Songs from The Muppet Show
Released 1977
Format LP
Label Arista Records
Cat no. AB 4152
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Original photo used for cover.

The Muppet Show album features songs from the first season of the show. It also contains backstage moments with Kermit, Miss Piggy and Fozzie, as well as heckling by Statler and Waldorf, all recorded especially for this album. Some of the songs are actual soundtracks from the show, while others were re-recorded for the album.

The album reached #153 on Billboard's Top LP's and Tapes chart, and also won a Grammy Award for Best Recording for Children.

The album was a number one hit in the United Kingdom, knocking The Beatles Live at the Hollywood Bowl off the #1 spot.

The LP cover features many of the show's cast.

While most international releases feature English-language recordings, there were also several dubbed versions, taken from the shows' soundtracks:

French (released in France)-See The Muppet Show (French album).

German (released in Germany)-See The Muppet Show (German album).

Portuguese (released in Brazil)-See Muppet Show.

Track listing

Side One

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

Side Two

  1. Tenderly - Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem
    (Lawrence, Gross)
    Dialogue with Kermit and Animal
  2. I'm in Love with a Big Blue Frog - Mary Louise
    Music and Lyrics by Leslie Braunstein
    Dialogue with Statler and Waldorf
  3. Dialogue with Kermit and Miss Piggy
    Tit Willow - Rowlf and Sam the Eagle
    Music by Arthur Sullivan, Lyrics by W. S. Gilbert
  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 - "As sung by Scooter and danced by Fozzie"
    Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman
  6. Dialogue with Kermit and Miss Piggy
    What Now My Love? - Miss Piggy
    (Delanoe, Becaud, Sigman)
  7. A Monologue by Fozzie Bear (with Kermit)
    Music written by Derek Scott
    Hugga Wugga (International releases only)
  8. Trees- Wayne and Wanda
    Music by Oscar Rasbach, Lyrics by Joyce Kilmer
  9. Sax and Violence - Nigel, Zoot and Mahna Mahna
    Written by Jim Henson
  10. Bein' Green - Kermit
    Music and Lyrics by Joe Raposo


The Players

Album Credits

Executive Producer: Jim Henson
Producer: Jack Burns
Director: Peter Harris
Writers: Jack Burns, Jerry Juhl, Marc London, Jim Henson
Musical Associate: Derek Scott
Orchestra Conducted by: Jack Parnell
Musical Consultant: Larry Grossman
Audio: Roger Knight, Ted Scott
Executive Producer, Henson Associates: David Lazer

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. © Henson Associates, Inc. 1956, 1976, 1977.

Other releases

International releases

See also