Muppets Tonight

Season 2 Episode 12

Daryl Hannah, Johnny Mathis

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Feb 08, 1998 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Song: Helen Reddy's Muppet version of "You and Me Against the World". Includes some photo clips with Johnny Fiama, his mother and Sal in various funny situations.

    • Running gag: - Clifford and Rizzo the Rat shocked stares
      - Sal having accidents after finishing the letters he wrote to reunite Jonnhy Fiama and his mother.

  • Quotes

    • Johhny Fiama's mother: (tries to read Sal's letter from Johnny, but fails) But I can't read this monkey scratching!
      Sal: I'll try doing it for you (stares at his letter)

    • Waldorf: You know, this show reminds me of a glass of expensive brandy.
      Statler: Why's that?
      Waldorf: Because it's old and it makes my head hurt.

    • Muppet guy at studio: Hey! You look just like Big Mean Carl!
      Big Mean Mom: He's my son! I'm Kyla, the Big Mean Mom!
      Muppet guy at studio: Nice to meet you! (extends a hand)
      Big Mean Mom: Nice to eat you, too! (eats muppet guy)

    • Statler: You know...
      Waldorf: Yeah?
      Statler: This show reminds me of a twenty-five-cent cigar.
      Waldorf: Oh yeah? Why is that?
      Statler: Because it's cheap and it stinks!

    • Darci: (interview) When I sing my songs, I'm the most sensitive... and vulnerable. (recording shows Darci singing to Clifford and Rizzo) I hate men! I hate men!
      Clifford: (stares, shocked)
      Darci: I bet they'll die! Death to a man! (looks at Rizzo) I hate rats, too...
      Rizzo: (covers in fear)
      Darci: (to Clifford) So? Whatcha think?

    • (Johnny Fiama is waiting for the elevator)
      Sal: Hey, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny!
      Johnny: What?
      Sal: I just met this girl from the studio next door, and we're going out tonight... and get this, get this, she's got a sister!
      Johnny: (stares at Sal No, no! Sal, forget it! (Sal complaints) I've been out in your monkey dates before and I've spent the entire dinner getting bugs out of my hair!

  • Notes

    • Supposedly, the last episode of Muppets Tonight.

    • The official episode guide at referred to the episode as "Johnny Fiamma Leaves Home," indicative of the back-and-forthing on the spelling of the character's name during the series.

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