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Playhouse Muppet Videos

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by behemoth, Nov 21, 2002.

  1. behemoth

    behemoth Active Member

    Would someone with some extra time on his hands mind making a list of every sketch/song that appeared on the playhouse videos Muppet Treasures,Muppet Moments,and Gonzo presents Muppet Weird Stuff. I can't find a list of them anyone and this would be greatly appreciated.
  2. behemoth

    behemoth Active Member

  3. the_great_gonzo

    the_great_gonzo Well-Known Member

    i'll check it our for you asap. i have Gonzo presents Muppet Weird Stuff and I might have Muppet Moments. i don't have Muppet Treasures however.
  4. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    If you're still interested in this, I was going to make a list of all the segments in these anyway (I have most of the tapes).
  5. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    I have done a list but not a full one :)

    Here's the link Muppet Videos

    I hope this helps
  6. Frogster

    Frogster Well-Known Member

    Playhouse Video

    Around the mid-80's, Jim Henson, along with the help of the other puppeteers, made 10 videos containing the best backstage clips, skits and songs that were done by Playhouse Video. I was wondering which ones you guys thought was the best... :confused:
    Here's the list of them...
    The Muppet Revue *Done by Kermit and Fozzie
    The *Kermit and *Piggy Story (my favorite; first time I saw anything from TMS)
    Children's Songs and Stories *Scooter
    Rock Music With The Muppets *Dr. Teeth
    Muppet Treasures *Fozzie and Kermit
    Country Music With The Muppets *Rowlf
    Gonzo Presents Muppet Weird Stuff *Gonzo
    Rowlf's Rhapsodies With The Muppets *Rowlf and Fozzie
    Fozzie's Muppet Scrapbook *Fozzie, Kermit, Scooter
    Muppet Moments *Kermit and Fozzie
  7. Stulz

    Stulz Well-Known Member

    Rock Music!

    I always preffered Rock Music w/ the Muppets :D :eek:

    Gonzo presents Mupept Weird Stuff is great too! :concern:

    I'm currently taking my copies and converting them to DVD. If anyone has any high-res scans of the front, back, and inside gatefold covers. Please let me me know.

    I'm also missing the Kermit & Miss Piggy Story, and a good copy of Childrens Songs and Storie. If you have either of these in great shape I'd be happy to make a DVD of it for you.
  8. Frogster

    Frogster Well-Known Member

    You know, I used to have The Kermit And Piggy Story, and a few months ago, I saw Children's Songs and Stories. Do you have the rest? That's so cool you have the one's I'm looking for! I'm currently trying to get The Kermit And Piggy Story on ebay. Also, I have a bunch of Fraggle Rock videos I'm trying to give away... Stulz, if you're interested in doing some dealing, post back or email me at lucasbervin.com. I'd LOVE to get those Playhouse Videos of The Muppet Show, especially the two you mentioned, plus Fozzie's Muppet Scrapbook, Rowlf's Rhapsodies, and Muppet Moments. Actually, the ones I've seen are the two I mentioned earlier, plus The Muppet Revue and Muppet Treasures. :) :o
  9. Infinity Sirius

    Infinity Sirius Well-Known Member

    I've never heard of any of these videos. Would you please explain some of the story for me?
  10. Mickey Moose

    Mickey Moose Well-Known Member

    Basically they are compilation videos of the best songs and sketches on TMS done in various themes. They have bumpers between segments with various Muppets, and usually follow some kind of theme. For Example, Muppet Revue has Fozzie and Kermit cleaning out the attic and they come across various props used on the show, and they reminice(sp?) about those songs and sketches.
  11. Frogster

    Frogster Well-Known Member

    I'm getting Rock Music today. I hope i like it! :D :eek:
  12. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    it's been a long time since I have seen these, but my favorites are Muppet Weird Stuff and The Muppet revue. the only other ones I have seen are Rock Music and Muppet Moments.

    I would lie to know something about the packaging. were they sold in clamshell packaging? I saw these at a video store a long time ago, where all videos had clamshell packaging even if the videos weren't clamshell when sold in normal stores, but on the inside of the front covers (or back of the covers), there was some kind of fact mentioned. Also, this video store had two copies of Rock Music With The Muppets. the bakc cover ofone opy had a description of the show and three pictures, while the other one had pictures of all the guests. what is the deal here?
  13. That Announcer

    That Announcer Well-Known Member

    No, I don't think they were clamshell. If you can think of those hard plastic VHS cases with a lip that extends just around the outside of the tape, that's how I've seen one at my local video store.
  14. Stulz

    Stulz Well-Known Member

    Playhouse boxes

    Since these were release many video stores have cut the packaged to fit into clamshells or put a protective plastic case around the package.

    When originally released these tapes came in a package that was the same size as regular VHS tapes, but you could open a flap on the other side of the cover and read about the video, see images of the guest featured on that tape, and read little known trvia about certain charaters.

    Funny thing is that most of the trivia contradicted either things said on the show/ movies or what we know to be fact.
  15. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    the muppet revue

    I am going to try to make a list of sketches on these videos. I have only seen four of them, and I haven't seen these in a long time, but I do know some of the contents of the ones I haven't seen

    here is whats on The Muppet Revue (the order is the best that I can remember):
    song: happy feet
    song: hawian war chant
    muppet news: beef is falling sharply
    song: blue bayou (with linda ronstadt)
    the swedish chef: lobsters
    song: I get around
    song: mahna mahna
    muppet labs: gorillia detector
    song: memory lane
    muppet news: television news reporters are blowing up
    song: moonlight monata (is the spelling correct? this is the part of the julie andrews episode where Rowlf plays the piano and a moon appears in the background)
    song: lady of spain
    song: For What it's Worth
    song: staying alive
    bear on patrol: assulting an officer
    song: turn the world round (with harry belefonte)
    the swedish chef: chicken in the basket
    backstage clips from the Lynda carter episode where the muppets try to become super heros (where lew Zeland studies x-ray vision and the muppets learn how to fly)
    the swedish chef: meatballs
    song: a sad song (with Paul Williams)
    sams speech on nudity
    pigs in space: weight problems
    muppet news: the newsmans head turns into a duck
    some song with penguins on a boat
    song: being green (the one from the Peter Sellers episode)
    gonzos motorcycle act
    song: pensylvania 6-5000
    song: hound dog
    song: fever (with Rita Moreno)

    I am sorry if I am forgeting anything.
  16. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member


    could anybody please tell me what info was listed on the inside flaps? I can't even remember what was written on the inside flaps of the ones I have seen.

    was it common for videos to have these kinds of flaps back when the videos were released?
  17. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    rock music with the muppets

    here are the contents of Rock Music With The Muppets, in the order that i can remember best:
    song: call me (with debbie harry)
    song: it's in his kiss (with linda ronstadt)
    song: don't blame the dynamite
    song: boogie woogie music (with ben vereen)
    a drum solo by animal (from the Dom Deluise episode)
    song: rock around the clock
    song: car wash blues
    floyd and zoot on a bench: "can you tell me how to get to carnegie hall?"
    song: welcome to my nightmare (with alice cooper)
    song: blue song (or "how can you be...?") (with helen reddy)
    floyd and zoot on bench: "there's an old lady sleeping up here"
    song: who put the bomp (in the bomp-sha-bomp-sha-bomp)
    song: a foggy day
    song: when I need you (with leo sayer)
    floyd and zoot on bench: "crosstown busses run all night?"
    song: one way or another (with debbie harry)
    floyd and zoot on bench: "b-flat"
    song: you're no good
    song: you make me feel like dancing (with leo sayer)
    song: wild thing
    dressing room: leo sayer meets animal
    song: i feel the earth move (with Lorretta Switt)
    song: mr. bassman
    song: yakity yak
    song: disco frog
    song: loves me like a rock (with paul simon)
    song: rockin' robin
    song: schools out for summer (with alice cooper)
  18. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    muppet weird stuff

    from the best of my memory, here is the order of what's included in Gonzo presents Muppet Weird Stuff:
    song: all of me
    gonzo catches a cannonball with his bare hand
    dressing room: john cleese stretches gonzo
    song: hugga wugga
    muppet labs: exploding clothes
    kermit interviews the koozebanian phoob
    song: i'm just wild about harry (with Jean Stapleton)
    scene with birds from the nancy walker episode
    gonzo auditions his dancing cheese
    song: I Feel Pretty
    Dom Deluise on another planet
    gonzo wrestles a brick blindfolded
    song: i've got you under my skin
    kermit and julie andrews try to have a conversation
    Gonzos dancing chicken
    song: won't somebody dance with me
    song: you do something to me
    song: you've got a friend
    gonzo eats a tire
    gonzo hangs by his nose on a feather boa
    gonzo on balloons (clip from the muppet movie)
    gonzo holds a piano and multiplies by seven
    gonzo gets a taxi (clip from the great muppet caper)
    gonzo conducts and battles a clam
    gonzo water skis (clip from the muppets take manhattan)
    gonzos catepult act
    song: the wishing song (with madeline kahn)
    the koozebanian mating ritual
    weird opera number (the u.k. spot from the beverly sills episode)
  19. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    muppet moments

    here is what I can remember from muppet moments, in the order that I can remember. I feel like there is a muppet news sketch that I can't remember the details of.

    song: baby face
    song: when my baby smiles at me i'm going to rio
    inchworm (the act with lenny the lizard eating a worm, not either of the songs)
    the swedish chef: japaneese cake
    muppet news: results of the national sheep dog trials
    song: summertime (with pearl bailey)
    pigs in space: miss piggy doesn't believe that link pulled a certain lever
    song: just one person (with bernedette peters)
    the swedish chef: spicey sauce
    sams fable: the ant and the grasshopper
    song: sing (with leena horne)
    song: sax and violence
    the swedish chef: chicken egg (which turns out to be a bomb)
    rowlf plays piano (and the bust of beethoven reacts)
    song: night and day
    sam talks to zero mostel
    veterinarians hospital: shoe
    song; two of a kind (with jubilee time added into the middle) (with andy williams)
    muppet news: the remodeling of the muppet news studio
    song: feelings
    song: it was a very good year
    muppet sports: wig racing
    liza minelli and kermti sing in liza minellis dressing room (i can't remember the title of this song)
    muppet labs: bunsonium
    song: java
  20. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    the rest

    i was just reading the first post again and realized that the first person was asking for the contents of three of these videos, not all. oops.

    however, even though I haven't seen the others, I will list what I do know is on them, based on what I have heard online and what clips are shown in the preview found at the end of the videos. other people can fill in information.

    The kermit And Miss Piggy Story:
    song: ukelele lady
    veterinarians hospital: lorretta switt replaces nurse piggy
    backstage clips: tony randall turns miss piggy into a statue
    song; mad about the frog
    song: i enjoy being a girl (with cheryl ladd)
    song: lydia the tattoed lady
    kermit and miss piggys wedding (from the merrissa berensen episode, not a clip from the muppets take manhattan)
    song: i'm a woman (with raquel welch)
    song: temptation
    (and although I don't know for sure, I wouldn't be surprised if a Pigs In Space sketchw as included)

    childrens songs and stories with the muppets:
    song: friendship
    song; lonely goatherd (with julie andrews)
    alice in wonderland clips (from the brooke shields episode)
    song: somewhere over the rainbow
    the kings breakfast (with twiggy)
    song: inchworm (with charles aznavour)
    song: you and i and george
    song: i'm my own grampaw
    song; grandmas feather bed (with john denver)
    song: octopuses garden
    song: i don't know why she swallowed a fly (with julie collins)

    muppet treasures:
    song: in the navy
    the swedish chef: flapjacks
    a pigs in space skit (i don't know which one)
    song: saborough fair (with paul simon)
    song: act natually
    peter sellers as a doctor
    bear on patrol: octopus
    something with buddy rich (not sure which segment)
    song: theres no buisness like show buisness

    country music with the muppets:
    song: boogie in the barnyard
    song: rocky top (with roy clark)
    song: does your chewing gum lose it's flavor on the bedpost overnight?
    song: sally was a good old gal (with johnny cash)
    somethign with crystal gayle
    something with lorretta lynne
    song: life gets tedius
    number with mac davis and miss piggy as a mermaid
    a chicken western
    mac davis and a room full of beakers
    the martiand and the mccoys
    song: somebody stole my gal
    song; inch by inch (with john denver)
    song: ghost riders in the sky (with johnny cash)
    backstage clips: cluckitis
    song: you can't rollerskate in a buffalo herd
    song: happy trails (with roy rogers and dale evans)

    fozzies muppet scrapbook:
    song: limbo
    backstage clips: fozzie the magician
    something with beverly sills
    pigs in space: fozzie as first mate piggy
    song: yokohoma
    song: confide in me (with raquel welch)
    song: top banana (with milton berle)

    rowlfs rhapsodies with the muppets:
    mississippi mud
    ragg mopp
    last train home (with george burns)
    you're feets too big
    cottlesone pie
    something with peter sellers
    english country garden
    in a little swedish town
    chagganooga choo-choo
    yes, we have no bananas (the one with marvin suggs)
    something with merrissa berensen
    fur elise
    ramblin guy (with steve martin)
    witch doctor

    I also know that the following clips appear on one of these videos:
    the pigs take over the show
    miss piggy meets robot kermit
    muppet sports: horshoe pitching

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