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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fischer, Harrison Ford

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

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Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. The classic sequel to Star Wars Episode IV – possibly superior to the original. Where the Empire proves just how much they’re to be feared. Secrets are revealed, and they seem to stand triumphant …

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The Muppet Movie (1979), starring Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Charles Durning

The Muppet Movie

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The Muppet Movie (1979), starring Jim Henson, Frank Oz,  Charles Durning

Synopsis

The Muppet Movie is the story of how Kermit the Frog leaves the swamp in search of fame and fortune.  Along the way, he meets up with the various Muppet characters that we know and love.  Fozzie the (failed) comedian, Rowlf who plays piano, Miss Piggy the beauty contest winner, Gonzo, and more.

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The Muppet Show episode 1.1, guest starring Juliet Prowse

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The Muppet Show, guest starring Juliet Prowse, originally aired January 29, 1976, episode 1.1

The Muppet Show opening - season 1

The ‘first’ episode of The Muppet Show has the Muppet performers are only beginning to find their roles, and how the show fit together.   Even so, some of the best things are already in place, such as the ‘backstage moments’, where Kermit the Frog is trying to keep things going on despite the insanity around him, the subplot (in this case, it’s the theater owner’s nephew, Scooter, who wants to do an act with the dog, Muppy, who despises Kermit), and a mixture of comedy sketches, classic songs and letting their weekly guest star strut their stuff.  

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The Muppet Show - the great Gonzo and Joel Grey in Razzle Dazzle

The Muppet Show Joel Grey

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The Muppet Show, guest-starring Joel Grey, Rowlf and Miss Piggy in ‘Sherlock Holmes and the case of the missing clues’, music includes ‘Cabaret’, ‘Comedy Tonight’, ‘Razzle Dazzle’ and ‘Pachalafaka’

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