"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 DOLLY PARTON MICHAEL PALIN SHARI LEWIS JOHN RITTER GEORGE HARRISON RICHARD PRIOR MICKEY ROONEY ANN MILLER CARL REINER DONALD O'CONNOR-they could have spoofed "Francis the Talking Mule" THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS BENNY HILL ROBIN WILLIAMS-"Pigs in Space" meets Mork form Ork and of course PAUL MCARTNEY There are others, but who would you suggest?