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The song was also performed in [[Episode 505: James Coburn|episode 505]]. As a male Muppet sings the song to his lady friend, the birds, stars, and angels mentioned in the lyrics appear -- and then get stuck to the woman.
 
The song was also performed in [[Episode 505: James Coburn|episode 505]]. As a male Muppet sings the song to his lady friend, the birds, stars, and angels mentioned in the lyrics appear -- and then get stuck to the woman.
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[[Johnny Fiama]] also sang this to [[Clarissa]] during his restaurant set love song in [[Episode 104: John Goodman|episode 104]] of ''[[Muppets Tonight]]''.
   
 
In 2000, [[Marjolein Keuning]] sang "(They Long to Be) Close to You" with Kermit (here performed by [[Steve Whitmire]]) during a Dutch television special honoring the 75th anniversary of KRO, the network that aired ''The Muppet Show'' in the Netherlands.
 
In 2000, [[Marjolein Keuning]] sang "(They Long to Be) Close to You" with Kermit (here performed by [[Steve Whitmire]]) during a Dutch television special honoring the 75th anniversary of KRO, the network that aired ''The Muppet Show'' in the Netherlands.
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[[Category: Muppet Songs|Close To You]]
 
[[Category: Muppet Songs|Close To You]]
 
[[Category: Muppet Show Songs|Close to You]]
 
[[Category: Muppet Show Songs|Close to You]]
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[[Category:Muppets Tonight Songs]]

Revision as of 20:57, September 2, 2009

Music by Burt Bacharach
Lyrics by Hal David
Date 1970
Source Dionne Warwick
File:They Long To Be Close To You.JPG

"(They Long to Be) Close to You" was sung by Connie Stevens to Kermit and Fozzie during the Talk Spot in Episode 102 of The Muppet Show. This was the only Talk Spot in the first season to use a couch instead of a wall as the set.

The song was also performed in episode 505. As a male Muppet sings the song to his lady friend, the birds, stars, and angels mentioned in the lyrics appear -- and then get stuck to the woman.

Johnny Fiama also sang this to Clarissa during his restaurant set love song in episode 104 of Muppets Tonight.

In 2000, Marjolein Keuning sang "(They Long to Be) Close to You" with Kermit (here performed by Steve Whitmire) during a Dutch television special honoring the 75th anniversary of KRO, the network that aired The Muppet Show in the Netherlands.

This song was also featured in MirrorMask.

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