|The Muppet Show|
|Guest Starring||Señor Wences|
|Production Dates||April 28 - May 2, 1980|
|Home Video||Best of the Muppet Show|
In honor of Señor Wences and his puppets, Kermit decides to do something new -- a puppet show! Fozzie wants to do a marionette act with a Dancing Clown puppet, but the marionette eventually pulls Fozzie down on the stage with him and takes control of the strings himself.
- Pinocchio sings "Puppet Man" with his father, Gepetto (played by Pops).
- Veterinarian's Hospital: Pinocchio
- Bruce Schwartz performs a Japanese ghost story with bunraku puppets.
- The Swedish Chef: Swedish Lump Bread Puppetry "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'"
- UK Spot: Beauregard's puppet show
- Fozzie's Comedy Act: "Fozzie's Puppet Show" / "The Teddy Bears' Picnic" (instr.)
- Señor Wences performs his classic characters, Johnny and Pedro.
- The UK Spot was included in John Landis's An American Werewolf in London. In the film, the main character has a dream where he is forced to witness Nazi zombies massacre his family while watching The Muppet Show.
- Though the episode was filmed in this season, Senor Wences was hinted to be a guest star as early as Episode 412 in Scooter's guest-star list.
- Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Scooter, Rowlf the Dog, the Swedish Chef, Statler and Waldorf, Animal, Pops, Lew Zealand, the Dancing Clown, Janice, Beauregard, Pinocchio, Rizzo the Rat
- Jim Henson as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Waldorf and the Swedish Chef
- Frank Oz as Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and Animal
- Jerry Nelson as Pops, Lew Zealand, Dancing Clown and the Announcer
- Richard Hunt as Scooter, Statler and Janice
- Dave Goelz as Gonzo and Beauregard
- Steve Whitmire as Pinocchio and Rizzo the Rat
- Louise Gold
- Kathy Mullen as Gaffer
- Betsy Baytos
- Karen Prell
- Bruce Schwartz, guest puppeteer
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