The Muppet Show

Season 1 Episode 6

Ruth Buzzi

Aired Unknown Oct 11, 1976 on

Episode Recap

Merkit shares the news that Scooter's uncle extended their lease at the theater. He introduces Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem who perform "Sunny." Animal keeps speeding up the tempo. No one else can keep up with him.

Backstage Scooter brings a crate containing a mechanical wind up TV show host who looks exactly like Kermit. The wind up host pushes Kermit into the crate.

The ballroom contains a three footed monster and a fast moving George who doesn't stay on tempo.

Kermit checks himself in the mirror before going on stage. But his reflection is the wind up Kermit. Doing a Harpo Marx routine they start to mirror each other in their actions. When wind up Kermit mentions he's a gift from Scooter's uncle Kermit welcome him to the show.

Sam Eagle introduces Wayne and Wanda. They sing "Row Row Row" while sitting in a boat. As they start to row their boat they sink.

Muppet Newsflash announces that the Atlantic Ocean has been kidnapped.

Ruth Buzzi sings "You're Just Too Good to be True" to Sweetums. She tries to be affectionate but he pushes and throws her around. It's a great physical comedy bit. As a finale Ruth hits him with a chair.

Rowlf performs "I Never Harmed an Onion," a silly number that wonders why "if I never harmed an onion then why do they make me cry." It's full of puns about vegetables.

Kermit and Ruth chat. She says she has no fat on her body. They both laugh at jokes. She ends up tickling him all over.

Fozzie comes on stage but barely makes a joke because he's being heckled.

Ruth is a military prisioner who when threatened giver her captors a whole bunch of personal information about the people that she's serving with. The captors want her to stop talking.

Miss Piggy ambushes Kermit who rejects her romantic advances. The wind up Kermit greets her in her dressing room. He fawns romanitcally over Miss Piggy. When Kermit comes in she beats him up. But when she realizes that they're are two frogs she faints.

Ruth goes to introduce the final number when she's interrupted by Sam Eagle. He mentions that his job is to make sure the show is culturally uplifting. The Gogalala Jubille Jug Band perform "You Can't Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd" amid hay bales while wearing fannel shirts and overalls.

Kermit hosts a panel to talk about the question: "Is the human body obsolete?" The panel consists of Ruth Buzzi as Gloria Goodbody, Kermit, Miss Piggy, and Sam Eagle. They talk about physical fitness while Gloria demonstrates yoga.

Wind up Kermit cloese the show but keeps repeating "Booth Ruzzi." Kermit escorts him off stage. The Muppets comes to tickle her.
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