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Oscar with Squares regular Paul Lynde.

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Big Bird on Hollywood Squares 1976

Big Bird on Squares (January 19, 1976).

Hollywood Squares is a popular television game show where contestants compete for prizes while playing Tic-Tac-Toe. It was hosted by Peter Marshall from 1966-81, Jon Bauman from 1983-84 (in a combined hour-long format with Match Game), John Davidson from 1986-89, and Tom Bergeron from 1998-2004.

The Muppets appeared on the show various times in the Marshall and Bergeron eras, including Kermit, Miss Piggy, Big Bird, Oscar, Gonzo, Bear, and Elmo.

Appearances

Marshall

Jan 19, 1976 Big Bird/Oscar[1]
July 19, 1976 Big Bird/Oscar[1]
July 26, 1976 Big Bird/Oscar[1]
Sep 5, 1977 Big Bird/Oscar[1]
Dec 19, 1977 Big Bird (Storybook Squares)[1]
Feb 13, 1978 Big Bird/Oscar[1]
Feb 20, 1978 Big Bird/Oscar[1]
Aug 28, 1978 Big Bird/Oscar[1]
June 4, 1979 Big Bird/Oscar[1]
June 11, 1979 Big Bird/Oscar[1]
Sep 3, 1979 Big Bird/Oscar[1]
Dec 24, 1979 Big Bird/Oscar[1]
April 7, 1980 Big Bird/Oscar[1]

Big Bird and Oscar also made appearances on the concurrent syndicated version, which aired from 1971-81. Big Bird addressed Marshall as "Mr. Marshmallow", akin to his difficulties with Mr. Hooper's name.

Bergeron

Nov 20, 2000 Big Bird[2]
May 21, 2001 Oscar the Grouch
May 25, 2001 Big Bird (500th episode)
April 30, 2001 Kermit the Frog
Nov 19, 2001 Elmo[3]
Feb 22, 2002 Kermit the Frog
May 13, 2002 Kermit and Miss Piggy[3]
June 7, 2002 Bear
July 16-20, 2002 Bear[4][5] (Whoopi Goldberg's final episodes)
Feb 25, 2002 Gonzo[6]
Jan 20, 2003 Kermit
April 28, 2003 Kermit[7]
May 12-16, 2003 Miss Piggy ("Blondes Have More Fun" week)[8]
Aug 20, 2003 Kermit[9]
Nov 17, 2003 Kermit and Miss Piggy ("Dynamic Duos" week)[10]
Oct 27, 2003 Bear[11]
Jan 12, 2004 Bear[12]
April 12, 2004 Elmo[13]

Gallery

References

Notes

  • Hollywood Squares is where Big Bird met M*A*S*H actor Gary Burghoff, who inspired Big Bird to name his teddy bear Radar.[14]

Connections

  • ALF replaced John Davidson in one episode of the 1986 version.
  • Jack Parnell composed the original theme for the UK version, Celebrity Squares (also an ATV production).
  • Warwick Davis hosted ITV's revival of Celebrity Squares in 2014.

See also

Sources

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