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The Muppets in 1966.

1966 appearance

1966 appearance

The Bell Data robot in 1966.

Victoria Mallory singing with Rowlf and Fozzie, October 24, 1977.

The Muppets' appearance at Leeds Castle, 1979.

Mike and Piggy at Leeds Castle, 1979

The Mike Douglas Show was a daily afternoon variety series hosted by Mike Douglas that ran from 1961 to 1982. The Muppets appeared several times on the program, including co-hosting for a full week in 1966.

Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Juhl and Jerry Nelson appeared during the week of July 19, 1966. The Muppets were credited as co-hosts for the week, performing a number of sketches, and featured several interviews with Henson, et. al. These shows are available for viewing at The Paley Center for Media.

The Muppets made return appearances to promote The Muppet Show in 1976, 1977 and 1979.

1966 appearances

July 19, 1966

July 20, 1966

July 21, 1966

July 22, 1966

  • Rowlf and Mike Douglas address Tilly in the audience
  • Kermit and Big V in The Glow-Worm
  • Jerry Lester, Buddy Greco, Mike Douglas and Rowlf sing through a request medley
  • Polly Cramer of the Polly's Pointers column and Rowlf
  • Jerry Lester talks to a Muppet robot
  • Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl chat with Mike Douglas
  • Limbo performs Organizing the Brain
  • Mike sings "You're Nobody 'Till Somebody Loves You" with Rowlf popping up near the end
  • Rowlf sings "You and I and George" to Donna McKechnie
  • The robot sings "Anything You Can Do" before exploding
  • Beautiful Day Monster, Two Headed Muppet Monster, Yorick and Rowlf over credits

1968 appearance

May 1968

July 1968

1975 appearance

February 5, 1975

1976 appearance

October 14, 1976

1977 appearance

October 24, 1977

1979 appearance

September 11, 1979

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