Des O'Connor Entertains was a variety show from the United Kingdom, hosted by Des O'Connor and featuring guest stars, singing, dancing and comedy sketches. The Muppets made a guest appearance on February 27, 1976 to promote The Muppet Show.
Joining Des O'Connor at a panel table were Kermit (who refers to himself as the executive producer), Hilda, George the Janitor ('the janitorial engineer'), Waldorf (so far unnamed and mostly asleep), Sam the Eagle, and a green bespectacled Whatnot at a typewriter. After introducing his team, Kermit came up with a concept for a chat show with guest stars, hosted by Des O'Connor with help from the frog.
Since Frank Oz performed Sam Eagle, another performer took over George the Janitor.
Des O'Connor won a Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards in 2001. Clips from the Muppets' scene were shown and Kermit made a quick appearance, thanking Des for introducing the British audience to the Muppets.