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Scooter talks Fozzie into doing "the telephone pole bit," and Fozzie practices dutifully until he finds out what the bit is: Fozzie dresses up as a public telephone, and Scooter asks what his name is. "Mike Oznowiczki," Fozzie says, and Scooter exclaims, "Oh, so you're the telephone Pole!"

Songs/Sketches Edit

  • All of Me"
  • "An Old Fashioned Love Song"
  • Muppet Labs: All-Purpose Tenderizer
  • A Poem by Rowlf: "Silence"
  • Blackout: The Tallest Person on the Show
  • At the Dance
  • UK Spot: "I'm in Love with a Big Blue Frog."
  • Talk Spot: Kermit and Paul discuss famous short people.
  • Paul, as a travel agent, sends Beautiful Day Monster to Pittsburgh.
  • Talking Houses: The Church
  • Wayne and Wanda: "You Do Something to Me"
  • Muppet News Flash: An Amazing Story
  • Fozzie's Comedy Act: Scooter joins Fozzie as they perform the Telephone Pole bit.
  • "Sad Song"

Notes Edit

  • The telephone pole's name is a takeoff on Frank Oz's father, puppeteer Mike Oznowicz.
  • This is the first episode featuring Muppet Labs.
  • This episode was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series.
  • The UK Spot is one of two Fran Brill appearances on the show in back-to-back episodes.
  • This is the first appearance of Robin the Frog, as seen in the "I'm in Love with a Big Blue Frog" number.

Edits Edit

  • When released on The Muppet Show: Season One, the opening number, "All of Me," is cut. Part of the first backstage sequence is also cut to remove a reference to the opening number.
  • The Muppet Labs segment was cut on Nickelodeon.

Cast Edit

Muppets:

Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Scooter, Rowlf the Dog, Statler and Waldorf, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Paul Williams Muppets, Whatnot, George the Janitor, Mildred Huxtetter, Zoot, Janice, Animal, Hilda, Beautiful Day Monster, Talking Houses, Sam the Eagle, Wayne, Wanda, The Newsman, Mary Louise, Shouting Lady, Sexy Muppet, Whatnot Monster, Ohboy Bird

Background Muppets:

The Gogolala Jubilee Jugband, Jerry Nelson Muppet, Zelda Rose, Nigel, Red-Haired Woman, Frogs, Robin the Frog, Crazy Harry, Floyd Pepper, Brewster, Gonzo, Miss Kitty, Sweetums, Thog, Mutation, Green Scoff, Blue Scoff
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