Sep. 25, 1976
30 min.
Syndicated TV Network

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The Muppet Show - 02x03 Milton Berle

2x03 Milton Berle

First Aired: Sep. 26, 1977 on Syndicated
Summary: Sketches/Songs: ""There are Millions of us Who are Ugly"", Milton Berle's monologue, ""Pigs In Space"", ""The Entertainer"" (Milton Berle), ""The Entertainer"" (Miss Piggy), ""Who"", ""Top Banana""

Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

Crocodile voiced by Frank Oz
Singing Owl voiced by Jerry Nelson
Announcer voiced by Jerry Nelson
Dr. Julius Strangepork voiced by Jerry Nelson
Snake Frackle voiced by Richard Hunt
Gonzo voiced by Dave Goelz
Warthog voiced by Dave Goelz
Mean Mama voiced by Jim Henson

Episode Quotes

The Newsman: Here's a Muppet News Flash. Dateline: London. The will of the late Mary Cramble, which has been bitterly contested by her son, Charles, and her cat, Cutie Pie, was settled today. A special court has ruled Charles as the sole heir, and he will be rewarded the entire estate: 10,000 rubber mice.
Statler: Hey, Berle.
Milton Berle: What?
Statler: You know what? I've just figured out your style.
Milton Berle: Really?
Waldorf: You work like Gregory Peck.
Milton Berle: Gregory Peck's not a comedian.
Waldorf: Well...
Milton Berle: Now, just a minute. I have been a successful comedian half of my life.
Waldorf: How come we got this half?
Milton Berle: "The Entertainer", right?
Rowlf: Yep, that's the name of the song.
Milton Berle: You know, most people don't know that there are words to that song.
Rowlf: That's true.
Milton Berle: You know what they're about? They're about the stars and the performers and the entertainers that appeared during the heyday of Vaudeville.
Rowlf: You used to be in Vaudeville, didn't you?
Milton Berle: Yeah, sure I was, but when I was a kid.
Rowlf: How many performances did you do in Vaudeville?
Milton Berle: Oh, I'd say between 80,000 and 100,000.
Rowlf: Wow, you were really the entertainer, weren't you?
Milton Berle: One of them... yeah, one of them. Many, many fond memories. [speaking, soulfully] Now the curtain is going up. The Entertainer is taking a bow. He does his dance step and sings his song, he even gets the audience to sing along. Yes, he knows just what to do, he knows how to brings down the house when he's through. Snappy patter and jokes, he knows what pleases the folks. The Entertainer: the Star of the Show.

Muppets: [singing] It was in Vaudeville and he was on the bill with all the singers, dancers, acrobats and clowns.
Fozzie Bear: There was a dancing bear.
Rowlf: Even a dog act there.
Scooter: And a comedian who never let them down.
Muppets: But when he came on to do his favorite song, he really wowed them in the cities and the towns. They came from near and far to see the Vaudeville star: The Entertainer!

Milton Berle: [speaking, soulfully] Now the curtain is going down on the Entertainer: the artist, the pro. He was put on this earth to bring us laughter and mirth. The Entertainer: the Star of the Show.


  • Featuring Milton Berle as the guest star opens with Sweetums, 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, _"The Milton Berle Show" (1948)_.
  • Features the first 'Pigs in Space' sketch.
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