When Gene Kelly was first booked for the show he said to the writers that he didn't just want to do, 'Singing in the Rain'. The writers turned Gene's request into a running gag for the show, and much to Kermits dismay, Gene Kelly insists on just passively watching the Muppet's do their "thing" from the wings of the stage. But of course, the Muppets get their way in the end, and Gene Kelly performs a few numbers while backstage with Kermit and the gang, including the song 'Singing in the Rain'.
Did You Know?
This was the final show to be filmed. The last footage shot was a sequence involving Fozzie, scooter and knife throwing Signor Faffi. After floor manager Richard Holloway
called out "Ladies and Gentlemen, that's a final wrap!", he was hit in the face with a pie, in true Muppet fashion. See more
Are you ready for the end of the world?
Sure, it couldn't be worse than this show.
[they both laugh
References Singin' in the Rain
You Wonderful You
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
and Saul Chaplin
Sung by Gene Kelly
, Miss Piggy and Gonzo See more