The Muppet Show

Phyllis Diller

Season 1, Ep 20, Aired 2/14/77
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  • Episode Description
  • Inspired by Phyllis Diller, Hilda gets a makeover. Sketches/Songs: "Mississippi Mud", Sketch, "Muppet Newsflash", "At the Dance", "Old Lazybones", "Hugga Wugga", "Muppet Labs", "Veterinarian's Hospital", "The Entertainer"

  • Cast & Crew
  • Phyllis Diller

    Herself

  • Frank Oz

    Hugga Wugga Alien

  • Jerry Nelson

    Sunshine Alien

  • John Lovelady

    Gloat/Mimicking Alien

  • Dave Goelz

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

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • The late Phyllis Diller stops by The Muppet Show and inspires Hilda to look younger.

    By meathead704, Dec 03, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Scooter: Hey Fozzie, is it possible Hilda's 35? Fozzie: Only around the middle!

    Notes (4)

    • This episode was taped from 10/11-14/1976.

    • "Lazy Bones" is the UK spot. It was written by Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer.

    • Debut: Statler and Waldorf outside of their box seats.

    • Fozzie's joke: Hey, did you hear the one about the kangaroo that comes into a store and a hippopotamus comes out and he says to the kanga... (Curtains close) ...HEY, I WASN'T FINISHED! Gonzo's gong: Crazy Harry sets off an explosion.

    Trivia (3)

    • When Phyllis Diller plays "The Entertainer" she is holding a silver alto sax, when Zoot assists her interesting playing, he appears to be carrying an alto as well, but it sounds like a tenor, which is roughly about twice as big.

    • This is the last Muppet Labs sketch of season one.

    • Three members of the jub band perform in the number "Mississippi Mud." But five walk backstage.

    Allusions (1)

    • "Mississippi Mud" was written by James Cavanaugh and Harry Barris. "Hugga Wugga" was created by Jim Henson. It was originally named "Sclrap Flyapp." "You are my Sunshine" was composed by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell. "The Entertainer" was composed by Scott Joplin. It became popular when it was used in The Sting.

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