The Muppet Show

Season 1 Episode 12

Valerie Harper

Aired Unknown Nov 22, 1976 on



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • This episode was taped from 10/26-28/1976.

    • Debut: A guest star number done backstage.

    • "Tit Willow" is the UK spot. It was written by Gilbert and Sullivan for the operetta, The Mikado.

    • This is only one of two "At the Dance" segments in the first season where George and Mildred don't dance together. Dr. Teeth dances with Mildred while George is paired with Zelda Rose.

    • Fozzie's joke: Hey, did you know that if Tuesday Weld married Frederick March's grandson, she'd be Tuesday March the Second!

      Gonzo's gong: Gonzo raises a very heavy mallet to hit the gong, but overbalances and hits himself with the mallet.

    • First Time For: Miss Piggy & Scooter not having any lines.

    • Valerie Harper is probably best known to TV viewers as Rhoda Morgenstern, best friend of Mary Richards on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."

  • Allusions

    • "Nobody Does it Like Me" was written by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields for the musical Seesaw.

      "On a Clear Day" was written by Alan Jay Lerner and Burton Lane for the musical On A Clear Day You Can See Forever.

      "Broadway Baby" was written by Stephen Sondheim for the musical, Follies.

      "Searchin'" was written by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller.