The Muppet Show: Season 5 (1980 - 1981)


Season 5
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Air date: Oct 5, 1980

A "007" extravaganza honoring guest Roger Moore turns "unsaintly" when a group of enemy spies infiltrates the Muppet theater. Also: Roger is less-than-intrigued by his duet with Miss Piggy, "On a Slow Boat to China."

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Air date: Oct 12, 1980

After Miss Piggy creates a bogus press story about a "secret" marriage between her and Kermit, the green emcee fires the swine star---and guest Loretta "Hot Lips" Swit finds herself in "hot water!"

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Air date: Oct 19, 1980

Tough-guy James Coburn inspires "A Salute to Japan" when he befriends Animal and teaches the unruly drummer how to release his aggressions through meditation. Also: Coburn joins the Muppet theater in a salute to the "Roaring Twenties."

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Air date: Oct 26, 1980

Kermit is all tied up after guest Linda Ronstadt croons "I've Got a Crush on You," and a green-eyed Miss Piggy locks him up for safekeeping. Also: Linda sings "Blue Bayou."

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Air date: Nov 2, 1980

It's not a laughing matter when comedian Tony Randall accidentally turns Miss Piggy to stone, a disaster subjecting her porcine pride to numerous pig-of-stone jokes. Music: "Yakety Yak" (Muppets); "Tipi Tin" (Tony, Muppets).

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Air date: Nov 9, 1980

Brooke Shields has a hard time controlling her height when she stars in the Muppet version of "Alice in Wonderland." Music includes "We're Off to See the Wizard" (Brooke, Muppets) and "Jabberwocky" (Muppets).

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Air date: Nov 16, 1980

After the Vienna Downhill Choir takes a bad fall, only guest Melissa Manchester's smooth rendition of "Don't Cry Out Loud" can calm the Muppets. Music: "Doggy in the Window" and "Your Cheatin' Heart."

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Air date: Nov 23, 1980

The Muppet theatre turns into a "Puppet theater" when ventriloquist Senor Wences arrives with his trunk load of associates. Music: "Puppet Man" and "Japanese Noh Music."

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Air date: Nov 30, 1980

Flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal's fluent French obviously intimidates Mademoiselle Piggy---she cleverly avoids a tete-a-tete by acquiring a sudden case of laryngitis. Music: "Lo, Hear the Gentle Lark," "Ease On down the Road" and "Rockin' Robin."

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Air date: Dec 7, 1980

Amid the theater's rowdy renovation, a cluster of groovin' grapes gets down with Gladys Knight in "I Heard It Through the Grapevine." Also: a group of Egyptian mummy Muppets croon "Night and Day."

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  • Feb 17, 2021
    The greatest season ever made by Jim Henson!! The best episode is the series finale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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