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Children's Songs and Stories (with the Muppets) was released by Playhouse Video in 1985, as part of a series of compilations featuring songs and sketches from The Muppet Show.

In this one hour compilation, Scooter presents his scrapbook of songs and scenes from The Muppet Show for children. He tries to introduce his "personal favorite" song, but is continually interrupted by various characters (all performed by Jim Henson).

Muppet Show guest star appearances include Brooke Shields, Twiggy, John Denver, Julie Andrews, Judy Collins and Charles Aznavour.

Releases

Picture Segment Description
ChildrensSongs&Stories1
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After a brief instrumental music box version of "The Muppet Show Theme," Scooter presents his personal Muppet Show scrapbook, full of memorabilia from songs and sketches most appropriate for children. He comes across a great, underwater piece.
TMS.312.OctopusGarden
Song
"Octopus' Garden"
(Episode 312: James Coco)
ChildrensSongs&Stories2
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Kermit happens by and compliments the number. Scooter tells Kermit he was "all wet." Scooter finds another great song, this time featuring Julia Andrews.
Leeodlayolay
Song
"The Lonely Goatherd" with Julie Andrews, plus Statler and Waldorf's balcony scene.
(Episode 217: Julie Andrews)
Song.imfive
Song
"I'm Five"
(Episode 212: Bernadette Peters)
The ending is partially edited. The video of Robin introducing "They Call the Wind Maria" is removed while the audio replaces the audio of Robin's brief rendition of the song.
ChildrensSongs&Stories3
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Scooter compares ages - he's a lot older than Robin, but John Denver's grandmother is even older.
GrandmasFBed
Song
"Grandma's Feather Bed" with John Denver
(Episode 401: John Denver)
ChildrensSongs&Stories4
FRAME
Scooter introduces a clip for "young music lovers..."
TMS.319.TuxedoJunction
Song
"Tuxedo Junction"
(Episode 319: Elke Sommer)
ChildrensSongs&Stories5
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Scooter flips to the next page and finds a poem by A. A. Milne, as performed by Twiggy.
Marmalade
Sketch
"The King's Breakfast" with Twiggy
(Episode 121: Twiggy)
The bookends with Gonzo and Muppy are cut.
ChildrensSongs&Stories6
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Rowlf passes by and tells Scooter he's got a song, assuring him it fits the theme of the proceedings.
YouandIandGeorge
Song
"You and I and George," plus Statler and Waldorf's balcony scene.
(Episode 101: Juliet Prowse)
Twolostsouls
Song
"Two Lost Souls"
(Episode 223: John Cleese)
ChildrensSongs&Stories7
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Scooter tries to introduce his favorite clip, as Kermit interrupts and suggests he show some of "Alice in Wonderland" starring Brooke Sheilds.
Falling edited
Episode fragments
Alice in Wonderland with Brooke Shields:


(Episode 506: Brooke Shields)

ChildrensSongs&Stories8
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Scooter and Kermit introduce the next couple of clips.
Wizard edited
Episode fragments
Alice in Wonderland with Brooke Shields:
  • Dr. Bunsen Honeydew shrinks Brooke Shields
  • The Courtroom Scene
  • Backstage Kermit learns that Brooke Shields is her normal size again
  • The Mad Tea Party / "We're Off to See the Wizard"


(Episode 506: Brooke Shields)

ChildrensSongs&Stories9
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Scooter tries to move onto his favorite clip yet again, as Rowlf interrupts and requests another song.
Robinsongs
Song
"Over the Rainbow"
(Episode 307: Alice Cooper)
Seachantey
Song
"Sea Chantey"
(Episode 220: Petula Clark)
ChildrensSongs&Stories10
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Scooter yet again tries to introduce his favorite clip, as two fish ask him to "be a friend" and play "Friendship."
Song.friendship
Song
"Friendship"
(Episode 519: Chris Langham)
ChildrensSongs&Stories11
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As Scooter tries once more to introduce his favorite clip, the Swedish Chef is quite thankful to be granted request his wish to watch the following.
Oldladyfly
Song
"I Know an Old Lady" with Judy Collins, including Statler and Waldorf's balcony sequences.
(Episode 205: Judy Collins)
TMS.519.Gnu
Song
"I'm a Gnu"
(Episode 519: Chris Langham)
TMS.322.MuppetSports
Sketch
Muppet Sports: Horseshoe Pitching
(Episode 322: Roy Rogers & Dale Evans)
TMS.322.4LeggedFriend
Song
"A Four-Legged Friend"
(Episode 322: Roy Rogers & Dale Evans)
ChildrensSongs&Stories12
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Scooter tries to introduce his favorite clip one last time, as Waldorf interrupts and asks for his favorite, "Inchworm," because of its educational message. He doesn't quite get his arithmetic right, but the song should set them straight.
Song.inchworm-aznavour
Song
"The Inch Worm" with Charles Aznavour
(Episode 109: Charles Aznavour)
Immyowngrandpa
Song
"I'm My Own Grandpaw"
(Episode 113: Bruce Forsyth)
ChildrensSongs&Stories13
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Scooter closes up his scrapbook, when Kermit returns and suggests he finally play his favorite song...
TMS.417.6String
Song
"Six String Orchestra"
(Episode 417: Star Wars)
ChildrensSongs&Stories14
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As Kermit takes off, Scooter remembers a great song that they forgot...
Song.halfwaystairs
Song
"Halfway Down the Stairs"
(Episode 110: Harvey Korman)
ChildrensSongs&Stories15
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The full instrumental music box version of "The Muppet Show Theme" plays as the end credits roll, and Scooter closes the book.
Muppethomevideologo2
Logo
Muppet Home Video logo

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