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Country Music 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.

It is hosted by Rowlf as a VJ at a fictitious country music video station, the name of which changes throughout the show. Rowlf is assisted by a chicken named Louise, who starts each clip. The show is hosted from a barn. Rowlf plays country music clips from The Muppet Show and takes requests from various barnyard animals who drop by, including Mutt, Baskerville the Hound, Lyle, and Rufus. Unlike other compilation videos, this one starts with the first clip before going to linking footage.

Guest stars include Loretta Lynn, Roy Clark, Roger Miller, Crystal Gayle, Mac Davis, John Denver, Johnny Cash, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.

Picture Segment Description
Playhouse-Country01

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Song
"Barnyard Boogie" with Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem
(Episode 504: Shirley Bassey)
Playhouse-Country02
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The song is shown to be a music video played by Rowlf the Dog, hosting RCMV (Real Country Music Video) in a barn filled with chickens. One of his regular viewers moseys in and requests some Loretta Lynn. Louise, Rowlf's avian assistant, plays their tape.
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Song
"You're Lookin' at Country" with Loretta Lynn
(Episode 308: Loretta Lynn)
Playhouse-Country03
FRAME
As the song finishes, another dog rushes in. "Excuse me, excuse me, excuse me!" he exclaims and has a question for Rowlf - "Can you rollerskate in a buffalo herd?" Rowlf happens to have a tape of the answer, which is "no."
Roller-skate edited
Song
"You Can't Rollerskate in a Buffalo Herd" with The Gogolala Jubilee Jugband
(Episode 104: Ruth Buzzi)
Playhouse-Country04
FRAME
The mutt thanks Rowlf for the "intelligent answer." HBMV (Hillbilly Music Video) continues with a song by Mac Davis...
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Song
"Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me" with Mac Davis and Miss Piggy
(Episode 514: Mac Davis)
Playhouse-Country05
FRAME
Rowlf pulls a fish from inside the video player. Baskerville the Hound enters, requesting some Roy Clark. Louise begins to cluck Clark, when Rowlf reminds the "dumb cluck" to play a video.
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Song
"Rocky Top" with Roy Clark
(Episode 303: Roy Clark)
Playhouse-Country06
FRAME
Baskerville thanks them for the song, when Louise reminds Rowlf of the outbreak of Cluckitis at the Muppet Theater
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Episode fragments
Cluck-Itis:
Playhouse-Country07
FRAME
The curious dog returns with another question - "Did somebody steal your gal?" Rowlf has a tape of the answer.
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Song
"Somebody Stole My Gal" with Lubbock Lou and His Jughuggers
(Episode 223: John Cleese)
Playhouse-Country08
FRAME
A cow appears at the barn door, requesting some Johnny Cash. C&CMV (Cows and Chickens Music Video) is glad to comply.
TMS.521.GhostRiders
Song
"Riders in the Sky" with Johnny Cash
(Episode 521: Johnny Cash)
Playhouse-Country09
FRAME
"I just love country muuusic," says the cow as she heads off. The curious dog appears with yet another query - "Does life get teejus?"
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Song
"Life Gets Teejus Don't It" with Pa and Rover Joe
(Episode 123: Kaye Ballard)
Playhouse-Country10
FRAME
The dog runs out, thankful for the teejus answer. A pair of sheep appear at the barn door and bleat for some Crystal Gayle.
TMS.402.WeMustBelieve
Song
"We Must Believe in Magic" with Crystal Gayle
(Episode 402: Crystal Gayle)
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Sketch
A Chicken Western (ending edited)
(Episode 220: Petula Clark)
Playhouse-Country11
FRAME
PMV (Poultry Music Video) continues with another song by Mac Davis, along with several Beakers. Rowlf finds it hard to explain their multiple presence in the clip.
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Backstage
Dressing Room: Mac Davis and Beaker clones
(Episode 514: Mac Davis)
Rowlf then introduces another song by Mac.
Song.hardtobehumble
Song
"It's Hard to Be Humble" with Mac Davis
(Episode 514: Mac Davis)
Playhouse-Country12
FRAME
The curious dog is back again with another sticky question - "Does your chewing gum lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight?"
Gogolalajubileejugband
Song
"Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight?" with The Gogolala Jubilee Jugband
(Episode 109: Charles Aznavour)
Playhouse-Country13
FRAME
A cow appears at the doors to CGMV (Chewing Gum Music Video), requesting Johnny Cash. Rowlf assumes it's the same cow as before, but she claims they're sisters.
TMSCash
Song
"Orange Blossom Special"/"Jackson" with Johnny Cash
(Episode 521: Johnny Cash)
Playhouse-Country14
FRAME
Louise is pleased to hear the next video, featuring Roger Miller again, has plenty of chickens in it. She showers Rowlf with kisses as the video begins.
TMS.321.Millermedley
Song
"You Had a Do Wacka Do"/"Dang Me"/"My Uncle Used to Love Me But She Died"/"You Can't Rollerskate in a Buffalo Herd" with Roger Miller
(Episode 321: Roger Miller)
TMS.521.Martins
Song
"The Martins and the Coys"
(Episode 521: Johnny Cash)
Playhouse-Country15
FRAME
CBMV (Cornball Music Video) continues, when a turkey appears at the door. Louise translates his request for some John Denver.
Gardensong
Song
"Garden Song" with John Denver
(Episode 401: John Denver)
Playhouse-Country16
FRAME
The curious dog, still on a quest for knowledge, has yet another question for Rowlf - "Was Sally a good old gal?"
TMS.303.Sally
Song
"Sally Was a Good Old Girl" with Roy Clark
(Episode 303: Roy Clark)
Playhouse-Country17
FRAME
Rowlf can by the chicken on the wall that they're almost out of time, when Rufus comes by, whimpering with a tape in his mouth. Rowlf correctly assumes it's for him to play and he cues the video, featuring Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.
TMS.322.Campfire
Song
"Hazy Mountains"/"Tumbling Tumbleweeds"/"Happy Trails" with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
(Episode 322: Roy Rogers & Dale Evans)
Playhouse-Country18
FRAME
Rowlf signs off for FFCMV (Far-Fetched Country Music Video), when the dog returns with one final question - "When I can stop askin' questions?" Rowlf tells him right now and exits, leaving the livestock to inhabit the space again.

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