Kermit on The Stars Salute the US Olympic Team 1984

Kermit on The Stars Salute the US Olympic Team 1984

An Olympic Gala is a television special commemorating the 1984 summer Olympic Games. It was produced by Jerry Weintraub and aired on ABC in July.

The Muppets appeared in the special,[1] with Kermit the Frog singing "It's Not Where You Start" as he runs with the Olympic torch.

Other celebrity guests included Neil Diamond, Placido Domingo, Gene Kelly, Burt Lancaster, Gregory Peck, Olivia Newton-John, Esther Williams, Dudley Moore, Henry Mancini, Walter Matthau, and Sarah Vaughan. Jane Fonda and Robert Wagner were co-hosts.[2]

Sources

  1. Jim Henson's Red Book 1/29/1984 – ‘Cheryl and I do Olympic Special in LA.’, Posted on January 29, 2013
  2. Gainesville Sun "Attend an Olympic Gala" July 26, 1984 by Rick Sherwood
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