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Muppets Tonight

ABC (ended 1998)


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Muppets Tonight

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"Muppets Tonight!" was a short lived new version of the classic 'The Muppet Show', that hoped to appeal to a new generation. This series continued with several traditions that the original series did. Each episode revolved around a celebrity guest and there were new Muppet skits throughout the show. New Muppets are introduced throughout the series who would later appear in the newer Muppet films. The show itself gains a new host as Kermit the Frog passes the torch to a new Muppet named Clifford who hosts the show. In February 2004, Disney Enterprises bought two major Jim Henson properties: the Muppets and Bear in the Big Blue House. "Muppets Tonight!" premiered its first 10 episodes on ABC. The remaining episodes aired on the Disney Channel until the show's cancellation. Theme Song Kermit: It's Muppets Tonight with our very special guest star(s), (guest star's name(s))! YAY! OW! Clifford: If you're a human being, take a break from the race. Take a load off your feet. Wipe the look of your face. We got a lot to do, And we'll do it for you, where everybody takes your place. Muppets Tonight! Chorus: You're gonna see something better to see. Clifford: Tonight's the night! Chorus: You're gonna live with the memories. Clifford: We got a show for you. Guaranteed brand-new. All: Where here come the Muppets Tonight! Clifford: Yeah! (whistle) All: We got a show for you. Guaranteed brand-new! Where here come the Muppets. Here come the Muppets! HERE COME THE MUPPETS TONIGHT!!!

Bill Barretta

Bill Barretta

Bobo / Johnny Fiama / Pepe the Prawn / Zippity-Zap

Dave Goelz

Dave Goelz

Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf / Beauregard / Randy Pig

Jerry Nelson

Jerry Nelson

Lew Zealand / Statler / Announcer

Steve Whitmire

Steve Whitmire

Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Andy Pig

Frank Oz

Frank Oz

Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Sam the Eagle / Animal

Brian Henson

Brian Henson

Seymore / Sal Manilla / Dr. Phil Van Neuter / Nigel

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  • Never saw the show.

    Well i never really saw or heard of the Muppets Tonight just the classic Muppets Show but this one looked like it would of been a hit! And i dont know why they cancelled this show because from the looks of the show ratings on it would seem that people liked this show. I was looking at the episodes and i saw one that said Martin Short was the special guest and just seeing that would of made me watch this show cause that dude is hilarious! I don't know what to rate this show or really what to classify it as but i'll do it based on the show ratings.moreless
  • i love kermit, he was a hero to my cousin..RIP tanner

    i just wanted to say that my cousin tanner was ten years old when h passed away, from heart problems he was a verrry huge fan of kermit, he had lots of his stuffed animals, all his movies and he even had one of kermits songs at his funeral..kermit was very dear to tanner, and i just wanna thank him, and the creator so much for giving my little angel tanner soemone to look up to..he didnt make it past ten years, but hes up in heaven away form the pain and suffering, and thats all that matters...he was buried with some of his hand puppets(he loved putting on shows) and one of them happened to be kermit, so who knows, he could be up there putting his shows on to all the little kids!moreless
  • There go the Muppets Tonight!!!

    I at first had never EVER heard of the muppets (excluding the Sesame Street muppets) and was shocked when I saw there were others; this lead me to watching the Muppet Show, Little Muppet Monsters, and all the other Jim Henson Productions. But none of them ever quite compared to Muppets Tonight. It is far from the best series the muppets have, but with a new host, muppets, and cast of voices, it has proven that the Henson Company can pull through hard times. IT is a shame the show is not aired anymore especially since it only had two seasons. Clifford the new host, has done an interesting job as host. Kevin Clash certainly has what it takes to get people to like his characters. Steve Whitmire, how could anyone forget, has done a FABULOUS job as Kermit the Frog. And it's nice to see Frank's characters slowly die down a LITTLE bit. It is not the same without Scooter, the talkative Electric Mayhem, Rowlf, etc. But let's hope jim Henson and Richard Hunt are looking down at us and saying "GOOD JOB!"moreless
  • The Muppets revamped for the 1990s.

    This show is basically a more modern version of the original Muppet Show with the same basic premise: a celebrity guest host comes on the show, there are skits with and without the guest, guest interacts behind the scenes, lots of jokes and wackiness, etc, etc. A few changes to bring it into a more modern era exist. Most notably is Clifford the cool baboon as the main host on a late-night style talk show/variety show, while Kermit is a bit more behind the scenes (although he is still a main character). Some of the classic sketches are revamped, such as Pigs in Space, the Next Generation. Some new characters are introduced, with Pepe the Prawn likely being the most famous. I remember reading a movie review on Muppets From Space where the critic said: "Even when they are bad, Muppets are good", and I have to admit that this is accurate. My only beef with this show is that it seems to lack much of the magic that was in the original Muppet Show. Do not get me wrong, this is still very entertaining. I have just felt that since the passing of Jim Henson, the Muppets are not quite the same. It is completely logical for this to be the case, because I canot think of many examples where once the primary creative force behind the franchise is gone is the franchise the same. If you are expecting exactly the same thing as the Muppet Show, Mupets Tonight will disappoint. If you are looking for a Muppets fix, this is the show to watch.moreless
  • this show was great, I thought it was the muppet show at first, this was good but not as godo as the muppet show.

    I loved this show the muppets were cool, and they always had really big name guests, it was amazing because you wouldn't think big stars and especially in that amount of quanity would really do a show like that. I really liked the guys in the balcony they were my favorite muppets, along with fozzy, and of course Kermit. I liked all of them really, and the cartoon that they made later was pretty good too, I liked it as a kid. Muppets are something most kids grew up with and enjoyed watching, but it was also something the whole family could watch, there aren't many shows, if any, like that today.moreless

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