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,
Last Episode05x24 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 …
Series Fun Facts
- 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.