|Air Date||October 12, 1997|
|Written by||Dick Blasucci, Paul Flaherty, Darin Henry, Jim Lewis, Kirk Thatcher and Patric Verrone|
Pierce Brosnan is depressed over the fact that he isn't as debonair as his James Bond character, but he finally gets a chance to prove himself when the Crustacean Liberation Army attempts to take the Muppet Studios hostage and only he can save them.
- "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)"
- The Dancing Grandmas
- The Spy in the Casino Sketch / "Whatever Lola Wants"
- Bay of Pigswatch
- Swift Wits
- At the Bar - Knight School
- Pierce juggles with Andy and Randy Pig
- "Rock Lobster" sung by the Rock Lobsters
- "A cheap knockoff of a James Bond song" sung by Johnny Fiama
- Pierce eats fire
- When Brosnan performed the fire eating trick at the end of the episode, he ended-up burning his mouth.
|“|| The former James Bond studied the circus art at theater school in his youth just because he thought the class would help him meet attractive women and he was thrilled when TV bosses suggested he show off his party trick during one of the Muppets' final TV variety shows.
He says, "I did The Muppets... after I did the first James Bond movie, and they said, 'We'd like you to be on the show. Do you sing or dance?' and I said, 'No, but I used to do a fire eating act...' and so we incorporated this into the show... I blew fire."
The rehearsal went well but then a prop master suggested he try the scene again with a different fuel, and Brosnan was left with a scorched mouth.
The actor recalls, "I did the take but it was like rocket fuel and it came right back into my mouth... It's on YouTube I think, and you see this blue flame and it just goes right back into my mouth."
- This episode was shot as part of the first season (production number 113), but was not aired until the second.
- As part of a long history of words as music cues on the show, whenever someone refers to Istanbul and Constantinople, several rats pop up and sing the rather obvious song.
- Bill Barretta - Pepe, Johnny Fiama, Bobo, Clueless Morgan, David Hoggselhoff, Ernst Stavros Grouper (Blowfish), Snookie Blyer, Big Mean Carl, Zippity Zap
- Kevin Clash - Clifford, Arthur Modell, Polly Lobster
- Dave Goelz - Gonzo, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Randy Pig, Waldorf, Lobster
- Brian Henson - Seymour, Sal Manilla, Nigel, KMUP camera man
- Jerry Nelson - Statler, Dr. Strangepork, Rock Lobster, Penguin
- Frank Oz - Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear
- Steve Whitmire - Kermit the Frog, Beaker, Andy Pig, Rizzo the Rat
- Leslie Carrara-Rudolph - Spamela Hamderson
- Alice Dinnean
- Thom Fountain
- John Kennedy - Female Rock Lobster
- Bruce Lanoil
- Len Levitt
- Drew Massey
- Joe Selph
- Allan Trautman
- Clifford, Lobsters, Rats, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker, Seymour, Pepe the King Prawn, Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Dr. Julius Strangepork, Andy and Randy Pig, Statler and Waldorf, David Hoggselhoff, Sal Manilla, Johnny Fiama, Spamela Hamderson, Rizzo the Rat, Bobo the Bear, Nigel, Mr. Callahan, Polly Lobster, Clueless Morgan, Snookie Blyer, Big Mean Carl, Arthur Modell, Rufus, Ernst Stavros Grouper, Zippity Zap, Agnes Stonewick, Penguins
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