The Muppet Show

Season 1 Episode 18

Vincent Price

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Aired Unknown Jan 31, 1977 on
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Vincent Price
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A three-headed creature auditions for the show. Sketches/Songs: "Under My Skin", "House of Horror", "Bewitched", "Panel", "At the Dance", "I'm Looking Through You", "Talk Spot", "Muppet Newsflash", "Talking Houses", "You've Got a Friend"

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    Jim Henson

    Jim Henson

    Kermit the Frog / Rowlf the Dog / Link Hogthrob / The Swedish Chef (puppetry and voice) / Dr. Teeth / Muppet Newsman / Waldorf

    Richard Hunt

    Richard Hunt

    Beaker / Miss Piggy (1976-1977) / Janice (1977-1981) / Wayne / Scooter / Statler / Sweetums

    Dave Goelz

    Dave Goelz

    Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot / Muppy / Beauregard

    Jerry Nelson

    Jerry Nelson

    Camilla / Floyd / Robin / Crazy Harry (1977-1981) / Uncle Deadly / Dr. Julius Strangepork / Pops (1980-1981) / Thog / Lew Zealan

    Eren Ozker

    Eren Ozker

    Janice / Wanda / Hilda (1976-1977)

    John Lovelady

    John Lovelady

    Crazy Harry (1976-1977) / Nigel

    Vincent Price

    Vincent Price

    Himself

    Guest Star

    Jim Henson

    Jim Henson

    Shakey Sanchez/Gloat

    Recurring Role

    Richard Hunt

    Richard Hunt

    Miss Kitty/Behemoth/Ghost

    Recurring Role

    Dave Goelz

    Dave Goelz

    Boppity/Gorgon Heap/Dick

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • Ths is the first time that that someone is shown watching the Newsman's sketch. This also marks the first time that anyone's been seen watching "The Muppet Show" on TV.

      • Uncle Deadly will return as the Phantom of the Muppet Theater and later as a recurring character

      • Vincent Price would work with the Muppets again when Kermit guest hosted an episode of "The Tonight Show" when Price was a guest.

    • QUOTES (4)

    • NOTES (8)

      • This isn't the first time Jerry Nelson used his Dracula impression in one of his characters. He has been performing a Dracula-style vampire, Count von Count, on Sesame Street since 1972.

      • This episode was taped from 10/19-21/1976.

      • "I'm Looking Through You" is the UK spot. It was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

      • Debuts: Uncle Deadly, the right two houses talk.

      • When this episode was released on dvd in the Season One box set, the song "You've Got a Friend," sung by Vincent Price and Uncle Deadly, was cut due to issues with the song's rights.

        This is especially too bad since this was Price's only song in the episode - and Uncle Deadly's too!

        It must have also been confusing to the viewer considering that a shot of Vincent in costume along with the other muppet monsters is shown in the opening credits.

      • In a special "At the Dance" segment in the Valerie Harper episode, Boppity appeared as normal and his partner Gloat was in drag. Today, Boppity appears in drag and danced with Miss Kitty. In both instances, he ends up headless.

      • This is the first themed episode taped (shown?) of The Muppet Show.

      • Fozzie's joke: Hey, I once met a vampire who was so rich he lived in a split-level coffin!

        Gonzo's gong: Gonzo fires a gun at the gong.

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • The three-headed monsters song "Tea for Three" is an obvious refrence to "Tea for Two" written by Vincent Youmans and Irving Caesar.

      • "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" was written by Rodgers and Hart. It's from the musical Pal Joey.

        "I've Got You Under My Skin" was written by Cole Porter.

      • Newsman: "When contacted for comment, Sheriff Dave Goelz assured Muppet News Central that the rumor was false. According to Goelz, there is no way for a piece of furniture to turn into a monster."
        Dave Goelz, performer of Gonzo and Muppet builder, is referenced by the Newsman.

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