Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein.

Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960) was an American producer, writer, and director of musicals. As a lyricist, he collaborated with Jerome Kern, Sigmund Romberg, Otto Harbach and, most famously, Richard Rodgers.

Songs performed by the Muppets

Music by Rudolf Friml, Lyrics with Otto Harbach

"Indian Love Call"

Music by Sigmund Romberg

  • from The New Moon
"Stouthearted Men"
  • from The Night Is Young
"When I Grow Too Old to Dream"

Music by Jerome Kern, Lyrics with Otto Harbach

  • from Sunny
  • from Three Sisters
"I Won't Dance"

Music by Jerome Kern

  • from Show Boat
"Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man"
"Ol' Man River"

Music by Richard Rodgers

  • from Oklahoma!
"Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'"
  • from Carousel
"If I Loved You"
"You'll Never Walk Alone"
"I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair"
"Some Enchanted Evening"
"I Whistle a Happy Tune"
"Shall We Dance?"
  • from Flower Drum Song
"I Enjoy Being a Girl"
"The Lonely Goatherd"
"My Favorite Things"


  • In the "Construction Dance" featured in "Elmo's World: Building Things," a singer sings about different tools. As she sings about hammers, she quips, "Hammerstein, eat your heart out."


  • A film version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Pipe Dream, based on John Steinbeck's novel Sweet Thursday, was once proposed to star the the Muppets.[1]


  1. Mandelbaum, Ken. Not Since Carrie: 40 years of Broadway Musical Flops. New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1992. p. 99.


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