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The Muppet Show on Disney+

January 20, 2021

By Nik Roseveare

The Muppet Show, Jim Henson’s iconic variety series, will begin streaming on Disney+ on February 19th. In addition to the first three seasons, fans will be able to enjoy seasons 4 and 5, which have never previously been available on home entertainment.

The Muppet Show stars Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, and many more in a twist on the classic variety show, blending original songs, sketch comedy, and guest stars into prime-time family viewing.

“It’s going to be great to welcome back longtime fans, and to give a new generation of fans a chance to see how we got our start, how Miss Piggy became a star and so much more,” said Kermit the Frog [allegedly]. “Today, I’m proud to say: ‘It’s time to play the music, light the lights and meet the Muppets on Disney Plus tonight!’  And as for Statler and Waldorf, the two old guys in the balcony,  I can only add: ‘Sorry, guys, but… here we go again’.”

Originally premiering in 1976, some of Hollywood’s biggest names featured on The Muppet Show, including Steve Martin, Elton John, Liza Minnelli, Alice Cooper, Julie Andrews, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, Gene Kelly and Mark Hamill.

With all five seasons of “The Muppet Show,” Muppet favourites like “Muppet Treasure Island” celebrating its 25th anniversary next month, and new hits like “Muppets Now,” Disney+ is now the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational streaming service on Earth.

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