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Muppets Tonight
Air Date September 14, 1997
Written by Jennifer Barrow, Dick Blasucci, Paul Flaherty, Darin Henry, Jim Lewis, Bernie Keating, Kirk Thatcher and Patric Verrone
Director Brian Henson
Prod. no. 207


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Muppets grow...

...and shrink in the episode.

Rick Moranis desperately wants to fit his musical "Salute to Late Fifties Crooners, Obscure British Bands, and Bill Withers" into the program; Seymour and Pepe get their own cooking show; and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker create havoc with their Micro Shrink-o-Matic Machine.

Skit Highlights


  • Clifford mentions a list of family films that Rick Moranis is known for, to which Dr. Phil van Neuter adds Little Shop of Horrors. Clifford corrects him by saying that Little Shop of Horrors isn't a family film. However, Clifford included Parenthood in his own list, a film rated PG-13 by the MPAA for its sexually explicit content; Little Shop of Horrors is also rated PG-13.
  • The Shrink-o-Matic Machine was a reference to Moranis' film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
  • A clip of Great Moments in Elvis History from episode 101 is playing on the monitors in the commissary.
  • Posters of "Cleopigtra" and "The Pigseidon Adventure" are seen in the commissary.


Bill Barretta - Pepe, Howard Tubman, and The Cow Announcer
Kevin Clash - Clifford, Carter, and Moo-Ing's henchman
Brian Henson - Seymour, Dr. Phil Van Neuter, and Nigel
Dave Goelz - Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Randy Pig, Waldorf, Morty, and Gary Cahuenga
Jerry Nelson - Statler, Moo-Ing, Phil, and Mr. President
Steve Whitmire - Kermit the Frog, Beaker, Andy Pig, Meepzorp, Lash Holstein, and Farm person
Leslie Carrara-Rudolph - Spamela Hamderson, Dorothy BoVine, Pullover sweater, and Muppets Tonight floor manager
Brad Abrell
Len Levitt
Steven Ritz-Barr
Joe Selph



Seymour, Pepe the King Prawn, Clifford, Kermit the Frog, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker, Nigel (Muppets Tonight), Statler and Waldorf, Zippety Zap, Andy and Randy Pig, Lash Holstein, Moo-Ing, Dorothy Bovine, Meepzorp, Mr. President, Bread Monster, The Cow Announcer, Phil, Morty, Anthony, Devo Muppets, Eugene, Co-Dependence Day therapist, Moo-Ing's henchman, Muppets Tonight floor manager, Pullover sweater, Farm person, Carter, Howard Tubman, Spamela Hamderson

Background Muppets:

J.P. Grosse, Gary Cahuenga

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