Rita Moreno won an Emmy award for her performance in this episode.
Animal is usually chained to his drums. He only listens to Floyd.
The Country Trio puppets are meant to resemble Jim Henson, Frank Oz, and Jerry Nelson.
Watch for the change in the man during the "Slapstick Cafe" sketch. For most of the sketch it is an actor in a Muppet costume but when it is time for him to be thrown around it's just a dummy.
Jim's hand is shown performing Kermit after Rita yells at Sweetums.
Nurse Piggy: Dr. Bob, you should be ashamed of yourself. You call yourself a doctor, Dr. Bob?
Dr. Bob: I don't call myself a doctor. They don't come when you call them anyway.
Nurse Piggy: (to Nurse Janice) Well, your timing was awful!
Nurse Janice: What do you know about time?
Nurse Piggy: I know your face would stop a clock!
Episode 5 on the Muppet Show Season 1.
Rita Moreno would later gain fame with contemporary audiences as the voice of the title character in the animated series Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego
"Tomorrow" is the UK spot in this episode.
The Swedish Chef theme was composed by Derek Scott.
This episode was taped 5/25-27/1976. It was also the first episode to air in New York.
First Time For: Scooter & Gonzo not appearing in an episode.
Fozzie's joke: My cousin is so dumb, he spent two weeks in London trying to find the European Common Market.
Gonzo's gong: Gonzo hits the gong as it begins to vibrate back and forth.
Debuts: The Guru and "Veterinarian's Hospital."
Rita Moreno won an Emmy for her performance on this episode.
"Fever" was written by Eddie J. Cooley and John Davenport. It was popularized by Peggy Lee.
"Goody Goody" was written by Matty Malneck and Johnny Mercer. It was popularized by Frank Sinatra.
Atomic Energy Commission: Formed in 1946 but dissolved in 1974. This episode was filmed two years later.