The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show is an American family-oriented comedy-variety television series that was produced by puppeteer Jim Henson and features The Muppets. After two pilot episodes produced in 1974 and 1975 failed to get the attention of network executives in the United States, Lew Grade approached Henson to produce the programme in the United Kingdom for ATV.
The show lasted for five seasons consisting of 120 episodes which were first broadcast in Britain between 5 September 1976 and 15 March 1981 on ATV and was shown by the other ITV franchises in the United Kingdom. The programs were recorded at Elstree Studios, England. Henson continued to film in the studios even after The Muppet Show.
Kermit the Frog and the Muppets put on a weekly musical/comedy revue at The Muppet Theater. Unfortunately for them, things never quite go according to plan, for the Muppets or their weekly guest stars.
Why It Rocks
- Clever humor.
- Lovable characters including the perennially stressed Kermit the Frog, the hapless comedian Fozzie Bear, the diva superstar Miss Piggy, the lunatic stuntman artiste Gonzo, the wild drummer Animal, the unintelligible Swedish Chef, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker of Muppet Labs, the old curmudgeons Statler and Waldorf and many others.
- Great musical numbers such as Happy Feet, Mahna Mahna and Rainbow Connection.
- Wonderful celebrity guest stars.
- The acting is great as well.
- The references to 70s pop culture didn't age well
- The episodes that features Spike Milligan isn't available on Disney+ in Europe, the reasons are unknown, but possibly too many stereotypes.
- All the episodes (including the 4th and 5th season) were added to streaming services, such as Disney+ on February 19th (except some skits and some episodes were missing, especially Spike Milligan's episode, which that episode wasn't available in Europe for unknown reasons, despite being aired as re-runs and being included on Season 3 DVD, see BQ #2.)