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Gonzo's stunts


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The stunts of The Great Gonzo.

See also: Gonzo's stunt gear


The Muppet Show Season 1

Picture Theme Episode Description
Flight of the Bumblebee
Gonzo Eats a Rubber Tire
Episode 101: Juliet Prowse
Gonzo eats a rubber tire to the music of "Flight of the Bumblebee," and gets booed off the stage after a few bites.
1812 Overture
Gonzo Grows a Tomato Plant
Episode 102: Connie Stevens
Gonzo grows a tomato plant to the tune of the "1812 Overture." The plant later captures Hilda, Scooter, and himself.
Gonzo Demolishes an Automobile
Episode 103: Joel Grey
Gonzo demolishes an automobile to the tune of the "Anvil Chorus."
Gonzo Does a Rock Act
Episode 109: Charles Aznavour
Gonzo does a rock act: hitting a rock with a mallet.
Gonzo Impersonates a Female
Episode 109: Charles Aznavour
Gonzo dresses as a little girl.
Gonzo Does a Balloon Act
Episode 111: Lena Horne
Gonzo has planned a balloon act, but Animal ruins it.

The Muppet Show Season 2

Picture Theme Episode Description
Gonzo Wrestles a Brick
Episode 207: Edgar Bergen
Gonzo, blindfolded, wrestles a brick.
210 fiddles
Gonzo Fiddles While George Burns
Episode 210: George Burns
Gonzo fiddles while George burns.
Gonzo Plays the Bagpipes Atop a Flagpole
Episode 217: Julie Andrews
Gonzo performs "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" on the bagpipes while sitting atop a flagpole. A beaver chews the flagpole down, ending Gonzo's act.
Gonzo Plays a Solo Trumpet to "Flight of the Bumblebee"
Episode 218: Jaye P. Morgan
Backed by Rowlf on the piano, Gonzo plays "Flight of the Bumblebee" on his trumpet while Animal chases the bumblebee.
Peter Sellers
Gonzo Does a Knife-Throwing Act
Episode 219: Peter Sellers
Gonzo throws knives at Peter Sellers in character as Inspector Jacques Clouseau.
Gonzo Recites Shakespeare While Hanging by His Nose
Episode 222: Teresa Brewer
Gonzo recites Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice while hanging by his nose from a feather boa nine-feet in the air, but sneezes in the middle of it.
Gonzo Catches a Cannonball
Episode 223: John Cleese
Gonzo catches a cannonball with his bare hand.

The Muppet Show Season 3

Picture Theme Episode Description
Gonzo Recites the Seven Times Table
Episode 301: Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge
Gonzo attempts to recite the seven-times tables while standing on a hammock and balancing a piano.
303 pogo stick
Gonzo Yodels While Riding a Motorized Pogo Stick
Episode 303: Roy Clark
Gonzo yodels Rimsky-Korsakov while riding on a motorized pogo-stick. The pogo-stick goes out of control, acting as a jack hammer through the floor.
Gonzo Rides a Motorcycle into Statler and Waldorf's Balcony
Episode 315: Lesley Ann Warren
After a failed attempt, Gonzo rides his motorcycle into Statler and Waldorf's theater box.
Gonzo Hypnotizes Himself
Episode 324: Cheryl Ladd
Gonzo hypnotizes himself into holding up a 5000-pound weight with one arm. He snaps his fingers and becomes crushed by the weight.

The Muppet Show Season 4

Picture Theme Episode Description
Gonzo Recites Poetry While Defusing a Bomb
Episode 407: Dudley Moore
Gonzo recites the works of Percy Bysshe Shelley while defusing a bomb.
Gonzo Shoots Himself from a Catapult
Episode 410: Kenny Rogers
Gonzo shoots himself from a catapult to sky-write the "Hallelujah Chorus" but ends up sending Kermit and Miss Piggy flying into Statler and Waldorf's theater box.
Gonzo Tap Dances in Oatmeal
Episode 411: Lola Falana
Gonzo sings "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails" while tap-dancing in oatmeal.

The Muppet Show Season 5

Picture Theme Episode Description
Gonzo conducts Liebesträume and battles a crab
Episode 504: Shirley Bassey
Gonzo conducts Liebesträume and battles Buster the crab and the violinist.

Specials & Movies

Picture Theme Episode Description
Gonzo's aquacade act
The Muppets Take Manhattan
"I will first make a death-defying leap from the looped-de-looped ramp, spinning and hurtling my body though flaming circle of doom and landing comfortably in the imitation-leather easy chair; while my chickens do their impression of Tony Bennett singing "The William Tell Oveture."
The Great Gonzo
Head bowling
The Muppets

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