During the last season of The Muppet Show, there were three Muppet performers to only perform semi-regularly, these being Karen Prell, Brian Meehl, and Betsy Baytos. Now during the first season it was common for performers to appear in only a couple of episodes, mainly female performers when a musical number featured a female character singing (Eren Ozker must not have been confident as a singer, as her only major singing, as Wanda, was intentionally bad), and Peter Friedman performed for five straight episodes in place of Jerry Nelson (and performed again for four or five straight episodes in the third season), but aside from that, for the most part, each season would mainly just have the same regular performers for each episode, or at least in the credits (I know of at least two episodes where Bob Payne was credited, plus at least two he performed in without credit). With that in mind, I wonder why they suddenly had a handful of performers who performed from time to time in the last season, but not in every episode, and not as main characters. Brian Meehl performed a handful of vocal roles, and Betsy Baytos had one-time character Betsy Bird, but Karen Prell didn't do any voices on the show. But then something hit me: With Jim planning on ending the show soon (I assume he had decided for season 5 to be the last season before it began), maybe he wanted to get some of his newer performers a chance to perform on the show. Meehl and Prell had just been hired, so it makes a little sense that he'd want them on the show (I wonder if he ever considered having Michael Earl be one of these occasional performers), but has Betsy Baytos performed in anything else with the Muppets? I'd like to know her story regarding her employment with the Muppets.