|The Muppet Show|
|Production||June 19-21, 1979|
|Premiere|| UK: December 21, 1979|
US: December 4, 1979
- "Grocery Blues"
- Muppet News Flash: Bumper Crop
- "At the Square Dance"
- UK Spot: "A Horse Named Bill
- "Get Along Little Dogies"
- "Sailing Down This Golden River"
- 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.
|Scooter discovers that Arlo Guthrie's name has been miswritten as "Arthur Godfrey".|
| || The Muppet Show Theme: A shark swims into Statler and Waldorf's box.
Statler: What's this fish doing in our box?!
| ||The curtains open, revealing the Muppets in a rustic home. Arlo and the Muppets sing "Grocery Blues." Midway through, the Swedish Chef leaves the premises with a shopping cart. He soon returns with the cart stocked with foods, including a panicked, live turkey.|
|Winny tells Kermit that she and the Chef are preparing a feast for the show. Kermit has already hired a caterer, but the Chef's loud bawling convinces him to change his mind.|
|Muppet Newsflash: The Newsman reports on farm gestation periods and the recent bumper crop.|
| ||A herd of cows sing "Elegance." They sing in the pasture, then move into the house, donning more showy costumes.|
|The Swedish Chef tries to skewer the turkey with a spit, but the turkey escapes.|
|Arlo shows Gonzo his new flamingo guitar.|
|In a hayfield, a trio of Muppet couples dance as Gramps sings and a square dance version of the "At the Dance" music on violin.|
|UK Spot: Members of Lubbock Lou and his Jughuggers sing "A Horse Named Bill."|
|Arlo sings "Get Along Little Dogies."|
|The Swedish Chef tries to prepare a roast pig and roast beef, but fails at both.|
|Fozzie finds out that his poem recitation conflicts with Gonzo's tango number.|
| ||Fozzie performs his rendition of "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" while Gonzo performs "Hernando's Hideaway" between stanzas. Finally, they compromise, and Fozzie sings the poem to Gonzo's tango tune.|
|Back at the kitchen, the Swedish Chef moans in pain, bandaged and with his arm in a sling. He assures the animals that he's going to make vegetable stew instead, but he vegetables leap from the counter and trounce him, then leave.|
|In the living room, Arlo and the Muppets sing "Sailing Down This Golden River."|
|At the closing, Arlo and the Muppets are all gathered around the dinner table. The Chef offers them a feast of … vitamin pills!|
- 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, Turkey, Pig, the Singing Food, Miss Piggy
- 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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