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Description: THE MUPPET SHOW DVD COLLECTION. The Complete Collection of the hit TV Series on DVD.
Genre: Childrens
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Language: English
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The Muppet Show is an American television program featuring a cast of Muppets which was produced by Jim Henson and his team from 1976 to 1981. The show stars Kermit the Frog, who was also a regular on Sesame Street. Whereas Kermit was a happy, perky and somewhat avuncular character on Sesame Street, here he is trying to keep control of the varied, outrageous, kinetic Muppet characters (and his temper), as well as keep the human guest stars happy and secure, an aspect of his personality that made it into his Sesame Street character following the start of The Muppet Show. The television show depicted a vaudeville- or music hall-style song-and-dance variety show, as well as the backstage antics involved in putting the show on.

The show was known for outrageous, physical (slapstick), sometimes absurdist comedy, and particularly for using its puppet characters to create humorous parodies. Each show also featured a human star; after the show 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 on The Muppet Show.

Muppet performers over the course of the show include Jim 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.

List of Muppet Show Main Characters

* Kermit the Frog, director and host of the Muppet Show. Performed by Jim Henson until his death in 1990. Afterwards, Steve Whitmire performed him from The Muppet Christmas Carol onwards.
* Miss Piggy, a glamorous diva pig in dual pursuit of stardom and Kermit. In the first season, her puppeteering duties were shared between Frank Oz and Richard Hunt. Starting with the second season, Oz took over the character full-time.
* Fozzie Bear, a questionably talented but hardworking stand-up comic bear, and Kermit's unofficial second-in-command. Performed by Frank Oz.
* Scooter, the gofer whose uncle owns the theatre. Performed by Richard Hunt.
* Gonzo, also known as The Great Gonzo or Gonzo the Great, stuntman, daredevil, performance artist and "The Muppet Show's Resident Weird Person". Performed by Dave Goelz.
* The Swedish Chef, a cook with weird culinary habits who speaks a Scandinavian-sounding double-talk called "mock Swedish". Performed by Jim Henson with the hands of Frank Oz.
* Rowlf the Dog, the show's resident wisecracking piano player. Performed by Jim Henson.
* Dr Bunsen Honeydew, head of Muppet Labs, a scientist and inventor. Performed by Dave Goelz.
* Beaker, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew's hapless guinea pig / assistant. Performed by Richard Hunt.
* Camilla, a chicken and Gonzo's true love. Usually performed by Jerry Nelson.
* Sam the (American Bald) Eagle, American superpatriot and self-appointed censor of the Muppet Show. Performed by Frank Oz.
* Dr. Teeth, ultra-hip band leader, and keyboard player for Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem. Performed by Jim Henson.
* Sgt. Floyd Pepper, bass guitarist and all around hip person of Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem. Performed by Jerry Nelson.
* Janice, the Band's hippie-chick lead guitarist (and Floyd's main squeeze). Performed by Eren Ozker in the first season and Richard Hunt for the remainder of the run.
* Animal, the Band's savage, frenzied drummer. Performed by Frank Oz. Drumming performed by Ronnie Verrell.

What an amazing DVD Set for The Muppet Show Fan!

All 120 Uncut Episodes - 5 Seasons on 10 DVDS

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Muppet show DVD show box set complete TV series all episodes and seasons on DVDs

One of the most famous British television shows is "The Muppet Show". Surprisingly, this show was developed by the American puppeteer Jim Henson who decided to feature a cast of Muppets. This show basically presents a music hall-style as a song-and-dance variety television show, but also presenting glimpses behind the scenes. As a show-runner begins Kermit the Frog who is trying his bets to maintain control over the antics of other Muppet character while keeping all guest stars happy. "The Muppet Show" was known due to exaggerated comedy and humorous parodies. In each episode a new start was the human guest. Due to the popularity of the show, the number of famous celebrities eager to join the Muppets was increasing. In this way, until the end of the show there were more than one hundred guest stars.

There were plenty puppeteers who also worked on Sesame Street. As Muppet perfomers, over the time there were: Henson, Frank Oz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Louise Gold, Kathy Mullen, Eren Ozker, and John Lovelady. In the beginning, it was difficult to find out the personal contacts of guest stars. One of the biggest breakthroughs was the appearance of the ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev.

It all started in 1969 when Sesame Street gave creation exposure to Jim Henson's Muppet, but Hanson was not fully satisfied as a children's entertainer. In this way, he wanted to create a program to be enjoyed by both young and old people. Two pilots were developed for "The Muppet Show" but there was not a great success. Despite all these issues, the access of "The Muppet Show" was accepted as prime-time and the show was aired between 7:30 to 8:00 PM. CBS presented its interested as a syndicated series.

The head of the British Commercial Stations ATV, Lew Grade, proposed Henson to see the show produced at ATV Studios in England. Since ATV is part of the ITV network, the show would be broadcasted to other ITV stations and across the entire United Kingdom. In the same time, ITC Entertainment would sell "The Muppet Show" around the US and at worldwide level.

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