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The Muppet Show (reboot)

The Muppet Show (reboot) is an American television comedy series and a reboot of the same name. The series is a direct continuation of mid- finale season The Muppets episode "Because... Love". Walter and '80s Robot join the Muppts after the events of The Muppets (film). Constantine is the main antagonist who attempts to shut the theater down for his own personal gain by sabotaging the show.


Openings

Each episode of The Muppet Show opened on a shot of the title card, which in the first season was less ornate than the one that would replace it the following year. As the camera zoomed in, a spotlight immediately lit up the O, the center of which swung back to reveal Kermit, who introduced the "very special guest star" from this position before retreating behind the sign. The title card then lifted up to reveal the curtain was then raised, revealing a series of arches that would become strongly associated with the show. The shots of Rowlf playing a bit of music on the piano, then Zoot, who blew a note on his saxophone. Next, a group of full-bodied monsters (including Sweetums, Doglion, Thog, and two Mutations) - Timmy Monster is not present, walked on-stage, followed by a group of females and then males each group singing its own verse. The characters for the women's line are from right to left, Yolanda Rat, Chicken, Whatnot, Camilla, Janice, Whatnot, Mildred Huxtetter, and Annie Sue. The men characters include Dr. Julius Strangepork, the Swedish Chef, Sam, Pops, Beauregard, Blue Frackle, Rowlf, Link Hogthrob, Green Frackle, and Walter. The male's verse was slightly shorter than in the previous season. Then parted to reveal Fozzie Bear, who attempted a different joke each week, even though he was often cut off. As the curtains closed on Fozzie, Kermit appeared in front of them to introduce the guest star who, to much applause, was usually shown among an assortment of Muppets he or she would appear with later in the episode. With a very small audience in attendance, the "why don't you get things started?" line is sung by Hobo Joe (with the actual vocals provided by Joanna Newsom). Instead of finishing the song on the risers, Kermit was shown seated in the arches with the rest of the cast. Gonzo is inside the circle, and plays a note on his bugle, with a different (often disastrous) outcome each week.


The arch positions for the group, including both regulars, supporting players, and background characters, a few of the arches are empty, were as follows: Row #1:

Chicken, Afghan Hound, J. G., Penguin, Mahna Mahna, The Early Bird, Whatnot

Row #2:

The Snowths, Annie Sue, Mildred Huxtetter, Whatnot, Janice, Camilla the Chicken, Whatnot, Chicken, Yolanda Rat

Row #3:

Marvin Suggs, The Newsman, Dr. Teeth, Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog (seated), Fozzie Bear, Scooter, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Zoot

Row #4:

Behemoth, Floyd Pepper, Dr. Julius Strangepork, The Swedish Chef, Sam the Eagle, Pops, Beauregard, Blue Frackle, Rowlf the Dog, Link Hogthrob, Green Frackle, Walter, Robin the Frog

Row #5:

Pepe the King Prawn, Rizzo the Rat, Uncle Deadly, Droop, Lew Zealand, Beautiful Day Monster, Big Mean Carl, Lips, Bobo the Bear, Crazy Harry, Animal, Wanda, Wayne


Cast

Zach Galifianakis as Hobo Joe


Muppet Performers

Steve Whitmire as Kermit the Frog, Rizzo the Rat, Beaker, The Newsman, Old Tom

Eric Jacobson as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam the Eagle, Marvin Suggs

Dave Goelz as Gonzo, Zoot, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beauregard, Waldorf, Randy Pig, Chip

Bill Barretta as Dr. Teeth, Pepe the King Prawn, The Swedish Chef, Rowlf the Dog, Bobo the Bear, Johnny Fiama, Big Mean Carl, Mahna Mahna, Andy Pig, Behemoth, Beautiful Day Monster, Angel Marie, Bubba the Rat, Howard Tubman, Carlo Flamingo, Leprechaun

David Rudman as Scooter, Janice, Wayne, Bobby Benson, Happy Yellow Creature, Ozzie

Matt Vogel as Camilla the Chicken Floyd Pepper, Lew Zealand, Crazy Harry, Sweetums, Pops, Ma Bear, Uncle Deadly, Dr. Julius Strangepork, Snowth, The Announcer, '80s Robot, James Bobin Muppet, Constantine

Peter Linz as Foo-Foo, Lips, Robin the Frog, Statler, Link Hogthrob, Mutation, Droop, Snowth, Angel Marie, Walter, Manolo Flamingo, Gloria Estefan, Joe the Legal Weasel, Ghost

Bruce Lanoil as Mo Frackle, Dead Tom

Tyler Bunch as Thog, J. G.

Nathan Danforth as Mutation

Alice Dinnean as Afghan Hound, Dog (Bunny Picnic), Miss Cartier

Nigel Plaskitt as Flying Zucchini Brothers

Mak Wilson as Flying Zucchini Brothers, Leprechaun

Julianne Buescher as Yolanda Rat, Wanda, Bunny, Smiling Jim Sepulveda and His Tapdancing Toupées, Beverly Plume, La Cabra

Brian Henson as Sal Minella, Dr. Phil van Neuter


Additional Muppet Performers

Dave Barclay, Tim Blaney, Kevin Carlson, Ryan Dillon, Alice Dinnean, John Kennedy, Tim Lagasse, Noel MacNeal, Drew Massey, James Murray, Paul McGinnis, Michael Oosterom, Carmen Osbahr, Karen Prell, Mike Quinn, Michelan Sisti, Allan Trautman


Muppet Characters

'80s Robot, Afghan Hound, Alphonso D'Abruzzo, Andy and Randy Pig, Angel Marie, Animal, Annie Sue, Armadillo, The Babies, Black Dog, The Barbershop Cactus Quartet, Beaker, Beauregard, Beautiful Day Monster, Behemoth, Bertha (monster), Big Mean Carl, Blind Pew, Blustering Bellowpane Monster, Bobby Benson, Bobo the Bear, Brie, Bubba the Rat, Bull, Bunny, Calico, Camilla the Chicken, Captain Pighead, Carter, Chickens, Chip, Cockatoo, Constantine, Cow, Crazy Harry, Croaker, Crocodile, Cue Card Monster, Cynthia Rose, Dead Tom, Debbie, Denise, Dogs, Doglion, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Dr. Julius Strangepork, Dr. Teeth, Droop, The Early Bird, Esther, Flaubert, Floyd Pepper, Foo-Foo, Fozzie Bear, Frackles, Frogs, The Flying Zucchini Brothers, Geri and the Atrics drummer, Ghosts, Gil, Gloria Estefan (penguin), a Goat, Goldfish, Gonzo, Happy Yellow Creature, Hobos, Howard Tubman, Iguana, J. G., James Bobin Muppet, Janice, Joe the Legal Weasel, Kangaroo, Kermit the Frog, Leprechauns, Lew Zealand, Link Hogthrob, Lips, Luncheon Counter Monster, Lyle (dog), Ma Bear, Mahna Mahna, Manolo and Carlo Flamingo, Marvin Suggs, Maxine, Mean Mama, Mildred Huxtetter, Miss Piggy, Mo Frackle, a mole, The Muppaphones, Muppets Tonight Band drummer, Muppets Tonight Writers, The Mutations, The Newsman, Nigel (Muppets Tonight), Nigel (Muppet Show), Norman (ram), Old Tom, One-Eyed Jack, Ozzie, Penguins, Pepe the King Prawn, Phoenicia the Hippopotamus, Pigeon, Pigs, Pokey, Pops, Quongo, Rabbits, Randall Einhorn Muppet, Rats, Rizzo the Rat, Robin the Frog, Rowlf the Dog, Roy, Sam the Eagle, Scooter, Shark, Sheep, Skulls, Singing Food, Snowths, Snail, Snake, Spamela Hamderson, Spotted Dick, Statler and Waldorf, The Swedish Chef, Sweetums, Thog, Trumpet Girl, Turkey, Uncle Deadly, Unicorn, Walleye Pike, Walter, Wayne and Wanda, Whatnots, Yolanda Rat, Zippity Zap, Zoot


Trivia

◾ The tv series will be directed by Steve Whitmire.

◾ The program was a collection of onstage performances and reused footage from the Muppet Show clips.

◾ Some of reused footage from the Muppet Show clips are swap character.

◾ Some of the puppets repurposed from other shows.

◾ The season introduces a new sketch "Muppstream."

◾ Kermit and Miss Piggy both host of the series.

◾ '80s Robot join with Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker in Muppet Labs.

◾ Hobo Joe and the Hobos in the audience for The Muppet Theatre.

◾ Alice Dinnean be performed Afghan Hound.

◾ Peter Linz and Nathan Danforth be performed the Mutations.

◾ Tyler Bunch be performed Thog.

◾ Frackles debuted: Blue Frackle, Green Frackle, Pink Frackle and Purple Frackle.

◾ Singing Food debuted: a tomato, a cauliflower, an asparagus, a watermelon, an ear of corn and a head of lettuce.

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