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Hi-ho! In case y'all haven't heard, The Muppet Show is coming to Disney+ on February 19th. This is super exciting news, and it means a lot of new people are going to have their eyes on this stuff for the first time in a very long time. As such, I thought it would be a good idea to have a List of The Muppet Show episodes.
With the exception of List of Sesame Street episodes, we've shied away from these types of things in the past. Mostly due to the wiki software's built-in category feature. However, as is evidenced by the fact that we started including our own hand-tailored galleries on episode guide categories, those collections have their limitations.
Some time ago, we curated Production order vs. Broadcast order which was an attempt to store the info that might otherwise go on an episode guide landing page. So, using that table as a starting point, I put together List of The Muppet Show episodes. One thing I stripped out was the assertion we were making that episodes had different episode numbers depending on where they aired. I assume that came out of a desire to make the columns sortable, so I used a proper date format to achieve this instead.
An additional benefit is that it helps us figure out when certain things on the show made their debut. I tried to work that into the lead, so please let me know if that could be clearer.