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

(TRANSCRIPT)

Ronstadt

Kermit has a crush on Linda, so Miss 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.

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

Video releases

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