Monday, September 13, 2010

The Muppet Show

A 45 EP I found at the boot sale the other day. This is probably one of the worst novelty music hall inspired records Ive heard in a long time. It was probably funny for about 5 minutes on TV but on record one fails to see the point of it.
Anyway, here it is.

Wikipedia says -

"The Muppet Show was a television programme produced by puppeteer Jim Henson and featuring a cast of Muppets. The series shows a vaudeville- or music hall-style song-and-dance variety show, as well as glimpses behind the scenes of such a show. Kermit the Frog stars as a showrunner who tries to keep control of the antics of the other Muppet characters (and his temper), as well as keep the guest stars happy. The show was known for outrageous physical slapstick, sometimes absurdist comedy, and humorous parodies. Each episode also featured a human guest star. As the programme became popular, many celebrities were eager to perform with the Muppets on television and in film: by the end of its run over one hundred guest stars had appeared.

Many of the puppeteers also worked on Sesame Street. Muppet performers over the course of the show include Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Louise Gold, Kathy Mullen, Eren Ozker, and John Lovelady. Jerry Juhl and Jack Burns were two of the show writers."

The Muppet Show - Don't Dilly Dally On The Way

The Muppet Show - The Boy In The Gallery

The Muppet Show - Knocked 'Em In The Old Kent Road

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