The Muppet Show

Season 1 Episode 25

Kaye Ballard

Aired Unknown Jan 23, 1977 on



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Rowlf: (About the theme song) You must admit, Nigel, this does sound kind of square.
      Nigel: Play, hound, play!

    • Fozzie: Did you hear the one about the very fat pig?
      Miss Piggy: Did you hear the one about the very flat bear?
      Kaye Ballard: (to Animal) Now I am a visitor on this show. You need to discuss your problem further with Kermit.
      Animal: Discuss!!(beats up Kermit)

    • Floyd: Me and the gang have decided not to end our gig here... if I can write the new theme song.
      Kermit: Oh, that'll be fine with me.
      Floyd: No, it won't, man.
      Kermit: Why not?
      Floyd: You'll hate my music. You won't understand it... Nobody understands my music. I mean, I don't even understand it... If I didn't know I was a genius, I wouldn't listen to the trash I write.

  • Notes

    • This episode was taped from 11/23-26/1976.

    • "Life Gets Teejus Don't It" written by Carson Robinson is the UK spot.

    • This is the only time the ending theme was specifically recorded for an episode and the only time the end theme is performed by a solo piano.

    • Debut: The Country Trio (for most audiences), Kermit dancing with Miss Piggy "At the Dance."

    • Fozzie's joke: Have you heard the one about this very fat pig?
      Miss Piggy: (replies) Have you heard the one about this very FLAT bear?! (She karate chops him)

      Gonzo's gong: Crazy Harry appears and sets off explosion.

  • Allusions

    • "You Don't Want My Love" was written by Roger Miller.

      "Oh Babe, What Would You Say" was written by E.S. Smith.

      "One Note Samba" was written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Newton Mendonca.