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The Muppets in 1966.
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The Muppets' appearance at Leeds Castle, 1979.
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Mike and Piggy at Leeds Castle, 1979
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Victoria Mallory singing with Rowlf and Fozzie, this episode aired 10/24/77.
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The Bell Data robot in 1966.

The Mike Douglas Show was a daily afternoon variety series hosted by Mike Douglas that ran from 1961 to 1982. The Muppets appeared several times on the program, including co-hosting for a full week in 1966.

Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Juhl and Jerry Nelson appeared during the week of July 19, 1966. The Muppets were credited as co-hosts for the week, performing a number of sketches, and featured several interviews with Henson, et. al. These shows are available for viewing at The Paley Center for Media.

The Muppets made return appearances to promote The Muppet Show in 1976, 1977 and 1979.

1966 appearances

July 19, 1966

July 20, 1966

July 21, 1966

July 22, 1966

1968 appearance

May 1968

1975 appearance

February 5, 1975

1976 appearance

October 14, 1976

1977 appearance

October 3, 1977 [3]

October 24, 1977

October 31, 1977

  • Dr Teeth sings "Bein' Green"
  • Kermit and Mike Douglas sing "Sing"
  • A clip of The Swedish Chef preparing lobsters is shown. Before the clip is shown, Jim Henson mentions to watch the lobsters shooting at The Swedish Chef.

1979 appearance

September 11, 1979

  • Jim Henson and Frank Oz appeared along with Burt Reynolds, Barbara Mandrell and the Boomtown Rats.
  • Mike and Piggy sing 'Let's Call the Whole Thing Off'. Jim, Frank and the other Muppets add their two cents worth at Leeds Castle, outside London.

Sources

  1. Jim Henson's Red Book entry
  2. Jim Henson's Red Book entry
  3. Jim Henson's Red Book entry

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