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What guest stars would you have liked to seen?

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Tim, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. Tim

    Tim Well-Known Member

    "The Muppet Show" took over a year to really "catch on" at least here in the States, and Jim had to call in a lot of friends to take a chance and appear on the show. Later on, the got over booked and had to actually turn down people like Paul Mcartney since they were going out of production.

    So who would you have liked to have seen on the show? My (partial) list:

    STEVE ALLEN-since he gave them their start he should have been the first Guest Star

    JIMMY DEAN-they could have let Rowlf host the show for once.

    MEL BROOKS-he could sing, tell jokes and play the drums.

    JOHNNY CARSON-he could have done a magic and played the drums.

    LUCILLE BALL-lots of phyisical stuff










    DONALD O'CONNOR-they could have spoofed "Francis the Talking Mule"



    ROBIN WILLIAMS-"Pigs in Space" meets Mork form Ork

    and of course

    There are others, but who would you suggest?
  2. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Well-Known Member

    2 men who I would have really loved to have seen on the show are the great Welsh singer Mr.Harry Secombe. He was a part of the radio comedy team Goon Show featuring Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan both of whom guest starred in seasons 2 and 3 respectively. So it would have been wonderful if Harry had guest starred and finished off the Goon Show triumvirate.

    The other man I'd have loved is Mr.Tim Brooke-Taylor british comedian not really very well-known outside Britain itself and my own country Australia and also New Zealand. But he also was part of a comedy trio I grew up watching on television called The Goodies and his partners were Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie

    Because I always thought these men would have worked so well with the Muppets I wrote outlines for them which I'm hoping to turn into scripts eventually. When I'm ready to write more I'm sure I'll think of some other guests I would have loved to have seen:) ;)
  3. Muppet Matt

    Muppet Matt Well-Known Member

    How about Lew Lord Grade? Lol! :)
  4. balana

    balana Well-Known Member

    I'd loved to have seen Caroll O'Connor. He could've sung and maybe done a skit or two.
  5. giovannii

    giovannii Well-Known Member

    Ann Miller, Cher, Ginger Rogers, Bette Midler, Lucille Ball, Barbra Streisand
  6. Pug Lover

    Pug Lover Well-Known Member

    A lot of the guest stars I would like to have seen,Tim has already written down.
    Johnny Carson
    The Smothers Brothers
    Lucille Ball
    Paul McCartney
    Others I would have like to have seen that have already been mentioned.
    Bette Midler
    Barbra Striesand
    Here are others that haven't yet been mentioned.
    Ann Margret
    Adam West
    James Garner
    Neil Diamond
    Sharon Gless
    Donna Summer
    Suzanne Somers
    Mick Jagger
    Cyndi Lauper
    Tina Turner
    Gordon Lightfoot
    Neil Young
    Bryan Adams
    Bruce Springsteen
    Mel Blanc
    Bill Cosby
    Stevie Wonder
    Annie Lennox
    Christina Applegate
    Betty White
    Mary Tyler Moore
    Olivia Newton John
    John Travolta
    Dustin Hoffman
  7. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    Bea Arthur would have been hysterical!

    What about Angela Lansbury? Did Dick Van Dyke ever guest star? He'd be great!
  8. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    Lightfoot recorded many great songs besides the hits he had in the 70s. There was 1 he recorded back in 1967 called Canadian RR Trilogy about the building of the Canadian Pacific Railroad. I'd would of loved to have seen Lightfoot perform it and have the Muppets acting out the song.
  9. Gonzo14

    Gonzo14 Well-Known Member

    What About

    Henry Winkler
    Buddy Ebsen
    Dan Akroyd
    Johnny Cash
  10. Tim

    Tim Well-Known Member

    Dick and Rita Moreno hosted "The Muppets Go Hollywood" Special. That should have been included on the 50th Muppet Movie DVD.
  11. Pug Lover

    Pug Lover Well-Known Member

    Actually Johnny Cash did guest star in an episode from season 5.
  12. Pug Lover

    Pug Lover Well-Known Member

    John Ritter did guest star in"The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show".
  13. Pug Lover

    Pug Lover Well-Known Member

    One other guest star I'd like to have seen.
    Roy Orbison
  14. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    Season 1:

    Indira Stefanianna Christopherson (circa Juliet Prowse)
    Elizabeth Montgomery (circa Connie Stevens)
    Charro (circa Ruth Buzzi, Rita Moreno)
    Bobby Sherman (circa Florence Henderson, Paul Williams)
    Tennessee Ernie Ford (circa Charles Aznavour)
    Rip Taylor (circa Lena Horne, Peter Ustinov)
    Burl Ives (circa Bruce Forsythe, Sandy Duncan)
    Carly Simon (circa Sandy Duncan, Candice Bergen)
    Shirley Jones (circa Candice Bergen, Avery Schreiber)
    Nipsey Russell (circa Avery Schreiber, Ben Vereen)
    James Caan (circa Ben Vereen)
    Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas (circa Twiggy, Kaye Ballard)
    Billy Joel (circa Mummenschanz)

    Season 2:

    Groucho Marx (circa Don Knotts, Zero Mostel)
    Mel Brooks (circa Zero Mostel, Milton Berle)
    Tim Conway (circa Rich Little, Nancy Walker)
    Lee Remick (circa Edgar Bergen)
    Buddy Hackett (circa Madeline Kahn)
    Jack Gilford (circa George Burns)
    Red Skelton (circa Bernadette Peters, Rudolf Nureyev)
    The Electric Light Orchestra (circa Elton John)
    Christopher Lee (circa Julie Andrews)
    Carole King (circa Peter Sellers)
    Karen Valentine & Biff & Sully (circa Bob Hope)
    Paul Lynde (circa Teresa Brewer)
    ABBA (circa Cloris Leachman)

    Season 3:

    Harry Chapin (circa Leo Sayer, Roy Clark)
    Seals & Croft (circa Jean Stapleton, Alice Cooper)
    Johnny Rivers (circa Marisa Berenson, Raquel Welch)
    Flip Wilson (circa Raquel Welch, James Coco)
    Jose Feliciano (circa Helen Reddy)
    Billy Davis & Marylin McCoo (circa Danny Kaye, Spike Milligan)
    Leon Redbone (circa Elke Sommer)
    John Ritter (circa Lynn Redgrave)

    Season 4:

    Thelma Houston (circa John Denver)
    The Spinners (circa Dyan Cannon, Victor Borge)
    Ed Asner (circa Linda Lavin, Dudley Moore)
    Dan Fogelberg (circa Kenny Rogers, Lola Falana)
    Audrey Landers (circa Jonathan Winters, Christopher Reeve)
    Adam West (circa Lynda Carter)
    Sammy Davis Jr. (circa Carol Channing, Andy Williams)
    Robin Williams (circa Doug Henning, Alan Arkin)
    Cher (circa Diana Ross)

    Season 5:

    Gunther Rebel Williams (circa Gene Kelly)
    Elliott Gould (circa Loretta Swit, Joan Baez)
    Art Garfunkel (circa Senor Wences, Jean-Pierre Rampal)
    Donna Summer (circa Paul Simon, Melissa Manchester)
    Charles Nelson Reilly (circa Mac Davis, Carol Burnett)
    David Odgen Stiers (circa Gladys Knight, Marty Feldman)
    Richard Pryor (circa Chris Langham)
    France Joli (circa Johnny Cash, Buddy Rich)
    Rex Harrison (circa Roger Moore)
  15. Pug Lover

    Pug Lover Well-Known Member

    Another guest star who should have been on TMS.
    Sammy Davis Jr.
  16. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member

    Dionne Warwick!

    And some more soul singers man!
  17. superboober

    superboober Well-Known Member

    -the Jackson 5 (in retrospect our heroes could have just heaped on the ridicule like there was no tomorrow as well as singing some great tunes)

    -Gene Wilder; a wicked Wonka parody would have been right up their alley

    -Chevy Chase; him on the backstage stairs tumbling head over heels down them at least 3 times. Enough said.

    -Catherine O'Hara; several bad Lola Heatherton numbers would have worked like a charm
  18. Muppet Newsgirl

    Muppet Newsgirl Well-Known Member

    Here are a few of my picks. I would have wanted to see more musicians on the show, maybe even a few more whole bands.

    Emerson, Lake and Palmer (the whole band)
    Eric Clapton
    Ronnie Spector (maybe with the rest of the Ronettes, perhaps?)
    Irene Cara
    Annie Lennox
    Lionel Richie
    Mark Knopfler (either with or without the rest of Dire Straits)
    Lesley Gore
    Foreigner (the whole band)
    Styx (ditto)
  19. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    Some other that havent been mentioned:
    John Cleese
    Bob Denver
    Billy Joel
    Big Bird
  20. Muppet Matt

    Muppet Matt Well-Known Member

    John Cleese was on it, in the second or third seasons I think.

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