The Muppet Show

Kaye Ballard

Season 1, Ep 25, Aired 1/23/77
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  • Episode Description
  • The band threatens to quit over the theme song. Sketches/Songs: "You Don't Want My Love", "Oh Babe, What Would You Say?", "Muppet Newsflash", "At the Dance", "Life Gets Tedious, Don't It?", "Talk Spot", "At the Barber Shop", "Vendaface", "One Note Samba"

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kaye Ballard

    Herself

  • Jim Henson

    Rover Joe

  • Frank Oz

    Scraggly Woman

  • Jerry Nelson

    Green Blob/Paul the Jug Band Singer

  • John Lovelady

    Barber

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • This is one of my favorite episodes of the 1st season.

    By SgtFloyd, May 28, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Rowlf: (About the theme song) You must admit, Nigel, this does sound kind of square. Nigel: Play, hound, play!

    • Fozzie: Did you hear the one about the very fat pig? Miss Piggy: Did you hear the one about the very flat bear? Kaye Ballard: (to Animal) Now I am a visitor on this show. You need to discuss your problem further with Kermit. Animal: Discuss!!(beats up Kermit)

    • Floyd: Me and the gang have decided not to end our gig here... if I can write the new theme song. Kermit: Oh, that'll be fine with me. Floyd: No, it won't, man. Kermit: Why not? Floyd: You'll hate my music. You won't understand it... Nobody understands my music. I mean, I don't even understand it... If I didn't know I was a genius, I wouldn't listen to the trash I write.

    Notes (5)

    • This episode was taped from 11/23-26/1976.

    • "Life Gets Teejus Don't It" written by Carson Robinson is the UK spot.

    • This is the only time the ending theme was specifically recorded for an episode and the only time the end theme is performed by a solo piano.

    • Debut: The Country Trio (for most audiences), Kermit dancing with Miss Piggy "At the Dance."

    • Fozzie's joke: Have you heard the one about this very fat pig? Miss Piggy: (replies) Have you heard the one about this very FLAT bear?! (She karate chops him) Gonzo's gong: Crazy Harry appears and sets off explosion.

    Trivia (1)

    • Throughout the entire closing number, we can see Dave's head performing Zoot.

    Allusions (1)

    • "You Don't Want My Love" was written by Roger Miller. "Oh Babe, What Would You Say" was written by E.S. Smith. "One Note Samba" was written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Newton Mendonca.

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