The Muppet Show

Season 1 Episode 10

Peter Ustinov

Aired Unknown Nov 08, 1976 on

Episode Recap

It's an evening at the Pops for the first number. There's a bunch of balloons popping in time to the music. Even the conductor's balloon head bursts.

Miss Piggy fawns to Kermit about being so close to Peter Ustinov, her love.

Peter mentions that he's never worked with non humans before. Kermit also explains that anything can be a Muppet. He shares that the show is written by a hat rack who is married to the chair in Peter's dressing room.

Dr. Bunsen Honeydew explains his latest breakthrough at Muppet Labs, a robot politician played by Peter. Bunsen says the robot can be for any nation. The robot controls start smoking. Peter runs amok talking in many different dialects until there's an explosion.

Fozzie is looking for Peter. He mentions that performing with him is the highlight of his life.

In the ballroom there's talk of royalty and a punching punch bowl.

Sam introduces two perofessors (Fozzie and Peter) who are going to discuss economics. Peter talks about a man who lived to be a 175 years old by not shaving.

Miss Piggy sings "Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" with Rowlf playing the piano. Other Muppets join in. Fozzie also sings a solo. Miss Piggy cries on Rowlf at the end of the song because she missed Kermit.

Hilda brags about Peter to Kermit.

A magician keeps changing a girl's body through her song "You Do Something to Me." She turns into a cat, a plant, a mermaid, etc. When he finally changes her back to herself she thanks him. Then he disappears.

Muppet Newsflash informs us about the new cure for the common cold.

Wayne and Wanda sing "Falling Leaves" until they are completely buriedin leaves.

On the panel this week are Kermit, Miss Piggy, Cynthia Birdley, and Peter as Dr. Kurt an Austrian psychiatrist. They discuss psychiatry. Cynthia keeps changing the subject. Kermit seems to be the only one who understand what Dr. Kurt is saying. Dr. Kurt suggests primal scream therapy which scares everyone else away.

Scooter wants Peter's autograph. Kermit feels ignored.

Kermit sings "It's Not Easy Bein' green." He walks through plants and he blends in.

At the end, Peter mentions that he's been talking to the show writer' hat rack. Kermit admits that he's been jealous of Peter. But then Peter mentions that he's bee jealous of Kermit because he's always wanted to be a frog.
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