MuppeTelevision was the TV station run by the Muppets on The Jim Henson Hour. The station was capable of picking up television signals from throughout the universe, and it was up to Kermit the Frog, who served as director, to decide which shows the viewing audience would see.
Most of the acts were viewed on television monitors, while backstage antics happened in the Muppet Central control room. Just about every act would be introduced from the control room, in contrast to the previous Muppet Show, where characters would come on-stage to introduce acts. Also unlike The Muppet Show, while almost every episode had a human guest star, the episodes also featured other human characters, most notably Bootsie and Brad. Writer Chris Langham also portrayed a number of human characters in these segments.
The first half of eight out of twelve Jim Henson Hour episodes were dedicated to MuppeTelevision, as well as the opening of Episode 104: Dog City and some scenes in Episode 110: Secrets of the Muppets.
- Episode 101: Science Fiction
- Episode 102: Aquatic Life
- Episode 103: Monster Telethon
- Episode 105: The Ratings Game
- Episode 107: Health and Fitness
- Episode 108: Musicians
- Episode 109: Garbage
- Episode 112: Food
Recurring Cast and Crew
- Characters: Bean Bunny, Clifford, Digit, Gonzo, Kermit the Frog, Leon, Lindbergh, Link Hogthrob, Vicki, Waldo C. Graphic
(see also: MuppeTelevision Characters)
- Writers: Jerry Juhl, Tim Burns, Barbara Samuels, Mark Saltzman, Bill Prady, Chris Langham
- Performers: Jim Henson, Dave Goelz, Fran Brill, Steve Whitmire, Kevin Clash, Jerry Nelson, Dan Redican, Gordon Robertson, Rob Mills, Bob Stutt
MuppeTelevision segments have been rerun, by themselves, on CTS in Canada (part of the package that also includes The Muppet Show and Muppets Tonight). Since the show is now only half an hour long, Jim Henson's introduction is trimmed so that he is only talking about the MuppeTelevision half of the program. The title, meanwhile, is changed to The Jim Henson Show. As a result, the first half of the opening theme is flipped left-to-right so that the Griffin's crystal ball lines up with the letter O in "show" rather than "hour."