The Muppet Show Musical Guests


The Muppet Show was a prime-time, comedy-variety show which ran from 1976 until 1981.  It was created for kids, but each week Kermit the Frog and the Muppets invited a human guest to join them at the famed Muppet Theater.  Few prime time shows had a guest list this outstanding, and no other show featured such great guests singing with puppets. Here are eleven favorites.

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& the Muppets Jug Band with “Dueling Banjos”

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Alice Cooper Performs “Schools Out”

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Johnny Cash Sings “Orange Blossom Special”

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Dudley Moore sings “Mama Don’t Allow” with ‘Mama’

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Buddy Rich Drum Battle vs Animal

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Elton John Sings “Crocodile Rock”

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Rita Moreno Sings “Fever” with Animal

(Rita won an Emmy for this episode)

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John Cleese Doesn’t Sing a Song

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sings “Cigarettes & Whiskey”

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Kris Kristofferson & Miss Piggy Sing “Help Me Make It Through the Night”

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Dizzy Gillespie & The Electric Mayhem “Swing Low Sweet Cadillac”

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29 comments
ecupirate
ecupirate

Muppet, more like hand up someones ass

Goonerfan
Goonerfan

I remember watching these every Saturday night. Brings back good childhood memories. Fuck I'm gettin old!

Clover leaf
Clover leaf

Dizzy Gillespie Dressed as a stereotypical Arab, singing about a Cadillac... Truly it was a different time.

FLpro
FLpro

Where's Elmo playing "what's in your pants" with the young Gary Coleman? Hehe

FLpro
FLpro

I'm thinking Buddy Rich was playing Animal's part also??...still great though! : )

justForRon0Fez
justForRon0Fez

how does animal play those drums so well?  He almost had em!

Foggy_Otis
Foggy_Otis

Buddy Rich is in there just for YOU- Popcorn!

Homestar2013
Homestar2013

to bad Duddley didnt sing JJ Cales version of Mama Don't!

"mama don't allow no reefer smoking in here" that would have been better than "cigs and whiskey"

harlequincy
harlequincy

They should just have a character who wears a fuckin mop on his head...call him Moppit

Homestar2013
Homestar2013

how great to sing cigarettes and whiskey on a "family/ kids" show.  Fucking brilliant!  no wonder i'm a drunk from the 60s and 70s

thiazzi
thiazzi

Half mop, half puppet!

TheBMD1
TheBMD1

I haaaaaaaate muppets. They always creeped me out as a kid. I refuse to click any of the videos above or I might not sleep tonight. I am pretty sure it all stems from realizing the finality of death and my own mortality while watching The Muppet Show.

drewodrew
drewodrew

Huey Lewis sang "It's hip to be a square," on Sesame Street.

Craig in Dutchess
Craig in Dutchess

My two Favorite were Linda Ronsat Singing, Blue Byou, and Elton John, singing Good Bye Yellow Brick Road!


The Nature Boy
The Nature Boy

wow how did cigarettes & whisky make it on a kids/puppet show

harlequincy
harlequincy

The word Muppet is just strange...I'm w/ Bennington...fuck'em.

Binary Daoist
Binary Daoist

It ain't easy being green....
Show always reminded me of HeeHaw

The Nature Boy
The Nature Boy

I don't even think some of these would even be allowed on the muppets these days