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Good Morning America is a breakfast television news and talk show broadcast on the ABC television network; the show has been airing five days a week since November 3, 1975. Show hosts have included Lara Spencer, Diane Sawyer, Robin Roberts and Christopher Cuomo. Longtime anchor Charles Gibson left the program in 2006 to become the lead anchor of ABC World News until retiring in 2009, with Diane Sawyer taking over Gibson's spot. Weekend anchors include Kate Snow. Sam Champion is the show's longtime weather anchor.

The Muppets have appeared on the show many times. They are a particular favorite of Gibson's, and Kermit the Frog appeared on Gibson's final broadcast in 2006 to say goodbye.

In 1992, the Muppets appeared in a series of ten weekly sketches produced for Good Morning America (referred to as "Muppet Moments")[1] spoofing current events of the day -- the presidential election, the Winter Olympics and tax day. These sketches were written by Jim Lewis, Craig Shemin, and Louise Gikow, under the supervision of Jerry Juhl.[2][3] See below for details and video clips.

Appearances[]

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Summer, 1976 Kermit the Frog promotes The Muppet Show. (transcript)
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November 1977 A three-day report about the making of the second season of The Muppet Show. The first two segments were pre-taped at the Muppet Workshop in New York in September 1977; the third segement was taped on the set of the show in London in November (during production of episode 221.)[4] The first day featured David Hartman interviewing Jim Henson and meeting Dave Goelz and Mari Kaestle in the Muppet Workshop as they worked on the Ballerina Pig for episode 213. Day two feautred Henson along with Faz Fazakas (discussing eye mechanisms) and Frank Oz, Michael Frith, and Caroly Wilcox (discussing the creation of Bob Hope's horse). The third day, shot on the set of The Muppet Show, showed Bob Hope and his horse in action.
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June 23, 1981 Jim Henson appeared live via satellite[5]
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December 24, 1982 Miss Piggy and David Hartman sing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" as a duet. Piggy says what she wants most for Christmas: "Peace for the world... protection for endangered species... and a mink stole." In a similarly outspoken manner, she declares what she wants for the New Year: "I would like to be a wife and mother... I would like to swing from a tree... I would like to have the whole shebang."[6]
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July 12, 1984 Joel Siegel reviews The Muppets Take Manhattan. Miss Piggy speaks with David Hartman, dodging questions about her relationship with Kermit.
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February 13, 1987 Kermit and Piggy talk about Valentine's Day.[7]
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February 13, 1988 Kermit and Piggy celebrate Valentine's Day. (transcript)
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May 19, 1988 The Swedish Chef appears in a segment filmed in Sweden with Charles Gibson and chef Jonny Johansson, presenting a smorgasbord to the viewers and eventually serving meatballs by tossing them in the air with a tennis racket.
Jim was assisted by Richard Hunt and Alex Rockwell for this appearance.[8]
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August 28,โ€Ž 1989 Jim Henson and Michael Eisner appear live from Disney-MGM Studios with walk-around versions of Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy to discuss the prospective Henson/Disney deal. Henson wore a Mickey tie; Eisner wore a Kermit tie.[9]
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May 1991 A behind the scenes feature about Muppet*Vision 3D. Joel Siegel interviews Frank Oz, Michael K. Frith, Rizzo the Rat and Miss Piggy.
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February 18 - April 21, 1992 Series of weekly Muppet sketches; see below
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December 10, 1992 Kermit, Piggy, Gonzo, Rizzo, and Michael Caine are interviewed by Joel Siegel during a visit to the set of The Muppet Christmas Carol.
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December 11, 1992 Brian Henson appears to promote The Muppet Christmas Carol.[10]
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February 25, 1993 H. Ross Parrot appears to respond to H. Ross Perot's comments about his Muppet likeness's Sesame Street debut on a previous episode.[11]
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April 15, 1993 H. Ross Parrot returns to talk about Tax Day.[12]
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February 7, 1996 Kermit and Piggy promote Muppet Treasure Island and announce Muppets Tonight. Bad Polly and Clueless Morgan make their TV debut.
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December 23, 1997 Santa Kermit and his frog elves (Lisa Buckley, Joey Mazzarino, and Matt Vogel) stop by to sing "Jingle Bells."
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May 1, 1998 Kermit the Frog appeared to say farewell to Gibson when he left the first time to give the spot to Kevin Newman.
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December 11, 2002 Reporter Kermit appeared with Yankees slugger Jason Giambi promoting a Toys ะฏ Us shopping spree sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club and the Muppets' "Priceless Memories" MasterCard commercial.
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December 15, 2004 "Muppet Day at GMA!" with Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Statler and Waldorf, and Penguins
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May 19, 2005 Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Ashanti, promoting The Muppets' Wizard of Oz
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February 2, 2006 Kermit the Frog, promoting his upcoming commercial for the Ford Escape Hybrid
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June 28, 2006 Kermit the Frog, for Charlie Gibson's last day
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December 7, 2006 Kermit the Frog, promoting Before You Leap and A Green and Red Christmas
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June 19, 2007 Elmo promotes the book C is for Cooking
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December 21, 2007 Brad Paisley, Grover, and Elmo appear to promote Elmo's Christmas Countdown.
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May 4, 2008 Rosita appears to promote Talk, Listen, Connect, with Jeanette Betancourt (Sesame Workshop Vice President for Education, Research and Outreach), and a military family.
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July 31, 2008 Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy appear on ABC News Now via satellite to promote Studio DC Hosted by Dylan and Cole Sprouse.
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November 17, 2008 Pepe the King Prawn appears on Good Morning America's ABC News Now to promote It's Hard Out Here for a Shrimp.
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October 5, 2009 Kermit the Frog appears to promote Give a Day. Get a Disney Day.
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November 9, 2009 Oscar, Zoe, Grover, Abby Cadabby, Roscoe Orman, Joan Ganz Cooney, Fran Brill, Caroll Spinney appear to promote Sesame Streetโ€™s 40th Anniversary. (YouTube)
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September 24, 2010 Elmo, Super Grover 2.0, and Carol-Lynn Parente appear to promote Sesame Streetโ€™s 41st season and discuss the show's controversial Katy Perry video. During the segment, George Stephanopoulos repeatedly asks Elmo for his autograph, to give to his daughter; Elmo tried to defer it until after the segment, given Elmo's rod arms. (YouTube)
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November 26, 2010 Elmo and Mariana Chilton of Witnesses to Hunger share healthy eating tips in segment "Elmo's Healthy Message". Pre-taped with Dan Harris.
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May 20, 2011 Elmo and Beth Kobliner appear to promote Sesame Street's latest resource video For Me, For You, For Later and explains how saving money helps kids and their parents learn how to manage the saving of the value of money.
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September 20, 2011 Elmo, Grover, Rosita, Cookie Monster, Oscar, Slimey, and Carol-Lynn Parente appear to promote Sesame Street's 42nd season.
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November 17, 2011 Kermit, Miss Piggy, The Swedish Chef, Gonzo, Rizzo, Animal, Fozzie, Camilla, a Turkey, Pepe, Mahna Mahna, and the Snowths, make appearances. A GMA version of The Muppet Show Theme is sung and "Mah Na Mah Na" is performed. The Muppets, its soundtrack, and the Never-Ending Mahna Mahna Phenomahna are promoted.
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January 5, 2012 Elmo and Cookie Monster appear to promote B Is for Baking: 50 Yummy Dishes to Make Together and explain how to make "Elmo's Red Velvet Cupcakes".
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March 13, 2012 Kermit, Miss Piggy, and Walter make appearances to promote The Muppets video release. Kermit is featured early on wearing his reporter outfit. Later, the three of them lead a sing-along of "Rainbow Connection."
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September 19, 2012 Elmo, Big Bird, Grover, Bert, Abby Cadabby, Rosita, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster and Murray Monster appear to promote the 43rd season of Sesame Street. (YouTube)
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November 27, 2012 "The Muppets Take Good Morning America". Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, The Swedish Chef, Rizzo, and Pepe appear. They perform "All I Need is Love" with Lo-Co and the Snowths. (YouTube) Kermit and Dolly Parton sing "Islands in the Stream" with a gaggle of chickens.
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May 10, 2013 Rosita, Oscar, Telly, and Ismael Crรบz Cordova appear to promote Cordova's new role in Season 44.
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September 13, 2013 Elmo, Grover, The Count, Abby Cadabby, Rosita, Cookie Monster, Murray Monster, and Big Bird appear to promote the 44th season of Sesame Street. A behind-the-scenes feature on the celebrity Word of the Day segments is shown.
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January 28, 2014 Kermit makes some brief appearances throughout the show, at one point reading a newspaper advertising Muppets Most Wanted. Later, he presents a clip of the Muppets' Toyota Highlander commercial. The "Pop News" portion of the show features a story on Dr. Ruster's role in the Sesame mini-series Monstruos Supersanos.
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March 14, 2014 The Muppets appear in promotion with Muppets Most Wanted. Constantine poses as Kermit, while the real Kermit is locked out. Later, the Swedish Chef cooks with Emeril Lagasse. Other Muppets appearing include Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Walter, Scooter, Pepe, Bobo, Bunsen and Beaker.
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March 21, 2014 Miss Piggy, Walter, Ricky Gervais, and Ty Burrell promote Muppets Most Wanted.
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April 10, 2014 Pepe and the Swedish Chef participated in the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Disney's "it's a small world" attraction and appeared as part of a montage of singers around the globe singing "It's a Small World".
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September 12, 2014 Cookie Monster, Grover, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Snuffy appear for a "Sesame Street Takeover". Additionally, portions of the show take place on the Sesame Street set, including a musical number featuring James Monroe Iglehart with the Sesame cast, and a live performance of "Rock Star" by the band A Great Big World.
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November 10, 2014 Elmo and Grover appear to promote Sesame Streetโ€™s 45th Anniversary.
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March 30, 2015 Cookie Monster appears.
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September 16, 2015 Miss Piggy is interviewed about her break-up with Kermit.
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September 21, 2015 A behind-the-scenes feature on ABC's The Muppets with appearances by Kermit, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and Pepe.
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January 15, 2016 Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Rosita, Telly, Ernie, and Carol-Lynn Parente appear to discuss Sesame Street's 46th season. A pre-recorded segment on the new season features on-set interviews with Big Bird, Abby, and Elmo.
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February 1, 2016 Kermit appears to promote the mid-season return of ABC's The Muppets.
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February 23, 2016 Lara Spencer goes behind-the-scenes of The Muppets and plays hard-to-get with Pepe. (YouTube)
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December 16, 2016 Cookie Monster appears as a guest-judge for GMA's "Great American Christmas Cookie Search." (YouTube)
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March 16, 2018 Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Fran Brill and Bill Barretta are interviewed by Lara Spencer in promotion with Muppet Guys Talking.
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December 6, 2018 Cookie Monster appears in a video message promoting his secret Double Chocolate cookie recipe for GMA 25 Days of Cookies. Michael Strahan promotes Cookie's book The Joy of Cookies.
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August 24, 2019 Kermit talks about the Muppets coming to Disney+.
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May 29, 2020 Elmo and Cookie Monster talk to Micahel Strahan about The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo, and answer questions from kids.


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July 27, 2020 Kermit and Miss Piggy appear to promote Muppets Now.
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December 10, 2020 Cookie Monster appears to promote the "12 Days of Cookies" event.
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October 6, 2021 Taraji P. Henson appears to promote Muppets Haunted Mansion, showing a clip of "Tie the Knot Tango."
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October 13, 2021 Pepe appears to promote Muppets Haunted Mansion.
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May 8, 2024 Robin Roberts visits the Sesame Street set to interview Elmo and Rosemarie Truglio about mental health, in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month. (YouTube), (YouTube)
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May 29, 2024 Ron Howard is interviewed in promotion with Jim Henson: Idea Man. (YouTube)

Related appearances[]

Picture Date Description
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August 22, 2012 Good Afternoon America

Grover made an appearance on a short-lived afternoon edition of GMA. He was first called in as a special correspondent on the then-upcoming documentary I Am Big Bird. Later on, Grover helped promote Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me, encouraging a group of children to brush their teeth to the music video "Brushy Brush."

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November 5, 2012 Day of Giving

Grover and Sonia Manzano were among the celebrities who participated in the GMA Telethon as part of ABC's day-long donation for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

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May 20, 2020 GMA Digital

Elmo appears in a web video with GMA chief medical correspondent Jennifer Ashton to talk about caring for each other amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (YouTube)

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October 21, 2020 GMA3: What You Need To Know

Count von Count appears to promote The Sesame Street Podcast with Foley & Friends.

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April 26, 2021 GMA3: What You Need To Know

Big Bird appears in promotion with ABC's Sesame Street documentary, 50 Years of Sunny Days. With the Oscars occurring the previous night, he acknowledges that Sesame Street has its own Oscar. He also describes going bird-watching with Wes.

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October 8, 2021 Gonzo and Yvette Nicole Brown, Miss Piggy and Darren Criss appear on a web exclusive segment for Muppets Haunted Mansion. (YouTube)
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November 27, 2023 GMA3: What You Need To Know

Elmo and Rosemarie Truglio appear to promote Sesame Street: The Musical. (YouTube)

Sketches[]

In 1992, the Muppets appeared in a series of short comedy sketches that appeared on Tuesdays.

Video Title / Description
Muppet Campaign
February 18, 1992

Miss Piggy and Gonzo face off in a political debate. Gonzo behaves bizarrely, keeps changing the subject, and basically does everything except address the issues. Naturally, he wins the debate.

The Muppet Games
February 25, 1992

A report by Louis Kazagger on the Geek Winter Games (a much cheaper alternative to the Winter Olympics), where founding geek Gonzo demonstrates demolition speed skating.

Pop Psychology
March 3, 1992

A stressed out monster executive (Behemoth) listening to the radio hears a psychologist suggest that everyone should release their "inner child." Much to the monster's dismay, a child monster (Boo) literally keeps popping out from inside him.

Super Tuesday
March 10, 1992

Gonzo and Rizzo (two candidates from the 1992 election) try to persuade Muppets to vote for them (leading to a messy tug of war with a whatnot).

Spring Training
March 17, 1992

Louis Kazagger reports live from a baseball game, talking to the baseballs themselves.

Setting Your VCR
March 24, 1992

Two Whatnots demonstrate how to change the blinking 12:00 clock on your VCR (leading to one of the Whatnots going insane and blowing up the VCR.)

Miss Piggy's Interview Show
March 31, 1992

Miss Piggy reviews a book written by a levitating author.

Gonzo's Scandal
April 7, 1992

Two news reporters interview campaign front runner Gonzo the Great, but when Gonzo develops a sore elbow, the reporters start hounding him with a series of increasingly tabloid-style questions.

Tax Audit
April 14, 1992

An IRS auditor questions Fozzie Bear about outrageous deductions for items such as a rubber chicken, banana peels and custard pies. When Fozzie asks what the IRS wants from him, the auditor responds with a new rendition of "Money."

Earth Day
April 21, 1992

In honor of Earth Day, Kermit the Frog presents a live report from Planet Koozebane on their holiday rituals. The two Koozebanians in this sketch were originally used as Brool the Minstrel and Aretha on Fraggle Rock.

References[]

  • Many episodes of Dinosaurs feature a fictitious show called Good Morning Pangea.

Sources[]

  1. โ†‘ Tough Pigs "An Interview with Craig Shemin, Part 1: Through the Eyes of a Fan"
  2. โ†‘ Lewis, Jim. Muppet Central Forum thread "The Brand New Ask Jim Lewis Thread"
  3. โ†‘ Museum of the Moving Image live event: Jim Henson's World: Q&A with Craig Shemin and Friends, June 13, 2020.
  4. โ†‘ Jim Henson's Red Book 9/29/1977 โ€“ โ€˜Good Morning America shooting in our shop.โ€™
  5. โ†‘ Jim Henson's Red Book 6/23/1981 - Live satellite TV - Good Morning America
  6. โ†‘ United Press International. Dec. 24, 1982.
  7. โ†‘ The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware) TV Listings, February 12, 1987
  8. โ†‘ Jim Henson's Red Book: 5/17-18/1988 โ€“ โ€˜In Stockholm โ€“ VTR Swedish Chef for Good Morning America w/Rich Hunt and Alex R.โ€™
  9. โ†‘ Jim Henson: The Biography, location 7863
  10. โ†‘ The Baltimore Sun TV listings
  11. โ†‘ The Atlanta Constitution and News-Press (Fort Myers, Florida) TV listings
  12. โ†‘ The Times Herald (Port Huron, Michigan) TV listings
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