The Muppet Show

Season 1 Episode 15

Harvey Korman

Aired Unknown Dec 13, 1976 on

Episode Recap

Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem perform "Atom Bomb" to start the show off on a high note. There's plenty of explosions throughout the song which Animal enjoys. Kermit interviews Animal. He's been playing drums for five years, loves his drums, and eats them too.

Harvey Korman performs as Maurice the Magnificent an animal trainer at the circus. He claims that the dangerous creature in the cage goes bezerk when he hears loud sounds. He also insists that the creature is hideous. But a big cute monster comes walking out of the cage. He's really sweet and harmless. Maurice yells and is cruel toward the monster. Soon they're dancing together with the finale being Maurice being placed in the cage by the monster.

It's panel time with Kermit, Miss Piggy, Harvey, and two others. The question is: "What is the meaning of life?" Harvey mentions that he thinks "life is like a tennis game." Quickly Miss Piggy disagrees and they continue to argue just like a tennis ball going back and forth. Another panelist mentions that "life is like a garbage dump."

At the ballroom Mildred confesses to being sttracted to George. Also there is a guy whose swelled head explodes.

Rowlf asks Harvey about ecology.

Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem are back with another song. Animals keeps screaming "Jam!"

Harvey and Kermit chat. Harvey's not sure he's having a great time. He feels strange that he's the only human on the show. The Muppets change him into a giant chicken costume to make him feel like the others.

On "Veterinarian's Hospital," Dr. Bob (Rowlf) hits the patient on the head with a mallet as an anesthetic. He then acts very self-centered. The patients explodes because of a bad case of the hiccups.

Wayne and Wanda sing "I Get a Kick Out of You." When Wanda blocks Wayne's view he kicks her.

A line of chickens march by. Harvey brings up the rear and is attacked by a dog.

Fozzie uses Kermit in his act to tell a joke. It doesn't go as planned because kermit keeps messing up the timing. But at the end the jokes doesn't make much sense.

Muppet Newsflash shares a story about a boxer who's going to fight himself.

Robis, Kermit's nephew sings a sad little song titled "Halfway Down the Stairs.

At closing Harvey is still in the chicken suit. Kermit introduces him as Chicken Little.