|The Muppet Show|
|Production||April 18-20, 1978|
|Premiere|| UK: December 15, 1978|
US: December 21, 1978
Kermit is pestered by Lew Zealand, who wants to audition his boomerang fish act: "I throw the fish in the air... they sail away... and then they come back to me!" Meanwhile, Miss Piggy plans the closing comedy sketch -- a wedding "sketch" starring her as the bride and Kermit as the groom. Secretly, she books a real minister, and Scooter fools Kermit into signing the marriage license.
- "Red Pigs Dance"
- Muppet Sports
- UK Spot: "Someone to Watch Over Me"
- "You're Always Welcome at Our House"
- "The Wedding"
|Cold Open: Scooter leaves some (living) alligator luggage for Marisa.|
|The Muppet Show Theme: Gonzo starts to blow his trumpet, but Kermit cuts in with his own trumpet, blowing Gonzo out of the "O".|
|For the opening number, some Russian pigs perform a "Red Pigs Dance".|
| ||Kermit is approached by Lew Zealand, who has a boomerang fish act that he wants to showcase. Miss Piggy shows gratitude towards Kermit for letting her be in charge of the closing sketch, which she has named "The Wedding".|
|Marisa dances with some Feather Boas.|
| ||Lew explains his boomerang fish act to Kermit, who is still not interested. Miss Piggy assures Kermit that it's just a sketch, not a real wedding -- but unbeknownst to Kermit, she has hired a real minister.|
|Louis Kazagger covers a wig race for Muppet Sports.|
|UK Spot: Robin the Frog sings "Someone to Watch Over Me"|
|In the dressing room, Piggy asks Marisa to help tighten her girdle for the upcoming wedding sketch.|
|Kermit, Annie Sue, Scooter, a Salamander, Robin, Beauregard & Fozzie sing "Do-Re-Mi",which winds up going bad when the performers sing when they aren't supposed to.|
|Marisa sings "You're Always Welcome at Our House" and traps Whatnots in her house.|
| ||Gladys serves Lew a liver sandwich with a fly on the side. She then reacts to the Swedish Chef's wedding cake, which has raw onions. The Piggy cake topper weighs more than the Kermit cake topper.|
|Right before the wedding sketch, Scooter tricks Kermit into signing a license.|
| ||The curtain opens on a church interior. Rowlf plays the organ, and a group of pigs sits on one side, while a group of frogs (and Fozzie) sits on the other. Kermit enters, a bit baffled, but goes to the altar anyway. Marisa and Animal watch from the wings as the (real) wedding ceremony begins. When prompted to say "I do", Kermit instead introduces Lew Zealand, who immediately starts throwing fish around willy-nilly. To Piggy's chagrin, the scene ends in chaos.|
| ||At the closing, an outraged Miss Piggy chases after Kermit. Kermit attempts to hide in Statler and Waldorf's box, offering them tickets for next week's show. The two hecklers, less than willing to oblige, throw Kermit out of the balcony.|
- After "You're Always Welcome at Our House",The Swedish Chef shows Gladys the wedding cake that he's made. The cake is topped with figures of Kermit and Piggy as the groom and bride. The figures were actually commercially available PVC toys, repainted in new clothes; Miss Piggy was made by German company Schleich, the Kermit figure is a pencil topper from the United Kingdom (company unknown).
- This is the first episode featuring Lew Zealand, Louis Kazagger and Beauregard, although, Louis had appeared for the unique opening sequence two episodes earlier.
- Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Scooter, Lew Zealand, Rowlf the Dog, Animal, Statler and Waldorf, Robin the Frog, Beauregard, Louis Kazagger, Wig Trainer, Greased Lightning, the Swedish Chef, Gladys, Wayne, Whatnots, Pigs, Annie Sue, Pig Minister
- Jim Henson as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, the Swedish Chef and Waldorf
- Frank Oz as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Animal
- Jerry Nelson as Lew Zealand, Louis Kazagger, Robin the Frog and Salesman
- Richard Hunt as Scooter, Gladys the Cafeteria Lady, Wayne and Statler
- Dave Goelz as Gonzo, Beauregard, Wig Trainer and Pig Minister
- Louise Gold as Annie Sue Pig
- Steve Whitmire as Whatnot and original Dr. Salamander
- Falk, Karen. "Jim Henson's Red Book", 4/18/1978 - Marisa Berenson (MS)
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