The Muppet Show
Guest Jean Stapleton
Production March 21-23, 1978
Premiere UK: April 16, 1978
US: October 5, 1978
Releases Season 3


Kermit puts up with various problems in the theater: Animal eats Gonzo's trained Mexican jumping beans, which make him jump whenever someone says "Arriba", he gets a strange sandwich from Gladys, and he has to put up with Miss Piggy's temper when Annie Sue is chosen over her in the melodrama sketch. On top of all this, Jean Stapleton announces who she'd like as her partner for the closing number partner: Crazy Harry.


Episode Guide

Picture Description
306 horn
Gonzo's about to blow his trumpet, but Kermit blasts a trumpet directly behind him.
Opening number: After Fozzie makes a joke about Jean Stapleton's name, Annie Sue and the pigs perform "Tico Tico".
Gonzo looks for his Mexican jumping beans, which were eaten by Animal.

UK Spot: Rowlf begrudgingly assists Annie Sue when she sings "Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow Wow".
306 chef
Piggy is upset that she's not in the upcoming melodrama sketch. Annie Sue doesn't want to be in the sketch, so Piggy takes her place, but doesn't realize what she's in for.
306 melodrama
Uncle Deadly has Piggy tied to the tracks. Wayne is about to save her, when he observes that he and Deadly were in the same Boy Scout troop. Piggy is left to save herself.
Jean asks to do a closing duet with her favorite Muppet--Crazy Harry.
306 explodaphone
Jean sings "I'm Just Wild About Harry" as Crazy Harry sets off several explosions around her.


  • This episode includes the final Talk Spot segment.



Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Scooter, Rowlf, Statler and Waldorf, Annie Sue Pig, Animal, The Swedish Chef, Sam the Eagle, Uncle Deadly, Wayne, Crazy Harry, Gladys, Floyd Pepper, Zoot, Pigs, Whatnots, Leticia, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker, Slim Wilson, Lou, Miss Mousey, Two-Headed Woman

Background Muppets:

Link Hogthrob, Dr. Julius Strangepork, T.R. the Rooster, Eric the Parrot, Chickens, Nigel, Dancers, Two-Headed Pig


Jim Henson as Kermit the Frog, Waldorf, Rowlf and the Swedish Chef
Frank Oz as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam the Eagle and Pig Photographer
Jerry Nelson as Uncle Deadly, Crazy Harry, Floyd Pepper, Slim Wilson, Leticia, Whatnots, Two-Headed Woman, Miss Mousey and Dr. Strangepork
Richard Hunt as Scooter, Gladys, Statler, Wayne, Beaker and Pigs
Dave Goelz as Gonzo, Zoot, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Waiter and Pig
Louise Gold as Annie Sue Pig
Peter Friedman as Dancing Couple (uncredited)


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