Great Moments in Elvis History was a recurring sketch on Muppets Tonight which spoofed the legend of rock star Elvis Presley. Its premise was to feature momentous occasions from world history, such as the signing of the Declaration of Independence, reenacted by three Muppet Elvises. Each sketch ended with a mock teaser for "next week's" sketch (which never occurred in full), a brief gag with a single Elvis.


Picture Theme/Episode Description
The Declaration of Independence

Episode 101: Michelle Pfeiffer
George Washington, John Hancock, and Thomas Jefferson- all portrayed by Muppet Elvises- are present as the Declaration of Independence is ready for signing. However, when a founding father says it will break all ties with the king, the three argue about who is the King. At the end of the sketch, Benjamin Franklin walks in and announces that he has discovered electricity. The three Elvises are delighted, as they can now play electric guitars- they close the episode with a parody of "Blue Suede Shoes".

Next Week: Elvis of Arabia
Elvis the King and his Knights of the Round Table

Episode 106: Tony Bennett
Lady Guenevere is captured by a dragon, but rescued by the court wizard, Merlin. The episode ends with the three Elvises singing a parody of "Jailhouse Rock" with Galahad and Dance-a-Lot.

Next Week: Tarzan of Graceland
Elvis Caesar

Episode 206: Paula Abdul
Elvis Caesar and his fellow Elvises, Mark Antony and Brutus, face a sticky situation involving knives. However, the emperor solves the problem by inviting them to Caesar's Palace for a barbecue.

Next Week: Sir Elvis Newton

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