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The Muppet Show

After the success of Sesame Street in 1969, Muppet creator Jim Henson wanted to have a chance at his own series. In 1974, Henson shot a Muppet special called The Muppets' Valentine Show, which would later become a precursor for The Muppet Show. The special starred famous muppet, Kermit the Frog,

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Last Episode

05x24 Melissa Manchester Aired: Jun. 08, 1981

Kermit is plagued by a night of backstage crises. A group of skiers get hurt during the opening number, and after Kermit says that the theater …

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The show had 5 seasons and 120 episodes air between 1976 and 1981.

Series Info

Sep. 25, 1976
30 min.
1976 - 1981
5 Seasons
120 Episodes
Syndicated TV Network

Character Guide

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Series Fun Facts

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  • Although the episode with Rita Moreno was the fifth episode produced, it was the first to air in most markets.
  • Jim Henson wanted the show to end during the peak of its popularity and creativity - and it did. The final year featured the highest Nielsen ratings of its existence.
  • The show featured Zero Mostel's last television appearance. His episode was aired just three months before his death.
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