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""

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Episode Quotes

Milton Berle: I dare you both to come down here to entertain.
Waldorf: Yeah, we should.
Milton Berle: Do you sing?
Waldorf: No.
Milton Berle: Do you dance?
Statler: No.
Milton Berle: Do you get laughs?
Waldorf: No.
Milton Berle: Then what would you do?
Waldorf: Just what you're doing!
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.
Waldorf: Well, I finally got my hearing aid working.
Statler: Hmm? Speak up, my hearing aid's not working!
Waldorf: Huh?


  • Featuring Milton Berle as the guest star opens with Timmy, a 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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