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The Muppet Show

ITV sitcom / variety / sketch show with the Muppets. 120 episodes (5 series), 1976 - 1981.

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Spike Milligan has been purged but Muppets aren't woke

Forty-five years after it first aired on television, all five series of The Muppet Show are now available on Disney+. The series - which is known for its madcap comedy skits and celebrity guest stars - has lost none of its magic, like a healthy wallop of felt-based nostalgia. All the gang are together: Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Swedish Chef, Gonzo. (And it's the gang at their very best, when they were controlled by the genius of Jim Henson - before Disney got its mousey, corporate claws into them.)

But noticeable by their absence are some of the Muppets' celebrity guests, including Chris Langham - an understandable omission from the family-focused streaming platform - and Spike Milligan, both of whose episodes are missing from the Disney+ collection.

Tom Fordy, The Telegraph, 19th February 2021

The Muppets on TV: a brief history

With Muppets Now headed to Disney+ next year, we celebrate Kermit and company's small-screen history...

Mark Harrison, Den Of Geek, 4th September 2019