The Muppet Show: Season 1 (1976 - 1977)


Season 1
The Muppet Show

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An array of guest stars and genre-bending skits make The Muppet Show a sly, family-friendly treat that's just as fun to watch now as it was when it debuted 1976.

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Air date: Sep 5, 1976

The guest is Joel Grey, who performs "Wilkommen," from "Cabaret"; and "Razzle Dazzle," from "Chicago." Other songs include "Stormy Weather" (Wayne and Wanda).

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Air date: Sep 12, 1976

Rita Moreno does a rock version of "Fever," performs an apache dance and looses a barrage of garbled Spanish in the panel discussion "Is Conversation Dying?" Other songs include "Lady of Spain" and "Goody Goody." Also: Fozzie Bear goes under the knife at Veterinarians' Hospital.

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Air date: Sep 19, 1976

Guest Sandy Duncan sings "Try to Remember" with the Muppets, and the Muppets do "Never Smile at a Crocodile." Also: a sketch about Veterinarians' Hospital; a monologue by Fozzie Bear. Kermit the Frog is the host.

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Air date: Sep 26, 1976

Jim Nabors is the guest. Music includes "Gone with the Wind," "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" (Jim, Muppets); "Indian Love Call" (Wayne and Wanda); "Money" (Dr. Teeth). Also: a night-watchman routine.

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Air date: Oct 3, 1976

Ruth Buzzi is the guest. Songs include "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," "Sunny" and "You Can't Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd." Also: Kermit the Frog contends with a mechanical duplicate of himself; Buzzi joins in a panel discussion: "Is the Human Body Obsolete?"

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Air date: Oct 10, 1976

Guest Paul Williams does "Just an Old Fashioned Love Song" and "Sad Song," and plays a travel agent in a comedy spot. Also: Bunsen Honeydew perfects an all-purpose tenderizer at the Muppet Laboratory; Rowlf recites a poem called "Silence." Kermit the Frog hosts.

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Air date: Oct 17, 1976

Florence Henderson is the guest. Her numbers include "Happy Together" and "Elusive Butterfly." Kermit the Frog is the series host.

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Air date: Oct 24, 1976

Guest Peter Ustinov plays a robot politician, an economist and a psychiatrist. Kermit the Frog is the series host.

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Air date: Oct 31, 1976

Lena Horne is the guest. Numbers include "I'm Glad There Is You," "I Got a Name" and "Sing." Kermit the Frog is the series host.

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Air date: Nov 7, 1976

Harvey Korman appears in a sketch as an animal trainer and participates in a panel discussion of the meaning of life. Music: "Sweet Tooth" (Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem) and "I Get a Kick Out of You" (Wayne and Wanda).

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