The Muppet Show: Season 1 (1976 - 1977)


Season 1
The Muppet Show

Critics Consensus

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.



Critic Ratings: 15

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Air date: Sep 5, 1976
Air date: Sep 12, 1976
Air date: Sep 19, 1976
Air date: Sep 26, 1976
Air date: Oct 3, 1976
Air date: Oct 10, 1976
Air date: Oct 17, 1976
Air date: Oct 24, 1976
Air date: Oct 31, 1976
Air date: Nov 7, 1976
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Critic Reviews for The Muppet Show Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (5)

The best skits are as funny, and family-friendly, as ever.

Oct 2, 2018 | Full Review…

If you aren't singing the Mnah Mnah song for days after watching this, you have no soul.

Oct 4, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Most programmes seem to big for the little box, but The Muppet Show is just the right size.

Oct 3, 2018 | Full Review…

The series was way ahead of the comedic curve for its time, and it's amazing that the show did so well with a bunch of puppets running around doing bizarrely entertaining comedy and musical acts.

Oct 3, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The charm of the Muppets is that they put stuff in for adults as well as kids.

Oct 3, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It was Henson's skill at tightrope-walking the line between sincerity and absurdity that energized the program's five-season run.

Sep 13, 2018 | Full Review…

The Muppet Show was charmingly unambitious and, as a result, absolutely brilliant.

Oct 4, 2018 | Full Review…

When reviewing one of The Muppet Show's previous incarnations I mentioned the show's fleeting debt to Laugh-In. How little I knew.

Oct 3, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I'm not sure many would argue that this is the best The Muppet Show has to offer, but despite not being the strongest episode, it provides a great starting point for what's to follow.

Oct 1, 2018 | Full Review…

There's just something about Muppet humor that's inherently timeless, whether it's the Swedish Chef's spirited "bort-bort-bort!" or Dr. Bunsen Honeydew's accident-prone experiments with Beaker in the Muppet Labs.

Oct 1, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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