|The Muppet Show|
|Guest Starring||Jean-Pierre Rampal|
|Production Dates||May 12-15, 1980|
Miss Piggy is cornered by flautist Jean-Pierre, who wants to speak French with her. She claims to have laryngitis, whispering, "My vocal coach told me not to speak French. I'm not even supposed to eat French fries!" This backstage plot is developed in only two skits.
- The Electric Mayhem, led by Janice, sings "Rockin' Robin," perched on tree branches.
- Piggy sings "Lo! Hear the Gentle Lark" as a duet with Jean-Pierre, but she finds it hard to keep up with his flute's trills, and impossible to reach the high notes.
- Bear on Patrol: Car Prisoner
- Veterinarian's Hospital: Conga
- UK Spot: A French sidewalk cafe scene
- Jean-Pierre plays "The Little Shepherd" for the birds.
- Muppet Labs: Electric Sledgehammer
- Muppet News Flash: the Electric Sledgehammer escapes and attacks really wimpy nerds.
- "Ease on Down the Road": The rats object to Jean-Pierre's closing "Pied Piper" number, so they change the story. In the Muppet version, a plague of children is driven out of a town of rats.
- Miss Piggy's problems in speaking with French guest stars rears its ugly head again. She had similar problems with Charles Aznavour in his season 1 episode.
Muppets: Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Scooter, Rowlf, Statler and Waldorf, Pops, The Singing Food, Janice, Animal, Dr. Teeth, Bluebirds, Rockin' Robin, ZZXKL, Link Hogthrob, Jacques, Jacques' Girlfriend, Accordion Player, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker, The Newsman, Rizzo the Rat, Rats, Babies, Marvin Suggs Background Muppets: Zoot, Floyd Pepper, Lips, Gaffer, Whatnots, The White Rabbit, Jade Green Frackle, Catgut, Droop, Ohreally Bird, Mrs. Dod, Penguins, Afghan Hound, Crocodile, Mrs. Appleby, Youknow Bird, Ohboy Bird, Forcryingoutloud Bird, Whaddayasay Bird, Righton Bird, Chick, Harold, Borogove
- Jim Henson as Kermit the Frog, Dr. Teeth, Waldorf, Link Hogthrob, The Newsman, and Accordion Player
- Frank Oz as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and Animal
- Jerry Nelson as Floyd Pepper, Pops, and the Announcer
- Richard Hunt as Scooter, Janice, Beaker and Statler
- Dave Goelz as Gonzo, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Zoot
- Steve Whitmire as Rizzo the Rat, Lips, and Jacques
- Kathy Mullen as Bird and Gaffer
- Louise Gold as Bird and Jacques' Girlfriend
- Karen Prell as Rockin' Robin
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