Cards and Press Kits
Show Pilot Postcard (1975)
became a syndicated series, Jim Henson and his associates produced The
Muppet Show Pilot: Sex and Violence for ABC.
4 x 6 postcard sent to the press and personal friends, featured Muppet
Show characters Dr. Teeth, Janice, Animal, and, in the background, Jim
Henson strumming a banjo, is a wonderful example of the artwork style
used at Henson Associates during the 1970's. Jim mailed the card to announce
the airdate of the pilot.
reads: "Jim Henson and The Infamous Dr. Teeth invite you to join George
Washington, The San Francisco Earthquake, The Seven Deadly Sins and a
host of others for an evening of nonsense on The Muppet Show, Wed. March
19, ABC TV.' (Janice's comment, in the balloon is, "Oh Yeah!".
From Space Lobby Cards (1999)
Cards, which are no longer made for distribution in the US, are still
made here and shipped overseas and used as advertising tools for movies.
These cards are 11x14 inches in size, and have a glossy look and feel
and depict different scenes from the film.
set includes eight different cards. The one featured in this picture is
of Miss Piggy and Agent Barker.
From Space Press Kit (1999)
Pictures press kit for Muppets From Space contains a 29 page production
information booklet, cast/production credits (10 page booklet) and 9 black
and white glossies from the film. This press kit was also available on
CD-ROM, video tape, and on 35 millimeter slides.
pictures included are:
From Space logo at the top in front of a starry sky and down below the
logo stand (from left to right) Fozzie, Kermit, Piggy, Rizzo, Gonzo,
and Animal. THE BOTTOM READS: In the Columbia Pictures/Jim Henson Pictures
presentation, MUPPETS FROM SPACE, the entire zany Muppet cast embarks
on a hilarious extraterrestrial adventure in hopes of finding Gonzo's
long-lost family from a distant planet.
pictures are on this photo. The top left one is of Kermit painting the
Muppet boarding house. The bottom left one is where Gonzo is sitting
at the kitchen table, and the one on the right is where Miss Piggy is
leaning against the door frame in Bunson and Beakers "lab" (aka the
basement). THE BOTTOM READS: (clockwise from top left) As usual, Kermit
the Frog helps fix not only the Muppet boarding house, but the Muppets
wacky problems. Roving reporter Miss Piggy dons a provocative ensemble
to help her get a top secret story that may prove to be her big break.
Over breakfast at the Muppet boarding house, Gonzo explains his desire
to search for his family.
- This page
has four pictures. The top left one has Fozzie, Robin, Rizzo, Clifford,
Rowlf, and Pepe sitting on the couch watching UFOMania. The upper right
one is of Rizzo and Gonzo in Singer's office. The lower right one is
of Kermit sitting at the kitchen table and Pepe standing next to him
(the classic "flapover" scene). The lower left one is of Gonzo and Rizzo
sitting up on the roof of the boarding house. THE BOTTOM READS: (clockwise
from top left) Fozzie Bear, Rizzo, Robin, Pepe, Clifford, and Rowlf
watch Gonzo's TV appearance on "UFOMania". Rizzo the Rat and Gonzo the
Great play buddies and roommates. Pepe la Prawn serves up breakfast
for Kermit at the Muppet boarding house. With buddy Rizzo, Gonzo searches
for the meaning of his life among the stars.
- This is
one big picture. The backdrop is a dark, starry sky with a big full
moon. In front of the moon stand Fozzie, Kermit Miss Piggy, Rizzo, Gonzo,
and Animal. BOTTOM READS: Same as the first page.
- This page
has four pictures. The top left one is of K. Edgar Singer and Gonzo
in the scene where Singer is asking Gozno about his nose. The top right
one is of "Rentro" and Hollywood Hogan in Singer's office. The lower
right picture is of Piggy, Gonzo, and Rob Schneider at Miss Piggy's
desk on the set of UFOMania. The lower left one is of David Arquette
and all of the rats in the science lab. THE BOTTOM READS: (clockwise
from left) K. Edgar Singer goes nose to nose with Gonzo. Bobo the Bear
and Hollywood Hogan both work for Singer st his secret compound. On
"UFOMania," Miss Piggy impresses her producer, Sandy Martin (Rob), when
she interviews Gonzo, who claims he is living proof we are not alone
in the universe. David Arquette plays a wacky scientist who enjoys tormenting
Rizzo and the other lab rats.
- This also
has four pictures. The upper left one is of Miss Piggy and Shelley Snipes
at Cape Doom. The upper right one is where Miss Piggy is drilling Agent
Barker for info. The lower right one is where Kathy Griffin is trying
to get Animal to stay with her. The lower left one is Ray Liotta posing
with Kermit, Pepe, and Piggy. THE BOTTOM READS: "UFOMania" host Shelley
Snipes' (Andie MacDowell) feathers are ruffled when Miss Piggy tries
to steal her job. Miss Piggy will do anything to get a story-even tie
up Barker (Josh Charles), one of Singer's Men in Black. Kathy Griffin
plays a security guard who gets chased by Animal, then falls in love
with him. Actor Ray Liotta poses with Kermit, Pepe, and Miss Piggy during
the filming of MFS.
- This is
one big picture. It has Brian Henson and Tim Hill in the foreground.
THE BOTTOM SAYS: (from left to right) Producer Brian Henson and director
Tim Hill discuss a scene while filming Muppets From Space.
- This is
one big picture. The backdrop is a starry sky with Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo,
Piggy, and Animal crammed into the lower right corner. THE BOTTOM READS:
Same as first picture, only there's no Rizzo.
- This is
one big picture. It is also the only Elmo in Grouchland one that I got.
The background is the ever famous 123 stairs and a snowcone machine.
In the foreground, Elmo is floating down from who knows where (Elmo's
World??) using his blanket as a parachute. THE BOTTOM READS: When a
tug-of-war with friend Zoe sends Elmo's beloved, fuzzy blue blanket
into a faraway world known as Grouchland- full of grouchy creatures,
stinky garbage and the villainous Huxley- Elmo summons all of his courage
and determination to rescue her cherished keepsake in the Columbia Pictures
presentation, "THE ADVENTURES OF ELMO IN GROUCHLAND".
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Cindy Chapman and Phillip Chapman
Samantha Wallace (Muppets From Space Press Kit)