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Your episode list for The Muppet Show DVD's 16-20

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Douglas Fir, Oct 30, 2002.

  1. Douglas Fir

    Douglas Fir Well-Known Member

    I just got the five new Time Life DVDs today (which was quite difficult as I'm from the UK!) and I got to thinking that Columbia stated they would be releasing 20 DVDs but only at least six months after the respective Time Life releases - so presumably Time Life still have at least another 5 DVDs to be released some time next year.

    Seeing as these may very well be the last of the episodes released I figured maybe we could conduct a poll of what remaining episodes we'd like to see released. Out of the 75 remaining episodes here are some of the ones I'd like to see in no particular order of preference:

    1) Leo Sayer
    2) Spike Milligan
    3) Christopher Reeve
    4) Shirley Bassey
    5) Gladys Knight
  2. jetjaguar15

    jetjaguar15 Member

    Any of the episodes that feature a great Animal sketch. Especially the one where the Electric Mayhem do "Rockin' Robin"!
  3. tygerbug

    tygerbug Well-Known Member

    You're not gonna see the Spike Milligan episode released I don't think, not from an American company. Spike was purely a UK phenomenon.
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'd like to see the one where Bert sings that love song. I mean, Ernie and Bert on the Muppet show? HOW COOL IS THAT? Plus the Marty Feldman episode!
  5. jetjaguar15

    jetjaguar15 Member

    The Marty feldman episode is already on the same DVD/VHS as the Alice Cooper and Vincent Price episodes.
  6. mattyboy

    mattyboy Well-Known Member

    id like to see Lesley Ann Warren, Kaye Ballard, Ruth Buzzi, Buddy Rich, Candice Bergen and Leo Sayer.
  7. jetjaguar15

    jetjaguar15 Member

    Another one that would be great to have would be the Jim Nabors Episode.
  8. Sean Gaffney

    Sean Gaffney Member

    There are still some more theme DVDs they could do:

    16) British Comics no one in America knows
    a) Bruce Forsythe
    b) Spike Milligan
    c) Chris Langham

    17) Sitcom stars
    a) Nancy Walker
    b) Cloris Leachman
    c) Jean Stapleton

    18) Were these people ever really famous?
    a) Cleo Laine
    b) Shields & Yarnell
    c) Wally Boag

    19) More singer/songwriters who can't act very well:
    a) Kris Kristofferson
    b) Crystal Gayle
    c) Joan Baez

    20) Actual famous people we're just getting around to releasing:
    a) Candice Bergen
    b) Christopher Reeve
    c) Johnny Cash

    (n.b. - some of these are not meant to be taken seriously. ;)

  9. Sean Gaffney

    Sean Gaffney Member

    I wish they'd released Spike together with Peter Sellers' episode. Heck, I wish they'd done the troika back in the 70s, and had Harry Secombe as a guest.

    Spike's Muppet Show is one of my all-time favorites, though I do wonder if the Small World skit would now be 'politically incorrect'.

  10. Douglas Fir

    Douglas Fir Well-Known Member

    I must admit that out of all the episodes left the Spike Milligan one is the one I would REALLY like to see on DVD!

    Actually the other one I want to see again is the British guy who wasn't particularly famous... he was on the recent UK "I Love The Muppets" show but I can't remember his name! What was that guy's name?!?!
  11. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member


    Peter Ustinov ?

    I cant think of anyone else.

    He was also interviewed for 'Childrens 100 Greatest TV Shows' about The Muppet Show, Which got to Number Two (Simpsons was One).

    And he said "...With Kevin the Frog or whatever his name was..."

    I think thats really ignorant seein as he was on the show and in a movie.

    And i dont think he was trying to be funny either, He forgot Kermits name.

    See ya
  12. I want to see the Joel Grey episode.
  13. mattyboy

    mattyboy Well-Known Member

    The only british actors that were on the muppet show were
    Julie Andrews
    Cleo Laine*
    Bruce Forsyth*
    Peter Ustinov
    Elton John
    Roger Moore
    Dudley Moore
    Glenda Jackson
    John Cleese
    Spike Milligan*
    Peter Sellers
    Petula Clark
    Leo Sayer
    Marty Feldman
    Lynn Redgrave
    Shirley Bassey
    Chris Langham*
    ONLY 20!!!
    Even the one's with the stars next door to them were only big in the UK, not really big in America or anywhere else.
    Hopefully this helps you remember which british person you're talking about Douglas Fir.
  14. Sean Gaffney

    Sean Gaffney Member

    Heck, Chris Langham wasn't even big in the UK. Was his stand-up career well known before he was a writer with the Muppets? Aside from his one Muppet Show, I've only every seen him on an early British episode of Whose Line Is It Anyway?.

  15. Douglas Fir

    Douglas Fir Well-Known Member

    Chris Langham - that's the guy I was thinking of! I wouldn't mind seeing his episode... just out of curiosity!!!
  16. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    In "I Love Muppets" show, Langham gave an interview and say's he was recommend by John Clesse (Which JH asked Clesse of knowing good UK writers). I think Langham also worked on "Not the 9' clock News" (BBC Comedy skecth show) round about the same time of TMS where Langham co-stared with Rowan "Mr Bean" Atkinson, which that could explian how he was recommended.

    See ya

  17. tygerbug

    tygerbug Well-Known Member

    Harry Secombe! Ha, that would be amusing. An American release built around the Goon Show. As if anyone in America would have any frickin' idea what the heck that would be. I like the vague British-ness of the original Muppet Shows. I would have killed to see Neil Innes or Vivian Stanshall or obviously any more of the Python lads on. Peter Cook ....
  18. sal

    sal Member

    Chris Langham wasn't (still isn't) particularly famous in the UK. He was a writer on the Muppet Show and only appeared as a guest star because the scheduled performer pulled out at the last moment. I remember hearing this story on a TV show recently (could have been "I Love the Muppets"). Can't remember who the scheduled guest start was or the exact reason he pulled out (I think he was drunk or something like that???).

    Although not particularly famous, Chris Langham is a funny guy. He has been in a recent UK sitcom with Caroline Quentin and Amanda Holden and in a spoof real life documentary (some episodes of which were classic).

    Peter Ustinov's "Kevin the Frog" line? My vote is that he was joking. He was also in Great Muppet Caper so really should know. He is Chancellor of my University so I feel I should stick up for him. (Peter Ustinov I mean - but Kermit would be a great Chancellor too).
  19. KCJ506

    KCJ506 Well-Known Member

    If Time-Life was to release every episode of TMS this is how I would like it:

    16. Christopher Reeve, Bruce Forysth, Petula Clark

    17. Victor Borge, Ethel Merman, Shirley Bassey

    18. Glenda Jackson, Peter Ustinov, Andy Williams

    19. Johnny Cash, Twiggy, Judy Collins

    20. Loretta Lynn, Linda Lavin, Chris Langham

    21. Lou Rawls, Sandy Duncan, Hal Linden

    22. Elke Sommer, Roy Clark, Candice Bergen

    23. Buddy Rick, Nancy Walker, Arlo Guthrie

    24. Rich Little, Jonathan Winters, Kaye Ballard

    25. Florence Henderson, Zero Mostel, Wally Boag

    26. Harvey Korman, Jean Stapelton, Bernadette Peters

    27. Phyllis Diller, James Coco, Milton Berle

    28. Gladys Knight, Lynn Redgrave, Ben Vereen

    29. Dizzy Gillespie, Avery Schreiber, Helen Reddy

    30. Joel Grey, Loretta Swit, Don Knotts

    31. Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge, Jim Nabors, Roger Miller

    32. Leo Sayer, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Cheryl Ladd

    33. Alan Arkin, Anne Murray, Lena Horne

    34. Valerie Harper, Dyan Cannon, Shields & Yarnell

    35. Doug Henning, Leslie Uggams, Connie Stevens

    36. Joan Baez, Charles Aznavour, Teresa Brewer

    37. Paul Williams, Cleo Laine, Melissa Manchester

    38. Cloris Leachman, Ruth Buzzi, Carol Channing

    39. Spike Milligan, Lesley Ann Warren, Jaye P. Morgan

    40. Crystal Gayle, Marisa Berenson, Phyllis George
  20. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    Chris Langham also made NUMEROUS appearances as different human stand-in characters in the Jim Henson Hour.

    I believe the person you are thinking of is Richard Pryor. I heard he was scheduled to be on TMS but bailed out.

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