The Muppet Show

Season 1 Episode 20

Phyllis Diller

Aired Unknown Feb 14, 1977 on



  • Trivia

    • When Phyllis Diller plays "The Entertainer" she is holding a silver alto sax, when Zoot assists her interesting playing, he appears to be carrying an alto as well, but it sounds like a tenor, which is roughly about twice as big.

    • This is the last Muppet Labs sketch of season one.

    • Three members of the jub band perform in the number "Mississippi Mud." But five walk backstage.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • This episode was taped from 10/11-14/1976.

    • "Lazy Bones" is the UK spot. It was written by Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer.

    • Debut: Statler and Waldorf outside of their box seats.

    • Fozzie's joke: Hey, did you hear the one about the kangaroo that comes into a store and a hippopotamus comes out and he says to the kanga... (Curtains close) ...HEY, I WASN'T FINISHED!

      Gonzo's gong: Crazy Harry sets off an explosion.

  • Allusions

    • "Mississippi Mud" was written by James Cavanaugh and Harry Barris.

      "Hugga Wugga" was created by Jim Henson. It was originally named "Sclrap Flyapp."

      "You are my Sunshine" was composed by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell.

      "The Entertainer" was composed by Scott Joplin. It became popular when it was used in The Sting.