Type
N/A
Premiered
Sep. 25, 1976
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
Syndicated TV Network
Genre
The Muppet Show tv show photo

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

Character Guide

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Series Fun Facts

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  • Due to the fact that episodes were filmed in England, this was one of the few U.S. TV series not affected by the 1980 Screen Actors Strike, which largely delayed the start of that year's TV season.
  • Sam, the self-proclaimed "all-American eagle", was originally voiced by Frank Oz, who is actually English, having been born in Hereford.
  • 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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