102

32. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Don Knotts (1977)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.3
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Fozzie becomes an honorary hip dude when Floyd approves of his suggestion of playing Lullaby of Birdland on the show.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Don Knotts, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 104

33. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: George Burns (1977)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.9
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Reporter Fleet Scribbler is covering the Muppet Show with his obviously hostile biased writing.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: George Burns, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 86

34. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Dom DeLuise (1977)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.3
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Miss Piggy comes up with various schemes to impress Kermit.

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 91

35. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Bernadette Peters (1977)

TV-G | 24 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.2
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Robin the Frog feels sad that nobody notices him. Miss Piggy gets jealous when Kermit does a duet with Miss Mousey.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Bernadette Peters, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 84

36. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Lou Rawls (1977)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.8
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As Fozzie tries to finalize his roller skating routine, the rest of the acts have to come on stage sooner than scheduled, leading to some Muppetastic chaos.

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Lou Rawls, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 66

37. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Julie Andrews (1977)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.8
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Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Julie Andrews, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 100

38. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Zero Mostel (1977)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.8
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Statler and Waldorf decide to watch TV in their box, instead of watching the show. Meanwhile, Kermit can't make payroll ($27.14), but Muppet Theatre owner J. P. Grosse says he'll give him ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Zero Mostel, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 93

39. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Teresa Brewer (1977)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.9
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When Kermit cancels her ballet number because she's too heavy, Miss Piggy struggles to lose weight.

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Teresa Brewer, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 67

40. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: John Cleese (1977)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.7
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The gang tries their best to force John to perform with them, but he drags his feet at every opportunity.

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: John Cleese, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 101

41. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Milton Berle (1977)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.2
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When Berle comes to guest-star on the show, Fozzie is too shy to meet his idol.

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Milton Berle, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 95

42. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Rich Little (1977)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.1
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Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Rich Little, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 85

43. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Nancy Walker (1977)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.5
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Kermit is off sick with the flu so Fozzie must manage the show. Things do not go so well for the bear and he is afraid Kermit may fire him.

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Nancy Walker, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 79

44. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Edgar Bergen (1977)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.1
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Inspired by Edger Bergen and his companion characters, Fozzie decides to try his hand at ventriloquism.

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Edgar Bergen, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 87

45. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Steve Martin (1977)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.6
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Much to Steve Martin's initial displeasure, Kermit cancels the regular show and holds private auditions for new acts.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Steve Martin, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 113

46. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Madeline Kahn (1977)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.3
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Gonzo falls in love with Madeline Kahn after she compliments him backstage.

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Madeline Kahn, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 90

47. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Rudolf Nureyev (1978)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.8
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When Sam the Eagle finally recognizes the guest star, Rudolf Nureyev, he is horrified at the silliness the ballet dancer is eager to perform with the gang.

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Rudolf Nureyev, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 75

48. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Elton John (1978)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.5
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Elton John performs four of his biggest hit songs of the '70's like, "Crocodile Rock", "Bennie and the Jets", "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", and, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", with Miss Piggy filling in for Kiki Dee.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Elton John, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 117

49. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Cleo Laine (1978)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.7
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Fozzie tries to hijack the show as his mother is in the Audience. Cleo Laine does a Scat number with Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem Orchestra. Guest Puppeteer Bruce Schwartz performs with Cleo Laine "If" by Bread.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Cleo Laine, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 66

50. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Jaye P. Morgan (1978)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.8
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Jaye P. Morgan has difficulty adjusting to the show's wacky ways, especially all the explosions.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Jaye P. Morgan, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 69


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