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Songs from The Muppet Show
Released 1977
Format LP
Label Arista Records
Cat no. AB 4152

Original photo used for cover.

The Muppet Show album is a collection of songs and sketches from the first season of the show. It also contains framing material recorded especially for the album, such as Kermit's introductions, backstage moments with Miss Piggy, Fozzie, and Animal, and heckling by Statler and Waldorf. Non-musical segments reused from the show are presented without a laugh track.

The album reached #153 on Billboard's Top LPs and Tapes chart, and also won a Grammy Award for Best Recording for Children. It was a number one hit in the United Kingdom, knocking The Beatles Live at the Hollywood Bowl off the #1 spot.

The LP cover is a first season cast photo of the characters arranged around the backstage set, with a larger photo of Kermit holding a microphone pasted at the center.

While most international releases feature English-language recordings, there were several versions dubbed in the native language of the country, including the French, German, and Brazilian-Portuguese releases.

Track listing

Side One

  1. The Muppet Show Theme (Henson, Pottle) - The Entire Cast
    Introduction by Kermit the Frog
  2. Mississippi Mud (Barris, Cavanaugh) - The Gogolala Jubilee Jugband
    Dialogue with Statler and Waldorf
    Dialogue with Kermit and Miss Piggy
  3. Mahna Mahna (Umiliani) with Lullaby of Birdland (Shearing, Weiss) - Mahna Mahna
  4. The Great Gonzo Eats a Rubber Tire to "The Flight of the Bumble Bee" (R. Korsakov)
  5. Mr. Bassman (J. Cymbal) - Floyd and Scooter
    Dialogue with Kermit and Fozzie Bear
  6. Cottleston Pie (A. A. Milne, Haynie) - Rowlf
  7. The Amazing Marvin Suggs and His Muppaphone Play "Lady of Spain" (Scott, Reaves, Evans)
    Pachalafaka (Taylor) (International releases only)
  8. Lydia the Tattooed Lady (Harburg, Arlen) - Kermit
  9. Halfway Down the Stairs (A. A. Milne, Simson) - Robin

Side Two

  1. Tenderly (Lawrence, Gross) - Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem
    Dialogue with Kermit and Animal
  2. I'm in Love with a Big Blue Frog (Braunstein) - Mary Louise
    Dialogue with Statler and Waldorf
    Dialogue with Kermit and Miss Piggy
  3. Tit Willow (Gilbert, Sullivan) - Rowlf and Sam the Eagle
  4. Veterinarian's Hospital - "A Soap Opera": Dr. Bob, Nurse Piggy and Nurse Janice
    (music written by Derek Scott)
  5. Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear (Newman) - "As sung by Scooter and danced by Fozzie"
    Dialogue with Kermit and Miss Piggy
  6. What Now My Love? (Delanoe, Becaud, Sigman) - Miss Piggy
  7. A Monologue by Fozzie Bear (with the assistance of Kermit)
    (music written by Derek Scott)
    Hugga Wugga (International releases only)
  8. Trees (Kilmer, Rasbach) - Wayne and Wanda
  9. Sax and Violence (Henson) - Nigel, Zoot and Mahna Mahna
  10. Bein' Green (Raposo) - Kermit


The Players

Album Credits

This album is produced by Jim Henson, with the help of Peter Harris. Studio Producer: Jed Kearse. Re-mix Engineer: Larry Bartlet. Album Design: Michael Frith. Poster Designs: Miguel Sanchez. Β© Henson Associates, Inc. 1956, 1976, 1977.

Other releases

International releases

See also