TV episodes Full List of The Muppet Show Episodes

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Below is a complete The Muppet Show episode list that spans the show's entire TV run. Photos from the individual The Muppet Show episodes are listed along with the The Muppet Show episode names when available, as are the dates of the original airing of the episode. The Muppet Show episodes from every season can be seen below, along with fun facts about who directed the episodes, the stars of the and sometimes even information like shooting locations and original air dates. This poll features items like “Milton Berle” and “Johnny Cash.” Are you remembering a funny scene but can't think of the name that the The Muppet Show episode is from? Scroll below and you'll find what you're looking for.

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Tales from Muppetland: The Muppet Musicians of Bremen Jan 01 1972 - Four mistreated farm animals seek refuge as a band of traveling musicians in this musical tale narrated by Kermit the Frog.

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The Muppets on Puppets Jan 01 1968 - The Muppets on Puppets aired on NET in 1968, as part of the Adventure in the Arts anthology series. In this one-hour special, Jim Henson -- with the help of Muppet character Rowlf the Dog -- ...more

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The Great Santa Claus Switch Dec 20 1970 - The Muppets on Puppets aired on NET in 1968, as part of the Adventure in the Arts anthology series. In this one-hour special, Jim Henson -- with the help of Muppet character Rowlf the Dog -- ...more

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Tales From Muppetland: The Frog Prince May 12 1971 - Enchanted by an evil witch, a beautiful princess is forced to speak only in nonsense phrases. One day, she finds a small frog who can understand what she says. The frog claims to really be a ...more

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Pilot - The Muppet Show Sex and Violence Mar 19 1975 - In this half-hour variety special, the Muppets parody the proliferation of sex and violence on television. Nigel, Sam the Eagle, and hippie guitarist Floyd prepare for a Pageant based on the ...more

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The Muppets Go Hollywood In this one-hour special, Kermit the Frog throws a glamorous party at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub to celebrate the premiere of the Muppets' first feature film, The Muppet Movie. Hosts Dick van ...more

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Hey, Cinderella! Apr 10 1970 - Cinderella lives with her wicked stepmother (as everyone who ever read the fairy tale knows), but what part of the story is never told is how Cinderella's fairy godmother had help from monsters, ...more

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The Muppets Go To the Movies May 20 1981 - The Muppets Go To The Movies is a 1981 one-hour special that aired on ABC. It was used to help promote The Great Muppet Caper.

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Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas Dec 15 1977 - A poor otter family risks everything for the chance to win the cash prize of a talent contest for Christmas.

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The Tale of the Bunny Picnic Mar 26 1986 - The Tale of the Bunny Picnic is a 1986 TV special directed by Jim Henson and David G. Hillier. In the United States it was shown annually on HBO in the spring, usually during Easter time. It was ...more

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The Christmas Toy Dec 06 1986 - When no people are around, the toys still play in the playroom. But since a toy will be frozen forever if a person catches it out of position, they have to be very careful. It's Christmas Eve, ...more

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Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree Dec 06 1995 - A charming tale about a family of mice living in the wealthy and eccentric Mr. Willowby's house. They decide to start the hunt for the perfect Christmas tree (namely, chopping off the top of the ...more

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The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show Sep 17 1982 - The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show is a one-hour television special starring the glamorous Miss Piggy, which aired on ABC on September 17, 1982. Miss Piggy hosts her own variety show, with special ...more

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Tales of the Tinkerdee The Muppets Valentine show was the first of two pilots for The Muppet Show. Valentine aired on ABC in 1974. Though the second pilot, The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence would be a closer prototype ...more

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The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson Nov 21 1990 - Jim Henson's classic Muppets put on a tribute to their creator, but also ponder the question: Who was he? To help them figure that out are some of Jim's human friends, as well as some rare clips ...more

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Studio DC hosted by Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse and Miley Cyrus Oct 05 2008 - With songs, dancing and backstage antics, The Muppets and Disney Channel's biggest stars team up for another fun variety show.

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Of Muppets and Men Jan 01 1981 - Rowlf the Dog made his television debut in these rare commercials produced for Purina Dog Chow between 1962 and 1963. Designed by Jim Henson and constructed by master puppet builder Don Sahlin, ...more

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A Muppet Family Christmas Dec 16 1987 - When Fozzie and the Muppet Show gang drop in unexpectedly on Fozzie's mother, she is forced to cancel her winter vacation plans and entertain them all. Soon the Sesame Street gang comes by as ...more

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The Muppets at Walt Disney World May 06 1990 - Filmed right after the merger between Disney and Jim Henson productions, the Muppet's are featured heading to the greatest place on earth, Walt Disney World. Kermit and Robin take the gang to ...more

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John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together Dec 05 1979 - In this beloved holiday classic, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and all the Muppets join the singer for a heart-warming Christmas celebration, with traditional carols as well as lesser-known ...more

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A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa Dec 17 2008 - The Muppets mistakenly intercepting three letters sent by children to Santa Claus and their attempts to fix the problems created by their mishap.

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Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets May 12 1983 - John Denver takes the Muppets (tm) on a camping trip in the mountains of Colorado.

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Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Feb 04 1990 - The celebrity-laden special, directed by John Landis and hosted in part by Tony Danza, focused on the changes to Disneyland over the years, as stars recalled their favorite attractions. Miss ...more

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Pilot - The Muppets Valentine Show Jan 30 1974 - The Muppets Valentine show was the first of two pilots for The Muppet Show. Valentine aired on ABC in 1974. Though the second pilot, The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence would be a closer prototype ...more

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The Muppets' Wizard of Oz May 20 2005 - Dorothy Gale lives with her Auntie Em and Uncle Henry in a trailer park in Kansas. Dorothy has dreams of becoming a famous singer, but when a tornado hits Kansas and Dorothy rushes to save Toto, ...more

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It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Nov 29 2002 - It's A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie is a 2002 NBC television film, directed by Kirk Thatcher and written by Tom Martin and Jim Lewis and stars Whoopi Goldberg, David Arquette, Joan Cusack, ...more

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The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years Jan 21 1986 - The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years is a 1986 one-hour special that aired on CBS starring Jim Henson's Muppets. It was shot in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Rita Moreno Sep 09 1976 - Rita Moreno won an Emmy for her performance on the show. This was a significant achievement considering this was only The Muppet Show's fifth episode. Three years later, Rita would co-host the ...more

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Lena Horne Nov 01 1976 - Lena Horne first performed with Kermit in the early seventies on Sesame Street. She sang a poignant version of "Bein' Green". She returned to Sesame Street about five years later ...more

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Peter Ustinov Nov 08 1976 - This is one out of only three episodes this season to not contain an official "Talk Spot" although there is a slight exchange between the guest and frog in front of the curtain before ...more

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Florence Henderson Nov 15 1976 - Miss Piggy's first use of the word, "Moi". When Kermit notes, "Jealousy doesn't become you.", Piggy replies, "Jealous? Moi?" Much has been made in interviews and ...more

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Candice Bergen Nov 29 1976 - Candice Bergen is a longtime friend of the Muppets, her father being noted ventriloquist Edgar Bergen (who will guest next season). A year prior, she shared the stage cheering up Scred and King ...more

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Mummenschanz May 08 1977 - This episode marks the debut of one of Gonzo's trademarks. Him rapidly rushing on camera with a "WHOOSH" sound effect. This is John Lovelady and Eren Ozker's final episode. Only the ...more

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Charles Aznavour Jan 17 1977 - The now famous opening number "I Feel Pretty" was first performed on the 1973 special "Julie on Sesame Street" starring Julie Andrews and Perry Como. The character ...more

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Ben Vereen Jan 24 1977 - Ben Vereen received a Tony Award for his role in "Pippen". Before he became a star in his own right, Ben was an understudy for Sammy Davis Jr. in 1964. A new version of Janice ...more

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Vincent Price Jan 31 1977 - The Muppet Show's first (and the debut season's only) theme show. The spookiness and Muppet Monster motif will be reprised in season three's episode starring goth rocker Alice Cooper. This ...more

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Avery Schreiber Apr 18 1977 - Much is made in this episode about Avery Schreiber's being one half on the comedy duo Burns & Screiber. The other half? First season head writer Jack Burns. This would be the first of a few ...more

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Jim Nabors Sep 27 1976 - Two interesting observations about Scooter's debut. His entrance is in conflict with the Muppet Movie which shows him being the Electric Mayhem's road manager and Muppet Babies where he grows up ...more

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Muppet Show 1.19 Feb 07 1977 - The Muppet Show was conceived not only as a showcase for Jim Henson's creations but also as a program where guest stars could show off talents they're not generally known for and Twiggy's stint ...more

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Bruce Forsyth Dec 06 1976 - The Snerfs, though rarely seen on The Muppet Show are actually a classic type of Muppet creature that had often been featured in sketches of the Ed Sullivan type variety, as a type of Frackle in ...more

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Ethel Merman Feb 21 1977 - Who is the audience member that heckles Fozzie? It could be Wally, the host from The Muppets Valentine Show making his only speaking Muppet Show appearance. However he appears here without ...more

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Sandy Duncan Oct 04 1976 - Though never seen on camera, Gags Beazley will be a recurring reference throughout the Muppets' history often alluded to as Fozzie's writer - and as one of the quote sources at the beginning of ...more

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Connie Stevens Feb 28 1977 - Jerry Nelson is not credited for this episode. As mentioned in the Prowse summary, a lot of these two episodes were reshot or reworked. Miss Piggy's karate chopping Kermit was probably added ...more

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Ruth Buzzi Oct 11 1976 - While Miss Piggy continues to pine for her frog, we also learn in this episode that she actually has a healthy libido in general! Throughout her career on The Muppet Show and beyond, Kermit will ...more

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Harvey Korman Dec 13 1976 - Finally, success with Fozzie's comedy spot! While maybe not "the world's funniest joke", this routine is by far the funniest of the season. The experimentation that the writers have ...more

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Phyllis Diller Feb 14 1977 - Jim's love of jazz is evident in the performance of "Hugga Wugga". This sketch had evolved from a longtime favorite Henson sketch originally titled "Sclrap Flyapp" in the ...more

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Paul Williams Oct 25 1976 - The Paul Williams episode was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series. This marks the beginning of Paul Williams' collaborations with the Muppets. He ...more

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Joel Grey Oct 18 1976 - Fozzie Bear was originally intended as being the show's second banana (the main star next to Kermit), but even though we've seen him tell jokes in the opening theme and figure in the backstage ...more

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Valerie Harper Nov 22 1976 - This is one of only a few Muppet Show episodes that open the show after the theme song with some kind of offstage scene. There's also a couple of scenes with the guest star in her dressing room ...more

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Juliet Prowse Apr 25 1977 - While The Muppet Show had two specials that aired on ABC as pilots, The Muppets Valentine Show and The Muppet Show: Sex & Violence, this debut episode and the subsequent Connie Stevens show ...more