The Muppet Show
Guest Chris Langham
Production August 5-8, 1980
Premiere UK: March 1, 1981
US: January 31, 1981



A messenger brings a message from the scheduled guest star -- Benny Brillstein, the Yiddish yodeler. Benny refuses to be on the show, so Kermit asks Chris, the messenger boy, to be the guest. Chris knows a joke, so Kermit introduces him as a comedian.

Chris' bizarre acts include owl impersonation and odd magic tricks -- "Pick a sausage, any sausage." Finally, doing an escape act in his dressing room, Chris locks himself in a wardrobe and can't get out. He has to do his final number, "Hawaiian Cowboy," from within the wardrobe.



  • Chris was the only British writer on The Muppet Show. He was hastily made the guest for this episode after the original guest, Richard Pryor, was unable to make the taping.
  • Sam Eagle is the only Muppet performed by Frank Oz in this episode.



Kermit the Frog, Scooter, Gonzo, Pops, Gnu, Whales, Pigs, Floyd Pepper, Melissa, Mickey Moose, The Newsman, Sam the Eagle, Wolfhound, Afghan Hound, Muppy, Mutt, Molly and Melville, Robin the Frog, Whatnots, Goldfish, Newsman, The Swedish Chef

Background Muppets:

Deer, Shark, Billy the Bear, Raccoon, Fox, Penguins, Baskerville the Hound, Brown Dog, Lyle the Dog, French Poodle, Dogs


Jim Henson as Kermit the Frog, Waldorf, the Newsman and The Swedish chef
Frank Oz as Sam the Eagle
Jerry Nelson as Pops, Robin, Floyd Pepper, Mickey Moose, the Wolfhound and the Gnu
Richard Hunt as Scooter, Statler, Muppy, Pig and British Chap
Dave Goelz as Gonzo, Pig and Whatnot
Louise Gold as Molly and the Mutt
Steve Whitmire as Tommy the Goldfish, Melville and British Chap
Kathryn Mullen as Melissa and the Afghan Hound

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