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Muppet Sports was a recurring sketch on The Muppet Show, featuring sportscaster Louis Kazagger.

Each segment on The Muppet Show began with a bumper in which Louis Kazagger would introduce himself as the host of Muppet Sports. He appeared in a circular cutout in the center of the frame surrounded by four scenes of sporting events: on the left, Gonzo appeared as a patron of a horse race featuring Paul Revere; above, four Whatnots compete in a leg race; a bushy-eyebrowed pig appeared to the right playing baseball; and the bottom was covered by a pair of pigs wrestling on a mat in a ring.

Muppet Sports segments later appeared in The Great Muppet Caper, a Good Morning America sketch, The Muppets Kitchen with Cat Cora, and adapted into comic form in The Treasure of Peg-Leg Wilson Issue #1.


The Muppet Show Season 3

Picture Theme / Episode Description
Wig Racing
Episode 310: Marisa Berenson
This sketch focuses more on Louis Kazagger's interview with the trainer of a wig than it does on the actual race. The race's winner is not revealed.

This sketch can also be seen on Muppet Moments and It's The Muppets: More Muppets, Please.
Blindfold Racing
Episode 314: Harry Belafonte
Racers wear blindfolds. They have trouble seeing where they are going.
Goldfish Shooting
Episode 319: Elke Sommer
Louis wishes a contender luck on shooting a goldfish. The contender denys that he needs luck, but misses anyway.
Horseshoe Pitching
Episode 322: Roy Rogers & Dale Evans
One of the participants forgot to take the horseshoes off of the horse.

This sketch can also be seen on Playhouse Video: Children's Songs and Stories.

The Muppet Show Season 4

Tree Staring
Episode 411: Lola Falana
Klaus Mueller attempts to outstare a tree
Bagpipe Eating
Episode 415: Anne Murray
The Athlete attempts to eat a live bagpipe.

The Muppet Show Season 5

Yardarm Hanging
Episode 507: Glenda Jackson
The Contestant, who is close to breaking the record, says yardarm hanging is easy, as long as you don't look down. When asked how high up he is, he looks down and falls.
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Cross Country Billards
Episode 524: Roger Moore
A billards ball gets stuck in the antler of a deer.

Additional (Non-Muppet Show)

Baseball Diamond
The Great Muppet Caper
Kazagger reports from the Mallory Gallery on a game being played with "the Fabulous Baseball Diamond."
Louis Kazagger and Gonzo on GMA
Geek Winter Games
Good Morning America
A report by Louis Kazagger on the Geek Winter Games (a much cheaper alternative to the Winter Olympics), where founding geek Gonzo demonstrates demolition speed skating.
Muppet Sports Pegleg Wilson 01
Long-Distance Toast Hurling
The Treasure of Peg-Leg Wilson #1
Gladys provides toast for Mitch Dumpling and Scorchy Borwnfinger, who try to explain to Louis Kazagger their technique it what it is that they're competing in.
Muppets Y Games
The Muppets Kitchen with Cat Cora
Reporter Kermit reports live from the Muppets Y Games opening ceremonies, with the poultry orchestra, the March of the Penguin and the traditional lighting of the light bulb by Rowlf the Dog, as well as a couple of events like the Cheesesteak Sprint, the Pie Catching Contest and the Pie Eating Final.

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