The Muppet Show
Guest Arlo Guthrie
Production June 19-21, 1979
Premiere UK: December 21, 1979
US: December 4, 1979


Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Sailing Down This Golden River

Behind the scenes

For guest star Arlo Guthrie, the stage is turned into a farmhouse. The Swedish Chef plans a home-cooked meal, but the turkey refuses to be skewered, the pig busts him in the face, and the "beef" stampedes over him. Eventually, the Chef unveils his dinner -- vitamin pills.



  • The storyline of the Swedish Chef trying to find something to cook for a big family dinner was also used in the 1987 special A Muppet Family Christmas. In that special, he ended up preparing shredded wheat and cranberry sauce.
  • A short-lived backstage character appears in this episode for this time: Winny, a bird with an English accent, an assistant cook to the Swedish Chef.



Kermit the Frog, The Swedish Chef, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Winny, Scooter, Granny, Babies, Gramps, Slim Wilson, Zeke, Bubba, Lubbock Lou, Shenandoah Muppets, Cows, Old Skyball Paint, Chickens, Whatnots, The Newsman, Statler and Waldorf, Annie Sue Pig, Turkey, Pig, The Singing Food, Miss Piggy

Background Muppets:

Rover Joe, Floyd Pepper, Janice, Rowlf, Robin the Frog, Beauregard, Lou


Jim Henson as Kermit the Frog, the Swedish Chef, Zeke, the Newsman, Rowlf and Waldorf
Frank Oz as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Baby
Jerry Nelson as Gramps, Pig, Slim Wilson, Cowboy, Old Skyball Paint and Pig
Richard Hunt as Winny, Scooter, Turkey, Bubba and Statler
Dave Goelz as Gonzo
Steve Whitmire as others
Kathy Mullen as Granny
Louise Gold as others


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