Petula Clark - Episode 44Taping Dates: Week of December 13, 1977
Original Airdates: May 8, 1978 (New York) and May 5, 1978 (LA)
DVD Release: Columbia Tri-Star (UK HMV Exclusive), 2003; Buena Vista Home Video, 2007
GENERIC INTRO: ACTION UNDERNEATH
Brian Henson: "Hi, I'm Brian Henson. When you watch The Muppet Show, it's the only show on air where you're actually only seeing the top 18 inches of the action. And in a lot of ways, what goes on underneath the camera frame is just as exciting and sometimes more exciting than what's going on in front of the camera."
"You think about it. This is the way it is. The camera's shooting basically from the top of your head up to your hand and that's the way all the performers are working. They're all watching monitors to see what the camera can see and it's great fun watching the performers underneath, watching them jockeying for position and people reaching between each other trying to get to an arm rod. It's really a bit like watching a pit stop at an Indy 500 race. It's really quite impossible which is what makes it so much fun to do. Here's The Muppet Show."
Petula Clark finds a moose in her dressing room.
The balcony: Statler says, "Well, it's downhill from here."
Gonzo's horn: Horn flies away (same as episode #40, but fades out quicker.)
moose from Petula's dressing room wanders onstage during Kermit's
OPENING NUMBER - "SEA CHANTEY"
Link, Scooter, Fozzie, Robin, and Gonzo perform a nautical quintet...in a rowboat! (Fozzie being the only one at the oars!)