Sep. 25, 1976
30 min.
Syndicated TV Network

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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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Zoot the Sax Player

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Dave GoelzDave Goelz
A longtime puppet designer and performer, Goelz was picked up by Jim Henson and company to design Muppets ...

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Zoot is a green (sometimes blue), balding saxophone player with dark glasses and a high-crowned blue felt hat, and was generally a laid-back fellow of few words. His name refers to the 20th century saxophonist Zoot Sims. He was conceived as a burned-out, depressed 50-year old musician, but according to Goelz, when the role was assigned to him, he did not know how to perform that type of character. He therefore made the character mainly communicate through his playing rather than by speaking.
Oddly enough, Zoot spoke much more in the first season, where he was often seen dancing with Janice in the "At the Dance" sketches. He celebrates Hanukkah.

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04x01 - John Denver
Season 4, Episode 01
02x14 - Elton John
Season 2, Episode 14
02x24 - Cloris Leachman
Season 2, Episode 24
03x04 - James Coco
Season 3, Episode 04
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