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> Description 
The Muppet Show is a television program featuring a cast of Muppets (diverse hand operated puppets, typically with huge eyes and large moving mouths) produced by Jim Henson and his team from 1976 to 1981. Despite its creative inspiration being American, Jim Henson was unable to get the show produced in North America, but instead persuaded Lord Lew Grade at ATV in Great Britain to produce it. In the United States, it ran in non network syndication, usually on Saturday nights; in Britain it aired on the ITV network.

The television show depicted a vaudeville-style song-and-dance variety show, as well as the backstage antics involved in putting the show on. Most of the shows revolved around the timid and gentle Kermit the Frog (performed by Henson) trying to keep control of the varied, outrageous, kinetic Muppet characters, as well as keep the human guest stars happy and secure. The show was well known for outrageous, highly physical (slapstick), sometimes absurdist comedy, and particularly for using its puppet characters to create uniquely humorous parodies. Many major celebrities were eager to perform with the Muppets on television and in film. Each show featured a human guest star, as diverse as Twiggy, Julie Andrews, Steve Martin, Mummenschanz, and Alice Cooper.

Show Description Credit: Wikipedia
 
> Airing History & Information 
Last Airing Jun 08, 1981
Premiere September 26, 1976
Episodes 120
Network Syndicated
Format/Time Color / 30 Minutes
Country United States
Upcoming Airs Not currently airing
 
> Cast 
Jim Henson....   creator/voice talent (Kermit, et al..)
Frank Oz....   voice talent
Jerry Nelson....   voice talent
Richard Hunt....   voice talent
Dave Goelz....   voice talent
Steve Whitmire....   voice talent
Louise Gold....   voice talent
Kathy Mullen....   voice talent

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Kermit the Frog still looking good at 50
(Posted August 12, 2005 by Leah Yoakum)

‘The Muppet Show: Season One’ is out on DVD in time for his birthday.

LOS ANGELES - Kermit the Frog, that Muppet of all Muppets, has got to have other Hollywood stars green with e ... [More Information]

Source: MSNBC News
 

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> DVD Releases & Reviews
Season 1 (Buena Vista Home Video)
(August 9, 2005) Buy It (USA) (Canada)
 


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