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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
Intro
After a brief instrumental music box version of "The Muppet Show Theme," Scooter introduces the first song: Original material
Song
"Octopus' Garden" Episode 312: James Coco
Insert
Scooter and Kermit joke. Original material
Song
"The Lonely Goatherd" with Julie Andrews, plus Statler and Waldorf's balcony scene. Episode 217: Julie Andrews
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
Insert
Scooter introduces the next clip: Original material
Song
"Grandma's Feather Bed" with John Denver Episode 401: John Denver
Insert
Scooter introduces the next clip: Original material
Song
"Tuxedo Junction" Episode 319: Elke Sommer
Insert
Scooter introduces the next clip: Original material
Sketch
"The King's Breakfast" with Twiggy Episode 121: Twiggy
Insert
Rowlf's got a song for Scooter: Original material
Song
"You and I and George," plus Statler and Waldorf's balcony scene. Episode 101: Juliet Prowse
Song
"Two Lost Souls" Episode 223: John Cleese
Insert
Scooter tries to introduce his favorite clip, as Kermit interrupts and suggests the following: Original material
Episode fragments
Alice in Wonderland with Brooke Shields: Episode 506: Brooke Shields
Insert
Scooter and Kermit introduce the next couple of clips: Original material
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
Insert
Scooter tries to introduce his favorite clip yet again, as Rowlf interrupts and requests the following: Original material
Song
"Over the Rainbow" Episode 307: Alice Cooper
Song
"Sea Chantey" Episode 220: Petula Clark
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" Episode 519: Chris Langham
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
Song
"I Know an Old Lady" with Judy Collins, including Statler and Waldorf's balcony sequences. Episode 205: Judy Collins
Song
"I'm a Gnu" Episode 519: Chris Langham
Sketch
Muppet Sports: Horseshoe Pitching Episode 322: Roy Rogers & Dale Evans
Song
"A Four-Legged Friend" Episode 322: Roy Rogers & Dale Evans
Insert
Scooter tries to introduce his favorite clip one last time, as Waldorf interrupts and asks for his following favorite: Original material
Song
"Inchworm" with Charles Aznavour Episode 109: Charles Aznavour
Song
"I'm My Own Grandpaw" Episode 113: Bruce Forsyth
Insert
Kermit suggests to play Scooter's favorite, and so he does: Original material
Song
"Six String Orchestra" Episode 417: Star Wars
Insert
As Kermit takes off, Scooter remembers a great song that they forgot: Original material
Song
"Halfway Down the Stairs" Episode 110: Harvey Korman
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
Logo
Muppet Home Video logo

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