Gonzo the Great plans to quit the show after receiving an offer from a film studio in Bombay. A jealous Miss Piggy asks Gonzo to keep her in mind when talking to producers. Gonzo performs a tearful "My Way", and then leaves the theater. He ends up coming back -- the producers in Bombay thought they were hiring Gonzo the Mediocre -- but he has to face his replacement, Trevor the Gross

Songs/Sketches Edit

  • Gonzo and the Chickens sing "Pick a Little, Talk a Little/Goodnight, Ladies"
  • Lola Falana, the Muppet Monsters, and Fletcher Bird sing "He's the Greatest Dancer"
  • Gonzo sings "My Way."
  • UK Spot: Camilla and the chickens sing "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair"
  • Muppet Sports reports live from the Marathon Tree-Staring Contest, where Klaus Mueller of West Paraguay defeats the tree after more than 87 hours of staring. Klaus wins the $10,000 prize, but then the tree falls on him.
  • Lola sings "Smile" to Gonzo
  • Trevor the Gross's act (tap-dancing in oatmeal to "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails") is interrupted by Gonzo
  • Gonzo does his own version of the oatmeal act...with typical results.
  • Lola and the Muppets sing "United We Stand". At the closing, the Muppets start clashing, in contradiction with the lyrics of the song.
    Muppet Show Kermit the Frog commercial 1980

    Muppet Show Kermit the Frog commercial 1980

Notes Edit

  • In reference to The Muppet Movie, Gonzo gets a Bollywood contract.

Cast Edit


Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Camilla the Chicken, Scooter, Statler and Waldorf, Louis Kazagger, Lew Zealand, Trevor the Gross, Klaus Mueller, Fletcher Bird, Chickens

Background Muppets:

Herbie the One-Octopus Band, Rowlf the Dog, Beauregard, Floyd Pepper, Sweetums, Doglion, Timmy Monster, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Janice, Nigel, Annie Sue, Whatnots, Tree

Performers Edit

Jim Henson as Kermit the Frog and Waldorf
Frank Oz as Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear
Jerry Nelson as Camilla, Louis Kazagger and Lew Zealand
Richard Hunt as Scooter and Statler
Dave Goelz as Gonzo and Klaus Mueller
Louise Gold as Chickens
Steve Whitmire as Trevor the Gross
Kathy Mullen as Chickens
Graham Fletcher as Fletcher Bird
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