Written by Joe Carroll, Christopher Cerf and Sarah Durkee
Date 1985
Publisher Mad Muppet Melodies

"Close Encounters of the Herd Kind" is a song from the Little Muppet Monsters episode, "Space Cowboys."

Boo, Molly and Tug sing a country song with various space references. Meanwhile, they try to get a cow to jump over their moon, but it refuses due to its height. The cow eventually leaps through the moon instead.

The title of the song references Steven Spielberg's 1977 movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind.