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'''Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus''' was founded in 1919 with the merging of the [[Circus|circuses]] owned by P. T. Barnum, James Anthony Bailey, and the Ringling Brothers. It is often touted as "The Greatest Show on Earth", and still tours (with two individual troupes) today.
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'''Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus''' was a world-renowned [[circus]] act, founded in 1919 with the merging of the companies owned by P. T. Barnum, James Anthony Bailey, and the Ringling Brothers. It has often been touted as "The Greatest Show on Earth", and operated for nearly one hundred years until its closure in 2017.
   
The Muppets have featured the circus on several occasions.
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The Muppets have featured the circus on several occasions:
   
*In the [[Muppet Magazine issue 4|Fall 1983]] issue of ''[[Muppet Magazine]]'', [[Kermit the Frog|Kermit]], [[Robin]], [[Miss Piggy]], [[Fozzie Bear|Fozzie]], [[Gonzo]] and [[Animal]] visit the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
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* In the [[Muppet Magazine issue 4|Fall 1983]] issue of ''[[Muppet Magazine]]'', [[Kermit the Frog|Kermit]], [[Robin the Frog|Robin]], [[Miss Piggy]], [[Fozzie Bear|Fozzie]], [[Gonzo]] and [[Animal]] visit the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
   
*In a ''[[Sesame Street]]'' video segment, David Larible, a clown from Ringling Bros. & Barnum Bailey Circus appears with his daughter.
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* In a ''[[Sesame Street]]'' video segment, [[David Larible]], a clown from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, appears with his daughter. {{first|3529}}
   
*[[Dr. Bunsen Honeydew]] and [[Beaker]] appear at the "Ring-a-Ding Brothers Bunsen and Beaker Circus" in the ''[[Great Muppets in American History]]'' coloring book.
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==References==
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* In the "[[At the Dance]]" sketch in [[Episode 111: Lena Horne|episode 111]] of ''[[The Muppet Show]]'', [[Mildred Huxtetter|Mildred]] asks [[George the Janitor]] if he likes circuses, particularly Ringling. He replies that he's never "Ringled."
   
*In the book ''[[Something Special]]'', [[Fozzie Bear (Muppet Kids)|Fozzie's]] [[Fozzie's Grandpa|Grandpa]] has asked him to go see the Swingling Brothers Circus.
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* In a ''Sesame Street'' [[Ernie and Bert Sketches: Expeditions#applestand|sketch]] where [[Ernie]] sets up an apple stand, a poster on the fence behind him advertises the "Pingling Bros. and Parnum & Pailey Circus." The same poster can also be spotted during the second verse of the "[[True Blue Miracle]]" sequence and during when the gang walks out of the train station in ''[[Christmas Eve on Sesame Street]]''.
   
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* [[Episode 1451|A season 12 episode]] of ''Sesame Street'' features the arrival of circus-leader [[P. T. Bunkum]] of the "Bunkam and Ballyhoo Circus."
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* Issue #21, September 1988 of the ''[[Muppet Babies (comic book)|Muppet Babies]]'' comic book is titled "The Weirdest Show On Earth."
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* In the book ''[[Something Special]]'', [[Fozzie Bear (Muppet Kids)|Fozzie's]] [[Fozzie's Grandpa|Grandpa]] has asked him to go see the Swingling Brothers Circus.
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* [[Episode 3579|A season 28 episode]] of ''Sesame Street'' features the "Wriggleling Bros. Circus."
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* [[Dr. Bunsen Honeydew]] and [[Beaker]] appear at the "Ring-a-Ding Brothers Bunsen and Beaker Circus" in the ''[[Great Muppets in American History]]'' coloring book.
   
 
==Connections==
 
==Connections==
* [[Burt Lancaster]] played Phineas Taylor 'P.T.' Barnum in ''Barnum'' (1986)
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* [[Fred Garbo]] was a replacement as chief bricklayer and a pre-show entertainer and understudied Tom Thumb in ''Barnum'' (1980-1982, Broadway)
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* [[Hugh Jackman]] portrayed Barnum in ''The Greatest Showman'' (2017 film)
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* [[Burt Lancaster]] played Barnum in ''Barnum'' (1986 TV movie)
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Revision as of 16:45, September 6, 2019

Ring a Ding Brothers
Ernie-Pingling

Sesame Street parody poster

Xmaseve-CircusPoster

Christmas Eve on Sesame Street

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was a world-renowned circus act, founded in 1919 with the merging of the companies owned by P. T. Barnum, James Anthony Bailey, and the Ringling Brothers. It has often been touted as "The Greatest Show on Earth", and operated for nearly one hundred years until its closure in 2017.

The Muppets have featured the circus on several occasions:

References

  • In a Sesame Street sketch where Ernie sets up an apple stand, a poster on the fence behind him advertises the "Pingling Bros. and Parnum & Pailey Circus." The same poster can also be spotted during the second verse of the "True Blue Miracle" sequence and during when the gang walks out of the train station in Christmas Eve on Sesame Street.
  • Issue #21, September 1988 of the Muppet Babies comic book is titled "The Weirdest Show On Earth."

Connections

  • Fred Garbo was a replacement as chief bricklayer and a pre-show entertainer and understudied Tom Thumb in Barnum (1980-1982, Broadway)
  • Hugh Jackman portrayed Barnum in The Greatest Showman (2017 film)
  • Burt Lancaster played Barnum in Barnum (1986 TV movie)
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