The Muppet Show - Season 4

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(ended 1981)

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Episode Guide

  • Alan Arkin
    Alan Arkin
    Episode 24
    5/22/80
    9.0
  • Diana Ross
    Diana Ross
    Episode 23
    5/15/80
    9.4
    The show's audience members are getting horrified at everyone on stage except Diana Ross.
  • Carol Channing
    Carol Channing
    Episode 22
    5/8/80
    8.8
  • Doug Henning
    Doug Henning
    Episode 21
    5/1/80
    9.6
  • Andy Williams
    Andy Williams
    Episode 20
    3/20/80
    9.4
  • Jonathan Winters
    Jonathan Winters
    Episode 19
    3/13/80
    9.0
  • Anne Murray
    Anne Murray
    Episode 18
    3/6/80
    9.5
  • Dizzy Gillespie
    Dizzy Gillespie
    Episode 17
    2/28/80
    8.2
  • Mark Hamill
    Mark Hamill
    Episode 16
    2/21/80
    8.9
    The regularly-scheduled guest (a terrible singer) is bumped when four stars of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope suddenly appear in the theater. It's a natural for the Pigs in Space.
  • Lynda Carter
    Lynda Carter
    Episode 15
    2/14/80
    9.2
    In awe of their "Wonder Woman" guest star, several Muppets don costumes and try to learn how to become superheroes themselves--with disastrous results. Highlights include Miss Piggy in a "Wonder Pig" sketch, the Electric Mayhem singing "A Little Help from My Friends," Floyd performing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," and Lynda Carter performing "Orange Colored Sky" with the Super-Muppets.moreless
  • Christopher Reeve
    Christopher Reeve
    Episode 14
    2/7/80
    9.5
    When Christopher Reeve shows up as a guest star, Piggy becomes instantly smitten with him and fills her room with Superman memorabilia, knocking over pictures of Kermit. But Kermit, who normally rebuffs Piggy, finds himself getting jealous! Meanwhile, Chris comes to the "rescue" of various onstage sketches and songs, always changing into costume in a phone booth backstage. Highlights include Reeve singing "Brush Up Your Shakespeare," Reeve as a guest doctor on "Veterinarian's Hospital," Muppet Labs (Bunsen & Beaker) and a Muppet Newsflash.moreless
  • Dyan Cannon
    Dyan Cannon
    Episode 13
    1/31/80
    9.3
  • Arlo Guthrie
    Arlo Guthrie
    Episode 12
    12/4/79
    9.4
  • Phyllis George
    Phyllis George
    Episode 11
    11/29/79
    8.6
  • Lola Falana
    Lola Falana
    Episode 10
    11/22/79
    8.6
    After years of failure Gonzo is actually appriciated for the actor he is and decides to quit the Muppet Show and move on to movies. Piggy, more jealous than sad, asks Gonzo to refer her to the director. This is one of the episodes that teeters on the edge of being very sad.moreless
  • Liza Minnelli
    Liza Minnelli
    Episode 9
    11/15/79
    9.4
  • Beverly Sills
    Beverly Sills
    Episode 8
    11/8/79
    9.9
    Sam the Eagle's hopes to bring some culture to the Muppet Theater are dashed once again when the acclaimed opera singer opens with a country-and-western number, and spends time learning to balance a spoon on her nose with Gonzo! Highlights from the episode include a Muppet Newsflash, "Muppet University" with Sam, and the closing opera number, "Pigoletto."moreless
  • Victor Borge
    Victor Borge
    Episode 7
    11/1/79
    9.2
    When Bobby Benson has to talk to a police officer someone has to take care of his babies. Unfortunately, the babies go wild without their daddy around and beat up people they don't like.
  • Dudley Moore
    Dudley Moore
    Episode 6
    10/25/79
    9.1
    Dudley has a surprise for Kermit, a robot that can do the work of the entire band and of course the Electric Mayhem feel threatened by this fact.
  • Kenny Rogers
    Kenny Rogers
    Episode 5
    10/18/79
    8.4
    During a sketch Kermit hurts himself and keeps getting frightened by jungle animals in his hospital room or injured further by some crazy inconvenience. Songs include Harry Nilsson's "Coconut," and Rogers singing "The Gambler" and "Love Lift Us Up."
  • Crystal Gayle
    Crystal Gayle
    Episode 4
    10/11/79
    9.1
  • Shields & Yarnell
    Shields & Yarnell
    Episode 3
    10/4/79
    9.3

    Inspired by the pantomime duo, Shields and Yarnell, Fozzie Bear works on a mime act, including "Bear walking against the wind". Kermit suggests that Fozzie find a more original act, so Fozzie tries out "Bear feeding spaghetti to an elephant" and "Bear going to a drive-in movie with a porcupine".

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  • Linda Lavin
    Linda Lavin
    Episode 2
    9/27/79
    8.9
  • John Denver
    John Denver
    Episode 1
    9/20/79
    9.4
    John and Kermit have a surprise for the cast; they're all going to Kermits' home the swamp! But even Gonzo, even with his love of the nasty and strange, thinks it's a bad idea and no one is willing to take him up on the offer even when Kermit offers them to go.moreless
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