The Muppet Show

Season 1 Episode 21

Ethel Merman

Aired Unknown Feb 21, 1977 on



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Statler: What do you take in your tea? Waldorf: Oh, milk, two sugars. one mouse... Statler: One what?! Waldorf: Mouse. Take a look. (Miss Mousey starts singing 'Don't You Sugar Me')

    • Uncle Deadly: (Singing) I hear singing, but there's no one there...
      Ethel Merman: You would.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • "Java" composed by Freddy Friday, Marilyn Schack, Allen Toussaint, and Alvin O. Tyler. It's from Al Hirt's album "Honey in the Horn."

      "There's No Business Like Show Business" written by Irving Berlin from the musical Annie Get Your Gun.

    • Irving Bizarre is a tribute to Hollywood agent, Irving Lazar.

    • In her big opening number, Ethel Merman and the Muppets do a slew of her most popular songs:

      "You're the Top" and "I Get a Kick Out of You" from Anything Goes written by Cole Porter.

      "Together Wherever We Go" from Gypsy written by Stephen Sondheim and Jule Styne.

      "Friendship" from DuBarry Was A Lady written by Cole Porter.

      "Anything You Can Do" from Annie Get Your Gun written by Irving Berlin.

      "It's De-Lovely" written by Cole Porter.

      "You're Just in Love" written by Irving Berlin.

      "Mutual Admiration Society" written by Harold Karr and Matt Dubey.