The Muppet Show

Connie Stevens

Season 1, Ep 22, Aired 2/28/77
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  • Episode Description
  • Fozzie, overhearing a conversation about Gonzo's teddy bear, thinks he's unwanted. Sketches/Songs: "Lydia, the Tattooed Lady", "Swedish Chef", "Teenager in Love", "At the Dance", "Ain't Misbehavin'", "Close to You", "Sax and Violence", Gonzo's Act, "Muppet Newsflash", "Some Enchanted Evening"

  • Cast & Crew
  • Connie Stevens

    Herself

  • Frank Oz

    Bert

  • Jim Henson

    Ernie

  • John Lovelady

    Bruce the Fox

  • Eren Ozker

    Bruce's dancing partner

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Waldorf: I'd like to get close to Connie Stevens, but I'm too close to something else. Statler: Oh, what's that? Waldorf: Ninety.

    • Wayne: Kermit, this is an ultimatum! We sing tonight or else! Wanda: Kermit's not here, Wayne. Wayne: Hiding from my wrath, no doubt. Wanda: That's funny, he's not onstage either... Wayne: Wanda! No one is on stage now! Wanda: You mean-? Wayne: Yes! This is our chance! We must grasp it! Wanda: But, this supposed to be the place for the Connie Stevens spot. (Connie Stevens appears) Wayne: Oh, we'll cut the Connie Stevens spot! Who needs the Connie Stevens spot?! Who cares about the Connie Stevens spot!? (Sees Connie) I can't wait for the Connie Stevens spot!

    Notes (9)

    • The most expensive part of the show was the sets. They were built off the ground so that the puppeteers could stand underneath the stage. Guest stars used platforms.

    • Fozzie's necktie helps to hide the joint between his head and body.

    • "Ain't Misbehavin'" is the UK spot.

    • Debuts in this episode: Swedish Chef, Muppet Rats, Muppet Newsman, Miss Piggy hits Kermit.

    • Lydia's tattoos were drawn by Jim Henson.

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    Trivia (1)

    • Besides the credits, this is among the rare times that Wayne and Wanda have actually talked; however they do not perform until the Jim Nabors episode.

    Allusions (7)

    • The Muppet group "The Mutations" is an obvious homage to "The Temptations."

    • "Some Enchanted Evening" was written by Rodgers and Hammerstein for their musical "South Pacific."

    • "Close to You" was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. This song was a big hit for The Carpenters. It will be used again in season 5.

    • "Ain't Misbehavin'" written by Fats Waller was used as a theme for George Burns later in his career.

    • "Teenager in Love" was written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman. The Dion and the Belmonts recording was released in 1958.

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