The Muppet Show

Season 1 Episode 19


Aired Unknown Feb 07, 1977 on



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • This is the first time Nigel is done by John Lovelady instead of Jim Henson.

    • Debut: Vendaface.

    • This episode was taped from 11/9-11/1976.

    • "Minuet in G" by Beethoven is the UK Spot.

    • The characters who had appeared in both "The Muppet Show" and "Sesame Street" included the following:

      Beautiful Day Monster
      Mahna Mahna

    • After his debut, Vendaface will appear two more times.

    • This episode does NOT feature Mahna Mahna.

      There is also the same episode but with the first number of Twiggy replaced by a German version of "Lean on Me" sung by Mary Roos, a German singer and accompanied by Rowlf.

    • Fozzie's joke: I went to a resort hotel for a change and a rest - the waiter got the change and the hotel got the rest.

      Gonzo's gong: Gonzo hits Beautiful Day Monster who gets in the way of the gong.

    • Though Uncle Deadly may very well be recognized by viewers by his role in this episode as "the Phantom of The Muppet Show," he appeared in the episode prior to this one as what they would call an anything Muppet. He would continue to appear as the latter in a few episodes of the next two seasons to follow.

    • Miss Piggy does not appear.

  • Allusions

    • "Dance" was written by Paul F. Jabara.

      "In My Life" was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. It was originally performed by The Beatles.

      "Let It Snow" was written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne.

      "Ain't Nobody's Business by My Own" was written by Irving Taylor.

    • Uncle Deadly: Ah, What fools these Muppets be.

      This is similer to a quote from Shakespear's Midsummer Night Dream