Notice that the Muppet Newsman is wearing glasses again.
There are 11 points on Kermit's collar.
Dr. Bunsen Honeydew is one of few Muppets without eyes.
Statler: Well, they say music hath charm to soothe the savage beast.
Animal attacks Statler
Waldorf: Such is not the case here however.
Waldorf: Well, they did improve the level of television entertainment.
Statler: They had no place to go but up.
This is episode number 12 on the Season 1 dvds.
Debut: Cynthia Birdley
"Hey Won't You Play" is the UK spot in this episode. It was written by Larry Lee Butler and Chips Moman.
This episode was taped from 7/20-22/1976.
One of the running gags for this episode was the fact that a hat rack was a writer for Peter Ustinov. Ustinov even brings the hat rack referred to onstage during the episode's closing moments and it is indeed listed in the credits as one of the writers.
This is one of the only three episodes this season without an official Talk Spot although there's a slight exchange between a guest and a frog in front of the curtain before Peter's first segment.
Fozzie's joke: Hey, the little things in life drive me crazy - like what do you send to a sick florist?
Gonzo's gong: Tries to hit the "O" but his mallet gets stuck in the "S".
"You Do Something to Me" was written by Cole Porter.
"Autumn Leaves" was written by Jospeh Kozma, Johnny Mercer, and Jacques Andre Prevert.
"A Benny saved is a Benny urned." is a take off on the quote "A penny saved is a penny earned" from Benjamin Franklin.
The conductor for the "Evening at the Pops" sketch appeared in the Harvey Korman episode.
"Pizzicata" is from the ballet Sylvia by Leo Delibes.
Evening at the Pops started airing on PBS in 1970.
"It's Not Easy Bein' Green" was written by Joe Raposo for Kermit. Kermit sings it again in episode #43 starring Peter Sellers.