Hi, welcome to Muppet Wiki!Please log in to edit this wiki.Joining Wikia is free, and it only takes a minute.We hope that you sign in, and become a member of the community!Click here to join this wiki [[Image:Title.gohollywood.jpg|thumb|300px]] [[Image:Babyface.jpg|thumb|300px|Miss Piggy's grand entrance for "Baby Face".]] [[Image:Jim_van_dyke.jpg|thumb|300px|Dick Van Dyke interviews Jim Henson]] [[Image:Gohollywoodsong.jpg|thumb|300px]] [[Image:Bigmamadress.jpg|thumb|300px]] [[Image:Dick_van_dyke_muppet_ad.jpg|thumb|300px]] [[Image:TheMuppetsGoHollywood-K&P-Kiss.jpg|thumb|300px]] [[Image:Muppetsgohollywoodpromo1979.jpg|thumb|300px]] '''''The Muppets Go Hollywood''''' aired on [[CBS]] on May 16, []. In this one-hour special, [[Kermit the Frog]] throws a glamorous party at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub to celebrate the premiere of [[the Muppets]]' first feature film, ''[[The Muppet Movie]]''. Hosts [[Dick van Dyke]] and [[Rita Moreno]] interview the wide array of celebrities and Muppets who attend the event. [[Gary Owens]] serves as off-camera announcer, and appears on-screen to introduce [[Miss Piggy]]. Highlights include the following: * The Muppets and their guests arrive in limousines. * Rita friendly jests with [[Cheryl Ladd]], who is then attacked by [[Animal]]. * The Muppet Monsters (consisting of [[Sweetums]], [[Doglion]], [[Timmy Monster]], [[Mean Mama]], and [[The Mutations]]) sing and dance in a production number of "[[Hooray for Hollywood]]". * Rita conducts a poolside interview with Miss Piggy with [[Scooter]] interrupting Miss Piggy by asking for some change for the pay phone so that he can call [[Frank Sinatra]], [[Paul Newman]], and [[Robert Redford]] on her behalf. * Dick van Dyke has a conversation with [[Sam the Eagle]] about the party. Dick discovers that Sam, while ostensibly disapproving of the weird Hollywood ways, has an autograph book (including [[Rudy Vallee]] and Gary Owens). Sam asks Dick if he's seen his favorite, Walter Pidgeon. * Scooter calls Kermit to the kitchen to show him how [[The Swedish Chef]] is serving the Swedish Meatballs. * The Peter Matz Orchestra plays "[[How High the Moon]]," featuring a solo by [[Zoot]] on saxophone. Rita can bee seen dancing with [[Floyd Pepper]] while asking how the Muppets are adjusting to Hollywood. * Dick van Dyke interviews [[Phyllis Diller]] while bringing up his encounter with Fozzie Bear in front of [[Grauman's Chinese Theatre]]. * Upon being introduced by Gary Owens, Miss Piggy arrives on a chaise carried by four bronzed bodybuilders, to the strains of "[[The Most Beautiful Girl in the World]]" and proceeds to sing "[[Baby Face]]" backed by the [[pigs]]. * [[Johnny Mathis]] sings "[[Never Before, Never Again]]", with piano accompaniment by [[Rowlf the Dog]]. * Miss Piggy shows some footage from ''The Muppet Movie'' to Rita despite Kermit's objection. * Kermit tells Dick van Dyke that he and the Muppets are staying at Bide-A-Wee Motor Court since it's the only area that gives the Muppets a good rate and they allow livestock. Kermit and Dick laugh at this until Miss Piggy karate chops both of them. * [[Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem]] sing "[[Can You Picture That?]]" * The Muppets and celebrities do a dance on the dance floor. * Dick van Dyke serenades Miss Piggy with "[[You Oughta Be in Pictures]]". * While Animal tries to get at Rita (a recalling of their antagonism in the [[Episode 105: Rita Moreno|Episode 105]] of "[[The Muppet Show]]"), Dick Van Dyke interviews [[Jim Henson]]. Henson mentions how lyricist [[Paul Williams]] and composer [[Kenny Ascher]] came up with "[[The Rainbow Connection]]", and footage of the pair performing the song cuts to a scene with Kermit singing "The Rainbow Connection." * Dick interviews [[Peter Falk]] about what the Cocoanut Grove was like back in the 30's. * Rita does a Carmen Miranda dance routine, backed by [[The Mutations]] while forming a conga line with guests and Muppets alike. * After most of the guests have left in the conga line, Kermit and the other Muppets do a reprise of "Hooray for Hollywood." Kermit then has the Muppets clean up the Cocoanut Theatre upon being told that they can save money cleaning up after themselves. Celebrity cameos include [[Steve Allen]], [[Loni Anderson]], [[Burt Bacharach]], [[Anne Bancroft]], [[Candice Bergen]], [[Mel Brooks]], [[LeVar Burton]], [[Gary Busey]], [[Red Buttons]], [[Ruth Buzzi]], [[James Coburn]], [[Dom DeLuise]], [[Charles Durning]], [[John Forsythe]], [[Don Knotts]], [[Cheryl Ladd]], [[Liberace]], [[Robert Mandan]], [[Jayne Meadows]], [[Ethel Merman]], [[Donny Most]], [[Richard Mulligan]], [[Donna Pescow]], [[Vincent Price]], [[Carl Reiner]], [[Christopher Reeve]], [[Gary Sandy]], [[Robert Stack]], [[Jean Stapleton]], [[Maureen Stapleton]], [[Charlene Tilton]], [[Raquel Welch]] ==Trivia== * [[Steve Whitmire]] makes a cameo appearance. He can be seen sitting in the foreground during the scene between [[Sam the Eagle]] and Dick van Dyke. * ''The Muppets Go Hollywood'', translated into the local language, was also used as the title for the dubs of ''[[The Muppet Movie]]'' in [[Mexico]] and Italy. ==Credits== * Guest Stars: [[Dick Van Dyke]], [[Rita Moreno]] * Special Guest Star: [[Johnny Mathis]] * Special Guest Appearances: [[Paul Williams]], [[Kenny Ascher]] * Executive Producer: [[Martin Starger]] * Producer: [[Jim Henson]] * Co-producer: [[David Lazer]] * Director: [[Stan Harris]] * Writers: [[Jerry Juhl]] and [[Don Hinkley]] * Creative Consultant: [[Frank Oz]] * Music Arranged and Conducted by: [[Peter Matz]] * Choreographer: [[Anita Mann]] ==Cast== * '''Muppet Characters''': [[Kermit the Frog]], [[Miss Piggy]], [[Fozzie Bear]], [[Gonzo]], [[Animal]], [[Dr. Teeth]], [[Floyd Pepper]], [[Janice]], [[Zoot]], [[Rowlf the Dog|Rowlf]], [[Scooter]], [[Statler and Waldorf]], [[The Swedish Chef]], [[Sam the Eagle]] * '''Background Muppets''': [[Sweetums]], [[Timmy Monster]], [[Doglion]], [[Mean Mama]], [[The Mutations]], [[Link Hogthrob]], [[Beauregard]], [[Fletcher Bird]], [[Gawky Birds|Gawky Bird]], [[Bossmen|Bossman]], [[Pigs]] ===Muppet Performers=== * [[Jim Henson]] - Kermit the Frog, Dr. Teeth, Rowlf the Dog, The Swedish Chef, Waldorf * [[Frank Oz]] - Animal, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Sam the Eagle * [[Jerry Nelson]] - Floyd Pepper * [[Richard Hunt]] - Janice, Scooter, Statler, Sweetums * [[Dave Goelz]] - Gonzo, Zoot * [[Steve Whitmire]] * [[Kathryn Mullen]] ==Video releases== * [[Films Incorporated]] released a copy [[:Image:Mgh fihv vhs.jpg|on VHS]] for educational outlets in []. 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