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==Songs/Sketches==
 
==Songs/Sketches==
 
 
* Linda Ronstadt sings "[[Blue Bayou]]" and "[[I've Got a Crush on You]]".
 
* Linda Ronstadt sings "[[Blue Bayou]]" and "[[I've Got a Crush on You]]".
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* Pining over Kermit, Linda sings "[[It's in His Kiss]]" with [[Janice]].
*Pining over Kermit, Linda sings "[[It's in His Kiss]]" with [[Janice]].
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* [[Rowlf]] sings a version of "[[The Cat Came Back]]".
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* [[The Swedish Chef]] prepares champagne.
*[[Rowlf]] sings a version of "[[The Cat Came Back]]".
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* For the closing number, Linda sings "[[When I Grow Too Old to Dream]]" to Kermit.
 
*[[The Swedish Chef]] prepares champagne.
 
 
*For the closing number, Linda sings "[[When I Grow Too Old to Dream]]" to Kermit.
 
   
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
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* The 1981 book ''[[Of Muppets and Men (book)|Of Muppets and Men]]'' features a chapter on the making of the "Blue Bayou" number.
   
*The 1981 book ''[[Of Muppets and Men (book)|Of Muppets and Men]]'' features a chapter on the making of the "Blue Bayou" number.
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* A clip from "When I Grow Too Old to Dream" was used at the climax of the special [[The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years]].
   
*A clip from "When I Grow Too Old to Dream" was used at the climax of the special [[The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years]].
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* Almost fifteen years later, a track on the 1994 ''[[Kermit Unpigged (CD)|Kermit Unpigged]]'' CD reprises the plot of this episode. Kermit and Linda sing a duet of "All I Have To Do is Dream," and apparently they still have a crush on each other.
 
*Almost fifteen years later, a track on the 1994 ''[[Kermit Unpigged (CD)|Kermit Unpigged]]'' CD reprises the plot of this episode. Kermit and Linda sing a duet of "All I Have To Do is Dream," and apparently they still have a crush on each other.
 
   
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
 
 
:''Linda:'' "Kermit, thank you for singing this song with me, even though I know your heart still belongs to Piggy."
 
:''Linda:'' "Kermit, thank you for singing this song with me, even though I know your heart still belongs to Piggy."
 
:''Kermit:'' "Well, you may know that, and Piggy may know that -- but the vote's not in yet from the frog."
 
:''Kermit:'' "Well, you may know that, and Piggy may know that -- but the vote's not in yet from the frog."
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==Performers==
 
==Performers==
 
 
:[[Jim Henson]] as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Waldorf, the Swedish Chef, the Newsman, and Link Hogthrob
 
:[[Jim Henson]] as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Waldorf, the Swedish Chef, the Newsman, and Link Hogthrob
 
 
:[[Frank Oz]] as Miss Piggy, Animal, and Dog Bomber
 
:[[Frank Oz]] as Miss Piggy, Animal, and Dog Bomber
 
 
:[[Jerry Nelson]] as Pops, Dr. Julius Strangepork, Benny, Floyd Pepper, and the Announcer
 
:[[Jerry Nelson]] as Pops, Dr. Julius Strangepork, Benny, Floyd Pepper, and the Announcer
 
 
:[[Richard Hunt]] as Scooter, Janice, Statler, and Lyle the Dog
 
:[[Richard Hunt]] as Scooter, Janice, Statler, and Lyle the Dog
 
 
:[[Dave Goelz]] as Gonzo and Wolfhound
 
:[[Dave Goelz]] as Gonzo and Wolfhound
 
 
:[[Kathy Mullen]] as Gaffer and Frogs
 
:[[Kathy Mullen]] as Gaffer and Frogs
 
 
:[[Louise Gold]] as Annie Sue Pig, Rover Joe, and Frogs
 
:[[Louise Gold]] as Annie Sue Pig, Rover Joe, and Frogs
 
 
:[[Steve Whitmire]] as Rizzo the Rat, Lola the Fan Dancer, and Zeke
 
:[[Steve Whitmire]] as Rizzo the Rat, Lola the Fan Dancer, and Zeke
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:[[Karen Prell]] as Frogs
   
:[[Karen Prell]] as Frogs
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==Home Video==
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* [[The Best of The Muppet Show: Volumes 1-15]]
   
 
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Revision as of 02:04, June 9, 2006

The Muppet Show
Guest Linda Ronstadt
Production May 27-30, 1980
Premiere November 1980

(TRANSCRIPT)

Ronstadt

Kermit has a crush on Linda, so Piggy locks him in a trunk filled with Gonzo's fungus collection. Linda finds him, and they share a romantic moment, but Piggy locks him up again and drags the trunk onstage during "Pigs in Space".

Songs/Sketches

Notes

  • The 1981 book Of Muppets and Men features a chapter on the making of the "Blue Bayou" number.
  • Almost fifteen years later, a track on the 1994 Kermit Unpigged CD reprises the plot of this episode. Kermit and Linda sing a duet of "All I Have To Do is Dream," and apparently they still have a crush on each other.

Quotes

Linda: "Kermit, thank you for singing this song with me, even though I know your heart still belongs to Piggy."
Kermit: "Well, you may know that, and Piggy may know that -- but the vote's not in yet from the frog."

Cast

Muppets:

Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Scooter, The Great Gonzo, Rowlf the Dog, Janice, Statler, Waldorf, Link Hogthrob, Dr. Julius Strangepork, The Newsman, Gaffer, The Female Singers, Pops, Benny, Whatnots, Frogs

Background:

Floyd Pepper, Animal, Zeke, Baskerville, Fozzie Bear, Rizzo the Rat, Beaker, Rover Joe, Lyle the Dog, Afghan Hound, Wolfhound, Dogs

Performers

Jim Henson as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Waldorf, the Swedish Chef, the Newsman, and Link Hogthrob
Frank Oz as Miss Piggy, Animal, and Dog Bomber
Jerry Nelson as Pops, Dr. Julius Strangepork, Benny, Floyd Pepper, and the Announcer
Richard Hunt as Scooter, Janice, Statler, and Lyle the Dog
Dave Goelz as Gonzo and Wolfhound
Kathy Mullen as Gaffer and Frogs
Louise Gold as Annie Sue Pig, Rover Joe, and Frogs
Steve Whitmire as Rizzo the Rat, Lola the Fan Dancer, and Zeke
Karen Prell as Frogs

Home Video

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