Denmark is a European country and is the smallest of the Nordic countries. Denmark consists of 1419 islands of various sizes (excluding Greenland and the Faroe Islands), of which 443 are named and only 76 are inhabited. The country also includes the peninsula of Jutland which connects Denmark to Germany and the rest of Europe.
The Danish author Hans Christian Andersen has also been mentioned on both The Muppet Show and Sesame Street. Among the more notable mentions is the Sesame Street album Big Bird presents Hans Christian Andersen.
- In The Muppet Show episode 105 the Muppet Newsman reports about a chicken that have been hired by the Royal Danish Ballet.
- Peter Ustinov played a Danish scientist, Dr. Felix Oglebomb, who has invented the cure for the common cold in a Muppet News Flash sketch in episode 112 of The Muppet Show.
- After the opening number, "Help Me Make It Through the Night", on The Muppet Show episode 301, Statler and Waldorf ended up sining the title of the song "Wonderful Copenhagen".
- The Swedish Chef celebrates the fact Victor Borge is the guest on The Muppet Show episode 405 but stops when Kermit tells him that Victor Borge is Danish and not Swedish.
- An indirect reference was made in The Muppet Show Episode 524 where Kermit introduced the Viking number In the Navy, calling the Vikings "cruel, heartless Scandinavian marauders" and "worst human beings in history." More direct references were made in Vet's Hospital, such as when Dr. Bob stated that his ancestor was a Viking from Denmark.
- Butch mentions Denmark as one of the places he wants travel to one day, in a conversation with Lou in Cats & Dogs.
- A Salesman tried to sell Denmark for $200,199,622,122.95 in Inner Tube, the pilot for The Jim Henson Hour.
Only productions aimed at young children are dubbed in Denmark. The Muppet Show, Dinosaurs, and other Henson productions aimed more specifically at adult viewers have never been dubbed, but instead have been shown with Danish subtitles.
Dubs of Muppet/Henson productions include the following:
- Bjørnen i det Blå Hus (Bear in the Big Blue House)
- Elmers Verden (Elmo's World)
- Elmo's Verden (Elmo's World)
- Elmo I Surmuleland (Elmo in Grouchland)
- Fragglerne (Fraggle Rock)
- Hundekøbing (Dog City)
- Legetøjets Hemmelige Liv (The Secret Life of Toys)
- Leg med os fra Sesamgade (Play with Me Sesame)
- Muppets Fra Rummet (Muppets from Space)
- Muppets Juleeventyr (The Muppet Christmas Carol)
- Sandtrolden (Five Children and It)
- Sesam, luk dig op (Open Sesame)
- Glædelig Jul, Elmer (Elmo's World: Happy Holidays!)