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Muppets Tonight
Air Date July 7, 1996
Written by Dick Blasucci, Paul Flaherty, Darin Henry, Jim Lewis, Kirk Thatcher and Patric Verrone
Director Gary Halvorson
Prod. no. 110


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Whoopi Goldberg and the rats sing "No Woman No Cry."

Everyone panics when Andy and Randy Pig are sent to pick up Miss Piggy from the airport for her performance with Whoopi Goldberg in the big musical number. William Shatner and Judge Joseph A. Wapner also appear.

Skit Highlights


  • Whoopi Goldberg would later re-join the Muppets as the Boss in It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie and in cameos in The Muppets and Letters to Santa.
  • William Shatner's appearance on the plane with Piggy is a spoof of his role from the original Twilight Zone episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet," in which he was the only person on the plane who could see the gremlin on the wing.
  • Whoopi Goldberg was the second guest star on any Muppets TV show to sing "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" with Miss Piggy, the first being Carol Channing.


Kevin Clash as Clifford, Rusty, and Rat
Frank Oz as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and Animal
Steve Whitmire as Kermit the Frog, Rizzo the Rat, Andy Pig, and Bug Llewelyn
Dave Goelz as The Great Gonzo, Waldorf, Bill the Bubble Guy, and Randy Pig
Jerry Nelson as the Vulture, Announcer, Statler and Rat
Brian Henson as Seymour, Sal and Stan
Bill Barretta as Pepe, Johnny Fiama and Carl
Leslie Carrara
Thom Fountain
Bruce Lanoil
Len Levitt
Drew Massey
Stephen Ritz
Joe Selph
Allan Trautman
Greg Umphries



Clifford, Miss Piggy, Andy and Randy Pig, Rizzo the Rat, Big Mean Carl, Bobo the Bear, Bill the Bubble Guy, Seymour, Pepe the King Prawn, Kermit the Frog, Muppets Tonight Band, Animal, Johnny Fiama, Sal Minella, Fozzie Bear, Bug Llewelyn, Guffrey the Vulture

Background Muppets:

The Newsman, Bobby Benson, Carter, Penguins, Buster Bergman

Audience Muppets:

Begoony, Big Mean Carl, Blustering Bellowpane Monster, Buster Bergman, Butch, Chickens, Chip, Crocodile, Frackles, Gnu, Large Marvin Fraggle, a Monkey, Doris, Pigs, Rats, Quongo, The Newsman, Shirley

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