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When The Muppet Show first debuted in syndication, original promo spots were filmed to promote each show. These promos often featured Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear, though others occasionally appeared to promote the upcoming shows.

A handful of promos from the first season were included in The Muppet Show: Season One.

Individual Promos

Season One

Picture Description
Episode 104: Ruth Buzzi (YouTube)

Fozzie pats Kermit while he talks about the show. A clip of Ruth Buzzi from the set of "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" is shown.

Episode 107: Florence Henderson (YouTube)

Kermit and Fozzie appear on the Koozbane set. Fozzie wipes his eyes with a handkerchief explaining that he loves promos.

Episode 108: Paul Williams

Fozzie pats Kermit's head and rubs his stomach while he talks about this week's show. After a clip of Paul Williams on the Talk Spot set is shown, Fozzie begins patting Kermit to the stage floor.

Episode 112: Peter Ustinov

Kermit and Fozzie appear in the "At the Dance" ballroom, and after a clip of Peter Ustinov is shown, Fozzie starts tickling Kermit.

Episode 113: Bruce Forsyth

Kermit mentions this week's guest star as Fozzie uses his hat as a puppet.

Episode 114: Sandy Duncan

A clip from the "A Nice Girl Like Me" number is shown, and Kermit says to start the show off with a bang.

Episode 115: Candice Bergen

Fozzie tickles Kermit while he talks about this week's show.

Episode 118: Phyllis Diller

Kermit and Miss Piggy talk about this show at the Panel Discussions set.

Episode 120: Valerie Harper

Waldorf announces this week's guest star as Statler scrunches his face.

Season Two

Picture Description
Episode 204: Rich Little (YouTube)

Fozzie pats down Kermit's tuxedo as Kermit announces this weeks guest. A clip from the Hollywood musicals medley is shown.

Episode 210: George Burns

Kermit introduces a clip of "It All Depends on You," while Fozzie mills around in the background in silhouette. He steps into the light and tells Kermit not to leave him in the dark.

Season Three

Picture Description
Episode 309: Liberace (YouTube)

Fozzie is standing in front of Kermit onstage and mimes to Kermit's voice. A clip of Liberace dancing with Fletcher Bird is shown.

Season Four

Picture Description
Episode 401: John Denver (YouTube)

Kermit talks about the show while Fozzie examines Kermit's arms.

Episode 402: Crystal Gayle (YouTube)

Kermit's attempts to talk about the show are hampered by a Prairie Dog who imitates Kermit. A clip from "River Road" is shown.

Episode 411: Lola Falana (YouTube)

Gonzo tries to tell Kermit something while he talks about this weeks show. When Kermit finally asks Gonzo what he wants, Gonzo says that he's quitting. A clip from "He's the Greatest Dancer" is shown.

Season Five

Picture Description
Episode 502: Loretta Swit (YouTube)

Kermit talks about the show while Fozzie holds onto balloons.

Episode 506: Brooke Shields

Kermit introduces a clip of "Falling Song" while The White Rabbit hops by in the background. He finally stops and Kermit tells him he's late.

A shorter promo features the two, as the Rabbit hops wildly. Kermit joins, falling down the rabbit hole.

Episode 509: Debbie Harry

The Frog Scouts appear on-stage with Kermit. A clip from "Call Me" is shown.

Episode 512: Melissa Manchester

Gonzo leads a cheer, but misspells Melissa's name. A clip of "Whenever I Call You Friend" is used.

A shorter promo has Kermit quietly trying to introduce the guest, before the rest of the Muppets appear and shout her name.

Episode 520: Wally Boag

Kermit introduces a clip of Boag's "Highland Fling," while Fozzie wiggles his ears and dances around in the background.

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