|The Jim Henson Hour|
|Air Date||July 30, 1989|
Jim Henson's Intro
Jim Henson sees the Thought Lion eating chips, and tells him that he'll spoil his appetite. In the control room, Kermit tells Jim that the place is covered in garbage. The garbage, however, prefers to be called "previously essential material." (In the half-hour version, Jim comes out holding a cowboy hat to introduce K.D. Lang.)
- Guest star: k.d. lang
The Muppet studio is overwhelmed with animated garbage bags and Kermit can't find a way to get rid of them.
- Bootsie and Brad
- The garbage watch a trash preacher
- k.d. lang and the Muppets perform "(Waltz Me) Once Again Around That Dance Floor"
- k.d. lang sings "I Love Trash"
- Kermit tells the story of how the Nightingale got its voice
- A bear and a raccoon observe a human family in their backyard
- The Garbage sings "On the Road Again"
- Episode 108: Sapsorrow: A princess flees when she's forced to marry her father. She poses as a ragged servant in another kingdom -- and then falls in love with a haughty prince.
Jim Henson's Closing
Jim demonstrates performing a Garbage puppet, and says that it was made from a real trash bag.
- This was the final episode to air on NBC.
- Canadian broadcasts of this episode omitted 1 minute, 5 seconds of material after the nature documentary, in which Digit uses what he thinks is a flamethrower. This also omits the introduction of the garbage scow captain.
- The garbage Muppets were later used in the "I See a Kingdom" sequence in The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland.
- Kermit the Frog, Garbage, Bean Bunny, Digit, Gonzo, Leon, Waldo C. Graphic, Clifford, Link Hogthrob, Gramps, The Rats, Rowlf the Dog, Beard, Flash
- Jim Henson - Kermit the Frog, Link Hogthrob, Garbage (closing demo)
- Fran Brill - Vicki
- Kevin Clash - Clifford, Leon, Garbage
- Dave Goelz - Gonzo and Digit
- Jerry Nelson - Garbage Scow Captain, Garbage, Raccoon, Beard, Slim
- Rob Mills - Gramps
- Dan Redican - Garbage
- Gord Robertson - Lindberg
- Sandra Shamas - Garbage
- Steve Whitmire - Bean Bunny, Waldo C. Graphic, Garbage, Flash, Billy the Bear
Live Action Performers
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