The Rose d'Or, or Golden Rose in its English translation, is a television award which has been given out annually since 1961. The award is focused mainly on entertainment programming, or comedies, therefore excluding dramas and documentaries. The reasoning behind the choices is that dramas and documentaries are often more recognized in awards ceremonies, leaving other genres overlooked.
In 1977, The Muppet Show won a Golden Rose award for excellence in television. The Muppets taped a special message in celebration of the award win. Set backstage of the Muppet Theatre, Kermit the Frog tries to make a speech on their behalf, but is interrupted by Fleet Scribbler, Floyd Pepper, Zoot, Animal and Gorgon Heap (who eats the award). The piece ends in chaos as Crazy Harry begins setting off explosions. Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and Scooter also appear.
- Marty Feldman's Comedy Machine, 1972
- Rich Little's Christmas Carol, 1979
- Penn and Teller Go Public, 1986
- Mr. Bean, 1990
- Itzhak Perlman - In the Fiddler's House, 1996
- Yo-Yo Ma Inspired by Bach, 1998
- French and Saunders, 2002
- Peter Ustinov received the Charity award in 2004
- Deal or No Deal, best game show, 2006
- The Apprentice, best reality show, 2006
- Ricky Gervais received the Honorary Rose in 2006
- Stephen Fry, best performance in a game show, 2006