The Muppet Show

Season 1 Episode 9

Lena Horne

Aired Unknown Nov 01, 1976 on



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • This is episode number 11 on the Season 1 dvds.

    • "The Theme from Love Story" is the UK spot in this episode.

    • Debut: Someone other than Kermit signs off at the end of the show (Hilda).

    • This episode was taped from 7/13-15/1976.

    • Lena Horne first performed with Kermit in the early seventies on Sesame Street. She sang a poignant version of "Bein' Green".
      She returned to Sesame Street about five years later helping Grover overcome his shyness in the song, "How Do You Do". (This song was released on the 1979 album "The Stars Come Out on Sesame Street").
      In this episode, she demonstrates her natural rapport with the Muppets, most notably in her scene with Gonzo.

    • Fozzie's joke: I bet on a horse that came in so late, they had to pay the jockey time and a half.

      Gongo's gong: Gonzo hits the gong which makes a foghorn noise.

  • Allusions

    • "Rag Mop" was written by Deacon Anderson and Johnnie Lee Wills.

      "I Got a Name" was written by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel.

      "The Theme from Love Story" was written by Francis Albert and Carl Sigman. It is used again in a season 4 episode with Andy Williams.

      "Sing" was written by Joe Raposo. It first appeared on "Sesame Street."