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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 Source
ChildrensSongs&Stories1
Intro
After a brief instrumental music box version of "The Muppet Show Theme," Scooter introduces the first song: Original material
TMS.312.OctopusGarden
Song
"Octopus' Garden" Episode 312: James Coco
ChildrensSongs&Stories2
Insert
Scooter and Kermit joke. Original material
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"
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.
Episode 212: Bernadette Peters
ChildrensSongs&Stories3
Insert
Scooter introduces the next clip: Original material
GrandmasFBed
Song
"Grandma's Feather Bed" with John Denver Episode 401: John Denver
ChildrensSongs&Stories4
Insert
Scooter introduces the next clip: Original material
TMS.319.TuxedoJunction
Song
"Tuxedo Junction" Episode 319: Elke Sommer
ChildrensSongs&Stories5
Insert
Scooter introduces the next clip: Original material
Marmalade
Sketch
"The King's Breakfast" with Twiggy Episode 121: Twiggy
ChildrensSongs&Stories6
Insert
Rowlf's got a song for Scooter: Original material
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
Insert
Scooter tries to introduce his favorite clip, as Kermit interrupts and suggests the following: Original material
Falling edited
Episode fragments
Alice in Wonderland with Brooke Shields: Episode 506: Brooke Shields
ChildrensSongs&Stories8
Insert
Scooter and Kermit introduce the next couple of clips: Original material
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
Insert
Scooter tries to introduce his favorite clip yet again, as Rowlf interrupts and requests the following: Original material
Robinsongs
Song
"Over the Rainbow" Episode 307: Alice Cooper
Seachantey
Song
"Sea Chantey" Episode 220: Petula Clark
ChildrensSongs&Stories10
Insert
Scooter yet again tries to introduce his favorite clip, as two fish ask him to "be a friend" and play the following: Original material
Song.friendship
Song
"Friendship" Episode 519: Chris Langham
ChildrensSongs&Stories11
Insert
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: Original material
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
Insert
Scooter tries to introduce his favorite clip one last time, as Waldorf interrupts and asks for his following favorite: Original material
Song.inchworm-aznavour
Song
"Inchworm" with Charles Aznavour Episode 109: Charles Aznavour
Immyowngrandpa
Song
"I'm My Own Grandpaw" Episode 113: Bruce Forsyth
ChildrensSongs&Stories13
Insert
Kermit suggests to play Scooter's favorite, and so he does: Original material
TMS.417.6String
Song
"Six String Orchestra" Episode 417: Star Wars
ChildrensSongs&Stories14
Insert
As Kermit takes off, Scooter remembers a great song that they forgot: Original material
Song.halfwaystairs
Song
"Halfway Down the Stairs" Episode 110: Harvey Korman
ChildrensSongs&Stories15
End Credits
The full instrumental music box version of "The Muppet Show Theme" plays as the end credits roll, and Scooter closes the book. Original material
Muppethomevideologo2
Logo
Muppet Home Video logo

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