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Episode 708: Muppet Babies: The Next Generation

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Muppet Babies
Air Date September 15, 1990
Written by Sindy McKay
Larry Swerdlove
Director Karen Peterson
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The Babies imagine themselves in a science-fiction extravaganza. Kermit, Piggy, Scooter and Skeeter are "the Spacetons" (a parody of The Jetsons), with Rowlf as their dog, "Rowlfo." The Spacetons want to give Rowlfo a bath, which upsets him -- but nobody can understand what he's saying.

Gonzo and Fozzie (portraying Han Solo and Chewbacca the Wookiee) crash their spaceship into the living room, and Rowlfo stows away on board. Rowlfo gets transported to the future, where he meets his grandson Woof, who takes off Rowlfo's flea collar -- which was why nobody understood him.

In the final scene, the transporter of Woof's ship (The Boobyprize) malfunctions, spewing out various incarnations of the Muppet Babies, including Kermit and Piggy Spaceton.

Songs

References

  • When the cast mistakenly thinks that Rowlf (as Rowlfo) is playing charades (instead of trying to say that he doesn't want a bath), one of the guesses is "The Muppets Clean Manhattan," a reference to The Muppets Take Manhattan, and "Washing Miss Daisy."

Roles

Baby Kermit - Luke Skyhopper (Luke Skywalker), Kermit Spaceton (George Jetson), Indiana Frog (Indiana Jones), and Captain Kirkmit (Captain Kirk).
Baby Piggy - Princess Piggy (Leia "Princess" Skywalker) and Piggy Spaceton (Jane Jetson).
Baby Gonzo - Gon Zolo (Han Solo).
Baby Fozzie - Fozz-Wacca (Chewbacca)
Baby Rowlf - Rowlf Kenobi (Obi-Wan Kenobi), Rowlfo the Dog (Astro the Dog), Woof (parody of Worf from Star Trek TNG)
Baby Animal - Yodie (Yoda), and Animal Vader.
Baby Scooter - Scootie Spaceton (Elroy Jetson), (R2-D2), and Scooti (parody of Geordie from Star Trek TNG).
Baby Skeeter - Skeetie Spaceton (Judy Jetson), Skeet-3P0 (C-3P0) and a cross between the two.
Baby Bean Bunny - Bean Bag Spaceton and R2-Bean2.

Video releases

Trivia

  • This is the final Muppet Babies episode to use the original extended opening sequence.


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