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==Episode titles==
 
==Episode titles==
 
Over the years, episodes of TV shows have referenced Muppet characters or projects in the titles only.
 
Over the years, episodes of TV shows have referenced Muppet characters or projects in the titles only.
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Ben10-title.jpg|{{GNH|''Ben 10: Ultimate Alien''|"[[Bein' Green|It's Not Easy Being Gwen]]"<br>season 2, episode 9}}
 
Ben10-title.jpg|{{GNH|''Ben 10: Ultimate Alien''|"[[Bein' Green|It's Not Easy Being Gwen]]"<br>season 2, episode 9}}
 
Bunsenisabeast-title.jpg|{{GNH|''Bunsen Is a Beast''|"[[Cookie Monster]]"<br>season 1, first half of episode 12}}
 
Bunsenisabeast-title.jpg|{{GNH|''Bunsen Is a Beast''|"[[Cookie Monster]]"<br>season 1, first half of episode 12}}
 
Oddsquad-title.jpg|{{GNH|''Odd Squad''|"[[Oscar the Grouch|Oscar the Couch]]"<br>season 1, second half of episode 35}}
 
Oddsquad-title.jpg|{{GNH|''Odd Squad''|"[[Oscar the Grouch|Oscar the Couch]]"<br>season 1, second half of episode 35}}
Once Upon a Time It's Not Easy Being Green.png|{{GNH|''Once Upon a Time''|"It's Not Easy Being Green"<br>season 3, episode 16}}
 
OscarTheOuch.png|{{GNH|''Sam & Cat''|"#OscarTheOuch"<br>season 1, episode 14}}
 
 
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==6teen==
 
==6teen==
 
An animated Canadian sitcom set in the fictional "Galleria Shopping Mall" and starring an ensemble cast of six sixteen-year-old friends as they explore their first part-time jobs and lives as teenagers.
 
An animated Canadian sitcom set in the fictional "Galleria Shopping Mall" and starring an ensemble cast of six sixteen-year-old friends as they explore their first part-time jobs and lives as teenagers.
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* In the episode, "Boo, Dude," Jen Masterson has to dress up as a pig for Halloween at her job and one guy says, "Yo, [[Miss Piggy]], digging the snout, man."
* In episode, "Boo, Dude," Jen Masterson has to dress up as a pig for Halloween at her job and one guy says, "Yo [[Miss Piggy]], digging the snout, man."
 
   
 
==According to Jim==
 
==According to Jim==
* In the season 8 episode "Two for the Money", Jim tells Cheryl that he took the twins to the art institute and mentions some exhibits they saw. Andy pulls Jim aside and asks him where he knows all that stuff from. Jim tells him that Elmo and Big Bird from ''Sesame Street'' [[Don't Eat the Pictures|went to the museum]].
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* In the season 8 episode "Two for the Money," Jim tells Cheryl that he took the twins to the art institute and mentions some exhibits they saw. Andy pulls Jim aside and asks him where he knows all that stuff from. Jim tells him that Elmo and Big Bird from ''Sesame Street'' [[Don't Eat the Pictures|went to the museum]].
   
 
;Connections
 
;Connections
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* [[Kimberly Williams Paisley]] played Dana
 
* [[Kimberly Williams Paisley]] played Dana
 
* [[Tara Strong]] voiced the crying babies in "Separate Ways" and "The Blankie"
 
* [[Tara Strong]] voiced the crying babies in "Separate Ways" and "The Blankie"
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==Adam Ruins Everything==
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''Adam Ruins Everything'' is a TruTV comedy series in which Adam Conover dispels commonly held misconceptions using humorous skits and thoroughly cited research. The concept started as a web series on the [[CollegeHumor]] site before spinning off into its own series.
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* In the season 2 episode "Adam Ruins His Vacation," a character reacts to the name "Gutzon Borglum" (the sculptor of [[Mount Rushmore]]) by saying it "sounds like some [[Swedish Chef|Swedish]] Muppet's death rattle."
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==Alexa and Katie==
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* In the first season episode "Support Group," a nurse (speaking as [[Kermit the Frog]]), talks to Michelle: "Hey Michelle, Kermit the Frog here to take you to your room!"
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* In the same season episode "The Role Play - Part 2," Katie asks Ryan "And what is that accent that she's doing for Lady Montague?" and he replies: "I have no idea! It's like [[United Kingdom|British]] with a hint of Muppet, you know?"
   
 
==Alice==
 
==Alice==
* In the second season episode "The Sixty Minutes Man", Alice asks Mel Sharples if he watched that episode of ''60 Minutes'' on a mobster, and Mel replies, "And missed the Muppets."
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* In the second season episode "The Sixty Minutes Man," Alice asks Mel Sharples if he watched that episode of ''60 Minutes'' on a mobster, and Mel replies, "And missed the Muppets."
   
 
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* [[Tom Whedon]] wrote a number of episodes
 
* [[Tom Whedon]] wrote a number of episodes
 
* [[Daniel Wilcox]] co-wrote "Cabin Fever" (1979)
 
* [[Daniel Wilcox]] co-wrote "Cabin Fever" (1979)
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==All Rise==
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* In the episode "Sweet Bird of Truth," Lola tries to solve a crossword puzzle clue: "Name a supreme who appeared on ''[[Sesame Street]]''." Sherri thinks the answer is [[Diana Ross]], but Lola figures out the real answer, [[Sonia Sotomayor]].
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* [[Ben Browder]] played Ephraim in "My Fair Lockdown"
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* [[Jere Burns]] played Adam Pryce in "Fool for Liv"
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* [[Eugene Byrd]] played Detective Taylor in "Maricela and the Desert"
   
 
==Alone Together==
 
==Alone Together==
 
* In the pilot episode after Benji's sister fires her for being an escort, Charlotte meets up with Benji, and they agree to have vodka, she tells him she'll have a vodka cranberry and he'll have a "vodka vodka," he replies "vodka vodka vodka," she looks confused and he informs her "it's a [[Fozzie Bear]] joke."
 
* In the pilot episode after Benji's sister fires her for being an escort, Charlotte meets up with Benji, and they agree to have vodka, she tells him she'll have a vodka cranberry and he'll have a "vodka vodka," he replies "vodka vodka vodka," she looks confused and he informs her "it's a [[Fozzie Bear]] joke."
   
==Antiques Roadshow==
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==Aqua Teen Hunger Force==
An American show on [[PBS]], based on a British program of the same name.
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* In the episode "Circus," Master Shake exclaims "[[Wocka Wocka]]" during his act.
   
* Rudy Franchi, of Heritage Auction Galleries of Dallas, [http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/archive/200106A13.html wore an Oscar the Grouch tie] in a 2001 appraisal (aired in the November 2008 episode "Politically Correct").
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*[[Fred Armisen]] voiced Poncho in "Hypno-Germ," Robot Husband in "Robots Everywhere," and Time Lincoln in ''Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters''
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*[[Todd Barry]] voiced Romulox in "PDA" and "The Last One," and Lyle in "Eggball"
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*[[Rachel Dratch]] voiced Robot Wife in "Robots Everywhere"
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*[[Tina Fey]] voiced Burrito in ''Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters''
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*[[Seth Green]] appeared as himself in "The Dressing"
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*[[Bill Hader]] voiced Adolf Hitler in "Der Inflatable Fuhrer," and Pod in "IAMAPOD"
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*[[Bobby Moynihan]] voiced Zarfonius in "Storage Zeebles"
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*[[Kumail Nanjiani]] voiced Frylock's bees in "Sweet C"
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*[[Patton Oswalt]] voiced DP and Skeeter in "Frat Aliens" and "The Last One," and Ezekial in "Ezekial"
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*[[Kristen Schaal]] voiced Tammy Tangerine in "Bible Fruit"
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*[[Sarah Silverman]] voiced Robositter in "Robositter"
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*[[Robert Smigel]] voiced One Hundred in "One Hundred"
   
 
==Ash vs. Evil Dead==
 
==Ash vs. Evil Dead==
The Starz series picks up 30 years after the events of the ''Evil dead'' movies.
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The Starz series picks up 30 years after the events of the ''Evil Dead'' movies.
   
* In the second season episode 7 "Delusion", Ash (Bruce Campbell) tries to escape an asylum. When he opens the cell door to where Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo), an illusion of her, are held she says "What the [[Fraggle Rock]] is that thing?" referring to the Ash puppet, Ash are holding.
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* In the second season episode "Delusion," Ash (Bruce tries to escape an asylum. When he opens the cell door to where Kelly (or rather an illusion of her) is held, she says "What the [[Fraggle Rock]] is that thing?" referring to the Ash puppet that Ash is holding.
   
* In the second season episode 8 "Ashy Slashy", the real Kelly is trapped with the animated Ashy Slashy puppet inside the same room where Baal held Ash. When it attacks Kelly, it attaches itself to her arm. Kelly then says "Ah, why am I talking to a Muppet?". The puppet is shocked and says "Muppet?! Uh, well, you're awfully judgmental for a..".
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* In the following episode, "Ashy Slashy," the real Kelly is trapped with the animated Ashy Slashy puppet inside the same room where Baal held Ash. When it attacks Kelly, it attaches itself to her arm. Kelly then says "Ah, why am I talking to a Muppet?" The puppet is shocked and says "Muppet?! Uh, well, you're awfully judgmental for a..."
   
 
==At Home with Amy Sedaris==
 
==At Home with Amy Sedaris==
 
* Several episodes of [[Amy Sedaris]]' truTV series use footage from ''[[The Muppets Take Manhattan]]'' for her studio audience.
 
* Several episodes of [[Amy Sedaris]]' truTV series use footage from ''[[The Muppets Take Manhattan]]'' for her studio audience.
   
==Awkward.==
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An MTV sitcom about a high schooler named Jenna and her friends and enemies.
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* [[Fred Armisen]] appeared in the episode "Anniversary"
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* [[Stephen Colbert]] appeared in the episode "Gift Giving"
* In the episode "Knocker Nightmare," Jenna wears a green sling with googly eyes. At one point, she mentions that she has [[Elmo]] on her arm.
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* [[Rachel Dratch]] appeared in the episode "Entertaining for Peanuts"
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* [[Paul Giamatti]] appeared in the episode "TGIF"
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* [[Neil Patrick Harris]] appeared in the episode "Holidays"
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* [[Ellie Kemper]] appeared in the episode "Anniversary"
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* [[Jane Krakowski]] appeared in the episode "Holidays"
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* [[Rick Lyon]] puppeteered in the episode "Anniversary"
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* [[Christopher Meloni]] appeared in the episode "Nature"
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* [[Susan Sarandon]] appeared in the episode "Anniversary"
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* [[Peter Serafinowicz]] appeared in the episode "Making Love"
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* [[R.E.M.|Michael Stipe]] appeared in the episode "Murdercide"
   
 
==Back to You==
 
==Back to You==
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==Better Off Ted==
 
==Better Off Ted==
* In the episode, "Change We Can't Believe In", Veronica (Portia de Rossi) calls scientists Phil (Jonathan Slavin) and Lem (Malcolm Barrett) "[[Dr. Bunsen Honeydew|Bunsen]]" and "[[Beaker]]".
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* In the episode "Change We Can't Believe In," Veronica (Portia de Rossi) calls scientists Phil (Jonathan Slavin) and Lem (Malcolm Barrett) "[[Dr. Bunsen Honeydew|Bunsen]]" and "[[Beaker]]."
   
==The Bill Engvall Show==
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==The Big Comfy Couch==
* In the episode "Car Trouble", Bryan Pearson (Skyler Gisondo) gets in a fight at school, and tries to get his parents to not call the school because they'll embarrass him. Lauren Pearson (Jennifer Lawrence) points out that he has an Elmo lunchbox and is worried that his mother will embarrass him. Bryan points out that "The Muppets are timeless!"
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* In the season 4 episode "The Hit Parade," Granny Garbanzo gets a package from the Puppet of the Month Club saying "Last time I got a [[Kermit the Frog|green frog]]!"
 
==Black Dynamite==
 
An animated series on Cartoon Network's [adult swim] block, based on the movie of the same name.
 
 
* The pilot episode, "Trouble on Puppet Street," features many references to ''[[Sesame Street]]'' and ''[[The Muppet Show]]''. Black Dynamite and his crew are hired to take out That Frog Kurtis, the main character of "The Puppet Show" (described by a government agent as a low-budget way to entertain kids while the school system was fledgling), as he is about to start a child robbery wave across the country. Arriving at Puppet Street, they blow up [[Oscar the Grouch|Crenshaw the Slime]], a trash can-dwelling creature. They are soon captured by Curtis and his army (featuring spoofs of Ernie, Bert and Big Bird), but Kurtis is quickly defeated. "The Puppet Show" seen in the episode mixes elements of ''The Muppet Show'' (such as the logo and theater setting), ''Sesame Street'' (a brownstone and garage are seen on stage) and other references (including [[Rainbow Connection|a rainbow]] on stage).
 
 
* For the season one finale, there was a sequel episode, "That Seed of Kurtis, aka Fathers is Just Another Word for Motherf****r", where That Frog Kurtis' son, Brother Minister That Bastard Kurtis, plans on using Black Dynamite's father Reverend Daddy Dynamite for revenge.
 
 
* That Frog Kurtis later made an appearance in the two-part series finale "The Wizard of Watts".
 
   
 
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* [[Snoop Dogg]] voices Leroy Van Nuys
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* [[Alyson Court]] played Loonette the Clown from 1992 to 2002
* [[Arsenio Hall]] voices Tasty Freeze
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* [[Rob Mills]] was a puppeteer for Wuzzy
* [[Nicole Sullivan]] played Patricia Nixon in the 2009 film
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* [[Wayne Moss]] was a director from 1992 to 1994
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* [[Fred Stinson]] played Major Bedhead, and also performed Andy Foley
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* [[Bob Stutt]] was a puppeteer for Molly, Snicklefritz, and Fuzzy
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* [[Cheryl Wagner]] created and produced the series
   
==The Bob Newhart Show==
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==The Bill Engvall Show==
* The second season episode "The Last TV Show" deals with psychologist Robert Hartley appearing on a public television show. His neighbor Howard Borden says, "Oh, I love [[PBS|public television]]. They have such interesting people on: William F. Buckley, David Susskind, The Muppets."
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* In the episode "Car Trouble," Bryan Pearson gets in a fight at school, and tries to get his parents to not call the school because they'll embarrass him. Lauren Pearson points out that he has an Elmo lunchbox and is worried that his mother will embarrass him. Bryan points out that "The Muppets are timeless!"
 
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* [[Peter Bonerz]] played Jerry Robinson
 
* [[H. B. Haggerty]] played the Hammer in "Ex-Con Job"
 
* [[Mariette Hartley]] played Marilyn Dietz in "Have You Met Miss Dietz?"
 
* [[Raul Julia]] played Greg Robinson in "Oh, Brother!"
 
* [[Bruce Kirby]] played Dr. Klein in "Fit, Fat and Forty One"
 
* [[Will Mackenzie]] played Larry Bondurant (1975-1977) and directed one episode
 
* [[Penny Marshall]] played a stewardess in "Fly the Unfriendly Skies" and Miss Larson (1972-1973)
 
* [[Pat Morita]] played the bartender in "Bob and Emily and Howard and Carol and Jerry"
 
* [[Howard Morris]] played Shorty Vance in "Jerry's Retirement"
 
* [[Bob Newhart]] played Dr. Robert Hartley
 
* [[Tom Patchett]] wrote several episodes, served as executive producer and story consultant from the third season onward, and appeared as David Robbins in "Mister Emily Hartley" and Dave Death in "If Death Be My Destiny."
 
* [[John Ritter]] played Dave in "Sorry, Wrong Mother"
 
* [[Richard Schaal]] played Chuck Brock in "Goodnight Nancy" and Don in "By the Way.... You're Fired" and "Life Is a Hamburger"
 
* [[Jay Tarses]] wrote several episodes, served as executive producer and story consultant from the third season onward, and appeared as a waiter in "Mister Emily Hartley" and "Enter Mrs. Peeper"
 
* [[Fred Willard]] played John Tobin in "Tobin's Back in Town"
 
* [[Henry Winkler]] played Miles Lascoe in "Clink Shrink"
 
 
==BoJack Horseman==
 
[[Image:Bojackhorsemandinosaurs.png|thumb|300px]]
 
*In the season two episode "Still Broken," a discarded puppet of [[Baby Sinclair]] is seen in a pile of 1990's sitcom trash.
 
 
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*[[Alan Arkin]] voiced J.D. Salinger
 
*[[Will Arnett]] voices Bojack
 
*[[Lance Bass]] voiced himself
 
*[[Rachel Bloom]] voiced various roles
 
*[[Kristin Chenoweth]] voices Vanessa Gecko
 
*[[Ed Helms]] voiced Kyle
 
*[[Anjelica Huston]] voiced Angela Diaz
 
*[[Ken Jeong]] voices Dr. Allen Hu
 
*[[John Krasinski]] voiced Secretariat
 
*[[Garry Marshall]] voiced Abe
 
*[[Keith Olbermann]] voiced Tom Jumbo-Grumbo
 
*[[Kristen Schaal]] voices Sarah Lynn
 
*[[Liev Schreiber]] voiced Copernicus
 
*[[Amy Sedaris]] voices Princess Carolyn
 
*[[Nicole Sullivan]] voiced Tracy
 
*[[Stanley Tucci]] voices Herb Kazzaz
 
*[[Naomi Watts]] voiced herself
 
*[[Henry Winkler]] voiced himself
 
 
==Breaking Bad==
 
[[File:Breaking Bad episode 1.jpg|thumb|250px]]
 
An AMC series about a high school chemistry teacher who begins cooking meth after being diagnosed with cancer.
 
   
* In the pilot episode, the camera pans over a number of items acquired for Walter and Skyler White's expectant baby, including a diaper bag with the [[Sesame Street Babies|baby versions]] of [[Big Bird]] and [[Elmo]].
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==Bless This Mess==
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* In the pilot, Rudy tells Rio about his friend Bun having a nightmare about his ex-wife having sharp teeth and dressed like [[Big Bird]].
   
 
;Connections
 
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* [[Giancarlo Esposito]] played Gustavo "Gus" Fring
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* [[Rita Moreno]] played Theresa in "The Estonian Method," "The Grisham Gals" (2019), and "The Letter of the Law" (2020)
* [[Danny Trejo]] played Tortuga
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* [[Dax Shepard]] plays Mike and is co-executive producer
* [[Charlie Rose]] played himself
 
   
 
==Brockmire==
 
==Brockmire==
* In the first season finale "It All Comes Down to This", Charles asks Brockmire "So, this, uh.. this apartment your'e getting in [[New Orleans]]. I am assuming it's a two-bedroom, 'cause I don't know if I can handle a [[Bert]] and [[Ernie]], twin-bed situation".
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* In the first season finale "It All Comes Down to This," Charles asks Brockmire "So, this, uh.. this apartment your'e getting in [[New Orleans]]. I am assuming it's a two-bedroom, 'cause I don't know if I can handle a [[Bert]] and [[Ernie]], twin-bed situation."
   
* In the season two premiere episode "The Getaway Game", Brockmire refuse to recognize the local mascot performer as a superstar. Instead Brockmire describes him as "...a mime in Muppets clothing".
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* In the season two premiere episode "The Getaway Game," Brockmire refuse to recognize the local mascot performer as a superstar. Instead, Brockmire describes him as "...a mime in Muppets' clothing."
   
 
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* [[Utkarsh Ambudkar]] played Raj (5 episodes, 2018)
 
* [[Hank Azaria]] plays Jim Brockmire
 
* [[Hank Azaria]] plays Jim Brockmire
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* [[Toby Huss]] played Johnny the Hat (5 episodes, 2015)
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* [[Richard Kind]] played Gus Barton (6 episodes, 2019)
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* [[Linda Lavin]] played Lorraine in "Banned for Life" (2019)
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* [[J. K. Simmons]] played Matt Hardesty (4 episodes, 2019)
 
* [[Tyrel Jackson Williams]] plays Charles
 
* [[Tyrel Jackson Williams]] plays Charles
* [[Utkarsh Ambudkar]] plays Raj
 
   
 
==Bunheads==
 
==Bunheads==
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==California Dreams==
 
==California Dreams==
* In the season 4 episode, "Two Too Much," Tiffani Smith introduces her date, Bruce, to her friend, Jake Sommers. Bruce replies that they only have a few minutes because they have expensive tickets to "[[Ice Follies|Muppets on Ice]]." [[Big Bird]] and [[Mr. Snuffleupagus]] are mentioned in dialogue.
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* In the fourth season episode "Two Too Much," Tiffani Smith introduces her date, Bruce, to her friend, Jake Sommers. Bruce replies that they only have a few minutes because they have expensive tickets to "[[Ice Follies|Muppets on Ice]]." [[Big Bird]] and [[Mr. Snuffleupagus]] are mentioned in dialogue.
 
==Cash Cab==
 
''Cash Cab'' is a Discovery Channel television game show that takes place in a New York City taxi cab, where contestants must answer trivia questions for different amounts of money whilst trying to get to their destination without getting three wrong answers and getting kicked out.
 
 
* In one episode {{cite}}, a Red Light Challenge topic was to name the six [[Sesame Street]] Muppets that had appeared on the show since its start in 1969. The contestants win the challenge. (The episode mistakenly listed [[Mr. Snuffleupagus]], who first appeared in 1971.)
 
 
==Castle==
 
* In the first season episode "Home Is Where The Heart Stops," Richard Castle refers to the main suspect in a murder case as a "perp." Two assisting detectives ask why writers always call them that, and offer a list of other names real cops call them. Among them are several pop culture references including Destro (from ''[[w:c:gijoe|G.I. Joe]]''), Sleestacks (from ''[[w:c:landofthelost|Land of the Lost]]'') and [[Skeksis]].
 
 
* In the fifth season episode "Under the Influence", Castle hypothesizes a number of situations by which someone might have acquired the nickname "Monster." When he sees it's just a kid, he remarks, "More like [[Cookie Monster]]."
 
 
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* [[Nathan Fillion]] plays Richard Castle
 
* [[Stana Katic]] plays Detective Kate Beckett
 
* [[Lisa Waltz]] played Laurie Horn in "Hell Hath No Fury"
 
   
 
==Celebrity Name Game==
 
==Celebrity Name Game==
 
This series pairs teams of two with a celebrity. Each member is given clues to a different celebrity, and has to guess the celebrity's name.
 
This series pairs teams of two with a celebrity. Each member is given clues to a different celebrity, and has to guess the celebrity's name.
   
* On the episode of October 24th, 2014, the headline was "[[Cookie Monster]] ate all my cookies!". The subject was "Guest Stars on [[Sesame Street]]."
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* On the episode of October 24th, 2014, the headline was "[[Cookie Monster]] ate all my cookies!" The subject was "Guest Stars on [[Sesame Street]]."
 
==Click and Clack's As the Wrench Turns==
 
[[Image:Clickclack.jpg|thumb|250px]]
 
Satirical animated limited series aired on [[PBS]] in 2008, loosely inspired by [[NPR|NPR's]] ''Car Talk'' and featuring numerous jokes about public television and radio. In one episode {{cite}}, [[Big Bird]] and [[Cookie Monster]] beat up Click and Clack after their station fails to meet its fundraising goals.
 
 
* In the episode "Campaign," Sal gambles away Click and Clack's fundraising money on a bet on whether or not the number of the day on ''[[Sesame Street]]'' will be even. After she discovers it is even ([[4]]), she angrily comments, "[[Count von Count|The Count]] is killing me this month!"
 
   
 
==Codename: Kids Next Door==
 
==Codename: Kids Next Door==
''Codename: Kids Next Door'' was an animated show on Cartoon Network which aired from December 6 2002-January 21, 2008.
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''Codename: Kids Next Door'' was an animated show on [[Cartoon Network]] which aired from December 6 2002-January 21, 2008.
   
 
* In "Operation R.A.B.B.I.T.," there was a magical bunny named Mr. Fluffleupagus whose name is based on [[Mr. Snuffleupagus]].
 
* In "Operation R.A.B.B.I.T.," there was a magical bunny named Mr. Fluffleupagus whose name is based on [[Mr. Snuffleupagus]].
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* [[Dee Bradley Baker]] voiced Numbuh 4
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* [[Ben Diskin]] voiced Numbuh 1 and Numbuh 2
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* [[Cree Summer]] voiced Numbuh 5
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* [[Lauren Tom]] voiced Numbuh 3
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* [[Tom Warburton]] is the show creator
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* [[Mo Willems]] was the head writer for four seasons
   
 
==Comedy Bang! Bang!==
 
==Comedy Bang! Bang!==
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* [[Josh Groban]] appears in "Josh Groban Wears a Suit & Striped Socks" and "Josh Groban Wears a Blue Blazer and Shiny Black Shoes"
 
* [[Josh Groban]] appears in "Josh Groban Wears a Suit & Striped Socks" and "Josh Groban Wears a Blue Blazer and Shiny Black Shoes"
 
* [[Bill Hader]] appears in "Bill Hader Wears A Grey Button Down Shirt & Sneakers"
 
* [[Bill Hader]] appears in "Bill Hader Wears A Grey Button Down Shirt & Sneakers"
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* [[Kathryn Hahn]] appears in "Kathryn Hahn Wears Ripped Jeans and Black Heels"
 
* [[Jon Hamm]] appears in "Jon Hamm Wears A Light Blue Shirt & Silver Watch"
 
* [[Jon Hamm]] appears in "Jon Hamm Wears A Light Blue Shirt & Silver Watch"
 
* [[Chris Hardwick]] appears in "Gillian Jacobs Wears A Red Dress With Sail Boats," "Chris Hardwick Wears a Black Polo & Weathered Boot," "Amber Tamblyn Wears a Leather Jacket & Black Bootie," and "Zach Galifianakis Wears Grey Corduroys and Brown Leather Shoes"
 
* [[Chris Hardwick]] appears in "Gillian Jacobs Wears A Red Dress With Sail Boats," "Chris Hardwick Wears a Black Polo & Weathered Boot," "Amber Tamblyn Wears a Leather Jacket & Black Bootie," and "Zach Galifianakis Wears Grey Corduroys and Brown Leather Shoes"
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* [[Nick Offerman]] appears in "Nick Offerman Wears a Green Flannel Shirt & Brown Boots"
 
* [[Nick Offerman]] appears in "Nick Offerman Wears a Green Flannel Shirt & Brown Boots"
 
* [[Haley Joel Osment]] appears in "Randall Park Wears Brown Dress Shoes With Blue Socks," "Jake Johnson Wears a Light Blue Button-Up Shirt and Brown Shoes" and "Kathryn Hahn Wears Ripped Jeans and Black Heels"
 
* [[Haley Joel Osment]] appears in "Randall Park Wears Brown Dress Shoes With Blue Socks," "Jake Johnson Wears a Light Blue Button-Up Shirt and Brown Shoes" and "Kathryn Hahn Wears Ripped Jeans and Black Heels"
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* [[Patton Oswalt]] appears in "Patton Oswalt Wears a Black Blazer & Dress Shoes"
 
* [[Randall Park]] appears in "Randall Park Wears Brown Dress Shoes With Blue Socks"
 
* [[Randall Park]] appears in "Randall Park Wears Brown Dress Shoes With Blue Socks"
 
* [[Jordan Peele]] appears in "Andy Samberg Wears A Plaid Shirt & Glasses"
 
* [[Jordan Peele]] appears in "Andy Samberg Wears A Plaid Shirt & Glasses"
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* [[Kristen Schaal]] appears in "Jessica Alba Wears a Jacket with Patent Leather Pumps" and "Kristen Schaal Wears Strawberry Colored Pants and a Multicolored Shirt"
 
* [[Kristen Schaal]] appears in "Jessica Alba Wears a Jacket with Patent Leather Pumps" and "Kristen Schaal Wears Strawberry Colored Pants and a Multicolored Shirt"
 
* [[Jason Schwartzman]] appears in "Jason Schwartzman Wears a Striped Shirt and High Top Sneakers"
 
* [[Jason Schwartzman]] appears in "Jason Schwartzman Wears a Striped Shirt and High Top Sneakers"
* [[Adam Scott]] appears in "Adam Scott Wears A Red Oxford Shirt & Jeans," "Gillian Jacobs Wears A Red Dress With Sail Boats," "Jack Black Wears an Embroidered Cowboy Shirt and Ox Blood Sneakers", and "Reggie Watts Wears a Purple and Yellow Quilted Sweatshirt"
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* [[Adam Scott]] appears in "Adam Scott Wears A Red Oxford Shirt & Jeans," "Gillian Jacobs Wears A Red Dress With Sail Boats," "Jack Black Wears an Embroidered Cowboy Shirt and Ox Blood Sneakers," and "Reggie Watts Wears a Purple and Yellow Quilted Sweatshirt"
 
* [[Dax Shepard]] appears in "Dax Shepard Wears a Heather Gray Shirt and Black Blazer"
 
* [[Dax Shepard]] appears in "Dax Shepard Wears a Heather Gray Shirt and Black Blazer"
 
* [[Sarah Silverman]] appears in "Sarah Silverman Wears a Black Dress With A White Collar"
 
* [[Sarah Silverman]] appears in "Sarah Silverman Wears a Black Dress With A White Collar"
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* [["Weird Al" Yankovic]] appears in "'Weird Al' Yankovic Wears A Hawaiian Shirt," " David Cross Wears A Red Polo Shirt & Brown Shoes With Red Laces," "Lizzy Caplan Wears All Black & Powder Blue Espadrille," "Eric Andre Wears a Cat Collage Shirt & Sneakers" and ""Weird Al" Yankovic Wears a Different Hawaiian Shirt"; he also serves as the bandleader and co-host for all 20 episodes in the fifth season.
 
* [["Weird Al" Yankovic]] appears in "'Weird Al' Yankovic Wears A Hawaiian Shirt," " David Cross Wears A Red Polo Shirt & Brown Shoes With Red Laces," "Lizzy Caplan Wears All Black & Powder Blue Espadrille," "Eric Andre Wears a Cat Collage Shirt & Sneakers" and ""Weird Al" Yankovic Wears a Different Hawaiian Shirt"; he also serves as the bandleader and co-host for all 20 episodes in the fifth season.
   
==Comedy Central's Last Laugh 2005==
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==Comedy Central's Last Laugh==
 
''Last Laugh 2005'' was a TV special that aired on Comedy Central and opened with a number by [[William Shatner]] as [[The Devil]].
 
''Last Laugh 2005'' was a TV special that aired on Comedy Central and opened with a number by [[William Shatner]] as [[The Devil]].
   
 
* In a public service announcement sketch spoof concerning the possible threat of the Avian Flu, a red bird puppet named Burt Flu teaches viewers about the disease, how to avoid it, and what they should and shouldn't do (demonstrated by child actors and some adults). Burt then says that his brother "Big Bird" Flu will give out a list of more do's and don'ts. The camera cuts to a park where "Big Bird" Flu (full-body puppet like [[Big Bird]] of ''[[Sesame Street]]'') is seen almost featherless, shaking, coughing and falling to the ground.
 
* In a public service announcement sketch spoof concerning the possible threat of the Avian Flu, a red bird puppet named Burt Flu teaches viewers about the disease, how to avoid it, and what they should and shouldn't do (demonstrated by child actors and some adults). Burt then says that his brother "Big Bird" Flu will give out a list of more do's and don'ts. The camera cuts to a park where "Big Bird" Flu (full-body puppet like [[Big Bird]] of ''[[Sesame Street]]'') is seen almost featherless, shaking, coughing and falling to the ground.
   
==Comic Book Men==
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==The Cool Kids==
* In the episode "The Mightiest Of Mortals," a customer brings in two of the 1977 [[Fisher-Price]] puppets to sell.
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* In the episode "The Cool Kids Rig an Election," Margaret tries to help Sid run for activities coordinator in the upcoming election by trying to get Sid to be mean. Sid says he wants to be a fun and singing lizard mascot like Kermit and Margaret corrects him that Kermit is a frog.
 
==Corner Gas==
 
''Corner Gas'' is a Canadian TV show set in Dog River, Saskatchewan, which originally aired on CTV, and replays in weekday syndication on CTV2.
 
 
* In the episode "TV Free Dog River", Dog River is competing against another town for who survives not watching TV for one week. However, Oscar offers to people "You want some Muppets? Or how about [[The Flintstones]]?
 
   
 
;Connections
 
;Connections
* [[Eric Peterson]] played Oscar
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* [[David Alan Grier]] plays Hank Henderson
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* [[Phill Lewis]] directed "The Cool Kids Rig an Election"
==Da Ali G Show==
 
* In episode #4 of Season 1, Ali G conducts an interview with four media analysts. He mentions that he's learned a lot from watching ''Sesame Street'' and asks why there isn't a version of it for kids, oblivious that it's a kids' show to begin with.
 
   
 
==Dave's World==
 
==Dave's World==
 
* In the series pilot, Shel ask Beth if it is the breast that makes them good with kids. Kenny tried to bring up another subject relating to breast, but Dave tried to stop him from talking about it. Kenny replied back, "Oh I'm sorry. If they're not on a Muppet, you people aren't interested."
 
* In the series pilot, Shel ask Beth if it is the breast that makes them good with kids. Kenny tried to bring up another subject relating to breast, but Dave tried to stop him from talking about it. Kenny replied back, "Oh I'm sorry. If they're not on a Muppet, you people aren't interested."
   
* In the episode, "It's A Small Van After All," Dave tries to keep the family happy in the van ride to [[Walt Disney World]]. He mentions some CDs to listen to, including "Sing Along with Kermit."
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* In the episode "It's A Small Van After All," Dave tries to keep the family happy in the van ride to [[Walt Disney World]]. He mentions some CDs to listen to, including "Sing Along with Kermit."
   
 
;Connections
 
;Connections
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==Degrassi: The Next Generation==
 
==Degrassi: The Next Generation==
 
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[[File:Holly_J_eats_a_cookie.jpg|thumb|250px]]
* In the episode "Ghost in the Machine, Pt. 2", Ashley Kerwin and Craig Manning are having a discussion about their rock band and fellow bandmembers.
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* In the episode "Ghost in the Machine, Pt. 2," Ashley Kerwin and Craig Manning are having a discussion about their rock band and fellow bandmembers.
 
::Ashley: You know, you guys should try going a little more post-Emo. Still punk, but less mopey.
 
::Ashley: You know, you guys should try going a little more post-Emo. Still punk, but less mopey.
 
::Craig: I don't think the other guys even know what regular Emo is. Spinner probably thinks it's a Muppet.
 
::Craig: I don't think the other guys even know what regular Emo is. Spinner probably thinks it's a Muppet.
   
* In the episode "Ladies' Night", Anya tricks Holly J. Sinclair into devouring a double chocolate chip cookie during a fast for charity, during which Holly is also secretly videotaped and shown to an auditorium. Later when Holly J. comes to speak in the auditorium, Anya introduces her as: "It's the Cookie Monster!" A student in the audience taunts in a gruff monstery voice, "Holly J. hungry!"
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* In the episode "Ladies' Night," Anya tricks Holly J. Sinclair into devouring a double chocolate chip cookie during a fast for charity, during which Holly is also secretly videotaped and shown to an auditorium. Later when Holly J. comes to speak in the auditorium, Anya introduces her with "It's the Cookie Monster!" A student in the audience taunts her in a gruff monstery voice, "Holly J. hungry!"
   
 
==Dexter==
 
==Dexter==
* In the episode "Crocodile", Rita (Julie Benz) serves Dexter (Michael C. Hall) a plate of cookies and tells him that he is "snarfing them down like the [[Cookie Monster]]".
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* In the episode "Crocodile," Rita (Julie Benz) serves Dexter (Michael C. Hall) a plate of cookies and tells him that he is "snarfing them down like the [[Cookie Monster]]."
   
 
;Connections
 
;Connections
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* [[Jimmy Smits]] played ADA Miguel Prado
 
* [[Jimmy Smits]] played ADA Miguel Prado
 
* [[Malcolm-Jamal Warner]] played Rita's lawyer in "Seeing Red"
 
* [[Malcolm-Jamal Warner]] played Rita's lawyer in "Seeing Red"
 
==Dexter's Laboratory==
 
[[Image:PuppetPals.jpg|thumb|250px]]
 
''Dexter's Laboratory'' originated as a part of Cartoon Network's ''What A Cartoon!'' show before becoming it's own series, which initially ran from 1996 to 2003.
 
 
* Puppet Pals Mitch and Clem, who visually resemble ''<nowiki>Sesame Street'</nowiki>''s [[Bert]] and [[Ernie]] and stand behind the traditional brick wall, star in a show-within-a-show featured primarily in ''The Justice Friends'' segments. The Puppet Pals have also been seen in live-action form in their own filler segments. They've also appeared on ''[[The Powerpuff Girls]]''.
 
 
;Connections
 
* [[Christine Cavanaugh]] was the original voice of Dexter.
 
* [[Eddie Deezen]] voiced Mandark.
 
* [[Dom DeLuise]] voiced Koosalagoopagoop in several episodes.
 
* [[Rob Paulsen]] voiced Puppet Pal Mitch and other characters.
 
* [[Paul Williams]] guest starred in the episode "Just an Old Fashioned Lab Song."
 
   
 
==Diagnosis Murder==
 
==Diagnosis Murder==
* In the second part of the fifth season episode "Retribution", Canin is counting backwards when Steve surprises him. "I guess watching ''Sesame Street'' finally paid off for you, Canin. You count real pretty."
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* In the second part of the fifth season episode "Retribution," Canin is counting backwards when Steve surprises him. "I guess watching ''Sesame Street'' finally paid off for you, Canin. You count real pretty."
   
==Diff'rent Strokes==
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==Disenchantment==
* In the 1979 episode "Arnold's Hero", when Arnold's adopted father Mr. Drummond informs Arnold that he won't be able to meet Muhammad Ali as promised, he says that he'll make it up to him by taking him "to see [[The Muppet Movie|the Muppet film]], for the twelfth time."
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* In the episode "For Whom the Pig Oinks," Elfo is mistaken for Elmo.
* In "The Health Club" Arnold and Willis are refused entry into Drummond's health club by the one of the several bigoted employs who uses their ages as an excuse. When they see a young white boy to leave, Arnold sarcastically asks "What was that, a Muppet?"
 
* In "The Bicycle Man" two-parter, an [[Ernie]] cookie jar can be seen in Mr. Horton's apartment.
 
 
;Connections
 
* [[Dabney Coleman]] played Fred Tanner in "Arnold's Girlfriend"
 
* [[Whitman Mayo]] played Jethro Simpson "The Adoption" (1979)
 
* [[Edie McClurg]] played Betty in "Arnold the Entrepreneur"
 
* [[Charlotte Rae]] played Mrs. Edna Garrett (1978-1979)
 
 
==Dollhouse==
 
* In the tenth episode of the first season, "Haunted":
 
 
::Jocelyn Bashford: ''[crying]'' God, I'm so emo.
 
::Margaret Bashford: I have to say, there's a part of me that's not sad to see someone mourning my friend.
 
::Jocelyn: Is that what this is?
 
::Margaret: You lost your mother. It's only natural you'd be so [[Elmo]].
 
::Jocelyn: Emo.
 
::Margaret: That's not a word, sweetie.
 
 
* In the first episode of the second season, "Vows":
 
 
::''[Claire wakes up Topher by sexually seducing him]''
 
::Topher Brink: What the hell? Are you drunk?
 
::Claire Saunders: I'm just trying to be my best.
 
::Topher: Whoah, I don't want your best.
 
::Claire: [notices his arousal] Well, I think you do.
 
::Topher: [covering his crotch] That is the minority vote. And you tricked it. Okay? A guy's asleep... could'a been [[Fozzie Bear]] and it would have...
 
::Topher: [gestures]
 
::Topher: Not that I think about Fozzie Bear.
 
 
;Connections
 
* [[Jane Espenson]] wrote two episodes and served as Consulting Producer
 
 
==The Dome==
 
* In the episode "Plan B", written by Tim Schlattmann and Mark Linehan Bruner, the following is said:
 
 
:: "Hector Martin?"
 
:: "Apparently he's the real head of Actaeon."
 
:: "I thought Barbie's father was?"
 
:: "Yeah, so do I. Turns out this dude was running it the whole time."
 
:: "Why would he hide his involvement?"
 
:: "Maybe because, from what I can tell, the government has their hand so far up him, he's a Muppet. A rich, powerful, and very bad Muppet."
 
   
 
==Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23==
 
==Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23==
* In episode 6, "It's Just Sex", June donates some stuff of Chloe's to the rummage sale, and the woman at the desk finds love letters from a celebrity and says, "I had a suitor myself - Frederick Spitz." When June looks puzzled, she says, "The famous puppeteer. His hand manipulated a Muppet for 40 years."
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* In episode 6, "It's Just Sex," June donates some stuff of Chloe's to the rummage sale, and the woman at the desk finds love letters from a celebrity and says, "I had a suitor myself - Frederick Spitz." When June looks puzzled, she says, "The famous puppeteer. His hand manipulated a Muppet for 40 years."
   
 
* In episode 13, "Sexy People," Chloe states that if ''People'' put [[Fozzie Bear]] on the cover, June would find him sexy (since she follows every "Sexiest Man Alive" issue).
 
* In episode 13, "Sexy People," Chloe states that if ''People'' put [[Fozzie Bear]] on the cover, June would find him sexy (since she follows every "Sexiest Man Alive" issue).
   
 
;Connections
 
;Connections
* [[James van der Beek]] plays a fictionalized version of himself
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* [[James Van Der Beek]] plays a fictionalized version of himself
 
==Dragon's Den==
 
This reality show format, which originated in [[Japan]], has entrepreneurs try to get a deal from up to five investors for a percentage of their company. This format has been exported to many countries, including the [[The United States of America|United States]] series ''Shark Tank'' on [[ABC]].
 
 
* On the December 11th, 2013 episode of the Canadian ''Dragon's Den'', an entrepreneur is demonstrating his packaging, similar to an over-sized Advent calendar. Investor Kevin O'Leary, known sarcastically as "Mr. Wonderful", is given an [[Oscar the Grouch]] t-shirt as a reference to his personality.
 
 
;Connections
 
* [[Jeff Foxworthy]] appeared in several episodes in season 2 of ''Shark Tank''
 
* Mona Weiss, who helped pitch Eco-Nuts on ''Shark Tank'', was a recurring member of [[The Kids]]
 
   
 
==The Drew Carey Show==
 
==The Drew Carey Show==
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* [[Caroline Rhea]] played Bonnie
 
* [[Caroline Rhea]] played Bonnie
 
* [[Penn and Teller]] appeared in "Drew Meets Lawyers"
 
* [[Penn and Teller]] appeared in "Drew Meets Lawyers"
* [[Donald Trump]] appeared as himself in "New York and Queens"
 
 
* [["Weird Al" Yankovic]] appeared as himself in "Drew Between a Rock and a Hard Place"
 
* [["Weird Al" Yankovic]] appeared as himself in "Drew Between a Rock and a Hard Place"
   
 
==Drew Carey's Green Screen Show==
 
==Drew Carey's Green Screen Show==
 
In the first episode, during a game of "Freeze Tag," performers Greg Proops and Julie Larson appear to form a letter L. Jeff Davis reports to the camera, "''[[Sesame Street]]'' has been brought to you by the letter L." Drew Carey then replaces Davis and adds, "''Advanced Sesame Street'' has been brought to you by the isosceles triangle."
 
In the first episode, during a game of "Freeze Tag," performers Greg Proops and Julie Larson appear to form a letter L. Jeff Davis reports to the camera, "''[[Sesame Street]]'' has been brought to you by the letter L." Drew Carey then replaces Davis and adds, "''Advanced Sesame Street'' has been brought to you by the isosceles triangle."
 
==Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist==
 
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* In the episode "Pretzelkins" Ben is shown laying on his bed, watching ''[[Sesame Street]]''. The clip is very brief, showing [[Bert]] and [[Ernie]] on the television screen.
 
 
;Connections
 
* [[Sandra Bernhard]] played Sandra
 
   
 
==Eek! the Cat==
 
==Eek! the Cat==
* In the episode "Eek vs. The Flying Saucers," Eek begs a race of aliens not to blow up the [[Earth]], listing a large amount of reasons, including the [[Muppets]].
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Animated series which ran on [[Fox Broadcasting Company|Fox Kids]] from 1992 to 1997, animated by [[Nelvana]].
   
* In the fifth season episode "The FugEEKtive", ''America's Most Wanted'' searches for a missing Sharky. John Walsh, playing himself in a cameo, introduces [[Weird Al Yankovic]], who has footage of Sharky filmed during his music video "Peppermint Twister". In one shot, Sharky is clearly visible among a kickline of dancing tornadoes. Weird Al narrates: "If you look close...well, to quote a [[Sesame Street|famous educational show that is also heavily copyrighted]], [[One of These Things|one of these things is not like the others]]." During Al's video, a knockoff instrumental version of the [[Sesame Street Theme|Sesame Street theme song]] is played.
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* In the first season episode "Eek vs. The Flying Saucers," Eek begs a race of aliens not to blow up the [[Earth]], listing a large amount of reasons, including the [[Muppets]].
   
==Empty Nest==
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* In the fifth season episode "The FugEEKtive," [[Weird Al Yankovic]] appears on ''America's Most Wanted'' with footage of the missing Sharky the Sharkdog. In one shot, Sharky is clearly visible among a kickline of dancing tornadoes. Weird Al narrates: "If you look close... well, to quote a [[Sesame Street|famous educational show that is also heavily copyrighted]], [[One of These Things|one of these things is not like the others]]." During Al's video, a near soundalike instrumental version of the [[Sesame Street Theme|Sesame Street theme song]] is played.
* In the third season episode "The Boy Next Door", Carol tells Charley he should be at home watching "[[Sesame Street]]"... they are doing the letter M for Moron.
 
   
 
;Connections
 
;Connections
* [[David Leisure]] played Charley Dietz
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*[[Dan Castellaneta]] voiced Mittens, scientist Hank, and others
* [[Richard Mulligan]] played Dr. Harry Weston
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*[[Tim Curry]] narrated "It's a Wonderful Nine Lives"
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*[[E. G. Daily]] voiced Wendy Elizabeth, Kozy, and others
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*[[Eddie Deezen]] voiced Ringo and minor characters
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*[[Corey Feldman]] voiced Squat (1995-1996)
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*[[Brad Garrett]] voiced Zoltar, Thuggo, and others
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*[[Kathy Ireland]] voiced Mom Heap (1995-1996)
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*[[Gary Owens]] voiced various announcers
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*[[William Shatner]] voiced Santa Claus in the special "It's a Very Merry Eek's-Mas" (1993)
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*[[Halle Stanford]] voiced Vanna (1995-1996)
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*[[Mr. T]] voiced Mr. T-Rex in three "Terrible Thunderlizards" segments
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*[[Kirk Thatcher]] voiced Klutter (1995-1996)
   
 
==The Eric Andre Show==
 
==The Eric Andre Show==
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* [[Colin Foo]] played a retired scientist in "Dr. Nobel" (2006)
 
* [[Colin Foo]] played a retired scientist in "Dr. Nobel" (2006)
 
* [[Matt Frewer]] played Jim Taggart (2006-2007, 2009)
 
* [[Matt Frewer]] played Jim Taggart (2006-2007, 2009)
 
==Everwood==
 
A television drama that ran on the WB network from 2002 to 2006.
 
 
* In the episode "The Great Doctor Brown," Amy Abbott reveals to Ephram Brown the origin of her unusual nickname.
 
 
::Amy: [[Grover]].
 
::Ephram: Grover?
 
::Amy: It's my nickname. I always loved Grover as a kid. I know for most kids it's all [[Winnie the Pooh]] and Hello Kitty, occasionally [[Strawberry Shortcake]], but for me, life was about a little blue Muppet named Grover.
 
::Ephram: Well, Grover was a very underrated Muppet.
 
 
* In the episode "The Reflex," Hannah Rogers and Dr. Harold Abbott comment on a picture (not shown) in the Abbott family photo album.
 
 
::Hannah: Is that Bright wearing Muppet slippers?
 
::Dr. Abbott: Ah, yes. Bright was oddly bewitched by [[Miss Piggy]]. And Amy simply would not remove her [[Fozzie Bear|Fozzie Bears]] for all the tea in [[China]].
 
 
==Everybody Hates Chris==
 
''Everybody Hates Chris'' is a sitcom narrated by and loosely based on the life of [[Chris Rock]].
 
 
* In episode 4.08 (entitled "Everybody Hates [[Big Bird]]"), Chris begins dating a tall girl in class who has been dubbed "Big Bird" by others at school. The episode includes background music similar to the Sesame Street theme, and a scene in which members of the football team mock the couple:
 
 
::Football Player #1: Hey, it's Big Bird!
 
::Football Player #2: Hey, where's [[Bert]] and [[Ernie]]?
 
::FP #1: (to Chris) I guess that makes you . . . [[Mr. Snuffleupagus|Snuffleupagus]]?
 
::FP #2: No, it makes him [[Roosevelt Franklin]]!
 
::FP #1: [[Cookie Monster|Cookie]]?
 
::Both: COOKIE!
 
 
;Connections
 
* [[Jason Alexander]] played Principal Edwards in "Everybody Hates the Buddy System" (2006) and "Everybody Hates Snow Day" (2007)
 
* [[Debbie Allen]] played a mother in "Everybody Hates Elections" (2006) and a gun woman in "Everybody Hates Minimum Wage" (2007)
 
* [[Wayne Brady]] played Louis in "Everybody Hates Thanksgiving" (2006) and "Everybody Hates the Buddy System" (2008)
 
* [[Terry Crews]] played Julius Rock (2005–2009)
 
* [[Whoopi Goldberg]] played Louise in "Everybody Hates Rejection" and "Everybody Hates a Liar" (2006)
 
* [[Kadeem Hardison]] played the judge in "Everybody Hates Driving" (2007) and "Everybody Hates PSATs" (2009)
 
* [[Steve Landesberg]] played Mr. Levine in "Everybody Hates Mr. Levine" (2009)
 
* [[Chris Rock]] voices the narrator and played Mr. Abbott in "Everybody Hates the Guidance Counselor" (2007)
 
* [[Tyler James Williams]] played Chris
 
 
==Everybody Loves Raymond==
 
* In the season 4 episode "Prodigal Son," Raymond tells Debra about how he is a good person and that he doesn't have to go to church on Sunday morning. He replies he treats people normal and gives an example of a plumber he hired with a big eye. Raymond said he would treat the plumber normal, but other people would make fun of the plumber and call him, "Big Muppet-Eye Guy."
 
 
* In the season 4 episode "Bad Moon Rising," Raymond secretly recorded Debra yelling at him with a tape recorder. After playing the tape recorder and making Debra cried, Raymond tries to cheer up Debra. He tells her that when he first heard himself in a radio interview, his voice sounds like [[Mr. Snuffleupagus|Snuffleupagus]].
 
 
;Connections
 
* [[Peter Boyle]] played Frank Barone
 
* [[Dan Castellaneta]] played Brian Trenberth in "T-Ball" and Coach Brian in "It's Supposed To Be Fun."
 
* [[Charles Durning]] played Father Hubley
 
* [[Brad Garrett]] played Robert Barone
 
* [[Gary Halvorson]] directed episodes of the series
 
* [[Patricia Heaton]] played Debra Barone
 
* [[Kevin James]] played Kevin Daniels and co-wrote the episode "Golf"
 
* [[Kristin Newman]] worked on the production staff
 
* [[Doris Roberts]] played Marie Barone
 
* [[Ray Romano]] played Raymond Barone and was a writer for the series.
 
* [[Sherri Shepherd]] played Judy Potter
 
* [[Jean Stapleton]] played Alda in "I Wish I Were Gus"
 
* [[Fred Willard]] played Hank MacDougall
 
   
 
==Extras==
 
==Extras==
A British sitcom about film extras, created by [[The Office|Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant]].
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A British sitcom about film extras, created by [[Ricky Gervais]] and [[The Office|Stephen Merchant]].
   
 
* In episode 2.4, Darren Lamb and Barry discuss [[Wikipedia:Crazy Frog|Crazy Frog]].
 
* In episode 2.4, Darren Lamb and Barry discuss [[Wikipedia:Crazy Frog|Crazy Frog]].
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::Barry: Looked set to take over the empire for a while, didn't he.
 
::Barry: Looked set to take over the empire for a while, didn't he.
 
::Darren: Oh yeah, he was a very good actor, and singer.
 
::Darren: Oh yeah, he was a very good actor, and singer.
::Barry: "[[Halfway Down the Stairs|Halfway Up the Stairs]]".
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::Barry: "[[Halfway Down the Stairs|Halfway Up the Stairs]]."
 
::Darren: Good song.
 
::Darren: Good song.
   
==Fish Police==
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==Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends==
* In the first episode of this short-lived 1992 prime-time cartoon, Inspector Gil tells waitress Pearl "You know how I feel about you" and winds up repeating "How..." when at a loss for words. Pearl asks why he talks like that, and Gil retorts that "all the great couples talk like that... uh, [[The Flintstones|Fred and Wilma]], Kermit and Miss Piggy, [[Jay Ward|Rocky and Bullwinkle]]..."
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*The episode "Cookie Dough" shows Frankie's obsession with Madame Foster's cookies; in one cutaway, she is seen devouring boxes of cookies, screaming "[[C is for Cookie (song)|Cookie, cookie, cookie!]] Me love cookies!"
   
 
;Connections
 
;Connections
* [[Edward Asner]] voiced Chief Abalone
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* [[Phil LaMarr]] voiced Wilt
* [[Tim Curry]] voiced Sharkster
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* [[Tara Strong]] voiced Terrence
* [[Buddy Hackett]] voiced Crabby the cabbie
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* [[Tom Kane]] voiced Mr. Herriman
* [[Don Knotts]] voiced Mr. Lichen in "The Two Gils"
 
* [[Megan Mullally (actress)|Megan Mullally]] voiced Pearl
 
* [[Rob Paulsen]] voiced Richie in "No Way to Treat a Fillet'dy"
 
* [[John Ritter]] voiced Inspector Gil
 
* [[Sally Struthers]] voiced Shelly in "Beauty's Only Fin Deep"
 
* [[Frank Welker]] voiced Mussles Marinara and Doc Croaker
 
* [[Jonathan Winters]] voiced Mayor Cod
 
 
==FlashForward==
 
[[Image:FlashForward-Kermitpillow.jpg|thumb|250px]]
 
* The second episode of the first season "White to Play," features a [[Kermit the Frog|Kermit]] pillow in the little girl's bedroom.
 
 
* The same pillow appeared again in the sixth episode, "Scary Monsters and Super Creeps."
 
 
==Game Shakers==
 
* In the episode "Wedding Shower of Doom", Kenzie explains to Babe why she doesn't like [[Oscar the Grouch]]. "I think he needs to work on his attitude." To which Babe says, "He lives in [[Oscar's trash can|a garbage can]]. He has every right to be grouchy."
 
 
;Connections
 
* [[Hilty Bowen]] appeared in "Nasty Goats"
 
* [[Madisyn Shipman]] plays Kenzie Bell
 
   
 
==Get a Life==
 
==Get a Life==
 
* At the beginning of the pilot episode, Chris realizes he's missed ''Fraggle Rock'' soon after he wakes up in the morning.
 
* At the beginning of the pilot episode, Chris realizes he's missed ''Fraggle Rock'' soon after he wakes up in the morning.
 
==Ghostwriter==
 
''Ghostwriter'' was a [[Sesame Workshop|CTW]] show which aired on [[PBS]]. Focusing on a group of young detectives who work with a ghost (who manifests by rearranging words and writing), most stories were serialized in four or five parts.
 
 
* In the first season story "Building Bridges", the 1992-1998 ''[[Sesame Street]]'' theme and the cold open for [[Episode 3092]] can be heard in the background when Rob visits Victor's home.
 
 
* In the second season story "Just in Time", when Jamal's grandmother asks Alex if he'd like to stay for lunch, he replies "Is the sky blue? Do birds sing? Is [[Sesame Street|Sesame a Street]]?"
 
 
;Connections
 
* [[Blaze Berdahl]] played Lenni Frazier
 
* [[Fran Brill]] played Calvin Ferguson's mother
 
* [[Samuel L. Jackson]] played Jamal Jenkins' father
 
* [[Jeremy Miller]] played Craig Mitchell
 
   
 
==Girls==
 
==Girls==
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* [[Carlo Alban]] played an employee at a rehabilitation center in "Females Only"
 
* [[Carlo Alban]] played an employee at a rehabilitation center in "Females Only"
 
* [[Judd Apatow]] produced the series and wrote 10 episodes
 
* [[Judd Apatow]] produced the series and wrote 10 episodes
* [[Lisa Bonet]] played Tandice Moncrief in “Love Stories” and “Homeword Bound”
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* [[Lisa Bonet]] played Tandice Moncrief in "Love Stories" and "Homeword Bound"
 
* [[Judy Collins]] appears as herself in "It's Back"
 
* [[Judy Collins]] appears as herself in "It's Back"
 
* [[Donald Glover]] played Sandy in “It’s About Time” and “I Get Ideas”
 
* [[Donald Glover]] played Sandy in “It’s About Time” and “I Get Ideas”
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A Netflix series built around the 1980s women's wrestling circuit.
 
A Netflix series built around the 1980s women's wrestling circuit.
   
*In the second season episode "Rosalie," Bash Howard mentions ''[[The Muppets Take Manhattan]]'' to Debbie Eagan.  He brings this up with the intent to start a whispering campaign to save the show, much like the [[rats]] did with [[Kermit]] at [[Sardi's]]. After their efforts appear to have worked, Debbie says she would like to send [[Jim Henson]] a fruit basket.
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*In the second season episode "Rosalie," Bash Howard mentions ''[[The Muppets Take Manhattan]]'' to Debbie Eagan.  He brings this up with the intent to start a whispering campaign to save the show, much like the [[rats]] did with [[Kermit the Frog|Kermit]] at [[Sardi's]]. After their efforts appear to have worked, Debbie says she would like to send [[Jim Henson]] a fruit basket.
   
==The Great British Bake Off==
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==Good Girls==
* In the second Christmas episode of 2016, aired on Boxing Day, Mel Giedroyc tells a contestant: "That green is Muppet Christmas Carol, Janet. Sheer Muppet Christmas Carol."
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*In the episode "Egg Roll", Annie says that, as a kid, she wanted to spend Saturday mornings with "nine bowls of cereal and ''[[Muppet Babies]]''".
   
==The Great Christmas Light Fight==
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;Connections:
* In the 2017 episode where Alice Tristan of Waco, Texas wins, large decorations of Big Bird and Cookie Monster are seen briefly.
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*[[Christina Hendricks]] plays Beth Boland
  +
*[[Matthew Lillard]] plays Dean Boland
   
==The Great Indoors==
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==Grace and Frankie==
* In the episode, "The Explorer's Club", Roland insults Mather by asking, "How it felt when Waldorf left you to criticize the Muppets all by yourself?"
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In the season six episode 'The Trophy Wife', Frankie describes her outlandish outfit by saying, "I was going for a Thunderdome meets [[Floyd Pepper]] from the Muppets vibe."
 
* In the episode, "Mason Blows Up", Jacks tells his co-workers that he feels they are treating Mason like he is Woodward and Bernstein and Mason replies, "Those old dudes from the Muppets?"
 
   
 
;Connections
 
;Connections
* [[Stephen Fry]] as Roland
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*[[Elliott Gould]] played Dr. Rogers
* [[Joel McHale]] played Ashley Jack Gordon
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*[[Michael McKean]] plays Jack
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*[[June Diane Raphael]] plays Brianna Hansen
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*[[RuPaul]] played Benjamin Le Day
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*[[Martin Sheen]] plays Robert Hansen
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*[[Mary Steenburgen]] plays Miriam
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*[[Lily Tomlin]] plays Frankie Bergstein
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*[[Sam Waterston]] plays Sol Bergstein
   
==Great News==
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==The Great Christmas Light Fight==
* In "Pool Show," Portia admits she doesn't find the Muppets funny.
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* In the 2017 episode where Alice Tristan of Waco, Texas wins, large decorations of Big Bird and Cookie Monster are seen briefly.
 
;Connections
 
* [[Tina Fey]] serves as co-executive producer and played Diana St. Tropez
 
* [[Andrea Martin]] plays Carol Wendelson
 
* [[Horatio Sanz]] plays Justin
 
   
 
==Halt and Catch Fire==
 
==Halt and Catch Fire==
* AMC drama about the rise of the computer industry. In the second season premiere "SETI", Joe MacMillan mentions that he got [[Big Bird]] during a game around a campfire.
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* AMC drama about the rise of the computer industry. In the second season premiere "SETI," Joe MacMillan mentions that he got [[Big Bird]] during a game around a campfire.
 
==Henry Danger==
 
* In the episode "Substitute Teacher", Captain Man asks the students to name evil people. Charlotte names [[Big Bird]].
 
   
* In the episode "Secret Beef", Captain Man and Kid Danger fight two criminals named Ert and Bernie.
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==Hang Time==
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* In the third season episode “Sexual Harassment,” Minnie asks Danny, Teddy, Michael and Vince if they want tattoos of Kermit or Big Bird.
   
 
;Connections
 
;Connections
* [[Madisyn Shipman]] plays Kenzie Bell in the episode "Danger Games"
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* [[Anthony Anderson]] played Teddy Brodis (Season 2-3)
  +
* [[Kobe Bryant]] appeared in “The Hustlers”
   
 
==Heroes==
 
==Heroes==
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==Histeria!==
 
==Histeria!==
* In the episode "Megalomaniacs", after Froggo introduces Julius Caesar for the "Word of the Day" sketch, Caesar responds to his introduction by saying "Thanks, Kermit."
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* In the episode "Megalomaniacs," after Froggo introduces Julius Caesar for the "Word of the Day" sketch, Caesar responds to his introduction by saying "Thanks, Kermit."
   
* In the episode "Presidential People" during the "Ask me if I care" segment, Toast interviews [[Lyndon B. Johnson]] and Lydia Karaoke interrupts half-way to comment on Johnson's achievement of creating [[PBS|public television]]. Toast replies by taking offense at the fact that Johnson was the one who gave them "those [[Masterpiece Theater|boring English dudes]] and those [[Tickle Me Elmo|tickle me]] [[Sesame Street Characters|spaz puppets]]".
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* In the episode "Presidential People" during the "Ask me if I care" segment, Toast interviews [[Lyndon B. Johnson]] and Lydia Karaoke interrupts half-way to comment on Johnson's achievement of creating [[PBS|public television]]. Toast replies by taking offense at the fact that Johnson was the one who gave them "those [[Masterpiece Theater|boring English dudes]] and those [[Tickle Me Elmo|tickle me]] [[Sesame Street Characters|spaz puppets]]."
   
 
;Connections
 
;Connections
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* [[Cree Summer]] voiced Aka Pella
 
* [[Cree Summer]] voiced Aka Pella
 
* [[Frank Welker]] voiced Father Time, Fetch, and Pule Houser
 
* [[Frank Welker]] voiced Father Time, Fetch, and Pule Houser
 
==Hollywood Game Night==
 
* In the premiere episode, the second game was a charades-based game in which one word clues can be used. The first answer was "[[Cookie Monster]]", but participant Daniel Dae Kim accidentally says "Cookies" in Cookie Monster style.
 
 
* On the August 29th episode, one of the games was to put pictures of a certain theme in chronological order. One of the themes was toys, and one of the pictures was a [[Tickle-me-Elmo]] doll.
 
 
;Connections
 
[[Jane Lynch]] hosts the show.
 
   
 
==The Hollywood Puppet Sh!t Show==
 
==The Hollywood Puppet Sh!t Show==
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;Connections
 
;Connections
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* [[Terry Crews]] appeared in episode 6
 
* [[Jonas Brothers|Joe Jonas]] appeared in episode 4
 
* [[Jonas Brothers|Joe Jonas]] appeared in episode 4
 
* [[Gina Rodriguez]] appeared in episode 5
 
* [[Gina Rodriguez]] appeared in episode 5
* [[Terry Crews]] appeared in episode 6
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* [[Lilly Singh]] appeared in season 2, episode 1
   
 
==Hope and Faith==
 
==Hope and Faith==
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* [[George Hamilton]] played Robin in "Love Is All Around"
 
* [[George Hamilton]] played Robin in "Love Is All Around"
 
* [[Valerie Harper]] played Angie in "Love Is All Around"
 
* [[Valerie Harper]] played Angie in "Love Is All Around"
* [[Sean Hayes]] is executive producer for the series and played a self-centered hand model in "One Thing or a Mother"
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* [[Sean Hayes]] is the executive producer for the series and played a self-centered hand model in "One Thing or a Mother"
* [[Jonas Brothers|Joe Jonas]] played Melanie's secretive son Will in "Good Luck Faking the Goiter" and "Love is Blind"
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* [[Jonas Brothers|Joe Jonas]] played Melanie's son Will in "Good Luck Faking the Goiter" and "Love is Blind"
 
* [[Jimmy Kimmel]] played himself in "I Love Lucci: Part One"
 
* [[Jimmy Kimmel]] played himself in "I Love Lucci: Part One"
 
* [[Cloris Leachman]] played Peg in "Love Is All Around"
 
* [[Cloris Leachman]] played Peg in "Love Is All Around"
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[[Image:Hustle-tutter.jpg|thumb|250px]]
 
[[Image:Hustle-tutter.jpg|thumb|250px]]
 
* The fourth episode of the BBC series features Robert Vaughn's character standing in front of a store with a [[Tutter]] doll in the window display.
 
* The fourth episode of the BBC series features Robert Vaughn's character standing in front of a store with a [[Tutter]] doll in the window display.
 
==iCarly==
 
* In the crossover with sister show ''Victorious'' called "iParty with Victorious", Sam Puckett insults a ventriloquist dummy named Rex Powers during a rap scene by calling him "a rejected Muppet."
 
 
;Connections
 
* [[Jack Black]] played Aspartamay in the episode "iStart a Fanwar."
 
* [[Jimmy Fallon]] appeared in "iShock America."
 
* [[Tina Fey]] appeared in "iShock America."
 
* [[Jane Lynch]] played Sam Puckett's mother Pam in "iSam's Mom."
 
* [[Michelle Obama]] guest starred as herself in "iMeet the First Lady."
 
* [[Jim Parsons]] played Caleb in "iLost My Mind."
 
* [[The Roots]] appeared in "iShock America."
 
* [[Emma Stone]] made a cameo in "iFind Spencer Friends".
 
   
 
==The Illegal Eater==
 
==The Illegal Eater==
* Singer Steven Page, formerly of The Barenaked Ladies, tours North America for food at unlicensed restaurants. In the episode "Super Underground & Cobra" (2013), Page visits the Ottawa project Cobra and after dinner is served a pieces of a cake, sarcastically shaped like Elmo. His eyes are blurred out, presumably to avoid copyright infringement.
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* Singer Steven Page, formerly of The Barenaked Ladies, tours North America for food at unlicensed restaurants. In the episode "Super Underground & Cobra" (2013), Page visits the Ottawa project Cobra and after dinner is served pieces of a cake, sarcastically shaped like Elmo. His eyes are blurred out, presumably to avoid copyright infringement.
 
==It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia==
 
* In the season one episode "The Gang Gives Back", Dee (Kaitlin Olson, who guest starred in a ''[[Late Night Buffet]]'' pilot) wears a yellow pantsuit, and her friend Mac tells her she looks like [[Big Bird]].
 
 
* In the season three episode "Mac is a Serial Killer" a pimp named Pepper Jack mistakes Dee for one of his prostitutes. Her brother Dennis offers to buy her back for seven dollars and a ''[[Fraggle Rock]]'' thermos. Pepper Jack agrees, enthusiastically saying he loves the show.
 
 
;Connections
 
* [[Roger Bart]] appears in "The Gang Tries Desperately To Win An Award"
 
* [[Danny DeVito]] plays Frank Reynolds
 
 
==The Jamie Foxx Show==
 
* In the season one episode "Break Yourself, Fool," Jamie and Braxton become robbery hostage at a bank. One of the robbers refers to the two as Bert and Ernie.
 
* In the season two episode "Dog Pounded," Jamie's aunt, Helen King, refers to Jamie and Braxton as [[Muppet Babies]] when she suspects the two are hiding a dog in the hotel with a no pet policy.
 
 
;Connections
 
* [[Orlando Brown]] played Nelson in "The After School Special"
 
* [[Ruth Buzzi]] played Judge Jackson in "I've Fallen and I Won't Get Up"
 
* [[Michael Clarke Duncan]] played an inmate in "A Little Red Corvette"
 
* [[Jamie Foxx]] played Jamie King and Tyrone Koppel
 
* [[Savion Glover]] played Nile in "Taps for Royal"
 
* [[Gladys Knight]] as Janice King in "Save the Drama for your Mama" and "Always and Forever"
 
* [[Sherri Shepherd]] played Sheila
 
* [[Ben Vereen]] played Royal in "Taps for Royal"
 
 
==Jessie==
 
A Disney Channel sitcom.
 
 
* In the episode "Glue Dunnit: A Sticky Situation," Emma mentions Mrs. Chesterfield has more feathers in her outfit than Big Bird. Later in the episode, Ravi interrogates his sister Zuri as a suspect. To get a confession, Ravi promises candy. In agreement, Zuri tells him, "I'm about to squeal like Miss Piggy."
 
 
* In the episode "Snack Attack," Jessie asks if her audition would be more memorable if she did the whole thing in a Grover voice.
 
 
==Judging Amy==
 
[[Image:JudgingAmy-Motionsickness.jpg|thumb|250px]]
 
* In the fifth season episode "Motion Sickness", Kyle is having his morning coffee and asks a bunch of plush toys if everyone slept well. The toys include Ernie, Big Bird and Cookie Monster. Later in the episode, Donna asks Kyle to hand her an Elmo plush.
 
 
;Connections
 
* [[Amy Brenneman]] played Amy Gray and co-created the series
 
* [[Pat Crawford Brown]] played a waitress in "The Out of Towners" (2000) and "Come Back Soon" (2002)
 
* [[Stephen Caffrey]] played Prosecuting Attorney Weims in "Crowded House" (1999)
 
* [[Tyne Daly]] played Maxine Gray
 
* [[Julie Dretzin]] played Sarah Blixman in four episodes (2001)
 
* [[James Frawley]] directed fifteen episodes
 
* [[Bob Gunton]] played Dr. Alan Foster in three episodes (2003-2004)
 
* [[Jane Lynch]] played Assistant State's Attorney Perkins in three episodes (1999-2000)
 
* [[Cheech Marin]] played Ignacio Messina (2004-2005)
 
* [[Marlee Matlin]] played Eliza Spears in "An Impartial Bias" (1999)
 
* [[Jenny O'Hara]] played Mrs. Costin in "Tricks of the Trade" (2003)
 
* [[Sandra Oh]] played Detective Shelly Tran in three episodes (2001)
 
* [[Jim Parsons]] played Rob Holbrook in seven episodes (2004-2005)
 
* [[Jon Polito]] played D.A. Gerald Abner in two episodes (2004)
 
* [[Vic Polizos]] played Detective Jesmer in "Gray vs. Gray" (2000)
 
* [[Raphael Sbarge]] played Paul Brody in "Human Touch" (2000)
 
* [[Karle Warren]] played Lauren Cassidy
 
 
==Just Shoot Me!==
 
* In the season 3 episode "Steamed" Jack refers to the tenant above his office as [[Oscar the Grouch]].
 
 
* In the episode, "Puppetmaster," Maya starts dating a guy, Steven, who is a puppeteer on a children's show. When Maya asked Steven how he got started with puppets, Steven replies he was obsessed with ''Sesame Street'' in college and how [[Cookie Monster]]'s talking made sense when you are stoned. Maya says that [[Oscar the Grouch]] must have made him paranoid, and Steven mentions that [[Big Bird]] looks delicious.
 
 
;Connections
 
* [[Tyra Banks]] appeared in "Nina Sees Red"
 
* [[Bernie Brillstein]] was executive producer on the series
 
* [[Steve Carell]] played the Border Control Agent in "Funny Girl"
 
* [[Snoop Dogg]] appeared in "Finch in the Dogg House."
 
* [[Elliott Gould]] appeared in "Hot Nights in Paris"
 
* [[Melissa Joan Hart]] played Krissy in "A&E Biography: Nina Van Horn"
 
* [[Mark Hamill]] appeared in "The List"
 
* [[David Hasselhoff]] appeared in "The Burning House"
 
* [[Jay Leno]] appeared in "Secretary's Day" and "Liotta? Liotta!"
 
* [[Ray Liotta]] appeared in "Christmas? Christmas!" and "Liotta? Liotta!"
 
* [[Jon Lovitz]] played Nina's husband in "A Simple Kiss Of Fate"
 
* [[George Lucas]] appeared in "It's Raining Babies"
 
* [[Ed McMahon]] appeared in "Finch on Ice"
 
* [[Megan Mullally (actress)|Megan Mullally]] played Stephanie Griffin-Cooper in "Amblushed"
 
* [[Stephen Root]] played the corporate therapist in "Blush Gets Some Therapy"
 
* [[Amy Sedaris]] played Betsy in "The Two Faces of Finch"
 
* [[Brooke Shields]] played Erlene in "Erlene and Boo"
 
* [[French Stewart]] played Steven in "Puppetmaster"
 
   
 
==K.C. Undercover==
 
==K.C. Undercover==
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* [[Bella Thorne]] plays Jolie in "Spy-anoia Will Destroy Ya"
 
* [[Bella Thorne]] plays Jolie in "Spy-anoia Will Destroy Ya"
 
* [[Zendaya]] plays K.C. Cooper
 
* [[Zendaya]] plays K.C. Cooper
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==The Kids Are Alright==
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* In the pilot, Timmy sings the ''[[Sesame Street]]'' song "[[Sing]]."
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;Connections
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* [[Paul Dooley]] plays Cecil Dunne
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* [[Tim Doyle]] created the show and is the narrator
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* [[Kris Eber]] is producer
  +
* [[Randall Einhorn]] is executive producer and director
  +
* [[Ken Jeong]] appeared in "The Love List"
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* [[Matt Sohn]] is director
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* [[Kirk Thatcher]] directed "Mailbox"
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* [[Lea Thompson]] directed "Mass for Shut-Ins"
   
 
==Kids in the Hall==
 
==Kids in the Hall==
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;Connections
 
;Connections
 
* [[Frank Meschkuleit]] puppeteered the cat in the 2010 miniseries ''Death Comes to Town''.
 
* [[Frank Meschkuleit]] puppeteered the cat in the 2010 miniseries ''Death Comes to Town''.
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* [[Lorne Michaels]] served as executive producer from 1989 to 1995.
 
* [[Dan Redican]] served as a story editor and producer.
 
* [[Dan Redican]] served as a story editor and producer.
 
* [[Sandra Shamas]] was a troupe member during the troupe's formative years.
 
* [[Sandra Shamas]] was a troupe member during the troupe's formative years.
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==The Last Man on Earth==
 
==The Last Man on Earth==
* In episode 6 of season 2, Carol lists the pros and cons of having a baby in the new post-apocalyptic environment. One of the cons she lists is "No Sesame Street".
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* In episode 6 of season 2, Carol lists the pros and cons of having a baby in the new post-apocalyptic environment. One of the cons she lists is "No ''Sesame Street''."
   
* In the seaon 3 episode 11 "The Spirit of St. Lewis". Just before Lewis are about to take his first flight Phil try to encourage Lewis by saying famous peoples names and puts Lewis name at the end "Nelson Mandel, [[Jim Henson]], Hamilton, the guy who did Hamilton and Lewis"
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* In the season three episode "The Spirit of St. Lewis," just before Lewis is about to take his first flight, Phil tries to encourage Lewis by saying famous people's names and puts Lewis name at the end: "Nelson Mandel, [[Jim Henson]], Hamilton, [[Lin-Manuel Miranda|the guy who did Hamilton]] and Lewis."
   
 
;Connections
 
;Connections
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* [[Mary Steenburgen]] plays Gail
 
* [[Mary Steenburgen]] plays Gail
   
==Let's Make a Deal==
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==Life in Pieces==
''Let's Make a Deal'' is a game show which has aired in various incarnations since 1963.
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*In the third season episode "Waffles Permission Kidless Boyfriend," Tyler (who had his hair straightened at the mall) is told by a friend that "You look like a ''Sesame Street'' character."
   
* On the episode of November 16, 2009, the audience helps [[Wayne Brady]] count $800 to a contestant who refused a deal (which turned out to be a Zonk!). He stops at $500, the audience continues counting, and Wayne remarks, "It's like ''[[Sesame Street]]'' for grown-ups or something"
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;Connections
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*[[Leslie Carrara-Rudolph]] played a puppet monkey in "Pageant Bike Animals Jerky" (2018)
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*[[Josh Groban]] played Ian in "Tattoo Valentine Guitar Pregnant"
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*[[Liz Hara]] wrote nine episodes (2018)
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*[[Donna Kimball]] played the puppet Susan B. Anthony in "Pageant Bike Animals Jerky" (2018)
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*[[Tim Lagasse]] played a puppet shark in "Pageant Bike Animals Jerky" (2018)
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*[[Joey Mazzarino]] played puppet Mr. Lobster in "Pageant Bike Animals Jerky" (2018)
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*[[Megan Mullally (actress)|Megan Mullally]]
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*[[Nick Offerman]] played Spencer in "Annulled Roommate Pill Shower" (2016)
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*[[Jordan Peele]] played Chad (3 episodes, 2015)
   
* On the episode of October 26, 2012, the second game involved an audience poll using three multiple-choice questions. The third question was "[[Cookie Monster]]" or "Monster Truck". The correct answer was Cookie Monster which the contestant guessed correctly.
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==The Listener==
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* In the episode "Lockdown," Osman "Oz" Bey comforts the daughter of a quarantined patient with food. Leaving her with the plate, he suggests: "Can you keep an eye on them, make sure there's no [[Cookie Monster|Cookie Monsters]] running around?"
   
* On the episode of February 19th, 2014, after a contestant returns to his seat, Wayne quips about how he dances like a Muppet.
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==Liv and Maddie==
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* In the episode "Sleep-A-Rooney," Liv is supervising Parker's sleepover and tells Parker's friends to come outside. Parker replies, "Okay, but if there is someone out there in an [[Elmo]] suit, I'm gonna lose it."
* On the episode of March 10th, 2014, the second game involved an audience poll using three multiple-choice questions. The second question was "[[Bert]]" or "[[Ernie]]". The correct answer was Ernie (which the contestant missed).
 
   
 
;Connections
 
;Connections
* [[Lance Bass]] played the game on ''Gameshow Marathon''.
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* [[Kristen Bell]] appeared in "Ask-Her-More-a-Rooney"
* [[Gilbert Gottfried]] appeared in a Celebrity Zonk! in a ''Gameshow Marathon'' episode.
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* [[Erik Estrada]] played Mr. Bustamante in "Friend-A-Rooney"
* [[Ricki Lake]] hosted the show ''Gameshow Marathon'' which featured ''Let's Make a Deal'' in one of the episodes.
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* [[Kevin James]] played Mr. Clodfelter in "Cook-A-Rooney"
* [[Kathy Najimy]] played the game on ''Gameshow Marathon''.
 
* [[Leslie Nielsen]] played the game on ''Gameshow Marathon''.
 
 
==The Listener==
 
* In the episode "Lockdown", Osman 'Oz' Bey comforts the daughter of a quarantined patient with food. Leaving her with the plate, he suggests: "Can you keep an eye on them, make sure there's no [[Cookie Monster|Cookie Monsters]] running around?"
 
   
 
==Living Biblically==
 
==Living Biblically==
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==Living Single==
 
==Living Single==
* In the episode, "Stormy Weather," Max is watching television and shouts, "I will tell you how to get to Sesame Street. You take Puke-Avenue."
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* In the episode "Stormy Weather," Max is watching television and shouts, "I will tell you how to get to Sesame Street. You take Puke-Avenue."
   
 
;Connections
 
;Connections
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* [[Sam McMurray]] played Marco McCulloch in "Misleading Lady" and "To Catch a Thief"
 
* [[Sam McMurray]] played Marco McCulloch in "Misleading Lady" and "To Catch a Thief"
 
* [[Isaiah Washington]] played Dr. Charles Roberts in Season 4
 
* [[Isaiah Washington]] played Dr. Charles Roberts in Season 4
* [[Flip Wilson]] appeared in "Crappy Birthday".
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* [[Flip Wilson]] appeared in "Crappy Birthday"
   
 
==Luther==
 
==Luther==
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==Luxury Comedy==
 
==Luxury Comedy==
* In "King Tutta", Noel calls Smooth, "Fraggle"
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* In "King Tutta," Noel calls Smooth "Fraggle"
   
 
==Make It Pop==
 
==Make It Pop==
* In the episode "Summer Splash", Sun Hi says "We're just musical puppets. And I'm no one's Muppet!"
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* In the episode "Summer Splash," Sun Hi says "We're just musical puppets. And I'm no one's Muppet!"
   
 
;Connections
 
;Connections
* [[Nancy O'Dell]] appeared in "Summer Splash."
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* [[Nancy O'Dell]] appeared in "Summer Splash"
   
==Mama's Family==
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==Man With a Plan==
* In the season one episode, "Positive Thinking," Eunice gets angry when she finds out most of her lines for a play were given to a scene-stealing actress named Sally. When Sally says Eunice is lucky that the theater would let her on stage, Eunice replies back, "Well, I don't see you on [[Broadway]], [[Miss Piggy]]!"
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* In the episode "Hotel Hanky Panky," Kate asked her parents if she can invite her friends,Shelby and Winslow, over to the house and Adam replies, "[[Statler and Waldorf|The two old guys]] from the Muppets?"
 
* In the season four episode, "Mama on Jeopardy," Vinton says the questions they ask on Jeopardy are tough and then Thelma "Mama" Harper replies "Vinton, you couldn't answer the questions on ''Sesame Street''." Later, Vinton says "Mama's wrong! The only time Big Bird ever stumped me was with a silent "K."
 
   
 
;Connections
 
;Connections
* [[Carol Burnett]] played Eunice
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* [[Phill Lewis]] directed "The Three Amigos"
* [[Imogene Coca]] played Gert in "Aunt Gert Rides Again"
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* [[Sherri Shepherd]] played Joy in Season 2
* [[Richard Dawson]] appeared in "Family Feud"
 
* [[Harvey Korman]] played Ed Higgins, Alistair Quince, and directed episodes.
 
* [[Jerry Reed]] played Leonard Oates in "The Return of Leonard Oates"
 
* [[Yeardley Smith]] played Bonita Rokeke in "Where's There's Smoke"
 
* [[Alex Trebek]] appeared in "Mama on Jeopardy!"
 
* [[Betty White]] played Ellen Jackson
 
 
==Marlon==
 
* In the episode, "Boys Only Want One Thing," Marlon refers to Marley's friend, Eugene, as Grover from ''Sesame Street''.
 
 
* In the episode, "Hospital Party," Ashley gives Zack her childhood toy, a stuffed animal rabbit, name Babby to cheer him up. When Marlon sees it, he says it looks like Babby got beaten up by Big Bird and Snuffleupagus on ''Sesame Street''.
 
 
* In the episode, "End of the Road," Yvette calls Marlon a Muppet and Marlon calls her Fraggle Rock.
 
 
* In the episode, "Sisters," Marlon tells his sisters that he circumcised Zack and he knows his sisters would say "You ain't going to have my boy out there looking like Mr. Snuffleupagus."
 
 
* In the episode, "Man Code," Marlon greets Yvette and call her Grover from ''Sesame Street''. Later, Yvette is showing off her ring with a diamond rock and Marlon tells Stevie Noggle, "So Fraggle got a rock."
 
 
* In the episode, "Funeral Party," Marlon sings a message to Stevie from God that his hair looks like the inside of [[John Denver]]'s coat when he hosted the ''[[The Muppet Show]]'' on Christmas.
 
 
;Connections
 
* [[Boyz II Men]] appeared in "End of the Road"
 
* [[Phill Lewis]] directed episodes
 
* [[Sherri Shepherd]] played one of Marlon's sister in "Sisters"
 
   
 
==Maron==
 
==Maron==
* In the second season episode, "Desert Road Trip", Marc Maron tells his friends that he's going to be a guest on ''[[Charlie Rose]]'', and Andy Kindler mentions that [[Kermit the Frog]] has been interviewed by Rose.
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* In the second season episode "Desert Road Trip," Marc Maron tells his friends that he's going to be a guest on ''[[Charlie Rose]]'', and Andy Kindler mentions that [[Kermit the Frog]] has been interviewed by Rose.
   
 
;Connections
 
;Connections
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* [[Danny Trejo]] played Manny
 
* [[Danny Trejo]] played Manny
   
==Martin==
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==The Martin Short Show==
* In the fifth season episode, "One Flew Over the Hoochie's Nest," Martin Payne tries to rescue Pam James from the mental hospital after being mistaken for her twin cousin Tammy. At the mental hospital, Cole Brown, Martin's friend, and his girlfriend, Shanise, are watching the TV. When Shanise notices that ''Sesame Street'' is on, Cole asks his girlfriend, "Was [[Big Bird]] a boy or a girl?" Also when Martin is bringing food for Pam's party and makes a joke about her, Pam calls him "[[Tickle Me Elmo| Tickle me Earmo]]."
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* In the unaired pilot, Martin refuses to do a sketch in which he plays Larry Bird (via the use of stilts). He claims he looks "more like [[Big Bird]]."
   
;Connections
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* In the third episode "A Hippo Never Forgets," Martin tries to get onto ''The Lovey Show'' (a [[Barney and Friends|Barney]] spoof). His agent tells him he can instead get him a guest spot on ''[[Sesame Street]]'', doing a song and dance with "that big bird...what's his name?"
* [[Shaun Baker]] appeared in "Snow White"
 
* [[Halle Berry]] appeared
 
* [[Coolio]] appeared in "All the Players Came"
 
* [[Kim Fields]] played Monica in "Radio Days"
 
* [[David Alan Grier]] played The Reverend Leon Lonnie Love
 
* [[Sherman Hemsley]] played the rude DMV clerk in "D.M.V. Blues"
 
* [[Rebecca Lobo]] appeared in "Banging Hard in the School Yard"
 
* [[Whitman Mayo]] appeared in "All the Players Came"
 
* [[Richard Pryor]] appeared
 
* [[Lou Rawls]] appeared in "California, Here We come"
 
* [[Kid 'n Play|Christopher "Kid" Reid]] appeared in "Forever Sheneneh"
 
* [[Little Richard]] played the exterminator in "Three Men and a Mouse"
 
* [[Chris Rock]] played Sheneneh's disrespectful date in "The Love Jones Connection"
 
* [[Mr. T]] appeared in "Boo's in the House"
 
* [[Billy Dee Williams]] appeared in "The Break Up"
 
 
==The Martin Short Show==
 
* In the third episode, "A Hippo Never Forgets," Martin tries to get onto ''The Lovey Show'' (a [[Barney and Friends|Barney]] spoof). His agent tells him he can instead get him a guest spot on ''[[Sesame Street]]'', doing a song and dance with "[[Big Bird|that big bird...what's his name?]]"
 
   
 
;Connections
 
;Connections
* [[Andrea Martin]] played Alice
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* [[Sally Field]] played the First Lady in a sketch used in the unaired pilot and the series premiere "Who's Afraid of Snowball Fortensky?"
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* [[Joe Flaherty]] played Rev. Braiden in the unaired pilot
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* [[Casey Kasem]] played himself in "The Steve Martin Show"
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* [[Andrea Martin]] played Alice Manoogan
 
* [[Steve Martin]] played himself in "The Steve Martin Show"
 
* [[Steve Martin]] played himself in "The Steve Martin Show"
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* [[Paul Shaffer]] composed the theme music
 
* [[Martin Short]] played a fictionalized version of himself and other celebrities
 
* [[Martin Short]] played a fictionalized version of himself and other celebrities
 
* [[George Wendt]] played Lovey in "A Hippo Never Forgets"
 
* [[George Wendt]] played Lovey in "A Hippo Never Forgets"
 
* [[Fred Willard]] played Martin's agent in "A Hippo Never Forgets"
 
* [[Fred Willard]] played Martin's agent in "A Hippo Never Forgets"
   
==Men at Work==
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==The Mary Tyler Moore Hour==
* In the season one episode "Plan B", Gibbs and Tyler get a discount on a gym membership by pretending to be a gay couple. They are having difficulties figuring out how gay they need to act. Tyler thinks it should be like Bert and Ernie: "You are not sure they are gay, but you can't prove they are not". Gibbs agree and calls Tyler "Bert". Afterwards Tyler tells Ernie (Gibbs) to keep his Rubber Duckie‎ in his pants, after Gibbs was taking a closer look at one of the women that passes by.
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A [[Mary Tyler Moore]] vehicle which ran in 1979, and after the failure of Moore's variety show ''Mary'', attempted to meld variety with a sitcom format ala ''[[The Mary Tyler Moore Show]]'' (even using the theme song), as TV star Mary McKinnon and her staff try to put on a show with a celebrity guest each week.
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*In the first episode, producer Harry Sinclair, relieved his wife's not pregnant, says "I'm too old to be watching ''[[Sesame Street]]''!"
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;Connections
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* [[David Axlerod]] wrote for the series
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* [[Mike Douglas]] appeared in episode 1
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* [[Bonnie Franklin]] appeared in episode 3
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* [[Michael Keaton]] played Kenny
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* [[Gene Kelly]] appeared in episode 5
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* [[Linda Lavin]] appeared in episode 9
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* [[David Letterman]] played Gus in episode 9
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* [[Hal Linden]] appeared in episode 8
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* [[Johnny Mathis]] appeared in episode 6
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* [[Mary Tyler Moore]] played Mary McKinnon
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* [[Howard Morris]] played Benny Baxter in episode 2
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* [[Doris Roberts]] played Crystal in episode 2
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* [[Dick Van Dyke]] played himself in episode 4
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* [[Nancy Walker]] played herself in episode 10
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* [[Paul Williams]] played himself in episode 11
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==The Masked Singer UK==
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*In Episode Six, the "Spy Cam" goes into the Monster's "dressing room" to find a call from "Kermit T. Frog." It is later revealed [[Cee Lo Green]] was the Monster, and the call was a reference to his performing "[[All I Need is Love]]" with the Muppets.
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;Connections
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*[[Ken Jeong]] is on the Judges panel.
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*[[Rita Ora]] is on the Judges panel.
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*[[Davina McCall]] is on the Judges panel.
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*[[Jonathan Ross]] is on the judges panel.
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*[[Donny Osmond]] was a guest Judge in episode five.
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*[[Sharon Osbourne]] was a guest judge in episode 6
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*[[Kelly Osbourne]] was a guest judge in episode 6.
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*[[Katherine Jenkins]] was the Octopus.
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*[[Cee Lo Green]] was the Monster.
   
 
==The Millers==
 
==The Millers==
* In the episode, "The Mother is In," the Miller family is about to watch a movie on TV, but their father hasn't ordered a movie yet. If he didn't pick, Debbie Miller's daughter, Mikayla, would make them watch ''[[The Muppets (2011)|The Muppets]]'' for the twentieth time. Debbie says Mikayla is too young to see [[Gonzo|Gonzo's]] nose. Somehow, Mikayla got the TV remote and the family had to watch ''The Muppets''. The father replied that it is OK since [[Kermit the Frog|the green frog]] is a hoot.
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* In the episode "The Mother is In," the Miller family is about to watch a movie on TV, but their father hasn't ordered a movie yet. If he didn't pick, Debbie Miller's daughter, Mikayla, would make them watch ''[[The Muppets (2011)|The Muppets]]'' for the twentieth time. Debbie says Mikayla is too young to see [[Gonzo|Gonzo's]] nose. Somehow, Mikayla got the TV remote and the family had to watch ''The Muppets''. The father replied that it is OK since [[Kermit the Frog|the green frog]] is a hoot.
   
* In the episode, "Sex Ed Dolan," Carolyn talks about how she made Tom look good. "I learn how to dress him and how to steer him towards his best jokes. It's basically the technique that Jim Henson used to turn a pig into a movie star."
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* In the episode "Sex Ed Dolan," Carolyn talks about how she made Tom look good. "I learn how to dress him and how to steer him towards his best jokes. It's basically the technique that Jim Henson used to turn a pig into a movie star."
   
 
;Connections
 
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* [[Molly Shannon]] played Miss Pam in "Diggin' Up Bones"
 
* [[Molly Shannon]] played Miss Pam in "Diggin' Up Bones"
 
* [[Jeffrey Tambor]] played Ed in "Tomlandia" and "Sex Ed Dolan"
 
* [[Jeffrey Tambor]] played Ed in "Tomlandia" and "Sex Ed Dolan"
 
==Mr. Show with Bob and David==
 
* In a sketch from the first episode, co-creator/actor David Cross breaks character to complain about the sketch, claiming that "[[HBO]] spent more money on ''[[Fraggle Rock]]''."
 
 
==Mom==
 
* In the episode "Sex Fog and a Mild-to-Moderate Panic Attack", Patrick says to Christy they could be a couple that sleeps in the same bed, but don't have sex. To which Christy replys "Like [[Bert]] and [[Ernie]]."
 
* In the episode "Charlotte Brontë and a Backhoe", Bonnie calls Miranda a Muppet saying "This Muppet thinks I'm unteachable."
 
 
*[[Kristin Chenoweth]] played Miranda in "Charlotte Brontë and a Backhoe"
 
*[[Bill Fagerbakke]] played a police officer in "Phone Confetti and a Wee Dingle"
 
*[[Anna Faris]] plays Christy
 
*[[Allison Janney]] plays Bonnie
 
*[[Chuck Lorre]] co-created the show
 
*[[Octavia Spencer]] played Regina (2013-2015)
 
*[[French Stewart]] plays Chef Rudy
 
   
 
==Monsters vs. Aliens==
 
==Monsters vs. Aliens==
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;Connections
 
;Connections
* [[Will Arnett]] voiced the Missing Link
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* [[Reese Witherspoon]] voiced Susan/Ginormica
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* [[Will Arnett]] voiced The Missing Link
 
* [[Adam Goldberg]] wrote the special
 
* [[Adam Goldberg]] wrote the special
 
* [[Hugh Laurie]] voiced Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D.
 
* [[Hugh Laurie]] voiced Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D.
 
* [[Seth Rogen]] voiced B.O.B.
 
* [[Seth Rogen]] voiced B.O.B.
 
* [[Jeffrey Tambor]] voiced Carl Murphy
 
* [[Jeffrey Tambor]] voiced Carl Murphy
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==Mr. Show with Bob and David==
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* In a sketch from the first episode, co-creator/actor David Cross breaks character to complain about the sketch, claiming that "[[HBO]] spent more money on ''[[Fraggle Rock]]''."
   
 
==Mr. Sunshine==
 
==Mr. Sunshine==
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* [[Martin Short]] plays Lou Cannon
 
* [[Martin Short]] plays Lou Cannon
   
==My Life as a Teenage Robot==
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==The Neighborhood==
[[Image:Teenagerobot-b&e.jpg|thumb|300px]]
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* In the episode "Welcome to the Recipe," Calvin says to Grover, "You got a lot of swag for a kid named after a Muppet."
* In the episode, "Puppet Bride," one of Mrs. Wakeman's old creations, a robot puppet named Li'l Acorn, seeks revenge. His army of puppet minions includes Bernie and Ert, who he points to as an example of [[Are Ernie and Bert gay?|having that special someone]] (with the [[Ernie]] counterpart showing his affection).
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* In the episode "Welcome to the Scooter," Calvin says that when Marty and Malcolm were younger, they wanted a [[Tickle Me Elmo]] for Christmas.
   
 
;Connections
 
;Connections
* [[Cree Summer]] voiced Stephanie (one episode), Tiff, Queen Vexus (one episode), Vicky, and QT2
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* [[Tichina Arnold]] plays Tina Butler
* [[Tara Strong]] voiced Kilgore
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* [[Cedric the Entertainer]] is executive producer and plays Calvin Butler
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* [[Phill Lewis]] directed "Welcome to Fight Night" and "Welcome to the Wagon"
   
 
==Never Mind the Buzzcocks==
 
==Never Mind the Buzzcocks==
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;Connections
 
;Connections
 
* [[Bill Bailey]] was a regular team captain from 2002 to 2008.
 
* [[Bill Bailey]] was a regular team captain from 2002 to 2008.
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==The New Adventures of Old Christine==
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CBS sitcom (2006-2010) in which divorced Christine Campbell deals with her ex-husband (who is now dating a "new" Christine) and family.
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*In the first season episode "The Other F-Word" (2006), Richard says of Old Christine, "You should've heard her in the car. The ride home was sponsored by the letter [[F]]."
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* In the fourth season episode "Self-Esteem Tempura" (2008), Christine Liesl Hunter (New Christine) says she was offered a role on ''Sesame Street'' when she was a kid, but her parents wouldn't let her, since she "had a Christian aunt who thought that talking monsters were the work of the devil."
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* [[Jason Alexander]] played Dr. Palmer in "One and a Half Men" (2008)
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* [[Adam Barr]] wrote nine episodes and was co-executive producer (2006-2007)
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* [[Sandra Bernhard]] played Audrey in "Strange Bedfellows" (2007)
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* [[Brenda Blethyn]] played Angela Kimble in "Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner?" (2008)
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* [[Clark Gregg]] played Richard Campbell
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* [[Julia Louis-Dreyfus]] played Christine Campbell
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* [[Jane Lynch]] played Ms. Hammond (2 episodes, 2007)
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* [[Andy Richter]] played Stan (4 episodes, 2006-2008)
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* [[Helen Slater]] played Liz in "Teach Your Children Well" (2007)
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* [[Wanda Sykes]] played Barbara "Barb" Baran
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* [[Jeffrey Tambor]] played Neil in "Snakes on a Date" (2008)
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* [[Stephen Tobolowsky]] played Principal Merrow (2 episodes, 2009)
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* [[Blair Underwood]] played Daniel Harris (2006-2008, one episode in 2010)
   
 
==The New Normal==
 
==The New Normal==
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* In the pilot episode (originally aired on September 10, 2012), Jane Forrest launches a tirade explaining that Clay Clemmons' excuses had forced her to take drastic measures and seek a divorce.
 
* In the pilot episode (originally aired on September 10, 2012), Jane Forrest launches a tirade explaining that Clay Clemmons' excuses had forced her to take drastic measures and seek a divorce.
   
::Jane: ''(aiming what appears to be a lighter in the shape of a gun)'' You, Hello Kitty out.
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::Jane: ''(aiming what appears to be a lighter in the shape of a gun)'' You, [[Hello Kitty]] out.
 
::Clay: Hey, that is a toy right?
 
::Clay: Hey, that is a toy right?
 
::Jane: You know something Clay. I have put up with you for the past nine years. I put up with your ridiculous [[Fozzie Bear]] impersonations, with your self diagnosed narcolepsy.
 
::Jane: You know something Clay. I have put up with you for the past nine years. I put up with your ridiculous [[Fozzie Bear]] impersonations, with your self diagnosed narcolepsy.
 
::Clay: No, that's real, it's not just naps.
 
::Clay: No, that's real, it's not just naps.
 
==Newhart==
 
A sitcom about a middle-aged couple who run an inn in [[Vermont]], which ran on [[CBS]] from 1982 to 1990.
 
 
* In the episode "Dick the Kid," Dick Loudon spends a week at a Western ranch. On movie night, while the other residents want to watch ''High Noon'', a tough resident wants to watch ''[[The Muppets Take Manhattan]]'', and he almost gets his way until Dick takes a stand for the others.
 
 
;Connections
 
* [[Jason Alexander]] guest starred in the episode "Courtin' Disaster".
 
* [[Johnny Carson]] guest starred in the episode "Malling in Love Again".
 
* [[Tim Conway]] guest starred as himself in "Dick and Tim"
 
* [[Dave Coulier]] guest starred in the episode "The Prodigal Darryl".
 
* [[Jack Dodson]] played Mr. Shaver in the episode "In the Beginning".
 
* [[Merv Griffin]] guest starred in the episode "Hi, Society".
 
* [[Don Knotts]] guest starred in the episode "Seeing Doubles".
 
* [[Will Mackenzie]] directed certain episodes.
 
* [[Ed McMahon]] guest starred in the episode "The Nice Man Cometh".
 
* [[Brandon Maggart]] guest starred in the episode "The Boy Who Cried Goat".
 
* [[Bob Newhart]] played Dick Loudon
 
* [[Don Rickles]] guest starred in the episode "The Nice Man Cometh".
 
* [[Nancy Walker]] played Aunt Louise in "Attack of the Killer Aunt"
 
* [[Gedde Watanabe]] played Mr. Tagadachi in "The Last Newhart".
 
   
 
==Nobodies==
 
==Nobodies==
* In the episode "Page One Rewrite", Rachel says Ethan reminds her of [[Bert]] "from Bert and [[Ernie]], because Bert's a bummer and you're a bummer."
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* In the episode "Page One Rewrite," Rachel says Ethan reminds her of [[Bert]] "from Bert and [[Ernie]], because Bert's a bummer and you're a bummer."
   
 
;Connections
 
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*[[Robbie Rist]] voiced Gnarlio, Frat Boy, Corn Shepherd
 
*[[Robbie Rist]] voiced Gnarlio, Frat Boy, Corn Shepherd
 
*[[Diedrich Bader]] voiced Cupid
 
*[[Diedrich Bader]] voiced Cupid
*[[LeVar Burton]] voiced Kwame
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*[[LeVar Burton]] voiced Kwame in "The Power Is Yours"
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*[[Jim Cummings]] voiced Lord Boxman
 
*[[Carol Kane]] voiced Ginger
 
*[[Carol Kane]] voiced Ginger
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*[[Tara Strong]] voiced Ben Tennyson, Raven and IIana in "Crossover Nexus"
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*[[Russi Taylor]] voiced Phantasma in “Monster Party”
   
==Parks and Recreation==
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==Perfect Couples==
A single-camera sitcom that aired on [[NBC]] from 2009-2015, revolving around the lives of the employees of the Pawnee, [[Indiana]] Parks and Recreation Department.
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* In the first episode of the NBC comedy series, Amy attempts to play "Celebrity" on game night, and immediately bombs after giving a clue: "He's a Muppet ... he's a frog ..."
 
* In the season 7 episode, "The Johnny Karate Super Awesome Musical Explosion Show," Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt) accidentally lets a dangerous spider loose in the studio while hosting a children's show, which leads to the network airing an on-air disclaimer. When slowed down and gone through frame-by-frame, it can be seen that halfway through the disclaimer, Dwyer briefly hijacks the message, saying "I had a dumb meeting with our dumb lawyer who was yelling at me for something I don't even know what it was he's so funny when he yells he looks like [[Beaker]] from the Muppets..."
 
 
;Connections
 
* [[Aziz Ansari]] played Tom Haverford
 
* [[Fred Armisen]] played Raul in "Sister City" (2009)
 
* [[Will Arnett]] played Chris in "The Set Up" (2010)
 
* [[Kristen Bell]] played Ingrid de Forest (3 episodes, 2013–2014)
 
* [[Joe Biden]] played himself (2 episodes)
 
* [[Billy Eichner]] played Craig Middlebrooks (2013-2015)
 
* [[Jon Hamm]] played Ed (3 episodes, 2014-2015)
 
* [[John Hodgman]] played August Clementine in "Anniversaries" (2014)
 
* [[Rashida Jones]] played Ann Perkins
 
* [[Keegan-Michael Key]] played Joe (5 episodes, 2014–2015)
 
* [[Megan Mullally (actress)|Megan Mullally]] played Tammy Swanson (9 episodes, 2009-2015)
 
* [[Michelle Obama]] played herself
 
* [[Nick Offerman]] played Ron Swanson
 
* [[Amy Poehler]] played Leslie Knope
 
* [[Richard Portnow]] played Mitch Savner (3 episodes, 2014)
 
* [[June Diane Raphael]] played Tynnyfer in "Doppelgängers" (2013)
 
* [[Paul Rudd]] played Bobby Newport (5 episodes, 2012-2015)
 
* [[Andy Samberg]] played Carl Lorthner in "Park Safety" (2010)
 
* [[Adam Scott]] played Ben Wyatt
 
* [[Peter Serafinowicz]] played Lord Edgar Covington in the two-parter "London" (2013) and "The Johnny Karate Super Awesome Musical Explosion Show" (2015)
 
* [[Jenny Slate]] played Mona-Lisa Saperstein (8 episodes, 2013-2015)
 
* [[The Lonely Island|Jorma Taccone]] played Roscoe Santangelo (3 episodes, 2015)
 
* [[Wilco|Jeff Tweedy]] played the lead singer of Land Ho! (2 episodes, 2014)
 
* [[Henry Winkler]] played Dr. Sapirstein (9 episodes, 2013-2015)
 
   
==[[Penn and Teller]]: Bullshit!==
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==Perfect Harmony==
* On a fourth season episode of the Showtime documentary show entitled "Numbers," interviews are shown with two [[Washington, D.C.]] think-tank consultants. They are introduced by name and narrator Penn says "We asked them [[Songs about rainbows|why there are so many songs about rainbows]]. They had no idea. They did know something about the national debt though."
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* In the episode "No Time for Losers," Jax says he calls ''[[Sesame Street]]'' "It's Okay if You're Gay if You Don't Acknowledge It." Ginny then asks Arthur "Were [[Bert]] and [[Ernie]] [[Are Ernie and Bert gay?|gay]]?" To which he says "totally."
   
==Perfect Couples==
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* In the first episode of the NBC comedy series, Amy attempts to play "Celebrity" on game night, and immediately bombs after giving a clue: "He's a Muppet ... he's a frog ..."
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* [[James Monroe Iglehart]] played Keith in "Regionals"
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* [[Joshua Malina]] played Torston in "Know When to Walk Away"
   
 
==The President Show==
 
==The President Show==
* In an episode from early November 2017 {{cite}}, Donald Trump (Anthony Atamanuik) refers to George Papadopoulos as George Snuffleupagus.
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A 2017 Comedy Central program, featuring President Donald Trump (Anthony Atamanuik) as a talk show host.
   
==The Proud Family==
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* On the November 2, 2017 episode, Trump plays "Six Degrees of [[Hillary Clinton]]." "Tremendous idiot George Papadopoulos pled guilty to lying to the FBI about communicating with [[Russia]], during my campaign..." he begins, arriving on Clinton's email server, concluding "Look at that. George [[Mr. Snuffleupagus|Snuffleupagus]] didn't lie to the FBI, it was Hillary Clinton."
Animated series that aired on the [[Disney Channel]] from September 2001 to August 2005. The show centered around an African-American teenager, Penny, her family, and her friends.
 
   
* Episode 118: When Penny is hiding from the Gross Sisters, Nubia spots the exhibit that Penny is hiding in and briefly recites "[[One of These Things]]".
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==Press Your Luck==
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*On the June 12, 2019 episode of the reboot, host [[Elizabeth Banks]], asked the question "According to rapper Waka Flocka Flame, his name was inspired by which Muppet character's catchphrase?" The choices were [[Fozzie Bear]], [[Gonzo]], or [[Miss Piggy]].
   
* Episode 214: Penny's family sends her to boot camp because they fear she is becoming a bully, and she steals cookies from a little girl there. The sergeant catches her and says "Well, well. We have ourselves a little [[Cookie Monster]]."
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* [[Sandy Fox]] appeared three times as a contestant on the 2003 reboot ''Whammy! The All-New Press Your Luck''
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==Queer as Folk==
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* In the U.S. episode "The Art of Desperation," Michael ask Brian what he is on and Brian replies, "Oh, E, K, G.H.B. Most of the letters on ''Sesame Street''.
   
 
;Connections
 
;Connections
* [[Soleil Moon Frye]] voiced Zoey
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* [[Rosie O'Donnell]] played Loretta Pye in Season 5
* [[Kyla Pratt]] voiced Penny Proud
 
* [[Al Roker]] voiced himself in two episodes
 
* [[Tara Strong]] voiced BeBe Proud, CeCe Proud, Puff and Jenny
 
* [[Cree Summer]] voiced Peabo, several of Dijonay's siblings and a few minor characters
 
   
==Real Time with Bill Maher==
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==The Ray Bradbury Theater==
A topical comedy panel discussion show, airing on HBO, and led by the former host of ''Politically Incorrect'', Bill Maher.
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[[Image:Raybradburytheater-dinosaurs.jpg|thumb|250px]]
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Anthology series which ran from 1985-1992, adapting short stories by Ray Bradbury. In "The Handler" (1992), a poster for ''[[Dinosaurs]]'' ice cream appears on a wall, behind a sweeping worker.
   
* On October 30, 2015, Maher presented a parody children's book called ''Everybody Shoots''. The book includes a page (with appropriate illustration) that says: "You don't want to be caught/Without packing some heat/When [[Big Bird]] starts some shit/on [[Sesame Street]]."
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;Connections
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* [[Eddie Albert]] played old Jonathan Hughes in "Touch of Petulance" (1990)
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* [[John Bach]] played Travis in "A Sound of Thunder" (1989) and Lazlo in "Sun and Shadow" (1992)
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* [[Drew Barrymore]] played Heather Leary in "The Screaming Woman" (1986)
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* [[Zachary Bennett]] played Hank Walterson in "Black Ferris" (1990)
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* [[James Coco]] played Braling in "Marionettes, Inc." (1985)
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* [[Tyne Daly]] played Cora Gibbs in "Great Wide World Over There" (1992)
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* [[Shelley Duvall]] played Leota Bean in "The Tombstone" (1992)
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* [[John Glover]] played Walter Grip in "Silent Towns" (1992)
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* [[Jeff Goldblum]] played Cogswell in "The Town Where No One Got Off" (1986)
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* [[Elliott Gould]] played Leo Auffmann in "The Happiness Machine" (1992)
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* [[Harold Gould]] played the old man in "To the Chicago Abyss" (1989) and Colonel Stonesteel in "Colonel Stonesteel and the Desperate Empties" (1992)
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* [[Tom Harvey]] played a doctor in "The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl" (1988)
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* [[Howard Jerome]] played Van Plank in "The Concrete Mixer" (1992)
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* [[Carol Kane]] played Polly in "Tomorrow's Child" (1992)
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* [[Sally Kellerman]] played Clara Goodwater in "Exorcism" (1990)
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* [[Janet-Laine Green]] played Mrs. Leary in "The Screaming Woman" (1986)
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* [[Hal Linden]] played Captain Black in "Mars Is Heaven" (1992)
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* [[Leslie Nielsen]] played Fantoccini in "Marionettes, Inc." (1985)
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* [[Peter O'Toole]] played John Hampton in "Banshee" (1986)
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* [[Gerry Parkes]] played Mr. Smith in "The Day It Rained Forever" (1990)
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* [[Larry Parr]] directed the episode "Sun and Shadow" (1992)
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* [[William Shatner]] played Charles Underhill in "The Playground" (1985)
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* [[Jean Stapleton]] played Grandma in "Fee Fie Foe Fum" (1992)
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* [[Gordon Thomson]] played Douglas in "The Lake" (1989)
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* [[John Vernon]] played La Farge in "The Martian" (1992)
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* [[Ron White]] played Walter Bean in "The Tombstone" (1992)
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* [[Thick Wilson]] played the fat man in "Skeleton" (1988)
   
 
==Reba==
 
==Reba==
* In the episode "The Good Girl", when Barbara Jean claims that she put a scratch in Van's car, and is worried about what he will say, Kyra says "It's true! He gets this look on his face where his two eyebrows merge together, and he looks like that Muppet who lives in the Trash Can!" (referring to [[Oscar the Grouch]]).
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* In the episode "The Good Girl," when Barbara Jean claims that she put a scratch in Van's car, and is worried about what he will say, Kyra says "It's true! He gets this look on his face where his two eyebrows merge together, and he looks like that Muppet who lives in the Trash Can!" (referring to [[Oscar the Grouch]]).
   
 
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==Rugrats==
 
==Rugrats==
Animated television show that first aired on [[Nickelodeon]] in 1991. This series focuses on the point of view of a group of babies, including Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster, Phil and Lil, and Angelica Pickles.
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Animated television show that first aired on [[Nickelodeon]] in 1991. This series focuses on the point of view of a group of babies, including Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster, Phil and Lil DeVille, and Angelica Pickles.
   
 
* In the episode "Toys in the Attic," Tommy's grandparents, Boris and Minka, argue over which one of them will turn on the "Sesame Seed" (''[[Sesame Street]]'').
 
* In the episode "Toys in the Attic," Tommy's grandparents, Boris and Minka, argue over which one of them will turn on the "Sesame Seed" (''[[Sesame Street]]'').
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* [[Craig Bartlett]] was a writer on the series during the show's initial 1991-1993 run
 
* [[Craig Bartlett]] was a writer on the series during the show's initial 1991-1993 run
 
* [[Justine Bateman]] voiced an art patron in the episode "Opposites Attract/The Art Museum" (1999)
 
* [[Justine Bateman]] voiced an art patron in the episode "Opposites Attract/The Art Museum" (1999)
* [[Nancy Cartwright]] voiced Chuckie Finster (2001-today)
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* [[Nancy Cartwright]] voiced Chuckie Finster (2001-2008)
 
* [[Dan Castellaneta]] voiced a lawyer in "Pickles vs Pickles" and Jonathan in "Jonathan Babysits"
 
* [[Dan Castellaneta]] voiced a lawyer in "Pickles vs Pickles" and Jonathan in "Jonathan Babysits"
 
* [[Christine Cavanaugh]] voiced Chuckie Finster (1992-2000)
 
* [[Christine Cavanaugh]] voiced Chuckie Finster (1992-2000)
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* [[Lisa Loeb]] performed the song "All Day" for ''The Rugrats Movie'' soundtrack (1998)
 
* [[Lisa Loeb]] performed the song "All Day" for ''The Rugrats Movie'' soundtrack (1998)
 
* [[John Lithgow]] voiced Jean-Claude in ''Rugrats in Paris''
 
* [[John Lithgow]] voiced Jean-Claude in ''Rugrats in Paris''
* [[Mark Mothersbaugh]] composed music for the series.
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* [[Andrea Martin]] voiced Aunt Miriam in the series and in ''The Rugrats Movie'' (1998)
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* [[Mark Mothersbaugh]] composed music for the series
 
* [[Phillip Namanworth]] wrote songs for the series
 
* [[Phillip Namanworth]] wrote songs for the series
 
* [[Pat Paulsen]] voiced the garbageman in "Feeding Hubert/Spike the Wonder Dog" (1993)
 
* [[Pat Paulsen]] voiced the garbageman in "Feeding Hubert/Spike the Wonder Dog" (1993)
* [[Pat Sajak]] guest starred as himself in "Chuckie is Rich" (1993).
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* [[Pat Sajak]] guest starred as himself in "Chuckie is Rich" (1993)
 
* [[Susan Sarandon]] voiced Madame Coco LaBouche in ''Rugrats in Paris''
 
* [[Susan Sarandon]] voiced Madame Coco LaBouche in ''Rugrats in Paris''
 
* [[Tara Strong]] voiced Dil Pickles and Timmy McNulty
 
* [[Tara Strong]] voiced Dil Pickles and Timmy McNulty
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==Running Wilde==
 
==Running Wilde==
* In the episode "One Forward Step", Steve suggests to Emmy that she use the laundry chute in the house, saying "You know there are people at the bottom of that thing? They've got their own subterranean world, kinda like ''[[Fraggle Rock]]''."
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* In the episode "One Forward Step," Steve suggests to Emmy that she use the laundry chute in the house, saying "You know there are people at the bottom of that thing? They've got their own subterranean world, kinda like ''[[Fraggle Rock]]''."
   
 
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==A Russell Peters Christmas==
 
==A Russell Peters Christmas==
* In the stop motion animation segment "Little Russell Saves Christmas", Russell Peters' mother sends him to the store for "[[I Can Remember|A Loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter]]".
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* In the stop motion animation segment "Little Russell Saves Christmas," Russell Peters' mother sends him to the store for "[[I Can Remember|A Loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter]]."
   
 
; Connections
 
; Connections
 
* [[Michael Bublé]] as himself
 
* [[Michael Bublé]] as himself
 
* [[Jon Lovitz]] as himself
 
* [[Jon Lovitz]] as himself
 
==Samurai Pizza Cats==
 
* On Saban's English dub of ''Kyatto Ninden Teyandee'', an episode {{cite}} features a giant Buddha statue that has a bird's face. One of the characters remarks, "A [[Big Bird]]? Go back to public television! We don't want your kind here!"
 
   
 
==The Sarah Silverman Program==
 
==The Sarah Silverman Program==
* In the last episode of the series starring [[Sarah Silverman]], "Wowschwitz", Brian and Steve steal a gun from a cop and replace it with a banana. Referring to him as "Banana Cop" throughout the episode, the two sing a rendition of "[[Mahna Mahna (song)|Mahna Mahna]]" replacing the words with "Banana Cop." The episode ends with Sarah's dog going back in time to kill Hitler, preventing the Holocaust. In the present, an old man asks, "What never happened?" Brian: "The Holocaust." Steve: "Do doo do do do!"
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* In the last episode of the series starring [[Sarah Silverman]], "Wowschwitz," Brian and Steve steal a gun from a cop and replace it with a banana. Referring to him as "Banana Cop" throughout the episode, the two sing a rendition of "[[Mah Na Mah Na]]" replacing the words with "Banana Cop." The episode ends with Sarah's dog going back in time to kill Hitler, preventing the Holocaust. In the present, an old man asks, "What never happened?" Brian: "The Holocaust." Steve: "Do doo do do do!"
   
 
;Connections
 
;Connections
 
* [[Jimmy Kimmel]] appeared in two episodes
 
* [[Jimmy Kimmel]] appeared in two episodes
 
* [[Andy Richter]] appeared in "Fetus Don't Fail Me Now"
 
* [[Andy Richter]] appeared in "Fetus Don't Fail Me Now"
 
==SEAL Team==
 
* In the season one episode "Never Get Out of the Boat", Clay Spencer (Max Thieriot) says "...You wouldn't have got us out of bed just because Pazir claimed to know [[Mr. Snuffleupagus]].", during a discussion on how to locate Ghani.
 
   
 
==Sealab 2021==
 
==Sealab 2021==
* In the episode "Splitsville," one of the rock bands at the Battle of the Bands is named the Ocean Bottom Nightmare band, a reference to the [[Riverbottom Nightmare Band]] in ''[[Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas]]''.
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* In the third season episode "Splitsville," one of the rock bands at the Battle of the Bands is named the Ocean Bottom Nightmare Band, a reference to the [[Riverbottom Nightmare Band]] in ''[[Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas]]''. Furthering the similarity, they consist of animatronic weasels.
   
* In the season 4 episode "Craptastic Voyage", the crew undergoes a mission of entering Captain Shanks' body and destroying a tumor. Stormy comments, "Wow, a shrink ray. Just like that time on ''[[Muppet Babies]]''! You know, when [[Baby Scooter|Scooter]] had spinal meningitis?" This is a reference to the Season 3 episode "[[Episode 309: Scooter's Uncommon Cold|Scooter's Uncommon Cold]]". Shortly afterwards, Stormy sets up a talk show similar to ''The Tonight Show'', and fails to show a video clip from the episode.
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* In the fourth season episode "Craptastic Voyage," the crew undergoes a mission of entering Captain Shanks' body and destroying a tumor. Stormy comments, "Wow, a shrink ray. Just like that time on ''[[Muppet Babies]]''! You know, when [[Baby Scooter|Scooter]] had spinal meningitis?" (Referencing the third season episode "[[Episode 309: Scooter's Uncommon Cold|Scooter's Uncommon Cold]]"). Shortly afterwards, Stormy sets up a ''[[Tonight Show]]''-style talk how but fails to show a video clip from the episode.
   
 
;Connections
 
;Connections
* [[Erik Estrada]] voiced Marco the entire series.
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* [[Erik Estrada]] voiced Marco
* [[Kid 'n Play]] appear as themselves in an episode sponsoring the fictional action movie ''Tinfins''.
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* [[Kid 'n Play]] voiced themselves in the second season episode "Tinfins"
   
 
==Secret Mountain Fort Awesome==
 
==Secret Mountain Fort Awesome==
* In the 9th episode titled "[[Labyrinth]]", Gweelok wishes that Jerry the Goblin King would come take his annoying friends away and realizes how much he misses them and has to enter the twisted world of the Labyrinth to rescue them.
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* In the 9th episode titled "[[Labyrinth]]," Gweelok wishes that Jerry the Goblin King would come take his annoying friends away and realizes how much he misses them and has to enter the twisted world of the Labyrinth to rescue them.
 
==Shameless==
 
The 2011 US version of the UK series airing on Showtime set in Chicago's South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood.
 
 
* From "Three Boys":
 
::Veronica: What good is a dress if I don't have a priest?
 
::Debbie: You could hire an actor. Remember the guy who played [[Elmo]] at my birthday party?
 
::Fiona: You remember that?
 
::Debbie: He took his head off. It was traumatizing.
 
 
;Connections
 
* [[Joan Cusack]] plays Sheila Jackson
 
* [[William H. Macy]] plays Frank Gallagher
 
   
 
==$#* ! My Dad Says==
 
==$#* ! My Dad Says==
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* [[Nicole Sullivan]] played Bonnie
 
* [[Nicole Sullivan]] played Bonnie
   
==Sister, Sister==
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==Single Parents==
* In the episode "Single White Teenager," Tamera and her new friend Denise gets nerves over dissecting a live frog, Tamera pushes him towards Denise who replies "No you do it, I can't hurt Kermie."
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* In the episode "Raining Blood," Will says he pictured small men with hard hats, "like the [[Doozers]] in ''[[Fraggle Rock]]''."
 
* In the episode, "Private School," Lisa is on the phone trying to get her money back from her pledge from public television. After much talking, Lisa got offended and said, "I never heard that kind of language on ''Sesame Street''."
 
 
* In the episode, "Double Dutch," Tamera tells Tia that the sound of her boyfriend's name makes her giggle like [[Tickle-Me-Elmo]].
 
   
 
;Connections
 
;Connections
* [[Milton Berle]] played Edgar in "The Volunteers"
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*[[*NSYNC|Lance Bass]] appeared in "Lance Bass Space Cump"
* [[Kobe Bryant]] appeared in "Kid-Napped"
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* [[Vanessa Bayer]] plays Mia
* [[Sherman Hemsley]] played Jimmy "Soupy" Campbell
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* [[Brad Garrett]] plays Douglas Fogerty
* [[Casey Kasem]] appeared in "The Audition"
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* [[Taran Killam]] plays Will Cooper
* [[Christopher Reid]] played a star rapper in "Kid-Napped" and Clark in Season 5
 
* [[Fred Willard]] played Carl Mitushka
 
   
 
==The Smoking Room==
 
==The Smoking Room==
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::Janet: No, what I was getting at is - I hope [the sign-up sheet] doesn’t end up covered in jokey names. According to the one downstairs, the only people planning to go paintballing are [[The Simpsons|Marge Simpson]], Osama Bin Laden, Barbara Windsor and [[Bear|The Bear in the Big Blue House]].
 
::Janet: No, what I was getting at is - I hope [the sign-up sheet] doesn’t end up covered in jokey names. According to the one downstairs, the only people planning to go paintballing are [[The Simpsons|Marge Simpson]], Osama Bin Laden, Barbara Windsor and [[Bear|The Bear in the Big Blue House]].
   
==Speechless==
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==Some Assembly Required==
* In the Season 2 episode "The H-u-s-Hustle", Dylan finds the cookies that are supposed to be the road trip snacks. Ray tries to explain that there wont be anything to eat later. Ray tells her "Allow me to explain, the concept of delayed ratification." Dylan replies "Allow me to explain the concept of eating like [[Cookie Monster]]" and starts to munch the two handful cookies she has while making [[Nom]] sounds.
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* In the episode "Ricky Van Felt," Jarvis is forced to work with a puppeteer who runs an educational kids show called "Tickle Town" (a ''Sesame Street'' parody) which features many puppets including one named Roscoe the Grump (spoofing Oscar the Grouch). In two scenes, the puppet Ricky Van Felt does sketches using the brick wall setting from ''Sesame Street''. In a seen at the beginning of the episode Jarvis says that he never watched "Tickle Town" and Geneva asks "how did you learn how to read? or count? or eat like this.." and she eats a cookie in the same style as Cookie Monster.
   
==Spin City==
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* In one episode, Knick Knack Toys creates a laughing purple monster doll called Giggle Time Gus (a parody of [[Tickle Me Elmo]]).
* In the season 1 episode, "Starting Over," Mike refers to Carter and Stuart as [[Bert]] and [[Ernie]].
 
   
* In the Season 5 episode, "Lost and Found," Caitlin tries to describe Charlie to her friend, Sam, as "warm, funny, and kids love him." Sam replies that Caitlin had just described [[Elmo]].
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==Speechless==
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* In the Season 2 episode "The H-u-s-Hustle," Dylan finds the cookies that are supposed to be the road trip snacks. Ray tries to explain that there wont be anything to eat later. Ray tells her "Allow me to explain the concept of delayed gratification." Dylan replies "Allow me to explain the concept of eating like [[Cookie Monster]]" and starts to munch the two handfuls of cookies she has while making [[Nom]] sounds.
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* [[James Carville]] appeared in "Catcher in the Bronx"
 
* [[Stephen Colbert]] played Frank in "The Competition"
 
* [[Mos Def]] appeared in "Gentleman's Agreement"
 
* [[Michael J. Fox]] played Deputy Mayor Mike Flaherty
 
* [[Kathie Lee Gifford]] played herself in "Radio Daze"
 
* [[Jeff Gordon]] played himself in "The Kidney's All Right"
 
* [[Richard Kind]] played Paul Lassiter
 
* [[Heidi Klum]] played herself in several episodes in Season 3.
 
* [[Ed Koch]] played the city councilman in "The Competition" and himself in "Family Affair"
 
* [[Queen Latifah]] played Robin in "Yeah Baby!" and "Sleeping with the Enemy"
 
* [[Christopher Lloyd]] played Mike Flaherty's political mentor in "Back to the Future IV: Judgment Day"
 
* [[Heather Locklear]] played Caitlin in Season 4-6
 
* [[Paula Marshall]] played Laurie Parres
 
* [[Marlee Matlin]] played a leading advocate for deaf rights in "Deaf Becomes Her"
 
* [[Rosie O'Donnell]] played herself in "The Image Maker"
 
* [[Conan O'Brien]] played himself in "Dead Dog Talking"
 
* [[Regis Philbin]] played himself in "Radio Daze" and "How to Bury a Millionaire"
 
* [[Lou Diamond Phillips]] played Mike's childhood friend in "An Officer and a Gentleman"
 
* [[Denise Richards]] played Jennifer in several episodes in Season 6
 
* [[Martin Sheen]] played Charlie's father in "Rags to Riches"
 
* [[Jon Stewart]] appeared in "Wall Street"
 
* [[Meredith Vieira]] played herself on ''[[The View]]'' in "The Marry Caitlin Moore Show"
 
* [[Raquel Welch]] played Paul's Mom
 
   
 
==Sports Night==
 
==Sports Night==
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==Square Pegs==
 
==Square Pegs==
* In the episode "A Simple Attachment", Miss Piggy is one of the female celebrities that Johnny Slash doesn't have a romantic interest in while hooked up to a love detector.
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* In the episode "A Simple Attachment," Miss Piggy is one of the female celebrities that Johnny Slash doesn't have a romantic interest in while hooked up to a love detector.
   
 
;Connections
 
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* [[Andy Borowitz]] wrote five episodes
 
* [[Sarah Jessica Parker]] played Patty Greene
 
* [[Sarah Jessica Parker]] played Patty Greene
* [[Bill Murray]] played Jack McNulty
 
   
 
==State of Georgia==
 
==State of Georgia==
* In the episode "Know When to Fold 'Em", Georgia Chamberlin ([[Raven-Symoné]]) and Jo are wearing chicken mascot-style costumes; Georgia quips "We look like Big Bird's illegitimate kids."
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* In the episode "Know When to Fold 'Em," Georgia Chamberlin ([[Raven-Symoné]]) and Jo are wearing chicken mascot-style costumes; Georgia quips "We look like Big Bird's illegitimate kids."
   
* Another first season episode was titled "It's Not Easy Being Green".
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* Another first season episode was titled "It's Not Easy Being Green."
   
==Supernanny==
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==Stumptown==
* In the sixth episode of the first season, entitled "The Bailey Family" (originally aired on February 28, 2005), a 38-year-old father named Bill Bailey and his 2-year-old son Billy Bailey are reading a ''[[Elmo's World]]'' [[Elmo's World books|book about food]] during bedtime at 8:00pm.
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2019 ABC crime series. In the episode "Bad Alibis," Frank tries to solve "[[Bert]]'s bud" in a crossword puzzle. Ansel gives him the answer: "[[Ernie]]."
   
==Supernatural==
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;Connections
* A fourth season episode of the CW series was titled "[[The Monster at the End of This Book]]."
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* [[Cheryl Hines]] played Ginger Lloyd in "Dirty Dexy Money"
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* [[Kristin Newman]] is an executive producer
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* [[Cobie Smulders]] plays Dex Parios
   
* In the fifth season episode "Free to Be You and Me" Dean Winchester tells Castiel, "there are two things I know for certain. 1) Bert and Ernie are gay. 2) You are not gonna die a virgin."
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==Sunnyside==
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In the episode "Multicultural Tube of Meat," Griselda says Garrett has a meeting with the Times Square Off-Brand [[Elmo]]s union. Later, Brady says he doesn't want to go to Moldova and hang out with "[[Dracula]]'s grandkids [[Count von Count|counting]] all the time."
   
==Talk Soup==
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;Connections
Entertainment show on the E! Network that features clips of other talk shows.
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* [[Kal Penn]] plays Garrett Modi and is co-creator and co-executive producer
   
* During the John Henson (no [[John Henson|relation]]) era (mid to late 90s), a recurring character called McDermott the Frog was used, which was simply a commercially available Kermit puppet.
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==Supernanny==
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* In the sixth episode of the first season, "The Bailey Family" (February 28, 2005), father Bill Bailey and his 2-year-old son Billy Bailey read an ''[[Elmo's World]]'' [[Elmo's World books|book about food]] during bedtime.
   
 
==Taxi==
 
==Taxi==
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* [[George Wendt]] played the exterminator in "Latka the Playboy" (1981)
 
* [[George Wendt]] played the exterminator in "Latka the Playboy" (1981)
   
==This Hour Has 22 Minutes==
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==Teachers==
* On the October 23rd, 2013 episode, Nancy Kent interviews two men dressed in green leotards who boo opposing players penalty box at the Rogers Centre in Vancouver, BC. Before the interview, Kent says "[[Bein' Green|Let's take a look and see if it's not really easy being green]]"
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* In the episode "Face Your Peers," Chelsea sees Deb dressed as Mary Bop and thinks she's Larry. Unaware it's Deb, she calls her a furry little Muppet and asks "Can you tell me how to get to [[Sesame Street|Sex-With-Me Street]]?"
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* [[Lacey Chabert]] appeared in "Jacob"
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* [[Rob Corddry]] appeared in "Hall of Shame"
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* [[Haley Joel Osment]] plays Damian Adler
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* [[Jeff Ross]] appeared in "Toxic Workplace"
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==Teen Angel==
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An American fantasy sitcom that aired as part of [[ABC]]’s [[TGIF]] Friday night lineup about Marty DePolo, who dies from eating a six-month-old hamburger from under Steve Beauchamp‘s bed on a dare and is then sent back to Earth as Steve's guardian angel.
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* In the episode “Living Doll,” Marty brings Katie's doll, Cindy, to life to babysit her when Steve has a date, but there's trouble when Cindy is over-affectionate with Steve in front of his girl. When Marty is about to turn Cindy back, Cindy pleads to not changed her back into a doll and says that [[Elmo]] always wants to [[Tickle Me Elmo|tickle her]].
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* [[Tim Curry]] voiced a frog in "Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog"
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* [[Conchata Ferrell]] played Aunt Pam
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* [[Gary Halvorson]] directed “Wrestling with an Angel," "I Love Nitzke,” and "One Dog Night"
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* [[Melissa Joan Hart]] played Sabrina Spellman in “One Dog Night”
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* [[Yeardley Smith]] played the biology teacher in "Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog"
   
* In a Raj Binder segment, he talks about [[Academy Awards|the Oscar nominations]], and an image of [[Oscar the Grouch]] is shown behind him.
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==That 80’s Show==
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* In the episode “Punk Club,” Katie mentions the ‘’Sesame Street’’ song "[[One of These Things]]" to explain why Corey doesn’t belong in a club.
   
* On the January 16, 2018 episode, Shaun Majunder goes on a political rant, and in the rant, he says ''"[[C is for Cookie|C may also be for Cookie]], but C is for Canada, and that's good enough for me!"''
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;Connections
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* [[Ed McMahon]] appeared in “Road Trip”
   
 
==The Thundermans==
 
==The Thundermans==
* After Max is turned blue in the episode "Blue Detective", he blames his family. Phoebe asks, "Do you have to be so dramatic?" Max answers, "I'm the one who looks like a teenage Cookie Monster, so yeah!" He then eats a waffle similarly to Cookie.
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* After Max is turned blue in the episode "Blue Detective," he blames his family. Phoebe asks, "Do you have to be so dramatic?" Max answers, "I'm the one who looks like a teenage Cookie Monster, so yeah!" He then eats a waffle similarly to Cookie.
   
 
==Toonsylvania==
 
==Toonsylvania==
An animated variety series similar to ''[[Animaniacs]]'' and produced by [[Steven Spielberg]] featuring Dr. Vic Frankenstein with his assistant Igor and their dim-witted Frankenstein monster known as Phil. The show featured rotating segments with other characters like a family of zombies called the Deadman and a bratty girl named Melissa Screetch.
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An animated variety series similar to ''[[Animaniacs]]'' and produced by [[Steven Spielberg]] featuring Dr. Vic Frankenstein with his assistant Igor and their dim-witted Frankenstein monster known as Phil. The show featured rotating segments with other characters like a family of zombies called the Deadmans and a bratty girl named Melissa Screetch.
   
* In the Night of the Living Fred episode, "Bang," the family zombies were about to have dinner when the house started to shake and Fred shouted, "[[Snuffleupagus]] is that?"
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* In the Night of the Living Fred episode "Bang," the Deadmans are about to have dinner when the house starts to shake and Fred shouts, "[[Snuffleupagus]] is that?"
   
 
;Connections
 
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* [[David Warner]] voiced Dr. Vic
 
* [[David Warner]] voiced Dr. Vic
   
==Ugly Betty==
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==Transparent==
* In the first season episode "Fey's Sleigh Ride", Marc says of Betty, "The poor cow has no idea we only invited her so people could see she really exists. She's like a real-life [[Snuffleupagus]], only hairier."
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* In the third season episode "To Sardines and Back," during a Pfefferman family dinner:
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:Maura: One of the things I wished for was that you people don't call me Moppa anymore. ... I just want to move away from Flopsy, Mopsy, huggable--
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:Shea: Like a Muppet.
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:Sarah's child: What do you want us to call you?
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:Sarah: How about Guh-guh?
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:Ali: Ugh. That's even more Muppety than Moppa.
   
 
;Connections
 
;Connections
* [[Kristin Chenoweth]] appeared as Diane in "East Side Story" <small>(2007)</small>
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* [[Jeffrey Tambor]] played Maura Pfefferman (born Morton Pfefferman)
* [[Jesse Tyler Ferguson]] played Dr. Gabe Farkus in two episodes <small>(2010)</small>
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* [[Caitlyn Jenner]] appears as herself in "To Sardiners and Back"
* [[Lisa Howard (stage actress)|Lisa Howard]] appeared as a Dominatrix in "Plus None" <small>(2009)</small>
 
* [[Lindsay Lohan]] played Kimmie Keegan in four episodes <small>(2010)</small>
 
* [[Debi Mazar]] appeared as Leah Feldman in two episodes <small>(2006)</small>
 
* [[Bernadette Peters]] appeared as Jodie Papadakis in five episodes <small>(2009)</small>
 
* [[John Tartaglia]] played Paolo in "Smokin' Hot" <small>(2010)</small>
 
* [[Vanessa Williams]] played Wilhelmina Slater
 
   
==Undateable==
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==Two's Company==
* In the episode, "Let There Be Light," Justin and Danny's neighbor, Kevin, asked if the two are married couples. When Justin and Danny denied it, Kevin says he knows the [[Bert]] and [[Ernie]] [[Are Bert and Ernie gay?|situation]].
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British sitcom (1975-1979) centering on American novelist Dorothy McNab and her snooty English butler Robert.
   
* In the episode, "Candace's Boyfriend walks into a Bar," Shelly tries to help Brett be a better kisser. Burski says Shelly is good at kissing because Shelly's old girlfriend was a Miss Piggy Doll. Shelly replied, "I made that piggy squeal. And I made the frog watch."
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*In the third series episode "The Critic," Dorothy reads a caustic review of her books (secretly written by Robert): "Dorothy McNab's thrillers are about as spine-tingling as [[Julie Andrews]] on ''The Muppet Show''."
   
* In the episode, "A Stray Dog Walks Into a Bar," Danny tells Justin to stop being nice and says "You'll get your ass kicked on ''Sesame Street''."
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;Connections
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* [[David Healy]] played Al in "The Picnic" (1978)
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* [[Frank Middlemass]] played Freddy in "The Clergy" (1979)
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* [[Bryan Pringle]] played Sid in "The Rubbish" (1977)
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* [[Donald Sinden]] played Robert
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* [[Alison Steadman]] played Pamela in "The Silence" (1979)
   
* In the episode, "A Will They Walks Into a Bar," Danny tells Justin that his favorite TV shows are ''Empire'' and ''Sesame Street'' because both main characters are name Cookie.
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==Ugly Betty==
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* In the first season episode "Fey's Sleigh Ride," Marc says of Betty, "The poor cow has no idea we only invited her so people could see she really exists. She's like a real-life [[Snuffleupagus]], only hairier."
   
 
;Connections
 
;Connections
* [[Backstreet Boys]] were the musical guests in "The Backstreet Boys Walk Into a Bar"
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* [[Kristin Chenoweth]] played Diane in "East Side Story" (2007)
* [[Zach Braff]] played Shelly's co-worker in "A Live Show Walks Into a Bar"
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* [[Jesse Tyler Ferguson]] played Dr. Gabe Farkus in two episodes (2010)
* [[Sarah Chalke]] appeared in "A Rock and a Hard Place Walk Into a Bar"
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* [[Lisa Howard (stage actress)|Lisa Howard]] played a dominatrix in "Plus None" (2009)
* [[Donald Faison]] played Shelly's co-worker in "A Live Show Walks Into a Bar"
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* [[Lindsay Lohan]] played Kimmie Keegan in four episodes (2010)
* [[Neil Flynn]] played a customer in "A Live Show Walks Into a Bar"
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* [[Debi Mazar]] appeared as Leah Feldman in two episodes (2006)
* [[Bill Lawrence]] is executive producer of the show
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* [[Bernadette Peters]] played Jodie Papadakis in five episodes (2009)
* [[Phill Lewis]] directed episodes and played Lauren's father in "An Angry Judge Walks Into a Bar"
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* [[John Tartaglia]] played Paolo in "Smokin' Hot" (2010)
* [[Bridgit Mendler]] plays Candace
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* [[Vanessa Williams]] played Wilhelmina Slater
* [[Ed Sheeran]] appeared in "A Live Show Walks Into a Bar"
 
* [[Weezer]] were the musical guests in "Danny's Boyz Walk Into a Bar"
 
   
 
==Undergrads==
 
==Undergrads==
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==Unfabulous==
 
==Unfabulous==
A 2004 [[Nickelodeon]] sitcom, following the lives of young guitarist Addie Singer (Emma Roberts) and her friends, Geena Fabianno (Malese Jow) and Zack Carter-Schwartz (Jordan Calloway). Throughout every episode, Addie would sing and play her guitar to help her cope with whatever issue she's currently dealing with.
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A 2004 [[Nickelodeon]] sitcom, following the lives of young guitarist Addie Singer and her friends, Geena Fabianno and Zack Carter-Schwartz. Throughout every episode, Addie would sing and play her guitar to help her cope with whatever issue she's currently dealing with.
   
* In the season two finale "The Perfect Moment" Addie's older brother, Ben Singer gets arrested in Chinatown after attempting to get a tattoo while being underage. When his parents call him in the back of the car, he pretends he is still with his sister at home (who is also currently in Chinatown), by pretending he's watching the movie ''[[Back to the Future|Back to the Future Part II]]'', however he conflates it with ''Back to the Future Part III''. The officer corrects him once he's off the phone, then at the station, a confused Ben asks "Then when did Doc and Marty [[The Muppets Take Manhattan|take Manhattan]]?" To which the officer replies "That was The Muppets." Later back at the house, he tells Addie and her friends the cover story that they were watching BttFII, and that it doesn't have Muppets in it.
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* In the season two finale "The Perfect Moment," Addie's older brother, Ben Singer gets arrested in Chinatown after attempting to get a tattoo while being underage. When his parents call him in the back of the car, he pretends he is still with his sister at home (who is also currently in Chinatown), by pretending he's watching the movie ''[[Back to the Future|Back to the Future Part II]]''; however, he conflates it with ''Back to the Future Part III''. The officer corrects him once he's off the phone. At the station, a confused Ben asks "Then when did Doc and Marty [[The Muppets Take Manhattan|take Manhattan]]?" To which the officer replies "That was The Muppets." Later back at the house, he tells Addie and her friends the cover story that they were watching ''Back to the Future Part III'', and that it doesn't have Muppets in it.
   
 
;Connections
 
;Connections
* [[Robert Townsend]] directed the episode "The Quest".
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* [[Robert Townsend]] directed the episode "The Quest"
 
==Unhappily Ever After==
 
A sitcom created by Ron Leavitt, who also created ''[[Married with Children]]'', which aired on the [[Warner Bros.|WB]] from 1995 to 1999 which centered on Jack Malloy, the father of a dysfunctional family, and his best friend, a stuffed animal rabbit named Mr. Floppy voiced by Bob Goldthwait.
 
 
* In the episode, "High and Dry," Jack Malloy and his wife, Jennifer Malloy, suspect that their son, Ryan, is doing drugs, when they find some white powder in his car and on the towel of his bed. Since they really don't know how to be effective parents to their kids, Jenny said they have to go to the video store and also said, "Sesame Street taught them to read, [[Barney & Friends|Barney]] taught them to hug. Surely there's got to be some hip happening puppet out there with more parenting skills than we have."
 
 
* In the episode, "Exorcising Jennie," Mr. Floppy talks about if he was a ghost, he would be in [[Elmo|Elmo's]] dressing room with a knife. Then he looks to the viewer and says "Hey Elmo, this murder is brought to you by the letter K...as in [[Kermit the Frog|Kermit]], my next victim. That skinny little tap-dancing toad."
 
 
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* [[Erik Estrada]] appeared in "Eating Hollywood."
 
* [[Kristanna Loken]] played Sable O'Brien
 
* [[Hayden Panettiere]] played as little girl in "Little Ice Cream Shop of Horrors."
 
* [[Allan Trautman]] puppeteered Mr. Floppy and also played Mr. Dunn (four episodes) and other teachers.
 
 
==Veep==
 
* In the episode, "Helsinki", Dan asks Mike, "How do you do that [[Fozzie Bear]] happy guy '[[Wocka Wocka]]' bullshit to get the press to like you?"
 
 
;Connections
 
* [[Julia Louis-Dreyfus]] plays Selina Meyer
 
 
==The Venture Bros.==
 
* In the season four episode "Perchance to Dean" of the Adult Swim animated series, Dermott Fictel noted that he saw ''Fight Club'' in 1999 instead of ''[[The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland]]'', the age-appropriate fare his mother had intended him to see.
 
 
;Connections
 
* [[Aziz Ansari]] voiced Martin
 
* [[Stephen Colbert]] voiced Prof. Richard Impossible
 
* [[Nathan Fillion]] voiced Brown Widow
 
* [[Seth Green]] voiced Lance Hale
 
* [[Patrick Warburton]] voices Brock Samson
 
   
 
==The Vicar of Dibley==
 
==The Vicar of Dibley==
 
* In the 1996 Easter special (sometimes entitled "Easter Bunny"), Geraldine is explaining the truth behind the Easter Bunny to Alice. The vicar (while trying to break it gently to her) says: "Now at 10 your mother sat you down, and she told you that Kermit was really just an old windsock..."
 
* In the 1996 Easter special (sometimes entitled "Easter Bunny"), Geraldine is explaining the truth behind the Easter Bunny to Alice. The vicar (while trying to break it gently to her) says: "Now at 10 your mother sat you down, and she told you that Kermit was really just an old windsock..."
   
* In a sketch entitled "Celebrity Party", aired as part of a Comic Relief (UK) special in 1999, Geraldine and Alice prepare for their party with Johnny Depp.
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* In a sketch entitled "Celebrity Party," aired as part of a Comic Relief (UK) special in 1999, Geraldine and Alice prepare for their party with Johnny Depp.
 
::Geraldine: Johnny's spent his whole life being surrounded by exotic birds.
 
::Geraldine: Johnny's spent his whole life being surrounded by exotic birds.
 
::Alice: Yeah, like Paris and Britney and Big Bird from ''Sesame Street''.
 
::Alice: Yeah, like Paris and Britney and Big Bird from ''Sesame Street''.
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* [[John Bluthal]] played Frank Pickle
 
* [[John Bluthal]] played Frank Pickle
 
* [[Dawn French]] played the Rev. Geraldine "Gerry" Granger Kennedy
 
* [[Dawn French]] played the Rev. Geraldine "Gerry" Granger Kennedy
 
==Victorious==
 
* In the episode "Terror on Cupcake Street", Cat (Ariana Grande) asks "What street are we on?", and Beck (Avan Jogia) says "Let's just say it ain't [[Sesame Street (location)|Sesame Street]]." Cat claims that she loves ''[[Sesame Street]]'' and begins to sing the theme, but is immediately shut up by Jade (Elizabeth Gillies).
 
 
;Connections
 
* [[Perez Hilton]] guest starred as himself in "Wi-Fi in the Sky."
 
   
 
==Video On Trial==
 
==Video On Trial==
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* [[Jerry Springer]] appeared in "Talk is Cheap"
 
* [[Jerry Springer]] appeared in "Talk is Cheap"
 
* [[Fred Willard]] played Dick Ferndale in "All in the Family Feud"
 
* [[Fred Willard]] played Dick Ferndale in "All in the Family Feud"
 
==Weeds==
 
* In episode 8 of season 4, Celia Hodes, manning the register at Maternity World while manic on uppers, entreats a customer to settle for a green shirt rather than the blue she wants. "Green is the color of spring," effuses Celia in a suspiciously Kermit-y voice.
 
 
* In episode 10 of season 5, Andy invites Dr. Audra on a date to a jazz concert. Doubting he knows anything about jazz, she dares him to name one jazz musician, and he can only think of [[Dr. Teeth]].
 
::Audra: He's a Muppet.
 
::Andy: He's a ''jazz'' Muppet!
 
 
;Connections
 
* [[Linda Bove]] played a Child Protective Services officer (three episodes, 2010)
 
* [[Guillermo Diaz]] played Guillermo Garcia-Gomez
 
   
 
==Welcome to Sweden==
 
==Welcome to Sweden==
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* [[ABBA|Björn Ulvaeus]] plays himself in "Homesick"
 
* [[ABBA|Björn Ulvaeus]] plays himself in "Homesick"
   
==Will & Grace==
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==Whiskey Cavalier==
* The fifth season episode, "All About Christmas Eve," features the following exchange:
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* In "Good Will Hunting," Susan calls Jai and Standish "[[Bert]] and [[Ernie]]." Standish then says to Jai, "You're Bert," to which Jai says, "Bert's the hero, Ernie's just piggybacking."
 
::Jack: In order for us to forgive you, you'll perform the following task. You must sing "The Twelve Days of Christmas."
 
::Will: I can do that.
 
::Jack: As [[Count von Count|the Count]], from ''Sesame Street''.
 
::Will: [''Romanian accent, imitating the Count''] On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... That's one, one day! Ah ha ha!
 
::''Jack and Karen laugh and clap''
 
 
* In the sixth season episode "I Do. Oh, No, You Di-in't," Beverly is sorry he missed a wedding ceremony. Karen says, "Probably just as well. There were some children there, and they get frightened when something your size isn't covered in Muppet fur."
 
   
 
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* [[Alan Arkin]] played Martin Adler
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* [[Scott Foley]] plays Will Chase
* [[Alec Baldwin]] played Malcolm Widmark
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* [[Bill Lawrence]] is executive producer
* [[John Cleese]] played Lyle Finster
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* [[Tyler James Williams]] plays Edgar Standish
* [[Harry Connick, Jr.]] played Dr. Marvin "Leo" Markus
 
* [[Taye Diggs]] played James Hanson
 
* [[Seth Green]] played Randall Finn in "Friends With Benefits"
 
* [[Neil Patrick Harris]] played Bill in "Girls, Interrupted"
 
* [[Gregory Hines]] played Ben Doucette
 
* [[Debra Messing]] played Grace Adler
 
* [[Megan Mullally (actress)|Megan Mullally]] played Karen Walker
 
* [[Rosie O'Donnell]] played Elliott's mother, Bonnie
 
* [[Bernadette Peters]] played Karen's sister, Virginia "Ginny" Delaney.
 
* [[Lily Tomlin]] played Margot
 
   
 
==Wipeout==
 
==Wipeout==
* In the first episode of the fifth season, "Deck The Balls" (a Christmas-themed episode, aired December 8, 2011), one of the contestants imitated [[Elmo]] throughout her runs, earning her the nickname "[[Tickle Me Elmo|Tickle Me]]". Earlier, new co-host Vanessa Lachey indicated that she thought host John Henson's father "invented the Muppets, right?" (Henson, unrelated to [[Jim Henson]] and not to be confused with his actual son [[John Henson]], replied "Uh, no."
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* In the first episode of the fifth season, "Deck The Balls" (a Christmas-themed episode, aired December 8, 2011), one of the contestants imitated [[Elmo]] throughout her runs, earning her the nickname "[[Tickle Me Elmo|Tickle Me]]." Earlier, new co-host Vanessa Lachey indicated that she thought host John Henson's father "invented the Muppets, right?" (Henson, unrelated to [[Jim Henson]] and not to be confused with his actual son [[John Henson]], replied "Uh, no.")
 
==WKRP in Cincinnati==
 
Sitcom centered around a rock-and-roll radio station, which ran from 1978 until 1982.
 
 
* In the first season episode "A Commercial Break," from 1979, Venus Flytrap and Herb Tarlek are auditioning jingle singers for an in-house commercial, and trying to coax shy Bailey Quarters into singing.
 
 
::Venus: Come on, sing. [[Sing|Sing a song!]]
 
::Herb: Sing out loud! Sing out strong! Sing of good things...
 
 
;Connections
 
* [[Loni Anderson]] played Jennifer Marlowe
 
* [[George Gaynes]] played Henri in the episode "Jennifer's Home for Christmas."
 
* [[Edie McClurg]] played Lucille Tarlek in three episodes.
 
* [[Julie Payne]] played Buffy Denver in the two-part episode "For Love or Money."
 
* [[Gary Sandy]] played Andy Travis
 
   
 
==Wonderfalls==
 
==Wonderfalls==
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;Connections
 
;Connections
 
* [[Edward Asner]] played Carli's neighbor, Hank Greziak.
 
* [[Edward Asner]] played Carli's neighbor, Hank Greziak.
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==Yes Minister==
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British sitcom (1980-1984) focusing on government minister Jim Hacker and his scheming permanent secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby. Later became ''Yes, Prime Minister'' (1986-1988) with Hacker promoted to Prime Minister.
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*In the first series episode "Big Brother," when Jim Hacker asks if his wife Annie thinks he's become a Civil Service puppet, she says "Maybe you should get Miss Piggy to do your job. At least she's prettier."
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;Connections
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*[[Frank Middlemass]] played the Master of Ballie College in "Doing the Honours" (1981) and the ''Yes, Prime Minister'' episode "The Bishops Gambit" (1986)
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*[[Richard Vernon]] played Sir Desmond Glazebrook in two episodes (1980-1981) and one episode of ''Yes, Prime Minister'' (1987)
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*[[John Wells]] played a TV producer in the ''Yes, Prime Minister'' episode "The Ministerial Broadcast" (1986)
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==Young Dylan==
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In the episode "Street Smart", after Charlie tries to rap, Dylan says to him "I said street smart, not ''[[Sesame Street]]!''"
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*[[Tyler Perry]] is creator, executive producer, writer, and director
   
 
==Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous==
 
==Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous==
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==Zoey 101==
 
==Zoey 101==
* In the episode "Quinn Misses the Mark", Michael Barrett claims that a horse ate the cookies meant for Logan and James. James, annoyed, calls Michael "[[Cookie Monster]]".
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* In the episode "Quinn Misses the Mark," Michael Barrett claims that a horse ate the cookies meant for Logan and James. James, annoyed, calls Michael "[[Cookie Monster]]."
   
 
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The following is a list of Muppet Mentions made in TV shows outside of the Henson/Sesame fold, which are too brief or minor to constitute having their own page in the TV Mentions category. See also: Minor Movie Mentions.

Episode titlesEdit

Over the years, episodes of TV shows have referenced Muppet characters or projects in the titles only.

6teenEdit

An animated Canadian sitcom set in the fictional "Galleria Shopping Mall" and starring an ensemble cast of six sixteen-year-old friends as they explore their first part-time jobs and lives as teenagers.

  • In the episode, "Boo, Dude," Jen Masterson has to dress up as a pig for Halloween at her job and one guy says, "Yo, Miss Piggy, digging the snout, man."

According to JimEdit

  • In the season 8 episode "Two for the Money," Jim tells Cheryl that he took the twins to the art institute and mentions some exhibits they saw. Andy pulls Jim aside and asks him where he knows all that stuff from. Jim tells him that Elmo and Big Bird from Sesame Street went to the museum.
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Adam Ruins EverythingEdit

Adam Ruins Everything is a TruTV comedy series in which Adam Conover dispels commonly held misconceptions using humorous skits and thoroughly cited research. The concept started as a web series on the CollegeHumor site before spinning off into its own series.

  • In the season 2 episode "Adam Ruins His Vacation," a character reacts to the name "Gutzon Borglum" (the sculptor of Mount Rushmore) by saying it "sounds like some Swedish Muppet's death rattle."

Alexa and KatieEdit

  • In the first season episode "Support Group," a nurse (speaking as Kermit the Frog), talks to Michelle: "Hey Michelle, Kermit the Frog here to take you to your room!"
  • In the same season episode "The Role Play - Part 2," Katie asks Ryan "And what is that accent that she's doing for Lady Montague?" and he replies: "I have no idea! It's like British with a hint of Muppet, you know?"

AliceEdit

  • In the second season episode "The Sixty Minutes Man," Alice asks Mel Sharples if he watched that episode of 60 Minutes on a mobster, and Mel replies, "And missed the Muppets."
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All RiseEdit

  • In the episode "Sweet Bird of Truth," Lola tries to solve a crossword puzzle clue: "Name a supreme who appeared on Sesame Street." Sherri thinks the answer is Diana Ross, but Lola figures out the real answer, Sonia Sotomayor.
Connections
  • Ben Browder played Ephraim in "My Fair Lockdown"
  • Jere Burns played Adam Pryce in "Fool for Liv"
  • Eugene Byrd played Detective Taylor in "Maricela and the Desert"

Alone TogetherEdit

  • In the pilot episode after Benji's sister fires her for being an escort, Charlotte meets up with Benji, and they agree to have vodka, she tells him she'll have a vodka cranberry and he'll have a "vodka vodka," he replies "vodka vodka vodka," she looks confused and he informs her "it's a Fozzie Bear joke."

Aqua Teen Hunger ForceEdit

  • In the episode "Circus," Master Shake exclaims "Wocka Wocka" during his act.
Connections
  • Fred Armisen voiced Poncho in "Hypno-Germ," Robot Husband in "Robots Everywhere," and Time Lincoln in Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters
  • Todd Barry voiced Romulox in "PDA" and "The Last One," and Lyle in "Eggball"
  • Rachel Dratch voiced Robot Wife in "Robots Everywhere"
  • Tina Fey voiced Burrito in Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters
  • Seth Green appeared as himself in "The Dressing"
  • Bill Hader voiced Adolf Hitler in "Der Inflatable Fuhrer," and Pod in "IAMAPOD"
  • Bobby Moynihan voiced Zarfonius in "Storage Zeebles"
  • Kumail Nanjiani voiced Frylock's bees in "Sweet C"
  • Patton Oswalt voiced DP and Skeeter in "Frat Aliens" and "The Last One," and Ezekial in "Ezekial"
  • Kristen Schaal voiced Tammy Tangerine in "Bible Fruit"
  • Sarah Silverman voiced Robositter in "Robositter"
  • Robert Smigel voiced One Hundred in "One Hundred"

Ash vs. Evil DeadEdit

The Starz series picks up 30 years after the events of the Evil Dead movies.

  • In the second season episode "Delusion," Ash (Bruce tries to escape an asylum. When he opens the cell door to where Kelly (or rather an illusion of her) is held, she says "What the Fraggle Rock is that thing?" referring to the Ash puppet that Ash is holding.
  • In the following episode, "Ashy Slashy," the real Kelly is trapped with the animated Ashy Slashy puppet inside the same room where Baal held Ash. When it attacks Kelly, it attaches itself to her arm. Kelly then says "Ah, why am I talking to a Muppet?" The puppet is shocked and says "Muppet?! Uh, well, you're awfully judgmental for a..."

At Home with Amy SedarisEdit

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Back to YouEdit

  • In the series pilot, Marsh McGinley recalls one wild time when he and Chuck Darling hung out with two skater girls with gorgeous legs, who were dressed up as characters on Sesame Street on Ice. Marsh recalled that Chuck banged Bert and Chuck replied, "That particular night was brought to you by the letter O."
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Better Off TedEdit

  • In the episode "Change We Can't Believe In," Veronica (Portia de Rossi) calls scientists Phil (Jonathan Slavin) and Lem (Malcolm Barrett) "Bunsen" and "Beaker."

The Big Comfy CouchEdit

  • In the season 4 episode "The Hit Parade," Granny Garbanzo gets a package from the Puppet of the Month Club saying "Last time I got a green frog!"
Connections

The Bill Engvall ShowEdit

  • In the episode "Car Trouble," Bryan Pearson gets in a fight at school, and tries to get his parents to not call the school because they'll embarrass him. Lauren Pearson points out that he has an Elmo lunchbox and is worried that his mother will embarrass him. Bryan points out that "The Muppets are timeless!"

Bless This MessEdit

  • In the pilot, Rudy tells Rio about his friend Bun having a nightmare about his ex-wife having sharp teeth and dressed like Big Bird.
Connections
  • Rita Moreno played Theresa in "The Estonian Method," "The Grisham Gals" (2019), and "The Letter of the Law" (2020)
  • Dax Shepard plays Mike and is co-executive producer

BrockmireEdit

  • In the first season finale "It All Comes Down to This," Charles asks Brockmire "So, this, uh.. this apartment your'e getting in New Orleans. I am assuming it's a two-bedroom, 'cause I don't know if I can handle a Bert and Ernie, twin-bed situation."
  • In the season two premiere episode "The Getaway Game," Brockmire refuse to recognize the local mascot performer as a superstar. Instead, Brockmire describes him as "...a mime in Muppets' clothing."
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BunheadsEdit

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California DreamsEdit

  • In the fourth season episode "Two Too Much," Tiffani Smith introduces her date, Bruce, to her friend, Jake Sommers. Bruce replies that they only have a few minutes because they have expensive tickets to "Muppets on Ice." Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus are mentioned in dialogue.

Celebrity Name GameEdit

This series pairs teams of two with a celebrity. Each member is given clues to a different celebrity, and has to guess the celebrity's name.

  • On the episode of October 24th, 2014, the headline was "Cookie Monster ate all my cookies!" The subject was "Guest Stars on Sesame Street."

Codename: Kids Next DoorEdit

Codename: Kids Next Door was an animated show on Cartoon Network which aired from December 6 2002-January 21, 2008.

  • In "Operation R.A.B.B.I.T.," there was a magical bunny named Mr. Fluffleupagus whose name is based on Mr. Snuffleupagus.
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Comedy Bang! Bang!Edit

Comedy Bang! Bang! (2012-2016) is a television series created and hosted by Scott Aukerman, featuring his co-host/bandleader Reggie Watts (seasons 1-4) and "Weird Al" Yankovic (season 5). The mock talk show aired on IFC and features farcical humor often delivered in a deadpan manner.

  • In the episode "Sarah Silverman Wears a Black Dress With A White Collar" (season 2, episode 8), during a series of rapid-fire questions, Scott is asked what his favorite thing to tickle is; he answers "Elmo."
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  • Jessica Alba appears in "Jessica Alba Wears a Jacket with Patent Leather Pumps"
  • Jason Alexander appears in "Jenna Fischer Wears a Floral Blouse & Black Heels"
  • Aziz Ansari appears in "Aziz Ansari Wears A Charcoal Blaze"
  • Judd Apatow appears in "Judd Apatow Wears A Polo and Blue Suede Shoes"
  • Fred Armisen appears in "Fred Armisen Wears Black Jeans & Glasses"
  • Will Arnett appears in "Seth Rogen Wears A Plaid Shirt & Brown Pants"
  • Todd Barry appears in "Paul Rudd Wears A Red Lumberjack Flannel Shirt" and "Kid Cudi Wears a Denim Shirt and Red Sneakers"
  • Vanessa Bayer appears in "Patton Oswalt Wears a Black Blazer & Dress Shoe"
  • Jack Black appears in "'Weird Al' Yankovic Wears A Hawaiian Shirt" and "Jack Black Wears an Embroidered Cowboy Shirt and Ox Blood Sneakers"
  • Ty Burrell appears in "Ty Burrell Wears a Chambray Shirt & Clear Frame Glasses"
  • Dane Cook appears in "Dane Cook Wears a Black Blazer & Tailored Pants"
  • Rob Corddry appears in "Rob Corddry Wears Tan Dress Shoes & Red Socks"
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson appeared in "Jesse Tyler Ferguson Wears a Brown Checked Shirt and Stripey Socks"
  • Ben Folds appears in "Ben Folds Wears a Black Button Down and Jeans"
  • Zach Galifianakis appears in "Zach Galifianakis Wears A Blue Jacket & Red Socks," "Zach Galifianakis Wears a Santa Suit," "Zach Galifianakis Wears a One-Armed Jacket," "Zach Galifianakis Wears Grey Corduroys and Brown Leather Shoes" and "Zach Galifianakis Wears Rolled Khakis and Shoes With Brown Laces"
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt appears in "Joseph Gordon-Levitt Wears a Heart T-Shirt and Blue Jeans"
  • David Alan Grier appears in "Fred Armisen Wears Black Jeans & Glasses," "Maya Rudolph Wears a Black Skirt and Strappy Sandals," "Simon Helberg Wears a Sky Blue Button Down and Jeans," "Dax Shepard Wears a Heather Gray Shirt and Black Blazer" and "Skylar Astin Wears Blue Jeans and Weathered Brown Desert Boots"
  • Josh Groban appears in "Josh Groban Wears a Suit & Striped Socks" and "Josh Groban Wears a Blue Blazer and Shiny Black Shoes"
  • Bill Hader appears in "Bill Hader Wears A Grey Button Down Shirt & Sneakers"
  • Kathryn Hahn appears in "Kathryn Hahn Wears Ripped Jeans and Black Heels"
  • Jon Hamm appears in "Jon Hamm Wears A Light Blue Shirt & Silver Watch"
  • Chris Hardwick appears in "Gillian Jacobs Wears A Red Dress With Sail Boats," "Chris Hardwick Wears a Black Polo & Weathered Boot," "Amber Tamblyn Wears a Leather Jacket & Black Bootie," and "Zach Galifianakis Wears Grey Corduroys and Brown Leather Shoes"
  • Tony Hawk appears in "Tony Hawk Wears a Plaid Shirt & a Silver Watch"
  • Ed Helms appears in "Ed Helms Wears A Grey Shirt & Brown Boots"
  • Pee Wee Herman appears in "Pee Wee Herman Wears a Halloween Costum"
  • John Hodgman appears in "Uzo Aduba Wears a White Blouse and Royal Blue Heels"
  • Allison Janney appears in "Allison Janney Wears a Chambray Western Shirt and Suede Fringe Boots"
  • Joe Jonas appears in "Joe Jonas Wears a Maroon and Gold Letterman Jacket With White Sneakers"
  • Rashida Jones appears in "Rashida Jones Wears a Black Blazer & Flowered Pants"
  • Sally Kellerman appears in "Stephen Merchant Wears a Checkered Shirt and Rolled Up Jeans"
  • Anna Kendrick appears in "Anna Kendrick Wears A Patterned Blouse & Burgundy Pants"
  • Taran Killam appears in "Jenna Fischer Wears a Floral Blouse & Black Heels"
  • Joel McHale appears in "Joel McHale Wears a Navy Zip-up and High Tops"
  • Michael McKean appears in "Stephen Merchant Wears a Checkered Shirt and Rolled Up Jeans"
  • Christopher Meloni appears in "Aziz Ansari Wears A Charcoal Blaze"
  • Bobby Moynihan appears in "Bill Hader Wears A Grey Button Down Shirt & Sneakers" and "Brie Larson Wears a Billowy Long-Sleeve Shirt and White Saddle Shoes"
  • Laraine Newman appears in "Casey Wilson Wears A White Lace Dress & A Black Blazer"
  • Nick Offerman appears in "Nick Offerman Wears a Green Flannel Shirt & Brown Boots"
  • Haley Joel Osment appears in "Randall Park Wears Brown Dress Shoes With Blue Socks," "Jake Johnson Wears a Light Blue Button-Up Shirt and Brown Shoes" and "Kathryn Hahn Wears Ripped Jeans and Black Heels"
  • Patton Oswalt appears in "Patton Oswalt Wears a Black Blazer & Dress Shoes"
  • Randall Park appears in "Randall Park Wears Brown Dress Shoes With Blue Socks"
  • Jordan Peele appears in "Andy Samberg Wears A Plaid Shirt & Glasses"
  • Eddie Pepitone appears in "Jon Hamm Wears A Light Blue Shirt & Silver Watch" and "Mark Duplass Wears a Striped Sweater and Jeans"
  • Amy Poehler appears in "Amy Poehler Wears A Black Jacket & Grey Pants"
  • Kevin Pollak appears in "Patton Oswalt Wears a Black Blazer & Dress Shoe" and "Ken Marino Wears a Slim Gray Suit and Salmon Tie"
  • Andy Richter appears in "Jon Hamm Wears A Light Blue Shirt & Silver Watch" and "Andy Richter Wears A Suit Jacket & A Baby Blue Button Down Shirt"
  • Seth Rogen appears in "Seth Rogen Wears A Plaid Shirt & Brown Pants"
  • Jeff Ross appears in "Amber Tamblyn Wears a Leather Jacket & Black Bootie"
  • Paul Rudd appears in "Paul Rudd Wears A Red Lumberjack Flannel Shirt"
  • Maya Rudolph appears in "Maya Rudolph Wears a Black Skirt and Strappy Sandals"
  • Zoe Saldana appears in "Zoe Saldana Wears A Tan Blouse & Glasses"
  • Andy Samberg appears in "Adam Scott Wears A Red Oxford Shirt & Jeans" and "The Lonely Island Wear Holiday Sweaters & White Pants"
  • Horatio Sanz appears in "Rashida Jones Wears a Black Blazer & Flowered Pants," "Steven Yeun Wears Rolled Up Black Jeans & No Socks," "Schoolboy Q Wears a Patterned Bucket Hat and Glasses," and "Mary Elizabeth Winstead Wears an A-Line Skirt and Pointy Black Boots"
  • Kristen Schaal appears in "Jessica Alba Wears a Jacket with Patent Leather Pumps" and "Kristen Schaal Wears Strawberry Colored Pants and a Multicolored Shirt"
  • Jason Schwartzman appears in "Jason Schwartzman Wears a Striped Shirt and High Top Sneakers"
  • Adam Scott appears in "Adam Scott Wears A Red Oxford Shirt & Jeans," "Gillian Jacobs Wears A Red Dress With Sail Boats," "Jack Black Wears an Embroidered Cowboy Shirt and Ox Blood Sneakers," and "Reggie Watts Wears a Purple and Yellow Quilted Sweatshirt"
  • Dax Shepard appears in "Dax Shepard Wears a Heather Gray Shirt and Black Blazer"
  • Sarah Silverman appears in "Sarah Silverman Wears a Black Dress With A White Collar"
  • Sinbad appears in "Colin Hanks Wears a Denim Button Down and Black Sneakers"
  • Cobie Smulders appears in "Cobie Smulders Wears a Black & White Strapless Dress"
  • Rich Sommer appears in "Skylar Astin Wears Blue Jeans and Weathered Brown Desert Boots"
  • French Stewart appears in "Chris Hardwick Wears a Black Polo & Weathered Boot"
  • Dave Thomas appears in "Stephen Merchant Wears a Checkered Shirt and Rolled Up Jeans"
  • Marisa Tomei appears in "Ed Helms Wears A Grey Shirt & Brown Boots"
  • George Wendt appears in "Jesse Tyler Ferguson Wears a Brown Checked Shirt and Stripey Socks"
  • Fred Willard appears in "Fred Armisen Wears Black Jeans & Glasses"
  • Tyler James Williams appears in "Brie Larson Wears a Billowy Long-Sleeve Shirt and White Saddle Shoes"
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic appears in "'Weird Al' Yankovic Wears A Hawaiian Shirt," " David Cross Wears A Red Polo Shirt & Brown Shoes With Red Laces," "Lizzy Caplan Wears All Black & Powder Blue Espadrille," "Eric Andre Wears a Cat Collage Shirt & Sneakers" and ""Weird Al" Yankovic Wears a Different Hawaiian Shirt"; he also serves as the bandleader and co-host for all 20 episodes in the fifth season.

Comedy Central's Last LaughEdit

Last Laugh 2005 was a TV special that aired on Comedy Central and opened with a number by William Shatner as The Devil.

  • In a public service announcement sketch spoof concerning the possible threat of the Avian Flu, a red bird puppet named Burt Flu teaches viewers about the disease, how to avoid it, and what they should and shouldn't do (demonstrated by child actors and some adults). Burt then says that his brother "Big Bird" Flu will give out a list of more do's and don'ts. The camera cuts to a park where "Big Bird" Flu (full-body puppet like Big Bird of Sesame Street) is seen almost featherless, shaking, coughing and falling to the ground.

The Cool KidsEdit

  • In the episode "The Cool Kids Rig an Election," Margaret tries to help Sid run for activities coordinator in the upcoming election by trying to get Sid to be mean. Sid says he wants to be a fun and singing lizard mascot like Kermit and Margaret corrects him that Kermit is a frog.
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Dave's WorldEdit

  • In the series pilot, Shel ask Beth if it is the breast that makes them good with kids. Kenny tried to bring up another subject relating to breast, but Dave tried to stop him from talking about it. Kenny replied back, "Oh I'm sorry. If they're not on a Muppet, you people aren't interested."
  • In the episode "It's A Small Van After All," Dave tries to keep the family happy in the van ride to Walt Disney World. He mentions some CDs to listen to, including "Sing Along with Kermit."
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Degrassi: The Next GenerationEdit

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  • In the episode "Ghost in the Machine, Pt. 2," Ashley Kerwin and Craig Manning are having a discussion about their rock band and fellow bandmembers.
Ashley: You know, you guys should try going a little more post-Emo. Still punk, but less mopey.
Craig: I don't think the other guys even know what regular Emo is. Spinner probably thinks it's a Muppet.
  • In the episode "Ladies' Night," Anya tricks Holly J. Sinclair into devouring a double chocolate chip cookie during a fast for charity, during which Holly is also secretly videotaped and shown to an auditorium. Later when Holly J. comes to speak in the auditorium, Anya introduces her with "It's the Cookie Monster!" A student in the audience taunts her in a gruff monstery voice, "Holly J. hungry!"

DexterEdit

  • In the episode "Crocodile," Rita (Julie Benz) serves Dexter (Michael C. Hall) a plate of cookies and tells him that he is "snarfing them down like the Cookie Monster."
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Diagnosis MurderEdit

  • In the second part of the fifth season episode "Retribution," Canin is counting backwards when Steve surprises him. "I guess watching Sesame Street finally paid off for you, Canin. You count real pretty."

DisenchantmentEdit

  • In the episode "For Whom the Pig Oinks," Elfo is mistaken for Elmo.

Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23Edit

  • In episode 6, "It's Just Sex," June donates some stuff of Chloe's to the rummage sale, and the woman at the desk finds love letters from a celebrity and says, "I had a suitor myself - Frederick Spitz." When June looks puzzled, she says, "The famous puppeteer. His hand manipulated a Muppet for 40 years."
  • In episode 13, "Sexy People," Chloe states that if People put Fozzie Bear on the cover, June would find him sexy (since she follows every "Sexiest Man Alive" issue).
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The Drew Carey ShowEdit

In the season six episode "Drew Pops Something on Kate," Drew has lost his job and is unable to make payments on his engagement ring. He tells his friends Lewis and Oswald, "All Kate needs to see is me drinking a beer every morning and watching Sesame Street. Nothing like a drunk guy in his underwear singing about the letter E."

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Drew Carey's Green Screen ShowEdit

In the first episode, during a game of "Freeze Tag," performers Greg Proops and Julie Larson appear to form a letter L. Jeff Davis reports to the camera, "Sesame Street has been brought to you by the letter L." Drew Carey then replaces Davis and adds, "Advanced Sesame Street has been brought to you by the isosceles triangle."

Eek! the CatEdit

Animated series which ran on Fox Kids from 1992 to 1997, animated by Nelvana.

  • In the first season episode "Eek vs. The Flying Saucers," Eek begs a race of aliens not to blow up the Earth, listing a large amount of reasons, including the Muppets.
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The Eric Andre ShowEdit

A comedy/talk show on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block, starring Eric Andre and Hannibal Buress.

  • In the 2012 special "The Eric Andre New Year's Eve Spooktacular," when comparing his appearance to that of guest Demi Lovato, Eric says, "Next to you, I, at best, look like Jar Jar Binks if he was a burn victim, and Hannibal looks, at best, like Bunsen from The Muppet Show if he was in blackface."

EurekaEdit

  • The 12th episode of season 3 is titled "It's Not Easy Being Green." After members of a bowling team are turned green as a prank by the opposing team, Tess Fontana says that it's a pretty color. Sheriff Jack Carter replies, "Yeah, if you're a Muppet." Later during an argument, a bowler calls one of his green opponents, Kermit.
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  • Colin Foo played a retired scientist in "Dr. Nobel" (2006)
  • Matt Frewer played Jim Taggart (2006-2007, 2009)

ExtrasEdit

A British sitcom about film extras, created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

  • In episode 2.4, Darren Lamb and Barry discuss Crazy Frog.
Darren: I'd have thought he's probably the second-richest frog in the world, after Kermit.
Barry: Kermit, yeah! There was his nephew, Robin...
Darren: Ah, Robin was good.
Barry: Looked set to take over the empire for a while, didn't he.
Darren: Oh yeah, he was a very good actor, and singer.
Barry: "Halfway Up the Stairs."
Darren: Good song.

Foster's Home for Imaginary FriendsEdit

  • The episode "Cookie Dough" shows Frankie's obsession with Madame Foster's cookies; in one cutaway, she is seen devouring boxes of cookies, screaming "Cookie, cookie, cookie! Me love cookies!"
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Get a LifeEdit

  • At the beginning of the pilot episode, Chris realizes he's missed Fraggle Rock soon after he wakes up in the morning.

GirlsEdit

  • In the sixth season episode "Gummies":
Hannah: Have you seen my mom?
Elijah: You lost Loreen?
Hannah: Elijah, she's high on pot gummies, okay? She left all my laundry on the stoop. Look, this is her dress! She could be being sex-trafficked for all I know!
Elijah: What is this, The Muppets Take Manhattan?
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GLOWEdit

A Netflix series built around the 1980s women's wrestling circuit.

  • In the second season episode "Rosalie," Bash Howard mentions The Muppets Take Manhattan to Debbie Eagan.  He brings this up with the intent to start a whispering campaign to save the show, much like the rats did with Kermit at Sardi's. After their efforts appear to have worked, Debbie says she would like to send Jim Henson a fruit basket.

Good GirlsEdit

  • In the episode "Egg Roll", Annie says that, as a kid, she wanted to spend Saturday mornings with "nine bowls of cereal and Muppet Babies".
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Grace and FrankieEdit

In the season six episode 'The Trophy Wife', Frankie describes her outlandish outfit by saying, "I was going for a Thunderdome meets Floyd Pepper from the Muppets vibe."

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The Great Christmas Light FightEdit

  • In the 2017 episode where Alice Tristan of Waco, Texas wins, large decorations of Big Bird and Cookie Monster are seen briefly.

Halt and Catch FireEdit

  • AMC drama about the rise of the computer industry. In the second season premiere "SETI," Joe MacMillan mentions that he got Big Bird during a game around a campfire.

Hang TimeEdit

  • In the third season episode “Sexual Harassment,” Minnie asks Danny, Teddy, Michael and Vince if they want tattoos of Kermit or Big Bird.
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HeroesEdit

  • When Claire researches her birth parents in the first season episode "The Fix," she and her friend Zach find a newspaper article from Kermit, Texas. When Zach wonders why that sounds so familiar, Claire replies, "`Cuz of the frog?"
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Histeria!Edit

  • In the episode "Megalomaniacs," after Froggo introduces Julius Caesar for the "Word of the Day" sketch, Caesar responds to his introduction by saying "Thanks, Kermit."
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The Hollywood Puppet Sh!t ShowEdit

  • In the premiere episode, the Wilmer Valderrama puppet explains that he's a marionette, not a puppet. He then says "You ever seen Kermit do this?" while doing a dance move with his groin.
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Hope and FaithEdit

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Hot in ClevelandEdit

  • In the first season episode "Good Neighbors," Elka comes back to the house and the ladies find out she changed the color of her hair to red. Elka says she found the picture in a magazine to show her stylist. Joy asks if the picture was Elmo.
  • In the second season episode "I Love Lucci: Part Two," Victoria refers to Susan Lucci's hand in the following way: "I can still feel that little Muppet hand on my mouth."
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HustleEdit

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  • The fourth episode of the BBC series features Robert Vaughn's character standing in front of a store with a Tutter doll in the window display.

The Illegal EaterEdit

  • Singer Steven Page, formerly of The Barenaked Ladies, tours North America for food at unlicensed restaurants. In the episode "Super Underground & Cobra" (2013), Page visits the Ottawa project Cobra and after dinner is served pieces of a cake, sarcastically shaped like Elmo. His eyes are blurred out, presumably to avoid copyright infringement.

K.C. UndercoverEdit

  • In the Season 3 premiere "Coopers on the Run," the Coopers take a mission to detain an illegal bird smuggler who goes by the nickname "Big Bird."
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The Kids Are AlrightEdit

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Kids in the HallEdit

  • In one sketch from season 5, a little boy is waiting for the Chicken Lady (Mark McKinney) to finish riding a quarter horse at the mall. He asks "Are you Big Bird?" and the Chicken Lady replies, "No, but I want to meet him, 'cause the Bearded Lady says they call him Big Bird 'cause he's got a really big--" at which point the boy's mother prevents the Chicken Lady from finishing the sentence.
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Kim's ConvenienceEdit

  • In the episode "Appa's First Text," Mr. Mehta offers to send Appa some GIFs to his new smartphone. Appa waves this off, claiming he's already seen "Kermit drinking tea."

The Knights of ProsperityEdit

  • "Pilot" - When Eugene wants to enter the building to find out which key fits Mick Jagger's apartment, Esperanza has to distract the doorman that stays behind, while the other doorman goes for a cup of coffee. When he leaves the building, this is referred to as "Big Bird has left its nest."

The L.A. ComplexEdit

  • In the episode "Help Wanted," Nick Wagner refers to his boss Scott Cray, who allowed him to take the blame for bringing drugs to work and get fired for it, as "...a Muppet without its fur."
  • In the episode "Make It Right," Raquel Westbrook refers to the two filmmakers Cam and Kevin as "Bert and Ernie."

The Last Man on EarthEdit

  • In episode 6 of season 2, Carol lists the pros and cons of having a baby in the new post-apocalyptic environment. One of the cons she lists is "No Sesame Street."
  • In the season three episode "The Spirit of St. Lewis," just before Lewis is about to take his first flight, Phil tries to encourage Lewis by saying famous people's names and puts Lewis name at the end: "Nelson Mandel, Jim Henson, Hamilton, the guy who did Hamilton and Lewis."
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Life in PiecesEdit

  • In the third season episode "Waffles Permission Kidless Boyfriend," Tyler (who had his hair straightened at the mall) is told by a friend that "You look like a Sesame Street character."
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The ListenerEdit

  • In the episode "Lockdown," Osman "Oz" Bey comforts the daughter of a quarantined patient with food. Leaving her with the plate, he suggests: "Can you keep an eye on them, make sure there's no Cookie Monsters running around?"

Liv and MaddieEdit

  • In the episode "Sleep-A-Rooney," Liv is supervising Parker's sleepover and tells Parker's friends to come outside. Parker replies, "Okay, but if there is someone out there in an Elmo suit, I'm gonna lose it."
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Living BiblicallyEdit

  • In the episode, "Pilot," Chip Curry confessed to Father Gene that when he gets stoned, he eats a bunch of ice cream and Cheez-Its in Muppet style. Chip pretends to munch making the om nom nom sound.
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Living SingleEdit

  • In the episode "Stormy Weather," Max is watching television and shouts, "I will tell you how to get to Sesame Street. You take Puke-Avenue."
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LutherEdit

  • In Series 2, Episode 2, Alice Morgan tells John Luther they can travel the world as a duo: "Yin and Yang. Bonnie and Clyde. Bert and Ernie."

Luxury ComedyEdit

  • In "King Tutta," Noel calls Smooth "Fraggle"

Make It PopEdit

  • In the episode "Summer Splash," Sun Hi says "We're just musical puppets. And I'm no one's Muppet!"
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Man With a PlanEdit

  • In the episode "Hotel Hanky Panky," Kate asked her parents if she can invite her friends,Shelby and Winslow, over to the house and Adam replies, "The two old guys from the Muppets?"
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MaronEdit

  • In the second season episode "Desert Road Trip," Marc Maron tells his friends that he's going to be a guest on Charlie Rose, and Andy Kindler mentions that Kermit the Frog has been interviewed by Rose.
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The Martin Short ShowEdit

  • In the unaired pilot, Martin refuses to do a sketch in which he plays Larry Bird (via the use of stilts). He claims he looks "more like Big Bird."
  • In the third episode "A Hippo Never Forgets," Martin tries to get onto The Lovey Show (a Barney spoof). His agent tells him he can instead get him a guest spot on Sesame Street, doing a song and dance with "that big bird...what's his name?"
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  • Sally Field played the First Lady in a sketch used in the unaired pilot and the series premiere "Who's Afraid of Snowball Fortensky?"
  • Joe Flaherty played Rev. Braiden in the unaired pilot
  • Casey Kasem played himself in "The Steve Martin Show"
  • Andrea Martin played Alice Manoogan
  • Steve Martin played himself in "The Steve Martin Show"
  • Paul Shaffer composed the theme music
  • Martin Short played a fictionalized version of himself and other celebrities
  • George Wendt played Lovey in "A Hippo Never Forgets"
  • Fred Willard played Martin's agent in "A Hippo Never Forgets"

The Mary Tyler Moore HourEdit

A Mary Tyler Moore vehicle which ran in 1979, and after the failure of Moore's variety show Mary, attempted to meld variety with a sitcom format ala The Mary Tyler Moore Show (even using the theme song), as TV star Mary McKinnon and her staff try to put on a show with a celebrity guest each week.

  • In the first episode, producer Harry Sinclair, relieved his wife's not pregnant, says "I'm too old to be watching Sesame Street!"
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The Masked Singer UKEdit

  • In Episode Six, the "Spy Cam" goes into the Monster's "dressing room" to find a call from "Kermit T. Frog." It is later revealed Cee Lo Green was the Monster, and the call was a reference to his performing "All I Need is Love" with the Muppets.
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The MillersEdit

  • In the episode "The Mother is In," the Miller family is about to watch a movie on TV, but their father hasn't ordered a movie yet. If he didn't pick, Debbie Miller's daughter, Mikayla, would make them watch The Muppets for the twentieth time. Debbie says Mikayla is too young to see Gonzo's nose. Somehow, Mikayla got the TV remote and the family had to watch The Muppets. The father replied that it is OK since the green frog is a hoot.
  • In the episode "Sex Ed Dolan," Carolyn talks about how she made Tom look good. "I learn how to dress him and how to steer him towards his best jokes. It's basically the technique that Jim Henson used to turn a pig into a movie star."
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Monsters vs. AliensEdit

The 2009 Halloween special Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space, spun off from the animated feature Monsters vs. Aliens.

  • When a little girl sees the Missing Link, she says "Look, mommy, it's Kermit!"
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Mr. Show with Bob and DavidEdit

  • In a sketch from the first episode, co-creator/actor David Cross breaks character to complain about the sketch, claiming that "HBO spent more money on Fraggle Rock."

Mr. SunshineEdit

  • In the pilot episode, Roman asks Ben if he knows the song "The Rainbow Connection."
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MulaneyEdit

A FOX sitcom based on the stand-up comedy of John Mulaney, who also stars as the eponymous protagonist.

  • In the season one episode "In the Name of the Mother, and the Son, and the Holy Andre," Jane (Nasim Pedrad) goes on a birth control pill which has side effects including high-pitched voice and "cartoonishness." Once Jane starts to feel the effects, her roommate, Motif warns her to get off the pill before she's cast in the next Muppet movie.
  • In a later episode that season, "It's a Wonderful Home Alone," Lou Cannon mentions that he's booked the Zoggles, "the world's second-most beloved puppets," for his Christmas specials. John asks, "the Muppets have a thing in Dubai?" Lou replies, "the Muppets always have a thing in Dubai."
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The NeighborhoodEdit

  • In the episode "Welcome to the Recipe," Calvin says to Grover, "You got a lot of swag for a kid named after a Muppet."
  • In the episode "Welcome to the Scooter," Calvin says that when Marty and Malcolm were younger, they wanted a Tickle Me Elmo for Christmas.
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Never Mind the BuzzcocksEdit

Never Mind the Buzzcocks was a long-running comedy panel game show focused on music that ran on BBC Two from 1996 to 2015.

  • In series 24, episode 12 (aired January 3, 2011), regular team captain Noel Fielding comments to comparatively tame guest panelist Michelle Williams, "It is cool hanging out with you, it's like being in an episode of Fraggle Rock," before saying in a high-pitched Muppety voice, "Hey, Noel, put down the crackpipe, life's great, everyone!"
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  • Bill Bailey was a regular team captain from 2002 to 2008.

The New Adventures of Old ChristineEdit

CBS sitcom (2006-2010) in which divorced Christine Campbell deals with her ex-husband (who is now dating a "new" Christine) and family.

  • In the first season episode "The Other F-Word" (2006), Richard says of Old Christine, "You should've heard her in the car. The ride home was sponsored by the letter F."
  • In the fourth season episode "Self-Esteem Tempura" (2008), Christine Liesl Hunter (New Christine) says she was offered a role on Sesame Street when she was a kid, but her parents wouldn't let her, since she "had a Christian aunt who thought that talking monsters were the work of the devil."
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The New NormalEdit

The New Normal is an American television comedy series that began airing on NBC in 2012.

  • In the pilot episode (originally aired on September 10, 2012), Jane Forrest launches a tirade explaining that Clay Clemmons' excuses had forced her to take drastic measures and seek a divorce.
Jane: (aiming what appears to be a lighter in the shape of a gun) You, Hello Kitty out.
Clay: Hey, that is a toy right?
Jane: You know something Clay. I have put up with you for the past nine years. I put up with your ridiculous Fozzie Bear impersonations, with your self diagnosed narcolepsy.
Clay: No, that's real, it's not just naps.

NobodiesEdit

  • In the episode "Page One Rewrite," Rachel says Ethan reminds her of Bert "from Bert and Ernie, because Bert's a bummer and you're a bummer."
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Oh MadelineEdit

Short-lived 1983-84 ABC sitcom starring Madeline Kahn.

  • In the episode "Ah, Wilderness," Madeline and her husband Charlie are stuck in the woods at night. They hear the sound of a bullfrog, which they affectionately refer to as "Kermit."

OK K.O.! Let's Be HeroesEdit

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  • In the episode "Parent's Day," Enid's mom makes a stew that has Kermit the Frog in it.
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Perfect CouplesEdit

  • In the first episode of the NBC comedy series, Amy attempts to play "Celebrity" on game night, and immediately bombs after giving a clue: "He's a Muppet ... he's a frog ..."

Perfect HarmonyEdit

  • In the episode "No Time for Losers," Jax says he calls Sesame Street "It's Okay if You're Gay if You Don't Acknowledge It." Ginny then asks Arthur "Were Bert and Ernie gay?" To which he says "totally."
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The President ShowEdit

A 2017 Comedy Central program, featuring President Donald Trump (Anthony Atamanuik) as a talk show host.

  • On the November 2, 2017 episode, Trump plays "Six Degrees of Hillary Clinton." "Tremendous idiot George Papadopoulos pled guilty to lying to the FBI about communicating with Russia, during my campaign..." he begins, arriving on Clinton's email server, concluding "Look at that. George Snuffleupagus didn't lie to the FBI, it was Hillary Clinton."

Press Your LuckEdit

  • On the June 12, 2019 episode of the reboot, host Elizabeth Banks, asked the question "According to rapper Waka Flocka Flame, his name was inspired by which Muppet character's catchphrase?" The choices were Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, or Miss Piggy.
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  • Sandy Fox appeared three times as a contestant on the 2003 reboot Whammy! The All-New Press Your Luck

Queer as FolkEdit

  • In the U.S. episode "The Art of Desperation," Michael ask Brian what he is on and Brian replies, "Oh, E, K, G.H.B. Most of the letters on Sesame Street.
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The Ray Bradbury TheaterEdit

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Anthology series which ran from 1985-1992, adapting short stories by Ray Bradbury. In "The Handler" (1992), a poster for Dinosaurs ice cream appears on a wall, behind a sweeping worker.

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  • Eddie Albert played old Jonathan Hughes in "Touch of Petulance" (1990)
  • John Bach played Travis in "A Sound of Thunder" (1989) and Lazlo in "Sun and Shadow" (1992)
  • Drew Barrymore played Heather Leary in "The Screaming Woman" (1986)
  • Zachary Bennett played Hank Walterson in "Black Ferris" (1990)
  • James Coco played Braling in "Marionettes, Inc." (1985)
  • Tyne Daly played Cora Gibbs in "Great Wide World Over There" (1992)
  • Shelley Duvall played Leota Bean in "The Tombstone" (1992)
  • John Glover played Walter Grip in "Silent Towns" (1992)
  • Jeff Goldblum played Cogswell in "The Town Where No One Got Off" (1986)
  • Elliott Gould played Leo Auffmann in "The Happiness Machine" (1992)
  • Harold Gould played the old man in "To the Chicago Abyss" (1989) and Colonel Stonesteel in "Colonel Stonesteel and the Desperate Empties" (1992)
  • Tom Harvey played a doctor in "The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl" (1988)
  • Howard Jerome played Van Plank in "The Concrete Mixer" (1992)
  • Carol Kane played Polly in "Tomorrow's Child" (1992)
  • Sally Kellerman played Clara Goodwater in "Exorcism" (1990)
  • Janet-Laine Green played Mrs. Leary in "The Screaming Woman" (1986)
  • Hal Linden played Captain Black in "Mars Is Heaven" (1992)
  • Leslie Nielsen played Fantoccini in "Marionettes, Inc." (1985)
  • Peter O'Toole played John Hampton in "Banshee" (1986)
  • Gerry Parkes played Mr. Smith in "The Day It Rained Forever" (1990)
  • Larry Parr directed the episode "Sun and Shadow" (1992)
  • William Shatner played Charles Underhill in "The Playground" (1985)
  • Jean Stapleton played Grandma in "Fee Fie Foe Fum" (1992)
  • Gordon Thomson played Douglas in "The Lake" (1989)
  • John Vernon played La Farge in "The Martian" (1992)
  • Ron White played Walter Bean in "The Tombstone" (1992)
  • Thick Wilson played the fat man in "Skeleton" (1988)

RebaEdit

  • In the episode "The Good Girl," when Barbara Jean claims that she put a scratch in Van's car, and is worried about what he will say, Kyra says "It's true! He gets this look on his face where his two eyebrows merge together, and he looks like that Muppet who lives in the Trash Can!" (referring to Oscar the Grouch).
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RugratsEdit

Animated television show that first aired on Nickelodeon in 1991. This series focuses on the point of view of a group of babies, including Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster, Phil and Lil DeVille, and Angelica Pickles.

  • In the episode "Toys in the Attic," Tommy's grandparents, Boris and Minka, argue over which one of them will turn on the "Sesame Seed" (Sesame Street).
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Running WildeEdit

  • In the episode "One Forward Step," Steve suggests to Emmy that she use the laundry chute in the house, saying "You know there are people at the bottom of that thing? They've got their own subterranean world, kinda like Fraggle Rock."
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A Russell Peters ChristmasEdit

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The Sarah Silverman ProgramEdit

  • In the last episode of the series starring Sarah Silverman, "Wowschwitz," Brian and Steve steal a gun from a cop and replace it with a banana. Referring to him as "Banana Cop" throughout the episode, the two sing a rendition of "Mah Na Mah Na" replacing the words with "Banana Cop." The episode ends with Sarah's dog going back in time to kill Hitler, preventing the Holocaust. In the present, an old man asks, "What never happened?" Brian: "The Holocaust." Steve: "Do doo do do do!"
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Sealab 2021Edit

  • In the fourth season episode "Craptastic Voyage," the crew undergoes a mission of entering Captain Shanks' body and destroying a tumor. Stormy comments, "Wow, a shrink ray. Just like that time on Muppet Babies! You know, when Scooter had spinal meningitis?" (Referencing the third season episode "Scooter's Uncommon Cold"). Shortly afterwards, Stormy sets up a Tonight Show-style talk how but fails to show a video clip from the episode.
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Secret Mountain Fort AwesomeEdit

  • In the 9th episode titled "Labyrinth," Gweelok wishes that Jerry the Goblin King would come take his annoying friends away and realizes how much he misses them and has to enter the twisted world of the Labyrinth to rescue them.

$#* ! My Dad SaysEdit

  • In the series pilot, Ed has to retake his test for driver's license at the DMV. When Ed has to retake his eye exam, he says to the DMV applicator, Tim, that he shouldn't have to identify letters on the chart. Ed tells Tim that he has been driving for sixty years and that he has never been rear ended by a gigantic letter E. Tim replies, "Clearly you never driven down Sesame Street."
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Single ParentsEdit

  • In the episode "Raining Blood," Will says he pictured small men with hard hats, "like the Doozers in Fraggle Rock."
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The Smoking RoomEdit

A British comedy first aired on BBC Three in 2004, focusing on the conversations of characters while on their smoke breaks, all shot inside their office's smoking room.

  • In episode 3, "Paintball," the manager's assistant Janet is trying to get other employees to sign up for a company paintballing event:
Janet: No, what I was getting at is - I hope [the sign-up sheet] doesn’t end up covered in jokey names. According to the one downstairs, the only people planning to go paintballing are Marge Simpson, Osama Bin Laden, Barbara Windsor and The Bear in the Big Blue House.

Some Assembly RequiredEdit

  • In the episode "Ricky Van Felt," Jarvis is forced to work with a puppeteer who runs an educational kids show called "Tickle Town" (a Sesame Street parody) which features many puppets including one named Roscoe the Grump (spoofing Oscar the Grouch). In two scenes, the puppet Ricky Van Felt does sketches using the brick wall setting from Sesame Street. In a seen at the beginning of the episode Jarvis says that he never watched "Tickle Town" and Geneva asks "how did you learn how to read? or count? or eat like this.." and she eats a cookie in the same style as Cookie Monster.
  • In one episode, Knick Knack Toys creates a laughing purple monster doll called Giggle Time Gus (a parody of Tickle Me Elmo).

SpeechlessEdit

  • In the Season 2 episode "The H-u-s-Hustle," Dylan finds the cookies that are supposed to be the road trip snacks. Ray tries to explain that there wont be anything to eat later. Ray tells her "Allow me to explain the concept of delayed gratification." Dylan replies "Allow me to explain the concept of eating like Cookie Monster" and starts to munch the two handfuls of cookies she has while making Nom sounds.

Sports NightEdit

  • In the episode "The Apology," Casey asks Dan if the Muppets are cool. Dan replies that they are.
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Square PegsEdit

  • In the episode "A Simple Attachment," Miss Piggy is one of the female celebrities that Johnny Slash doesn't have a romantic interest in while hooked up to a love detector.
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State of GeorgiaEdit

  • In the episode "Know When to Fold 'Em," Georgia Chamberlin (Raven-Symoné) and Jo are wearing chicken mascot-style costumes; Georgia quips "We look like Big Bird's illegitimate kids."
  • Another first season episode was titled "It's Not Easy Being Green."

StumptownEdit

2019 ABC crime series. In the episode "Bad Alibis," Frank tries to solve "Bert's bud" in a crossword puzzle. Ansel gives him the answer: "Ernie."

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SunnysideEdit

In the episode "Multicultural Tube of Meat," Griselda says Garrett has a meeting with the Times Square Off-Brand Elmos union. Later, Brady says he doesn't want to go to Moldova and hang out with "Dracula's grandkids counting all the time."

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  • Kal Penn plays Garrett Modi and is co-creator and co-executive producer

SupernannyEdit

  • In the sixth episode of the first season, "The Bailey Family" (February 28, 2005), father Bill Bailey and his 2-year-old son Billy Bailey read an Elmo's World book about food during bedtime.

TaxiEdit

A sitcom about New York City cab drivers, which ran on ABC from 1978 to 1982, and on NBC from 1982 to 1983.

  • In the episode "The Great Race," Alex picks up two nuns who are fighting over what movie to see. One of them wants to see The Muppet Movie, and the other one wants to see The Sound of Music. One of the nuns says, "I can't stand that little frog!" After Alex tells them to pick one, they finally decide to see The Muppet Movie.
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TeachersEdit

  • In the episode "Face Your Peers," Chelsea sees Deb dressed as Mary Bop and thinks she's Larry. Unaware it's Deb, she calls her a furry little Muppet and asks "Can you tell me how to get to Sex-With-Me Street?"
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Teen AngelEdit

An American fantasy sitcom that aired as part of ABC’s TGIF Friday night lineup about Marty DePolo, who dies from eating a six-month-old hamburger from under Steve Beauchamp‘s bed on a dare and is then sent back to Earth as Steve's guardian angel.

  • In the episode “Living Doll,” Marty brings Katie's doll, Cindy, to life to babysit her when Steve has a date, but there's trouble when Cindy is over-affectionate with Steve in front of his girl. When Marty is about to turn Cindy back, Cindy pleads to not changed her back into a doll and says that Elmo always wants to tickle her.
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That 80’s ShowEdit

  • In the episode “Punk Club,” Katie mentions the ‘’Sesame Street’’ song "One of These Things" to explain why Corey doesn’t belong in a club.
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The ThundermansEdit

  • After Max is turned blue in the episode "Blue Detective," he blames his family. Phoebe asks, "Do you have to be so dramatic?" Max answers, "I'm the one who looks like a teenage Cookie Monster, so yeah!" He then eats a waffle similarly to Cookie.

ToonsylvaniaEdit

An animated variety series similar to Animaniacs and produced by Steven Spielberg featuring Dr. Vic Frankenstein with his assistant Igor and their dim-witted Frankenstein monster known as Phil. The show featured rotating segments with other characters like a family of zombies called the Deadmans and a bratty girl named Melissa Screetch.

  • In the Night of the Living Fred episode "Bang," the Deadmans are about to have dinner when the house starts to shake and Fred shouts, "Snuffleupagus is that?"
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TransparentEdit

  • In the third season episode "To Sardines and Back," during a Pfefferman family dinner:
Maura: One of the things I wished for was that you people don't call me Moppa anymore. ... I just want to move away from Flopsy, Mopsy, huggable--
Shea: Like a Muppet.
Sarah's child: What do you want us to call you?
Sarah: How about Guh-guh?
Ali: Ugh. That's even more Muppety than Moppa.
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Two's CompanyEdit

British sitcom (1975-1979) centering on American novelist Dorothy McNab and her snooty English butler Robert.

  • In the third series episode "The Critic," Dorothy reads a caustic review of her books (secretly written by Robert): "Dorothy McNab's thrillers are about as spine-tingling as Julie Andrews on The Muppet Show."
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Ugly BettyEdit

  • In the first season episode "Fey's Sleigh Ride," Marc says of Betty, "The poor cow has no idea we only invited her so people could see she really exists. She's like a real-life Snuffleupagus, only hairier."
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UndergradsEdit

  • In the episode "Drunks" Gimpy tells Mum to set up a discussion as to "whether Yoda sounds like Grover or Miss Piggy."

UnfabulousEdit

A 2004 Nickelodeon sitcom, following the lives of young guitarist Addie Singer and her friends, Geena Fabianno and Zack Carter-Schwartz. Throughout every episode, Addie would sing and play her guitar to help her cope with whatever issue she's currently dealing with.

  • In the season two finale "The Perfect Moment," Addie's older brother, Ben Singer gets arrested in Chinatown after attempting to get a tattoo while being underage. When his parents call him in the back of the car, he pretends he is still with his sister at home (who is also currently in Chinatown), by pretending he's watching the movie Back to the Future Part II; however, he conflates it with Back to the Future Part III. The officer corrects him once he's off the phone. At the station, a confused Ben asks "Then when did Doc and Marty take Manhattan?" To which the officer replies "That was The Muppets." Later back at the house, he tells Addie and her friends the cover story that they were watching Back to the Future Part III, and that it doesn't have Muppets in it.
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The Vicar of DibleyEdit

  • In the 1996 Easter special (sometimes entitled "Easter Bunny"), Geraldine is explaining the truth behind the Easter Bunny to Alice. The vicar (while trying to break it gently to her) says: "Now at 10 your mother sat you down, and she told you that Kermit was really just an old windsock..."
  • In a sketch entitled "Celebrity Party," aired as part of a Comic Relief (UK) special in 1999, Geraldine and Alice prepare for their party with Johnny Depp.
Geraldine: Johnny's spent his whole life being surrounded by exotic birds.
Alice: Yeah, like Paris and Britney and Big Bird from Sesame Street.
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Video On TrialEdit

A Canadian show where 5 people pick music videos and make harsh, comedic comments on them and at the end they give verdicts of whether the performers were guilty or not.

  • In "Video On Trial: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Hump de Bump," Boomer Phillips said he was waiting for Oscar the Grouch to pop out of a garbage can. (YouTube)
  • In "Video On Trial: The Killers - Read My Mind," Fraser Young's verdict was for having sex with a "Muppet" and sentenced them to maintain a distance not less then 100 feet from Miss Piggy. (YouTube)

The Wayans Bros.Edit

  • In episode 17 of Season 3, "Pop's Secret" Shawn and Marlon accuse their father (Pops) of cheating on their mother, when they confront him Shawn says "Alright Kermit, we know what you've been hopping around town to do."
  • In episode 17 of season 5, "Crazy 4 You," Shawn and Marlon both fall in love with the same girl. Shawn tells Marlon that he doesn't stand a chance to date her since she is a psychiatrist. Marlon thought Shawn said ventriloquist, but when he heard the word again, it reminded Marlon of a psychiatrist name Sigmund Freud. Shawn is impressed and said to Marlon that eight years of Sesame Street paid off.
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Welcome to SwedenEdit

  • In episode 5 of season 1 ("Fitting In"), Bruce (Greg Poehler) overhears his Swedish girlfriend Emma (Josephine Bornebusch) talking with a friend about their mutual, terminally ill friend. Not understanding a word, he joins the conversation in mock-Swedish:
Greg: Ooo-dee-boo-dee-boo-dee! (laughs) That's like... that's all I hear when you guys are talking back and forth... it's just like... remember the, uh, Swedish Chef from The Muppet Show? It's like I can't understand a word when you guys are... talking... what um... were you guys... talking about?
Emma: A dying friend.
Greg: (chuckles)
Emma: (silence)
Greg: Seriously?
Emma: Yeah.
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Whiskey CavalierEdit

  • In "Good Will Hunting," Susan calls Jai and Standish "Bert and Ernie." Standish then says to Jai, "You're Bert," to which Jai says, "Bert's the hero, Ernie's just piggybacking."
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WipeoutEdit

  • In the first episode of the fifth season, "Deck The Balls" (a Christmas-themed episode, aired December 8, 2011), one of the contestants imitated Elmo throughout her runs, earning her the nickname "Tickle Me." Earlier, new co-host Vanessa Lachey indicated that she thought host John Henson's father "invented the Muppets, right?" (Henson, unrelated to Jim Henson and not to be confused with his actual son John Henson, replied "Uh, no.")

WonderfallsEdit

  • In the episode "Muffin Buffalo," lead character Jaye is playing Pictionary with her family and her friend Pat. While Jaye's sister draws frantically, Pat shouts out guesses as to what she's drawing: "It's a frog! He's singing! 'Rainbow Connection!' "

Work ItEdit

Sitcom centered around two unemployed men, Lee and Angel, who have to pose as women in order to secure a job at a pharmaceutical company.

  • In the episode "Masquerade Balls," Lee wants to figure out which famous woman he looks like. Angel asks, "Is Big Bird a woman?"

Working ClassEdit

Sitcom centered around Carli Mitchell, a single mom from a rough and tumble background, trying to give her three kids a better life by moving them to an upscale suburb.

  • In the episode "Short, Then Sweet," Carli tries to find a date on the internet to go to her boss' house warming party. When she finds out her date, Derek, is shorter than her, she feels a bit funny about going out with him. They soon open up at the party and made a few funny jokes about each other's height. In one of the jokes, Derek calls Carli, "Big Bird."
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Yes MinisterEdit

British sitcom (1980-1984) focusing on government minister Jim Hacker and his scheming permanent secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby. Later became Yes, Prime Minister (1986-1988) with Hacker promoted to Prime Minister.

  • In the first series episode "Big Brother," when Jim Hacker asks if his wife Annie thinks he's become a Civil Service puppet, she says "Maybe you should get Miss Piggy to do your job. At least she's prettier."
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  • Frank Middlemass played the Master of Ballie College in "Doing the Honours" (1981) and the Yes, Prime Minister episode "The Bishops Gambit" (1986)
  • Richard Vernon played Sir Desmond Glazebrook in two episodes (1980-1981) and one episode of Yes, Prime Minister (1987)
  • John Wells played a TV producer in the Yes, Prime Minister episode "The Ministerial Broadcast" (1986)

Young DylanEdit

In the episode "Street Smart", after Charlie tries to rap, Dylan says to him "I said street smart, not Sesame Street!"

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  • Tyler Perry is creator, executive producer, writer, and director

Zach Stone is Gonna Be FamousEdit

  • In the episode "Zach Stone is Gonna Be a Famous Chef," Zach mentions that all great celebrity chefs are famous only because of their personalities, not their cooking skill. His list includes "the Swedish one from The Muppets."

Zoey 101Edit

  • In the episode "Quinn Misses the Mark," Michael Barrett claims that a horse ate the cookies meant for Logan and James. James, annoyed, calls Michael "Cookie Monster."
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