The Muppet Show : Season 1

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Summary: 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, with a cast of new muppets including: George the Janitor, Droop the Anteater, Crazy Donald (later named Crazy Harry), Brewsters the oldtimer, Mildred the goose, and Rufus (later named Muppy). Many of these characters were used during the first season of The Muppet Show, and quickly faded away to background characters. The special featured actress Mia Farrow, who taught the muppets about love, and that everyone loves something. Afterwards in 1975, Henson shot the failed pilot for the Muppet Show: Sex and Violence. Amazingly, Kermit the Frog was not in the pilot at all! Instead, the host was wimpy, Nigel, who Jim Henson wrote out of the show soon afterwards. After about a year, the muppet team went to the United Kingdom and were given the green light for the Muppet Show. The show became one of the top syndicated comedies of all time! The show featured a new group of Muppet characters including: Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Scooter, Beauregard, Rowlf the Dog, and The Electric Mayhem. Each show featured a celebrity guest star, who were either personal friends of Henson, or his manager. The Muppet Show lasted for 5 years, and 120 episodes, two spin offs, and several movies. Theme Song: It's time to play the music It's time to light the lights It's time to meet the Muppets On the Muppet Show tonight It's time to put on makeup It's time to dress up right It's time to raise the curtain On the Muppet Show tonight Why do we always come here I guess we'll never know It's like a kind of torture To have to watch the show And now lets get things started Why don't you get things started It's time to get things started On the most sensational Inspirational Celebrational Muppetational This is what we call the Muppet Show! Characters Kermit the Frog Originally from "Sam & Friends" (1955), then later Sesame Street (1969), Kermit is the host of The Muppet Show. Miss Piggy Self-centered, yet very persuasive. Wants to marry Kermit. Fozzie Bear Furry, fuzzy, funny, fabulous, free-willing, fast, and frantic....he's Fozzie Bear. The Great Gonzo A "whatever". Scooter the Go-Fer Kermit's stage assistant. Rizzo the Rat Gonzo's...

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Network: Syndicated , Other
Genre(s): Comedy
Seasons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Cast Credit
Frank Oz Miss Piggy(1977-1981)/ Fozzie Bear / Animal / Sam The Eagle / The Swedish Chef (Hands)
Louise Gold Annie Sue (1977-1981)
Dave Goelz Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot / Muppy / Beauregard
Richard Hunt Beaker / Miss Piggy (1976-1977) / Janice (1977-1981) / Wayne / Scooter / Statler / Sweetums
Jim Henson Kermit The Frog / Rowlf The Dog / Link Hogthrob / The Swedish Chef (Puppetry And Voice) / Dr. Teeth / Muppet Newsman / Waldorf
Jerry Nelson Camilla / Floyd / Robin / Crazy Harry (1977-1981) / Uncle Deadly / Dr. Julius Strangepork / Pops (1980-1981) / Thog / Lew Zealan
Steve Whitmire Foo Foo (1979-1981) / Rizzo The Rat (1979-1981) / Lips (1980-1981)
Kathryn Mullen Gaffer / Various (1978-1981)
John Lovelady Crazy Harry (1976-1977) / Nigel
Eren Ozker Janice / Wanda / Hilda (1976-1977)