|Written by||Joe Raposo|
|Publisher||Welbeck Music Corp.|
"The First Time It Happens" was written for The Great Muppet Caper. Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy sing it at The Dubonnet Club as they dance together, starting as a slow production number and eventually becoming more upbeat.
Footage from this sequence appeared in The Muppets Go to the Movies. Kermit and Miss Piggy also performed the song at the Academy Awards show in 1982, when it was nominated for Best Song. It lost to "Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do)" from "Arthur".
The song was later used over a montage of Miss Piggy clips in The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years, and the orchestra played an instrumental version of the song as Miss Piggy made her entrance.
- The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
- The First Time It Happens/Steppin' Out with a Star (single, 1981)
- Favorite Songs from Jim Henson's Muppets (1986)
- Music, Mayhem and More! (2002)