Star Search was a television talent competition that aired from 1983 to 1995, and was revived from 2002-2004. The original was hosted by Ed McMahon and launched the career of several individuals, including Rosie O'Donnell and Sinbad. The revival was hosted by Arsenio Hall, and was filmed at the Disney Hollywood Studios.
- Baby Piggy appears on the show in the Muppet Babies episode "This Little Piggy Went to Hollywood."
- Coolio and Clifford appear in an episode of Muppet Star Search, in episode 205 of Muppets Tonight, where they formed an oddly-named group called Chilli Manilli, and while they started singing, the song starts skipping revealing they were lip-synching. Coolio gets so upset, he decides to do a solo career.
- Christopher Gattelli was a grand champion on the show