The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
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Zero Mostel 

Statler and Waldorf decide to watch TV in their box, instead of watching the show. Meanwhile, Kermit can't make payroll ($27.14), but Muppet Theatre owner J. P. Grosse says he'll give him ... See full summary »

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Peter Harris

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Zero Mostel ... Himself - Special Guest Star
Frank Oz ... Miss Piggy / Sam the Eagle / Fozzie Bear / Animal / Whatnot Dancers (voice)
Jerry Nelson ... Granny the Gouger / Floyd Pepper / Crazy Harry / Behemoth / Beautiful Day Monster (voice)
Richard Hunt ... Scooter / Statler / Janice / Beaker / Whatnot Dancers / Blue Frackle
Dave Goelz ... Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot / Muppy / Marvin / Whatnot Dancer / Mean Mama (voice)
Jim Henson ... Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Waldorf / Girl Dancer / Tennis Balls (voice)
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Storyline

Statler and Waldorf decide to watch TV in their box, instead of watching the show. Meanwhile, Kermit can't make payroll ($27.14), but Muppet Theatre owner J. P. Grosse says he'll give him the money if he puts "good old-fashioned entertainment" back in the show -- meaning lady wrestlers.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Music

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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1977 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Beaker makes his debut in this episode. See more »

Goofs

The British tennis balls of the era were white, not green definitely, nor yellow as the standard of today. This is why the balls used during the sketch might be confusing to a modern audience. See more »

Quotes

Statler: [as he and Waldorf continue to watch TV] Well, what do you think of television?
[Waldorf reaches out to change the channel, only to get zapped as static is heard on the TV]
Statler: Shocking, isn't it?
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Connections

References Naughty Marietta (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

What Do the Simple Folk Do?
(uncredited)
Music by Frederick Loewe
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Performed by Richenda Carey and Zero Mostel
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