Florence Henderson - Episode 7
Dates: June 15-16 1976
GENERIC INTRO: GROWING UP WITH THE MUPPETS
Brian Henson: "Hi, I'm Brian Henson. I grew up in a house full of Muppets. And friends of mine use to always ask "What's it like?", "It must be great fun.", 'It must be crazy." And the truth is the Muppets were always kind of awesome to me. And I have a lot of respect for the Muppets. My father use to work endlessly, hours and days on end... working all these pieces and making them just exactly right."
"Years later The Muppet Show went into over 100 countries, in 20 different languages. It was the first show to do that. Have a listen to this and you'll hear the way some of the characters sounded in other countries around the world. (A clip of Fozzie's monologue in French is shown with Staler and Waldorf heckling him in Mandarin.) Unfortunately for Fozzie, his jokes weren't any funnier in French or Mandarin. Enjoy the show."
Fozzie's joke: "Prices are so high, yesterday I bought a pound of hamburger and had to have a co-signer."
Gonzo's gong: Gonzo hits the "O" (Yay!) and "The Muppet Show" sign goes up.
brings on the Bouncing Borcellino Brothers (from Boston).
team of acrobatic pigs attempt a porcine pyramid and crash through
implores a reluctant George the Janitor to clean up after the
presents the lovely Miss Florence Henderson.
Amidst a white forest and Muppet butterflies, Florence fades in and out of the set as she sings.
Kermit shoos away the still-arguing pyramid pigs but then runs into more porcine problems in the form of a lustful Miss Piggy.
AT THE DANCE
Kermit's attempt to wax poetic to Florence is interrupted by a jealous Miss Piggy who last week panted all over the male guest in front of Kermit! Double standard? Florence covers by saying Kermit was just rehearsing the things he wanted to say to Piggy.
UK SKETCH: MUSICAL NUMBER: "COTTLESTON PIE"
plays the piano and sings one of his favorite Winnie the Pooh
songs. [This song appears on the original Muppet
Show soundtrack, Muppet
Favorites, and a re-recorded version appears on Ol'
Brown Ears Is Back.]
This week's panel includes Florence Henderson (the first time the guest appears as herself and not another character), Kermit, Guru Brewsters, Floyd, and Miss Piggy who takes serious offense at the topic, "Was William Shakespeare, in fact, Bacon?" Florence doesn't help matters much when she responds to Piggy's assertion that the topic's in bad taste, "Oh no, bacon tastes real good, I had some this morning - really made a pig of myself!"
Even when Kermit tries to get back on subject, Florence continues with the jokes:
After everyone readily obeys Kermit's orders to tell the riled pigs to knock it off, Kermit then requests, "Now can we knock off the 'knock it off's?'"
Kermit's pig problems are hardly over though as Miss Piggy continues to smother the flustered frog with unwanted attention. PIGGY: "...and you, I see, a seething volcano, erupting with uncontrollable passion...and explodes..."
facial expressions throughout this entire scene are among his
Tonight, something new: impressions of famous actors from famous movies. Unfortunately they all sound the same.
calmed down Kermit introduces Florence's next song.
Florence sings amid a gaggle of Muppet Monsters.
SPOTTING: Jim's arm is shown performing Gloat.]
Piggy, still jealous of Florence continues to work Kermit's last nerves.
assures Florence he can really fall for her...and demonstrates!
from the planet Koozbane, Kermit (in his trenchcoat), presents
the odd courtship habits of the local creatures. [This sketch
is a retaped version of the bit that appeared in the pilot,
The Muppets Valentine
Kermit bids farewell, Fozzie presents Florence with a special