The Muppet Show

Juliet Prowse

Season 1, Ep 24, Aired 4/25/77
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  • Episode Description
  • Muppy, Scooter's uncle's favorite pet, becomes a bigger diva than Piggy when Kermit lets he and Scooter do a musical act, the demands go on until he asks for the show name to be changed to the "the muppy show" when Kermit finally snaps. Song: "Mahna Mahna-Mahna Mahna" and the 2 snowths. Gonzo eats a tire to the music of "Flight of the Bumblebee." Solace-Juliet Prowse dances with the muppet gazelles. Sketch-At the Dance Uk sketch: Song- "You and I and George"-Rowlf Talkspot-Kermit and Juliet Sketch-Cowboy Time-Fozzie and Rowlf. Sketch-Juliet and Zoot Song-"Simon Smith and his Amazing Dancing Bear"-Scooter and Fozzie Song-"Temptation"-Muppet Glee Club with Kermit conducting.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Juliet Prowse

    Herself

  • Jim Henson

    Flower-Eating Monster/Mahna Mahna

  • Frank Oz

    Snowths/Feather Boa Constrictor

  • Richard Hunt

    Bartender/Frogs

  • Dave Goelz

    Miss Kitty/Muppy/Pigs

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • The First Episode

    By cycloneozgirl, Nov 21, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Mildred: You're such a smooth dancer. Ever since we've started I feel like my feet have never touched the floor. George: They haven't. You've been standing on mine!

    • Statler: The question is, what is a manah manah? Waldorf: The question is, who cares?

    • Waldorf: More! More! Statler: Less! Less!

    • Fozzie: All right, everybody. Reach for the floor. Rowlf: Beg pardon? Fozzie: Reach for the floor. This is a stick-down.

    Notes (6)

    • This episode was taped the week of 1/29/1976.

    • Rolf's solo, "You and I and George," was originally only seen in the UK broadcast. Each episode of The Muppet Show features a "UK Spot" that was not shown in America. This is because the show aired without commericals in the UK and had the time for an extra skit or song. US audiences saw this song performed during the season 4 Phyllis George episode.

    • A live-action version of Muppy shows up two times in the backstage sequence while climbing upstairs.

    • This episode and the Connie Stevens episode were filmed at the same time, before the rest of the season, as sort of test episodes. The idea was to show these episodes to American executives as a way to sell the show into syndication in the US. While very similar to the rest of the season, there are a few things that stand out in this episode, notably Kermit giving Juliet Prowse a Muppet likeness of herself at the end of the show. The only other time this happens is in the Connie Stevens episode. This was going to be a tradition but it was obviously short lived.

    • Fozzie's joke: Hey, have I got an opening joke for you tonight! (Laughs) Oh, you're gonna love this...there's two kinda... (Curtain closes) Gonzo's gong: Gonzo hits the "O" in the "The Muppet Show" logo and it explodes.

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    Trivia (7)

    • Kermit wasn't the first choice for host. Instead Nigel was the host during the pilot "Sex and Violence"; An anything Muppet named Wally was used instead for the valentine's day pilot. On "The Muppet Show", Nigel is the conductor of the orchestra but Wally only made it to being reused as the Muppet in the pitch reel.

    • Fozzie's name was originally going to be Ozzie but it couldn't be used because of copyright reasons. So in honor of Muppet builder, Faz Fazakas an F was added to the name making Ozzie, Fozzie.

    • For "At the Dance," one performer was in charge of one pair of dancers. Extra voices were dubbed in later if necessary.

    • For the number "Solace," performers dressed head to toe in black to perform the Gazelles.

    • Frank Oz performed the Snowths with one puppet on each hand.

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    Allusions (3)

    • "Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear" was written by Randy Newman for his 1972 album "Sail Away."

    • "At the Dance" was devised as a Muppet version of Laugh In's party sequence.

    • "Mahna Mahna" was originally released in 1968 written by Pieor Umiliani. It was used in a documentary "Svezia, Inferno e Paradise" (Sweden, Heaven and Hell). This song was also performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and "Sesame Street."

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