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

Series Info

Type:
N/A
Premiered:
Sep. 25, 1976
Status:
Canceled/Ended
Runtime:
30 min.
Aired:
1976 - 1981
To-Date:
5 Seasons
120 Episodes
Network
Syndicated TV Network
Genre

Character Guide

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Series Fun Facts

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  • Originally, the producers intended to create Muppet versions of each guest star. These can be seen in the early episodes when the guest star takes his or her bow. The practice was scrapped…
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    Originally, the producers intended to create Muppet versions of each guest star. These can be seen in the early episodes when the guest star takes his or her bow. The practice was scrapped after the third episode.
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  • The episode featuring Milton Berle as the guest star opens with Timmy, the Muppet monster, hitting Berle in the face with a giant powder puff, while shouting, "Makeup!" This was an…
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    The episode featuring Milton Berle as the guest star opens with Timmy, the Muppet monster, hitting Berle in the face with a giant powder puff, while shouting, "Makeup!" This was an often-repeated gag on Berle's first TV show, "Texaco Star Theater" (1948).
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  • Some of Fozzie's physical looks, and much of his comic persona was patterned after those of the "classic" Jewish and so-called Borscht Belt Comedians.
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