The Muppet Show
Guest Mummenschanz
Production November 23-26, 1976
Releases Season One
Best of the Muppet Show

(TRANSCRIPT)

Mummenschanz

Kermit asks the members of Mummenschanz if they ever speak.

Miss Piggy is repulsed when Gonzo tells her that he loves her. Kermit tries to help by asking Piggy if she would like to go to dinner -- and when she accepts, he fixes her up with Gonzo. Everybody gets karate-chopped.

Songs/Sketches

Notes

  • This episode marks the debut of Gonzo's trademark, rushing rapidly through camera with a WHOOSH sound effect.
  • As the last episode of the first season, this was the last episode to feature John Lovelady and Eren Ozker as performers, and the last episode to be written and produced by Jack Burns.
  • On the DVD The Story of Mummenschanz, Bernie Schurz recalls that originally, Gina Lollobrigida was planned as a guest star for season one. When she cancelled, Jim Henson suggested Mummenschanz, whose performance he had seen in Geneva.

Edits

  • On Nickelodeon, Wayne & Wanda's song "It's Only a Paper Moon" and Muppet News Flash were both cut.

Cast

Muppets:

Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Scooter, Rowlf the Dog, Statler and Waldorf, Floyd Pepper, George the Janitor, Mildred Huxtetter, Animal, Sam the Eagle, Wayne, Wanda, Vendaface, The Newsman, Dancers, Whatnots, The Eel

Background Muppets:

Dr. Teeth, Janice, Zoot, Hilda, Nigel, Zelda Rose

Performers

Jim Henson as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Eel, the Newsman, and Waldorf
Frank Oz as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam the Eagle, George the Janitor, and Mildred
Dave Goelz as Gonzo
Jerry Nelson as Floyd Pepper and Vendaface
Richard Hunt as Scooter, Wayne, Pig Dancers, and Statler
Eren Ozker as Rowlf's and Animal's dancing partners
John Lovelady as Whatnot Dancers

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