The Muppet Show
Guest Ben Vereen
Production October 4-7, 1976
Premiere UK: November 21, 1976
US: January 24, 1977
Releases Season One



Ben Vereen and Kermit

Fozzie gets stuck in a magician's trick cabinet. The cabinet is dragged onstage so that he can perform his act -- and at the end of the act, two pig stagehands tip the box over so he can take a bow.




  • This is the last episode in which Richard Hunt performs Miss Piggy. As of the next episode, Frank Oz becomes Piggy's full-time performer.



Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Scooter, Rowlf the Dog, Statler and Waldorf, Crazy Harry, Two-Headed Singer, The Newsman, George the Janitor, Mildred Huxtetter, Zoot, Janice, Trumpet Girl, The Shouting Lady, Herman, The Houses, Hilda, Sam the Eagle, Wayne, Wanda, Droop, The Muppaphone, Pigs, Whatnots

Background Muppets:

Red-Haired Woman, Baby Koozebanian Creatures, Timmy Monster, Gawky Bird, The Fazoobs, The Eel


Jim Henson as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Whatnot Dancers, Newsman and Waldorf
Frank Oz as Fozzie Bear, George the Janitor, Sam the Eagle, and Mildred
Jerry Nelson as Droop, Shouting Lady, Herman, one of the Houses, Whatnot Girls, and half of the Two-Headed Singer
Richard Hunt as Scooter, Wayne, Miss Piggy, Statler, Pig Dancers, and half of the Two-Headed Singer
John Lovelady as Crazy Harry, one of the Houses, and the Announcer
Dave Goelz as The Great Gonzo and Zoot
Eren Ozker as Hilda, Janice, and Wanda



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