|Music by||Richard Rodgers|
|Lyrics by||Oscar Hammerstein II|
|Source||South Pacific (musical)|
|Publisher||Williamson Music Co.|
"Some Enchanted Evening," the popular standard from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific, is a song about love at first sight. It has been performed and referenced by the Muppets on several occasions.
- referenced during the "Octopus' Garden" sketch on the March 1, 1970 appearance. The Octopus that keeps interrupting the song with bad puns tells the following knock-knock joke:
- Octopus: Knock knock.
- Clam: Who's there?
- Octopus: Salmon.
- Clam: Salmon who?
- Octopus: "Salmon-chanted evening..."
- Performed by Bert in episode 102. In a special guest appearance, Sesame Street’s Ernie stands by as his buddy Bert romantically serenades Connie Stevens while decked out in a top hat and tails.
- Performed by Wayne on episode 116. Wayne doesn't even get through the first verse of the song before Gorgon Heap appears and eats him. A shocked Wanda shouts at Gorgon, telling him that "He said 'meet', not 'Eat!'" This sketch appears in the 1985 Playhouse Video compilation Rowlf's Rhapsodies with the Muppets.
- Referenced in The Muppet Show Comic Book as the title of the second issue of The Treasure of Peg-Leg Wilson: "You May Meet a Stranger."
- Referenced on Hey, You're as Funny as Fozzie Bear. A comedy bit similar to the one from The Ed Sullivan Show features the punchline "Sam and Janet Evening" instead of "Salmon-chanted evening."
- Parodied as "Some Enchanted Lunchtime" in the early 1990s by two Anything Muppet kids performed by Kevin Clash and Louise Gold.