The Muppet Show
Lindalavin
Guest Linda Lavin
Production May 29-31, 1979
Premiere UK: December 7, 1979
US: September 27, 1979

(TRANSCRIPT)

Miss Piggy announces that this show is Kermit's birthday, and before he can react, she launches into the tribute she's organized. They've planned a This Is Your Life-style show with birthday greetings, including one from Mr. Dawson, Kermit's old acting coach from Leland, Mississippi. Wayne and Wanda, the singing duo from the first season, show up and give Kermit such a guilt trip that he rehires them. When they sing, Kermit remembers why he fired them in the first place, and he does it again. At the end of the show, Kermit admits that it's not his birthday, which is about four months from now.

Songs/Sketches

Episode Guide

Picture Description
TMS406.coldopen-1
Cold Open: Linda Lavin asks Scooter to "make her a sandwich", and he does so with magic. "Everybody's a comedian," grumbles Linda.
Gonzo open 406
The Muppet Show Theme: As Gonzo blows his horn, he disappears in small portions (like a blind).
TMS406.opening

Song.beafrog
TMS406.backstage1
TMS406.zuzu

TMS406.Dawson
TMS406.LindaMayhem-1
TMS406.backstage2
Frogkissin
UK Spot: Robin and the frogs sing "Frog Kissin'".
Vets.406
TMS406.verygood
TMS406.waynewanda

TMS406.waynewanda-1
TMS406.dressingroom
TMS406.closing-1
TMS406.closing

TMS406.closing-2
Kermitbirthday

Notes

  • Watch the final production number closely. As Linda's walking down the huge birthday cake and the Muppets are walking up, she elbows her way past Fozzie.

Cast

Muppets:

Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Scooter, Rowlf the Dog, Statler and Waldorf, Dr. Teeth, Floyd Pepper, Zoot, Janice, Animal, The Swedish Chef, Robin the Frog, Wayne, Wanda, Annie Sue, Mr. Dawson, Zuzu Fitzwaller, Frogs, Mrs. Appleby

Background Muppets:

Cow, Catgut, Horse, Old Lady, Muppy, Lew Zealand, Sam the Eagle, Louis Kazagger, Quongo, Beauregard, Marvin Suggs, Zelda Rose, Wolfhound, Frackles, Chickens, Beaker, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Blue Frackle, Lou, Mary Louise, French Poodle

Performers

Jim Henson as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Dr. Teeth, Waldorf, and the Swedish Chef
Frank Oz as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and Animal
Jerry Nelson as Floyd Pepper, Robin, Zuzu Fitzwaller, Horse, and the Announcer
Richard Hunt as Scooter, Wayne, Statler, Janice, and Cow
Dave Goelz as Gonzo, Zoot, and Mr. Dawson
Kathryn Mullen as Wanda and Mrs. Appleby
Louise Gold as Annie Sue
Steve Whitmire as others

Gallery


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