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You'll Soon Be Able to Stream All Five Seasons of 'The Muppet Show' on Disney+

It's time to play the music, light the lights and revisit the Muppets' beloved variety show.
By Sarah Ward
February 07, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
February 07, 2021
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Created by Jim Henson, first seen on TV in the 50s and boasting eight movies to their name, The Muppets are easily the most loveable felt and foam creations in pop culture history. They're also the driving force behind the best variety television series that's ever reached the small screen: The Muppet Show, which ran for five seasons between 1976–81.

Forget all those other efforts hosted by humans over the years, because nothing is as absurd, surreal and delightful as this puppet-fuelled program. And, whether you grew up watching reruns over and over, have always wanted to check it out or somehow weren't aware that the series even existed, it's coming to Disney+ in full from Friday, February 19.

Yes, it's time to play the music and light the lights — and to revisit this Muppets-starring favourite. You won't just be checking out the comic stylings of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and the Swedish Chef (and their songs and skits, too), of course. The Muppet Show is also famed for its guest appearances, so get set to spy everyone from Elton John and Mark Hamill to Martin, Liza Minnelli, Alice Cooper, Julie Andrews, Diana Ross and Gene Kelly.

The streaming platform is already home to a host of other Muppets-related fare — including the most recent 2011 and 2014 movies — so The Muppet Show will easily slot into the Mouse House's streaming catalogue.

And, although we're sure you now already have The Muppet Show's theme tune stuck in your head, here's a clip of its opening credits anyway:

All five seasons of The Muppet Show will be available to stream via Disney+ from Friday, February 19.

Top image: The Muppets, Scott Garfield.

Published on February 07, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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