The Muppet Show

Peter Ustinov

Season 1, Ep 10, Aired 11/8/76
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  • Episode Description
  • Kermit feels jealous when the cast fawns over Peter Ustinov. Sketches/Songs: "Evening at the Pops", "Muppet Labs", "At the Dance", Professors sketch, "Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song", "You Do Something to Me", "Muppet Newsflash", "Falling Leaves", "Panel", "It's Not Easy Bein' Green"

  • Cast & Crew
  • Peter Ustinov

    Himself

  • Eren Ozker

    Girl Monster

  • Cynthia Adler

    Cynthia Birdley

  • Peter Friedman

    Various Muppets

  • Dave Goelz

    Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot / Muppy / Beauregard

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Statler: Well, they say music hath charm to soothe the savage beast. Animal attacks Statler Waldorf: Such is not the case here however.

    • Waldorf: Well, they did improve the level of television entertainment. Statler: They had no place to go but up.

    Notes (7)

    • This is episode number 12 on the Season 1 dvds.

    • Debut: Cynthia Birdley

    • "Hey Won't You Play" is the UK spot in this episode. It was written by Larry Lee Butler and Chips Moman.

    • This episode was taped from 7/20-22/1976.

    • One of the running gags for this episode was the fact that a hat rack was a writer for Peter Ustinov. Ustinov even brings the hat rack referred to onstage during the episode's closing moments and it is indeed listed in the credits as one of the writers.

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    Trivia (3)

    • Notice that the Muppet Newsman is wearing glasses again.

    • There are 11 points on Kermit's collar.

    • Dr. Bunsen Honeydew is one of few Muppets without eyes.

    Allusions (6)

    • "You Do Something to Me" was written by Cole Porter. "Autumn Leaves" was written by Jospeh Kozma, Johnny Mercer, and Jacques Andre Prevert.

    • "A Benny saved is a Benny urned." is a take off on the quote "A penny saved is a penny earned" from Benjamin Franklin.

    • The conductor for the "Evening at the Pops" sketch appeared in the Harvey Korman episode.

    • "Pizzicata" is from the ballet Sylvia by Leo Delibes.

    • Evening at the Pops started airing on PBS in 1970.

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