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    • Pierce Brosnan
      Pierce Brosnan
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      10/12/97
      9.7
      Pierce Brosnan is a world famous actor, but he would rather be more like James Bond instead. As he goes on with the show, the Crustacean Liberation Army shows up. They want the studio and won't let anyone get in their way. The fate of the Muppets depends on Pierce stepping up as a hero. Sketches: "Seymour the Elephant and Pepe the Prawn singing German opera", "Dancing Grandmas", "Spy In The Casino", "Bay of Pigswatch", "Dancing Grandmas", "Rock Lobster", "Goldfinger"moreless
    • Heather Locklear
      Heather Locklear
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      9/21/97
      9.1
      Bunsen has developed snack foods that affect moods, but nothing has been properly tested yet. Unfortunately, no one told Heather Locklear, who eats a piece. Now, her good and evil personalities shift without warning. As the other Muppets try to make do, Bunsen and Beaker race to find a cure for Heather. Sketches: "They've Got An Awful Lot of Coffee in Brazil", "The Mystery of the Zombie Queen of the Amazon Outer Space Jungle Bee-Woman Case (based on a novel by Jane Austen)", "Ice Station Zebra", "Muppet Heights", "Tales From the Vet", "Strolling Through the Park One Day"moreless
    • Cindy Crawford
      Cindy Crawford
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      4/5/96
      9.1
      Cindy Crawford arrives for tonight's episode and virtually every guy is taken with her. None more so than Bobo, however, who is head-over-heels in love. Expressing those feelings, though, isn't exactly easy for the big bear. He leaves station security to Cupid, whose arrows make things hectic for Johnny and Sal. Sketches: "The Kermit the Frog Club", "I'm a Believer", "We Hardly Heard Ya", "Bay of Pigswatch", "The Eagle's Nest", "Ah Yes, I Remember it Well"moreless
    • The Best of Muppets Tonight
      The Best of Muppets Tonight
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      12/21/97
      9.0
      Rizzo and Gonzo host a clip show with highlights from earlier episodes because the tape with the scheduled episode got eaten.
    • Sandra Bullock
      Sandra Bullock
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      6/23/96
      9.0
      In television, there is always pressure to keep the ratings up. However, with tonight's episode, there is more pressure than ever. If the ratings drop below fifty, a mad bomber will destroy the studio and everyone in it. While putting on the show, can the Muppets and Sandra Bullock unravel the mystery of the bomber and save the day? Sketches: "While You Were Slapping", "The Psychiatrist's Office", "Wall Street Wonderings with Earnest Pleth", "Seinfeld Babies", "Mack the Knife"moreless
    • Garth Brooks
      Garth Brooks
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      3/15/96
      8.9
      Garth Brooks is a world famous country music singer, but he feels that he has more to offer. He has vowed to Clifford that he won't sing any country music songs for tonight's episode. Instead, he intends to show off his supposed knack for Broadway songs and Shakespeare. Naturally, Clifford and the rest of the Muppets fear disaster. Sketches: "Romeo and Juliet", "Tales from the Vet", "It's Not Unusual", "Pigs in Space: Deep Dish Nine: The Next Generation of Pigs in Space", "If I Were a Rich Man", "We Shall Be Free"moreless
    • Martin Short
      Martin Short
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      7/14/96
      8.8
      Martin Short is looking forward to his time on the show. However, he makes the mistake of getting into an elevator with Pepe and Seymour. He is obviously worse for wear afterwards – aka crushed – and some special spaghetti sauce only makes things worse. Can this be sorted out before the show is over? Sketches: "EIEIO-R", "Ed Grimley", "(What the World Needs Now is) Love Sweet Love", "Flippers", "The Eagle's Nest", "Stepping Out with my Baby"moreless
    • The Cameo Show
      The Cameo Show
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      12/7/97
      8.7
      Arsenio Hall takes Bobo's bear medicine and drops dead. The Muppets have to find a new guest star whil Dr. Phil van Neuter tries to revive Arsenio.
    • John Goodman
      John Goodman
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      3/29/96
      8.7
      John Goodman hopes for a relaxing, memorable show. Well, he winds up getting the latter after saving Andy and Randy, but not in the good way. Now, Miss Piggy's annoying nephews live to serve and won't leave him alone under any circumstances. Needless to say, John finds little help for his situation. Sketches: "Tales from the Vet", "The Rat's Patrol", "Gonzo and Rizzo's Incredible Discoveries", "The Lunarmooners", "Close To You", "Feelin' All Right"moreless
    • Rick Moranis
      Rick Moranis
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      9/14/97
      8.7
      Rick Moranis has agreed to appear on the show, but with one condition. He wants his musical, Salute to Late Fifties Crooners, Obscure British Bands, and Bill Withers, to be featured. Despite assurances, it quickly looks like the usual Muppet craziness won't give him the chance. Meanwhile, Rick's past work inspires the Micro Shrink-o-Matic Machine – the latest nutty invention from Bunsen and Beaker. Sketches: "The Muppet Odd Squad", "Lash Holstein, Space Cowdet", "High Hopes", "Co-dependence Day: CD4", "Lash Holstein, Space Cowdet", "Salute to Late Fifties Crooners, Obscure British Bands, and Bill Withers"moreless
    • Whoopi Goldberg
      Whoopi Goldberg
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      7/7/96
      8.6
      Whoopi Goldberg guest stars, but Miss Piggy has agreed to help out in the final number. Unfortunately, one problem after another emerges for her. She ends up running very late. Will she make it in time, or will Clifford have to figure something else out? Sketches: "The Case of the Pointless Pigtails", "No Woman No Cry", "Once in a Lifetime", "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend"moreless
    • Tony Bennett
      Tony Bennett
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      4/12/96
      8.6
      Tony Bennett has a legion of fans, but perhaps none bigger than Johnny. He is absolutely ecstatic that Tony is booked for tonight's show. Unfortunately, being in his presence makes Johnny too nervous to perform. Can he shake this before the show is over? Sketches: "Firefly", "NYPD Green", "Misguided Missiles of Death", "The Johnny Fiama Show", "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off", "The Boulevard of Broken Dreams", "Great Moments in Elvis History", "Shaking the Blues Away"moreless
    • Jason Alexander
      Jason Alexander
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      6/30/96
      8.6
      Jason Alexander's appearance on the show reunites him with old college chum, Gonzo. The two decide this is the perfect opportunity to bring Bats – a musical they wrote – back to life. However, the two stars have vastly different ideas about what to do in it. Can they work out their differences or will Bats never see the light of day again? Sketches: "Murder on the Disoriented Express", "Pigs In Space: Deep Dish 9: The Next Generation of Pigs In Space", "Muppet Bandstand", "Thor: God of Thunder", "Bats"moreless
    • Dennis Quaid
      Dennis Quaid
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      11/16/97
      8.4
      Guest Star Dennis Quaid is managing things on the show so well that Clifford feels that he is not needed anymore. Meanwhile, Kermit has a disastrous date with Gilbert Gottfried.
    • Michelle Pfeiffer
      Michelle Pfeiffer
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      3/8/96
      8.4
      The Muppets get a new show on the KMUP network. They even have a new host, Clifford (solely because everyone else was smart enough to run off). In need of a big star for the quickly approaching first episode, Clifford accidentally books both Michelle Pfeiffer and Miss Piggy. Even worse, he doesn't tell either actress of his mistake – leading to trouble on and off stage. Sketches: "Bay of Pigswatch", "Muppet Match-Up", "Great Moments in Elvis History", "Sound of Music"moreless
    • Billy Crystal
      Billy Crystal
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      3/22/96
      8.4
      Billy Crystal may be able to juggle sketch after sketch, but there are also supposed to be other guests on hand to help out. Problem is, the new security guard – Bobo the Bear – refuses to allow any of them to enter. Larry King and a jazz band are blocked from the stage. Can this mess be sorted out before the show is over? Sketches: "When Harry Met Sally Screen Test", "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", "The Eagle's Nest", "City Schtickers"moreless
    • Coolio, Don Rickles
      Coolio, Don Rickles
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      10/19/97
      8.4
      KMUP Special Reporter, Bernard Shaw, says that international financier and media mogul, Ernst Stavros Grouper, had just bought a new company. Kermit the Frog and Clifford quickly realize that the company Grouper just bought is the one that owns the Muppets Tonight studio!
    • Daryl Hannah, Johnny Mathis
      Daryl Hannah, Johnny Mathis
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      2/8/98
      8.4
      After a lovely night with two ladies ruined by his mother, Johnny Fiamma can't take it anymore. Johnny has an argument with her and moves out of their house, and now lives at the studio. His buddy Sal tries to bring them back together. Meanwhile, some of the Muppet's mothers visit their sons at the studio.moreless
    • Andie MacDowell, George Takei
      Andie MacDowell, George Takei
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      1/4/98
      8.0
      Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and some other Muppets wave goodbye to his assistant Beaker in the Muppet Labs. He's going on a Star Wars cruise. Kermit the Frog meets Andie Macdowell in the hall, who has an idea for a Southern Belle sketch.
    • The Artist Formerly Known As Prince
      9/13/97
      8.0
      The Artist Formerly Known As Prince arrives for his guest spot. Problem is, Bobo the Bear won't let him in without proper ID – prompting an obvious problem. Sal has his own troubles, as learning to be an osteopath is harder than he thought. It proves even worse for his "patients" – Kermit, Johnny and anyone else foolish enough to agree to help him. Sketches: "Tales from the Vet", "Muppet Hoo-Haw", "Starfish and Coffee", "She Gave Her Angels"moreless
    • Paula Abdul
      Paula Abdul
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      11/2/97
      8.0
      A robot Abraham Lincoln built by Bunsen and Beaker runs rampage in the studio and threatens Paula Abdul's closing number.
      Sketches/Songs: "Opposites Attract", "Lean on Me", The Refined Young Cannonballs, Editorial Message from Sam Eagle, Game Show Swift Wits, Classic Theatre of Wales, Muppet Labs, Pigs in Space, Great Moments in Elvis History, The Ripley Triplets, Nine Inch Snails.moreless
    • The Gary Cahuenga Episode
      The Gary Cahuenga Episode
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      12/27/97
      7.8
      Clifford and Rizzo the Rat are heading down into the darkened studio basement to change a fuse, when Rizzo spies a dust-covered trunk with the label "Cahuenga." Rizzo opens it, and out pops Gary Cahuenga, a ventriloquist's dummy. Gary apparently has been in the trunk since 1956, and he thinks he and his partner Chick are performing on the Ed Sullivan Show that night.moreless
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