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Episode 522: Buddy Rich

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The Muppet Show
Guest Starring Buddy Rich
Production Dates August 11-15, 1980
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Thanks to Gonzo's air-conditioned mildew collection, the power goes out in the theater, and Beauregard almost electrocutes himself trying to fix it. Half of the acts have to perform in the dark, until Dr. Bunsen Honeydew hooks up a generator that runs on Beaker-power. Beaker runs on a huge wheel to generate power, and when he gets tired, Bunsen helps to motivate him by releasing a hungry tiger onto the wheel.

Songs/Sketches

Performers

Jim Henson as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Waldorf, the Newsman and the Swedish Chef
Frank Oz as Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and Animal (with Ronnie Verrell performing Animal's side of the drum battle)
Jerry Nelson as Pops, Floyd Pepper, Lew Zealand, Crazy Harry, the Announcer and Bus Worker
Richard Hunt as Scooter, Beaker, Janice, Statler and Bus Driver
Dave Goelz as Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beauregard, Gonzo, Old Man and Butch the Tiger
Steve Whitmire as Rizzo the Rat and English Gentleman
Louise Gold as Annie Sue Pig, Zelda Rose and Whatnots


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