Type
N/A
Premiered
Sep. 25, 1976
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
Syndicated TV Network
Genre

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

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Series Fun Facts

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  • Mark Hamill along with R2-D2, C-3PO, and Chewbacca from the Star Wars movies guest starred in one episode. This was largely an outgrowth of Frank Oz's work as Yoda in Star Wars: Episode V:…
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    Mark Hamill along with R2-D2, C-3PO, and Chewbacca from the Star Wars movies guest starred in one episode. This was largely an outgrowth of Frank Oz's work as Yoda in Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. See also trivia for "The Muppet Show" (1976) {The Stars of Star Wars (#4.17)}.
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  • In the episode with John Cleese, there is a skit in which he plays a pirate, complete with a nagging parrot/possible wife. Shortly before the end of the skit, he asks, "Do you want to be an…
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    In the episode with John Cleese, there is a skit in which he plays a pirate, complete with a nagging parrot/possible wife. Shortly before the end of the skit, he asks, "Do you want to be an EX-parrot?" and fires off his gun, missing the parrot. This is a reference to the infamous Parrot Sketch from Cleese's Monty Python's Flying Circus (UK). Also during the sketch, Cleese says to Capt. Link Hogthrob, "Of course I'm a pirate! What did you think I was? A management consultant?" In real life, Cleese has his own company that produces management consulting films.
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  • When Peter Sellers was chosen to guest star on an episode, he requested that a skit known as "The Wall" not be done with him. In this skit, Kermit interviews the guest for a short period just…
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    When Peter Sellers was chosen to guest star on an episode, he requested that a skit known as "The Wall" not be done with him. In this skit, Kermit interviews the guest for a short period just as themselves, and Sellers' stated that he couldn't be himself. "I can be Queen Victoria, but I cannot be myself," he said. The writers replaced "The Wall" with a skit where Sellers played Queen Victoria.
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