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{{episodetms|star=[[Jaye P. Morgan]]|production=November 29 - December 2, [[1977]]|airdate=|video=''[[The Muppet Show: Season Two|Season Two]]''}}
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{{episodetms|image=Jayepmorgan.jpg|star=[[Jaye P. Morgan]]|production=Nov 29 - Dec 2, [[1977]]|airdate=UK: February 26, 1978<br>NYC: March 6, 1978|video=''[[The Muppet Show: Season Two|Season Two]]''}}
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[[Jaye P. Morgan|Jaye P.]] has trouble dealing with the wackiness of the show, especially the constant [[Muppet explosions|explosions]]. Matters take a turn for the worse when [[J.P. Grosse]] arrives at the theater for an inspection.
[[Jaye P. Morgan|Jaye P.]] is upset when she's attacked by [[Animal]], and things keep [[Muppet Explosions|exploding]] around her. But she becomes furious when [[Scooter]]'s uncle, [[J.P. Grosse]], arrives for an inspection -- and she overhears [[Kermit the Frog|Kermit]] complaining about how terrible it is to have J.P. around.
 
   
 
==Songs/Sketches==
 
==Songs/Sketches==
* Dressed as a bird, the cynical Jaye P. sings "[[Tweedle Dee]]" while complaining about the corny song and the costume's smelly feathers.
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* "[[Tweedle Dee]]"
 
* [[The Swedish Chef]]: [[The Swedish Chef#218|Coconut]]
 
* [[The Swedish Chef]]: [[The Swedish Chef#218|Coconut]]
* [[Gonzo's Acts|Gonzo's Act]]: Backed by [[Rowlf the Dog|Rowlf]] on the piano, Gonzo plays "[[Flight of the Bumblebee]]" on his horn while [[Animal]] chases the bumblebee.
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* [[Gonzo's stunts|Gonzo's Act]]: "[[Flight of the Bumblebee]]"
* [[At the Dance]]
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* [[At the Dance]]: Remarks that begin with "the problem with..."
* [[UK Spots (The Muppet Show)|UK Spot]]: [[Rowlf the Dog|Rowlf]] and [[Fozzie Bear|Fozzie]] play "[[English Country Garden]]" on the piano. Neither one knew Fozzie could play piano.
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* [[UK Spots (The Muppet Show)|UK Spot]]: "[[English Country Garden]]"
* [[Talk Spots|Talk Spot]]: Kermit explains the Muppet affection for explosions to Jaye P. by exploding himself.
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* [[Talk Spots|Talk Spot]]: Kermit explains the show's propensity for explosions by blowing himself up.
 
* "[[Big Noise from Winnetka]]"
 
* "[[Big Noise from Winnetka]]"
 
* [[Pigs in Space]]: [[Pigs in Space#218|Jettison]]
 
* [[Pigs in Space]]: [[Pigs in Space#218|Jettison]]
 
* [[Muppet News Flash]]: Jettison
 
* [[Muppet News Flash]]: Jettison
* [[Sam the Eagle]] gives an editorial on crime.
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* [[An Editorial by Sam the Eagle]]: Crime
* Jaye P. and [[Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem]] sing "[[That Old Black Magic]]."
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* "[[That Old Black Magic]]"
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==Episode==
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! Picture !! Description
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| [[Image:218.coldopen.jpg|250px|center]]
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|[[Scooter]] stops by the dressing room to call for guest star Jaye P. Morgan. In response, Jaye P. throws Scooter a lit bomb, which subsequently explodes.{{br}}
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'''Jaye P.:''' This is not going to be just [[References to being puppets|another cute puppet show]].
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| [[Image:Bobhope-2.jpg|250px|center]]
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| "[[The Muppet Show Theme]]": [[Crazy Harry]] blows [[Gonzo]] away.
   
==Detailed Performance List==
 
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| [[Image:Jayepmorgan-bird.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:Jayepmorgan-bird.jpg|250px|center]]
| "[[Tweedle Dee]]"
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|Jaye P. and [[Shirley (bird)|Shirley]] perform "[[Tweedle Dee]]" as Jaye P. complains about the "cuteness" of the show, and the odor of her bird costume in particular.
Jaye P. Morgan and Youknow Bird perform the song as Jaye P. complains about the cuteness of the show in general, and the odor of her bird costume in particular.
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|-
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| [[Image:218.backstage1-1.jpg|250px|center]]
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| [[Backstage]], [[Kermit the Frog|Kermit]] commends Jaye P. on her opening number when the cynical guest star complains.
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'''Kermit:''' But, w-what's wrong? That last number was terrific. It was really cute.{{br}}
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'''Jaye P.:''' Yeah, it was cute, wasn't it?{{br}}
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'''Kermit:''' Oh, it was. It was just so cute.{{br}}
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'''Jaye P.:''' I hate cute.{{br}}
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[[Animal]] happens to walk by as Kermit tries to placate a bitter Jaye P. Her mood only grows worse when Animal begins harassing her.
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|-
 
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| [[Image:Swedishchef218.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:Swedishchef218.jpg|250px|center]]
| [[The Swedish Chef]]: [[The Swedish Chef#218|Coconut]]
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| [[The Swedish Chef]]: The Chef attempts to prepare a coconut, but can't crack it at first. He tries cutting it and sawing it before eventually opening it with a hammer. Unfortunately for the Chef, the coconut contains a bomb, which promptly explodes.
The Chef hammers and saws a coconut, trying to crack it. When he finally gets it open, he discovers a bomb inside it.
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'''[[Statler and Waldorf|Statler]]:''' Now, wait just a minute. That's the second time tonight they've used a bomb joke.
After the sketch, Waldorf finds a bomb in the theater box, and it explodes.
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Waldorf also happens upon a bomb in the [[Statler and Waldorf's Box|box]], and they, too, get blown up.{{br}}
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'''Waldorf:''' Three's a charm.
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|-
 
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| Backstage, Kermit discusses Jaye with Fozzie, but then learns that the cake he sent to her was baked by [[Crazy Harry]]. Harry blows the cake up with enough force to knock the door off its hinges, and Kermit sends Fozzie to introduce the next act while he tends Jaye.
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| [[Image:Jayepmorgan-blownup.jpg|250px|center]]
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| Backstage: In hopes of making amends with Jaye P., Kermit sends her a cake, only to find out from [[Fozzie Bear|Fozzie]] that Crazy Harry baked it. Harry blows the cake up with enough force to knock the door off its hinges, and Kermit sends Fozzie to introduce the next act while he tends to Jaye P.
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| [[Image:GonzoTrumpetSolo.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:GonzoTrumpetSolo.jpg|250px|center]]
| [[Gonzo's Acts|Gonzo's Act]]: "[[Flight of the Bumblebee]]"
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| [[Gonzo's stunts|Gonzo's Act]]: Backed by [[Rowlf the Dog|Rowlf]] on the piano, Gonzo plays "[[Flight of the Bumblebee]]" on his trumpet while Animal chases the bumblebee.
Gonzo plays "The Flight of the Bumblebee" on a trumpet accompanied by [[Rowlf the Dog|Rowlf]] on the piano. A small bumblebee starts flying around and [[Animal]] chases the bumblebee with a club.
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| [[Image:pigsdance.jpeg|250px|center]]
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| [[Image:218.atthedance.jpg|250px|center]]
| [[At the Dance]]
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| [[At the Dance]]: Each dancer discusses a problem with their partner, who responds accordingly.
All the jokes revolve around one dancer saying what is wrong with someone (men, women, the other dancer) and then their partner answering with a punch line.
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| [[Image:Fozzierowlf.JPG|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:Fozzierowlf.JPG|250px|center]]
| [[UK Spots (The Muppet Show)|UK Spot]]: "[[English Country Garden]]"
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| [[UK Spots (The Muppet Show)|UK Spot]]: "[[English Country Garden]]" is performed as a piano duet by Rowlf and Fozzie, who - much to either's surprise - is able to play. The duet gradually becomes frantic, and Fozzie finishes the number by knocking Rowlf over.
"English Country Garden" is performed as a piano duet by [[Rowlf the Dog|Rowlf]] and [[Fozzie Bear|Fozzie]]. Both are surprised to learn that Fozzie can play piano at all. As the music gets exciting, Fozzie loses his hat.
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|-
 
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| [[Image:Jayepmorgan-kermit.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:Jayepmorgan-kermit.jpg|250px|center]]
| [[Talk Spots|Talk Spot]]: Jaye P. Morgan
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| [[Talk Spots|Talk Spot]]: Kermit talks to Jaye P. about how explosions are one of the Muppets' trademarks, proving his point by blowing himself up. Jaye P.'s hat, likewise, contains explosives of its own. The two end the talk spot by exploding themselves away.
Kermit talks to Jaye P. Morgan about how explosions are one of the Muppets' trademarks.
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|-
 
|-
 
| [[Image:Song.winnetka.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:Song.winnetka.jpg|250px|center]]
| "[[Big Noise from Winnetka]]"
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| [[Floyd Pepper|Floyd]] and [[Nigel (Muppet Show)|Nigel]] team up to perform "[[Big Noise from Winnetka]]." Floyd trades in his trademark Sergeant Pepper jacket for a white suit and his bass guitar for a bass violin. Nigel, in a rare performance, displays a talent for whistling.
[[Floyd Pepper|Floyd]] and [[Nigel (Muppet Show)|Nigel]] team up to perform "Big Noise from Winnetka." Floyd trades in his trademark Sergeant Pepper jacket for a white suit and his bass guitar for a bass violin. Nigel, in a rare performance, displays a talent for whistling
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|-
 
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| [[Image:Pigsinspace218.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:Pigsinspace218.jpg|250px|center]]
| [[Pigs in Space]]: [[Pigs in Space#218|Jettison]]
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| [[Pigs in Space]]: The ''[[Swinetrek]]'' is getting heavy, so the crew needs to jettison something that has the weight of one pig.
The Swinetrek is getting heavy, so the crew needs to jettison something that has the weight of one pig.
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| [[Image:Newsman3.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:Newsman3.jpg|250px|center]]
| [[Muppet News Flash]]: Jettison
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| [[Muppet News Flash]]: [[The Newsman]] reports that a plane carrying the [[London Symphony Orchestra]] has been forced to drop some of its musical instruments. A piano falls on him.
A plane carrying the London Symphony Orchestra has been forced to drop some of its musical instruments.
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| [[Image:Jayepmorgan-angry.jpg|250px|center]]
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| Backstage: Scooter's uncle, J.P. Grosse, is making another inspection when Kermit comes in. Kermit becomes exasperated, and starts to complain.
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'''Kermit:''' Of all the people I can't stand to have around here when we're doing the show, J.P. is the worst! I mean, J.P. is without a doubt the most difficult, impossible unfriendly...
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Kermit realizes too late that Jaye P. has overheard his gripe. He tries to explain himself, only to find that J.P. is overhearing him as well.
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'''Kermit:''' I think I just put both feet in my mouth.
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|-
 
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| [[File:Samseditorial.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[File:Samseditorial.jpg|250px|center]]
| [[Sam the Eagle]] gives an editorial on crime.
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| [[An Editorial by Sam the Eagle]]: [[Sam the Eagle|Sam]] reports on crime. In the background, three criminals steal the entire set, and eventually make off with Sam himself.
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| [[Image:Jayepmorgan-angry.jpg|250px|center]]
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| [[Image:218.backstage4.jpg|250px|center]]
| Backstage
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| Backstage: Kermit prepares the closing number for Jaye P., hoping that it'll make up for everything that's happened to her. J.P. overhears and, believing that he gets to perform, begins negotiating with Kermit.
Jaye P. Morgan becomes furious when [[Scooter]]'s uncle, [[J.P. Grosse]], arrives for an inspection -- and she overhears [[Kermit the Frog|Kermit]] complaining about how terrible it is to have J.P. around.
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|-
 
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| [[Image:Morgan02.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:Morgan02.jpg|250px|center]]
| "[[That Old Black Magic]]"
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| While Kermit clears everything up with J.P., Scooter introduces the closing number: Jaye P. performs "[[That Old Black Magic]]" with [[Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem]].
Jaye P. Morgan sings this song with [[Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem]]. Due to the confusion backstage the sketch is introduced by [[Scooter]] instead of [[Kermit the Frog|Kermit]].
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| [[Image:218.goodnights.jpg|250px|center]]
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| Despite everything that has happened, Jaye P. admits that she had a great time on the show. J.P. interrupts the closing, and begins to sing, which continues as the credits roll.
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| [[Image:218.goodnights-1.jpg|250px|center]]
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| '''Statler:''' I wonder if anybody watches this show besides us.
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Waldorf is asleep.
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'''Statler:''' Besides me.
 
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|}
   
 
==Cast==
 
==Cast==
 
'''Muppets:'''
 
'''Muppets:'''
:[[Kermit the Frog]], [[Miss Piggy]], [[Fozzie Bear]], [[Gonzo]], [[Scooter]], [[Dr. Teeth]], [[Floyd Pepper]], [[Animal]], [[Janice]], [[Zoot]], [[Statler and Waldorf]], [[Link Hogthrob]], [[Dr. Julius Strangepork]], [[Rowlf the Dog]], [[the Swedish Chef]], [[the Newsman]], [[Sam the Eagle]], [[Crazy Harry]], [[Frackles]], [[Zelda]], [[Droop]], [[Youknow Bird]], [[Svengali's Assistant]]
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:[[Kermit the Frog]], [[Miss Piggy]], [[Fozzie Bear]], [[Gonzo]], [[Scooter]], [[Dr. Teeth]], [[Floyd Pepper]], [[Animal]], [[Statler and Waldorf]], [[Link Hogthrob]], [[Dr. Julius Strangepork]], [[Rowlf the Dog]], [[the Swedish Chef]], [[the Newsman]], [[Sam the Eagle]], [[Crazy Harry]], [[Frackles]], [[Zelda Rose]], [[Droop]], [[Shirley (bird)|Shirley]], [[Svengali's Assistant]]
   
 
'''Background Muppets:'''
 
'''Background Muppets:'''
:[[Bobby Benson]], [[Whatnots]]
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:[[Janice]], [[Zoot]], [[Bobby Benson]], [[Whatnots]]
   
 
==Performers==
 
==Performers==
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:[[Frank Oz]] as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam the Eagle and Dancers
 
:[[Frank Oz]] as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam the Eagle and Dancers
 
:[[Jerry Nelson]] as Floyd Pepper, Crazy Harry, Zelda Rose, Droop, the Announcer, J.P. Grosse, and Dr. Julius Strangepork
 
:[[Jerry Nelson]] as Floyd Pepper, Crazy Harry, Zelda Rose, Droop, the Announcer, J.P. Grosse, and Dr. Julius Strangepork
:[[Richard Hunt]] as Scooter, Statler, Youknow Bird, Blue Frackle, and Svengali's Assistant
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:[[Richard Hunt]] as Scooter, Statler, Shirley, Blue Frackle, and Svengali's Assistant
 
:[[Dave Goelz]] as Gonzo, Zoot and Dancers
 
:[[Dave Goelz]] as Gonzo, Zoot and Dancers
   
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Revision as of 03:16, September 24, 2019

The Muppet Show
Jayepmorgan
Guest Jaye P. Morgan
Production Nov 29 - Dec 2, 1977
Premiere UK: February 26, 1978
NYC: March 6, 1978
Releases Season Two

(TRANSCRIPT)

Jaye P. has trouble dealing with the wackiness of the show, especially the constant explosions. Matters take a turn for the worse when J.P. Grosse arrives at the theater for an inspection.

Songs/Sketches


Episode

Picture Description
218.coldopen
Scooter stops by the dressing room to call for guest star Jaye P. Morgan. In response, Jaye P. throws Scooter a lit bomb, which subsequently explodes.

Jaye P.: This is not going to be just another cute puppet show.

Bobhope-2
"The Muppet Show Theme": Crazy Harry blows Gonzo away.
Jayepmorgan-bird
Jaye P. and Shirley perform "Tweedle Dee" as Jaye P. complains about the "cuteness" of the show, and the odor of her bird costume in particular.
218.backstage1-1
Backstage, Kermit commends Jaye P. on her opening number when the cynical guest star complains.

Kermit: But, w-what's wrong? That last number was terrific. It was really cute.
Jaye P.: Yeah, it was cute, wasn't it?
Kermit: Oh, it was. It was just so cute.
Jaye P.: I hate cute.

Animal happens to walk by as Kermit tries to placate a bitter Jaye P. Her mood only grows worse when Animal begins harassing her.

Swedishchef218
The Swedish Chef: The Chef attempts to prepare a coconut, but can't crack it at first. He tries cutting it and sawing it before eventually opening it with a hammer. Unfortunately for the Chef, the coconut contains a bomb, which promptly explodes.

Statler: Now, wait just a minute. That's the second time tonight they've used a bomb joke.

Waldorf also happens upon a bomb in the box, and they, too, get blown up.

Waldorf: Three's a charm.

Jayepmorgan-blownup
Backstage: In hopes of making amends with Jaye P., Kermit sends her a cake, only to find out from Fozzie that Crazy Harry baked it. Harry blows the cake up with enough force to knock the door off its hinges, and Kermit sends Fozzie to introduce the next act while he tends to Jaye P.
GonzoTrumpetSolo
Gonzo's Act: Backed by Rowlf on the piano, Gonzo plays "Flight of the Bumblebee" on his trumpet while Animal chases the bumblebee.
218.atthedance
At the Dance: Each dancer discusses a problem with their partner, who responds accordingly.
Fozzierowlf
UK Spot: "English Country Garden" is performed as a piano duet by Rowlf and Fozzie, who - much to either's surprise - is able to play. The duet gradually becomes frantic, and Fozzie finishes the number by knocking Rowlf over.
Jayepmorgan-kermit
Talk Spot: Kermit talks to Jaye P. about how explosions are one of the Muppets' trademarks, proving his point by blowing himself up. Jaye P.'s hat, likewise, contains explosives of its own. The two end the talk spot by exploding themselves away.
Song.winnetka
Floyd and Nigel team up to perform "Big Noise from Winnetka." Floyd trades in his trademark Sergeant Pepper jacket for a white suit and his bass guitar for a bass violin. Nigel, in a rare performance, displays a talent for whistling.
Pigsinspace218
Pigs in Space: The Swinetrek is getting heavy, so the crew needs to jettison something that has the weight of one pig.
Newsman3
Muppet News Flash: The Newsman reports that a plane carrying the London Symphony Orchestra has been forced to drop some of its musical instruments. A piano falls on him.
Jayepmorgan-angry
Backstage: Scooter's uncle, J.P. Grosse, is making another inspection when Kermit comes in. Kermit becomes exasperated, and starts to complain.

Kermit: Of all the people I can't stand to have around here when we're doing the show, J.P. is the worst! I mean, J.P. is without a doubt the most difficult, impossible unfriendly...

Kermit realizes too late that Jaye P. has overheard his gripe. He tries to explain himself, only to find that J.P. is overhearing him as well.

Kermit: I think I just put both feet in my mouth.

Samseditorial
An Editorial by Sam the Eagle: Sam reports on crime. In the background, three criminals steal the entire set, and eventually make off with Sam himself.
218.backstage4
Backstage: Kermit prepares the closing number for Jaye P., hoping that it'll make up for everything that's happened to her. J.P. overhears and, believing that he gets to perform, begins negotiating with Kermit.
Morgan02
While Kermit clears everything up with J.P., Scooter introduces the closing number: Jaye P. performs "That Old Black Magic" with Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem.
218.goodnights
Despite everything that has happened, Jaye P. admits that she had a great time on the show. J.P. interrupts the closing, and begins to sing, which continues as the credits roll.
218.goodnights-1
Statler: I wonder if anybody watches this show besides us.

Waldorf is asleep.

Statler: Besides me.

Cast

Muppets:

Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Scooter, Dr. Teeth, Floyd Pepper, Animal, Statler and Waldorf, Link Hogthrob, Dr. Julius Strangepork, Rowlf the Dog, the Swedish Chef, the Newsman, Sam the Eagle, Crazy Harry, Frackles, Zelda Rose, Droop, Shirley, Svengali's Assistant

Background Muppets:

Janice, Zoot, Bobby Benson, Whatnots

Performers

Jim Henson as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Link Hogthrob, Waldorf, the Newsman, Dr. Teeth, the Swedish Chef and Green Frackle
Frank Oz as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam the Eagle and Dancers
Jerry Nelson as Floyd Pepper, Crazy Harry, Zelda Rose, Droop, the Announcer, J.P. Grosse, and Dr. Julius Strangepork
Richard Hunt as Scooter, Statler, Shirley, Blue Frackle, and Svengali's Assistant
Dave Goelz as Gonzo, Zoot and Dancers


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