The Muppet Show

Season 1 Episode 9

Lena Horne

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Aired Unknown Nov 01, 1976 on
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Lena Horne
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Piggy thinks her solo has been canceled so she won't overshadow Lena Horne. Sketches/Songs: "Ragmops", "I've Got a Name", "Muppet Newsflash", "At the Dance", "Love Story", "Talk Spot", "Swedish Chef", Gonzo's Act, "I'm Glad There Is You", Fozzie's Act, "Sing"

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  • ...In which I gush about one little sketch that inexplicably blows my mind. That sketch: perfect 10. Episode as a whole: eh, all right. But never mind that:

    8.0
    It's hard to RATE a variety show episode. On the whole, there wasn't anything particularly great about this particular episode... except for ONE SKETCH. That is what I want to talk about today.



    I have seen the Rag Mop sketch before, but it never caught my attention until this last time. Suddenly, it just blew me away. Something about all those mop heads flopping back and forth just looked SO FRICKIN' COOL. And it became even cooler the more closely I watched it. They're just STICK PUPPETS! I'm pretty sure only the lead singer even had a working mouth, let alone any other controllable parts. Yet the Muppeteers not only brought them to life, they brought them VIBRANTLY to life. I was transfixed, with the sort of smile you get just from the joy of seeing something REALLY AMAZING take place. I left that episode just wanting to share the Joy of the Rag Mop Sketch with everyone I knew. I'll have to settle for posting this review.moreless
Jim Henson

Jim Henson

Kermit the Frog / Rowlf the Dog / Link Hogthrob / The Swedish Chef (puppetry and voice) / Dr. Teeth / Muppet Newsman / Waldorf

Dave Goelz

Dave Goelz

Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot / Muppy / Beauregard

Eren Ozker

Eren Ozker

Janice / Wanda / Hilda (1976-1977)

Frank Oz

Frank Oz

Miss Piggy(1977-1981)/ Fozzie Bear / Animal / Sam the Eagle / The Swedish Chef (Hands)

Jerry Nelson

Jerry Nelson

Camilla / Floyd / Robin / Crazy Harry (1977-1981) / Uncle Deadly / Dr. Julius Strangepork / Pops (1980-1981) / Thog / Lew Zealan

John Lovelady

John Lovelady

Crazy Harry (1976-1977) / Nigel

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