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The Muppet Show
Guest Dyan Cannon
Production May 15-17, 1979
Premiere UK: January 25, 1980
NYC: January 31, 1980


As Miss Piggy prepares for her act, she leaves her dog Foo-Foo in the care of Floyd. Piggy tells Floyd he has to spoon-feed and floss the pampered Foo-Foo, so Floyd locks the dog in a drawer. Frantic, Piggy searches everywhere for Foo-Foo.



Picture Description
Cold Open: Scooter knocks on Cannon's dressing room door, but she says she doesn't have to worry about the curtain. A large stage curtain falls on her from above, and Scooter says, "Yes, you do!"
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"The Muppet Show Theme": The live version of Foo-Foo walks down the stairs backstage and Beauregard asks, "Who let that dog loose in here?" Gonzo blows his trumpet and it rings like a phone.
Kermit is interrupted by Foo-Foo when introducing the show; Piggy attempts to assuage the situation by getting Kermit to speak to Foo-Foo in baby talk. Geri and the Atrics perform "Hound Dog". Statler and Waldorf are impressed and note that they've been practicing since 1908.
Piggy leaves Foo-Foo with Kermit backstage. Kermit passes the job on to Scooter, who passes to Fozzie, who passes to Gonzo, leaving Floyd the only one left to care for the dog.
Cannon sings "Civilization" in the jungle with Quongo and other jungle animals. As a jungle resident herself, she gains the attention of some pig explorers and penguin tourists. Statler thinks she's Moshe Dayan.
Kermit tries to get everyone in place for the "Doggy in the Window" number, but Gonzo says they have to cancel because Floyd can't perform as he's still taking care of Foo-Foo.
Piggy leaves instructions with Floyd for how to care for Foo-Foo in her dressing room. Once she leaves, Floyd picks the little dog up, shoves it in a drawer and says, "Breathe through the keyhole, turkey-dog!"
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In Veterinarian's Hospital, a member of Geri and the Atrics is Dr. Bob's patient. She tells him that she's an octogenarian, which is neither a religion, nor a vegetarian who only eats octopuses.
In her dressing room, Kermit asks if everything is okay with the wig. Not any wig she might be wearing, but the one in the cage that belongs to Smiling Jim Sepulveda and His Tapdancing Toupées. Kermit explains that it eats table scraps, so Cannon breaks off a piece of the table and feeds it to him.
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For the UK Spot, Rowlf sings "Man's Best Friend" with Afghan Hound, Rover Joe, Wolfhound, and Muppy. Rowlf sings while the others howl; all of them weep through the song.
The Swedish Chef prepares to make hot dogs in a large, boiling pot. Trying to interrupt his act, Miss Piggy covertly asks if he's seen her dog. Thinking she is talking about the hot dogs, the Swedish Chef says that the dog is in the pot, which prompts her to take a swing at him which is stopped by the pot lid. Chef immediately shows her the sausage that was boiling in the pot.
Back in her dressing room, Piggy is frantically searching for Foo-Foo. Attempting to calm her down, Dyan Cannon delivers a rousing speech while Piggy hums "There's No Business Like Show Business". Ready to go on with the show, Cannon reaches into the drawer for a feather boa and winds up with Foo-Foo in her arms as well. Because they took so long getting ready, Kermit has cancelled their big number together.
Backstage, Animal gets excited over Dyan Cannon's drums while Floyd heads in to have a chat with Miss Piggy. By this time, she's figured out it was he who locked her dog in the drawer and karate chops him out of her room, downstairs into the backstage area.
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In a pet shop filled with dogs, Cannon sings "Big Spender" while shopping for a new pet. She lays eyes on a Spaniel and immediately falls in love. She sings, "I'll take you home with me. We'll live so happily."
As Kermit closes out the show, Piggy expresses her relief to have found Foo-Foo. Janice, however, can't find Floyd; Piggy says he can "breathe through the keyhole." Cannon enters the stage with her new Spaniel while Kermit protests one more time that he's not Foo-Foo's da-da.



Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Beauregard, Scooter, Rowlf the Dog, Statler and Waldorf, Floyd Pepper, Foo-Foo, Janice, Animal, The Swedish Chef, Geri and the Atrics, Rover Joe, The Announcer, Wolfhound

Background Muppets:

Butch, Quongo, Crocodiles, Snake, Lizard, Duke, Harvey, Mel, Eric the Parrot, Pigs, Penguins, Walrus, Kangaroo, Afghan Hound, Baskerville the Hound, Muppy


Jim Henson as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Waldorf and the Swedish Chef
Frank Oz as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Geri and the Atrics piano player and Wolfhound
Jerry Nelson as Floyd Pepper, Geri, Spaniel and the Announcer
Richard Hunt as Scooter, Statler and Janice
Dave Goelz as Gonzo, Beauregard, and Geri and the Atrics drummer
Steve Whitmire as Foo Foo and Geri and the Atrics tuba player
Louise Gold as Geri and the Atrics guitar player and Mel
Kathy Mullen as Geri and the Atrics knitter


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