The Muppet Show

Season 2 Episode 2

Zero Mostel

Aired Unknown Dec 10, 1977 on
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Episode Summary

Zero Mostel

Kermit must hire lady wrestlers to make payroll. Sketches/Songs: "Chopin's Polonaise in a Flat", "What do the Simple Folk Do?", "At the Dance", "Muppet Labs", "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "Fears", "Drum Solo by Animal", "Lady Wrestling"

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    Louise Gold

    Louise Gold

    Annie Sue (1977-1981)

    Dave Goelz

    Dave Goelz

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

    Frank Oz

    Frank Oz

    Miss Piggy(1977-1981)/ Fozzie Bear / Animal / Sam the Eagle / The Swedish Chef (Hands)

    Jerry Nelson

    Jerry Nelson

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

    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

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Sam: Uh, excuse me, Kermit. May I speak with you?
        Kermit: Uh, sure Sam. Whatcha want?
        Sam: I think you know why I am here?
        Kermit: Uh, well, actually Sam, to tell you the truth, I never know why you're here.
        Sam: I feel my job is to make sure this program is morally upright and cultural and wholesome.
        Beautiful Day Monster: That's work cut out for ya, bird.
        Sam: Now that was unwholesome. That was not cultural.
        Kermit: Uh-- uh-- fine. Fine. Uh, what can I do for you, Sam?
        Sam: I want to know who is going to be on tonight's show.
        Kermit: Oh. Well, let's see. tonight's show is very classy, very highbrow. You'll like this show.
        Sam: Ah good. Yes, tell me more.
        Kermit: Uh, lets see ,uh , we got Fozzie is doing a pantomime with Zero Mostel.
        Sam: Mm hmm. Mm hmm. Mm hmm.
        Kermit: Got a musical number.
        Sam: Musical Number. Good. Good.
        Kermit: With Zoot and Rowlf. And of course we got...we got the lady lady wrestlers.
        Sam: What?
        Kermit: Uh-- Oh nothing, Sam. it's just we got some lady uh, lady uhhh, lady wrestlers. Stand by for the pantomime number!
        Sam: Lady what?
        Kermit: Oh...lady wrestlers.
        Sam: Wrest what?
        Kermit: Lers.
        Sam: LADY WRESTLERS!? LADY WRESTLERS!?!?!?!?? HAVE WE NO SHAME!? Kermit, something- something must be done here.
        Kermit: Yeah but--
        Sam: Someone must work for integrity and decency. Someone must do this. And I shall continue to speak out. Knowing someday, I will get my just desserts!
        Kermit: Uh, Sam. You will someday get your just desserts.
        (Beautiful Day Monster slams a cream pie on Sam's beak)
        Kermit: What was that?
        Beautiful Day Monster: Just Dessert.
        Sam: The road is long...the path is steep...

      • Scooter: Zero Mostel, twenty five seconds, stand by. Mr. Mostel? Hey Fozzie, where's Mr. Mostel?
        Fozzie: Oh, he's in his dressing room eating.
        Zero Mostel: I'm not in my dressing room eating! I'm in my dressing room being eaten!

      • Waldorf: You know, I'm really going to enjoy tonight.
        Statler: You plan to like this show!?
        Waldorf: No, I plan to watch television.

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