It’s time to play music and turn on the lights as you can stream all five seasons of The Muppet Show on Disney + tonight. Last month, it was announced that all episodes of the classic series would be coming to the streaming service. At last the time has come for those who have been counting the days, like The Muppets announced on Twitter that the full series has officially begun airing.
“It’s #TheMuppetShow, with our very special guest star … YOU!” the tweet says. “Now you can be a part of the Muppet mayhem and stream all five seasons of our classic TV series right now, only on @DisneyPlus.”
Episodes of The Muppet Show available on Disney + are unedited and also include additional UK announcements that were not originally broadcast in the US Songs from the show that were previously omitted from home video releases also returned for the Disney + debut.
Created by Jim Henson, The Muppet Show It originally premiered in 1976 and ran for five seasons before concluding its broadcast on CBS in 1981. Hosted as a variety show, the series features sketches and musical numbers from a cast of Muppet characters. Kermit the Frog is the host, along with Muppet friends like Miss Piggy, Rowlf, and Gonzo. Those who took on the puppeteer and voiceover duties included Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Louise Gold, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, and Kathryn Mullen.
Several major celebrities also featured as guest stars, including Steve Martin, Don Knotts, Rita Moreno, Vincent Price, Diana Ross, Mark Hamill, Peter Sellers, and Elton John. Moreno’s guest appearance earned the actress an Emmy in 1997, and The Muppet Show won an Emmy the following year for Best Comedy Series. The Muppets also won Henson a Grammy Award in 1979 for best children’s recording.
Since I broke with the original the muppet showThe Muppets have branched out into many other mediums with an ever-growing franchise that resonates with fans around the world. That includes the adaptation of the cartoon series. Muppet Babies which was successfully rebooted in 2018. After a series of performances in the 80s and 90s, The Muppets also returned to theaters with a brand new movie in 2011, followed by the 2014 sequel. Muppets Most Wanted.
Most recently, Kermit and his friends have returned with the newest series in the franchise, Muppets now. Debuting last year on Disney +, the series is an updated version of the classic variety show format, with the Muppets in various entertainment segments. Several notable guest stars also appeared in the first season, including Linda Cardellini, Danny Trejo, Seth Rogen, Aubrey Plaza, RuPaul, and Taye Diggs.
For some longtime fans of the franchise, all the new movies and TV shows may be fun, but nothing will beat the original version of The Muppet Show. The good news is that yes Muppets now It just doesn’t feel the same when you watch the newest series on Disney +, you can revisit any episode of the classic show on the streamer if you’re feeling nostalgic. This news comes from The Muppets on Twitter.
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