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Episode 109: Close Encounters of the Frog Kind

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Muppet Babies
Air Date November 10, 1984
Written by Jeffrey Scott
109 Close Encounters of the Frog Kind

Baby Kermit meets his tadpole nephew, Robin. Robin escapes from his fishbowl, and the Babies have to find him.



  • The episode's title is a take on the 1977 film, Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
  • At one point, Rowlf mentions Morris the Cat.
  • Gonzo pretends to be the Lone Weirdo, with Animal as his horse
  • A brief shot (VIDEO) from The Muppet Movie, of Kermit's legs exiting Bunsen's laboratory, is used during the Western game.
  • Piggy reads Robin "Alice in Wonderland" with herself as Alice, Robin as the White Rabbit, Fozzie as the Caterpillar and the Knave of Hearts, Scooter and Skeeter as Scooter-Dum and Skeeter-Dee (Tweedles) and two cards (Scooter as Spades, Skeeter as Hearts), Rowlf as Rowlfy Woofy (Humpty Dumpty), Kermit as the Judge, Gonzo as the Gryphon, Beaker as the March Hare, and Bunsen as the Mad Hatter.
  • Robin jumps into the book, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and the kids follow.

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