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It's the Muppets!: Meet the Muppets! is a compilation video of some of the best clips from The Muppet Show, released by Jim Henson Video in 1993. A similar video, More Muppets, Please!, was also released simultaneously.

Unlike the Playhouse Videos, these videos don't have any guests star clips or new footage.

The UK release of this video has more sketches than the American release.

Clips

Picture Segment Description Source
Theme
The Muppet Show Theme (over compilation of clips) Various episodes
Montage
Kermit's Introduction Episode 424, Episode 409, Episode 109
Episode fragments
"I Get Around," plus Statler & Waldorf's comments, backstage scenes Episode 415: Anne Murray
Song
"I Got Rhythm" Episode 420: Alan Arkin
Sketch
Muppet News Flash: exploding news reporters Episode 209: Madeline Kahn
Song
"Pig Calypso," plus Statler & Waldorf's comments Episode 221: Bob Hope
Sketch
Kermit's karate chop Episode 422: Andy Williams
Song
"Mahna Mahna," plus Statler & Waldorf's comments Episode 101: Juliet Prowse
Song
"Barnyard Boogie"
This segment was not included in the American version of the compilation.
Episode 504: Shirley Bassey

Episode fragments
Episode 410: Kenny Rogers
Song
"Coconut"
Episode 410: Kenny Rogers
Sketch
The Swedish Chef: Chocolate Moose Episode 220: Petula Clark
Sketch
Gonzo practices fainting for Camilla
This sequence is shortened to remove Leslie Uggams, who appeared on-screen during this scene.
Episode 318: Leslie Uggams
Song
"Lullaby of Broadway," plus Statler & Waldorf's comments Episode 304: Gilda Radner
Sketch
Kermit interviews the Koozebanian Phoob, the most tasty creature in the galaxy, who survives by evolving to blend in with whatever's nearby -- like Kermit.
This segment was not included in the American version of the compilation.
Episode 205: Judy Collins
Sketch
Gonzo visits Camilla's dressing room Episode 318: Leslie Uggams
Sketch
Kermit meets Mickey Moose and Ronald Duck Episode 220: Petula Clark
Sketch
Pigs in Space: Weight Problems
Although this sketch is from the fourth season, the Pigs in Space intro from the second season is used here.
Episode 420: Alan Arkin
Sketch
Phrenology Episode 216: Cleo Laine
Song
"I Go to Rio" Episode 424: Diana Ross
Sketch
Muppet Labs: Elevator Shoes Episode 301: Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge
Sketch
Chickens play "Down at Papa Joe's" on piano Episode 207: Edgar Bergen
Sketch
Gonzo's hypnotism act, plus Statler & Waldorf's comments Episode 324: Cheryl Ladd
Song
"Octopus' Garden" Episode 312: James Coco
Closing
Closing Theme montage
(During the opening pan-out shot, used from episode 101, the third and fourth season's closing music is used, but then shifts back to the closing music from Season 1 during the Trumpet Girl's shot. This and the video sequel are the only video releases to mix the two different closing themes together.)
Episode 514, Episode 220, Episode 101, Episode 403, Episode 102

International versions

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