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The Muppet Movie

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


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 ‘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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