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Muppet show: Steve Martin


Running length: 27  minutes


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When Kermit cancels the show to hold auditions for fresh talent, guest Steve Martin retaliates by repeatedly interrupting the proceedings to perform his rehearsed act. Martin ties balloon animals; performs his banjo-picking "Ramblin' Guy" routine; and concludes with an upbeat bluegrass tune, accompanied by a hillbilly Muppet band. Among the acts auditioning for Kermit are a chorus line of dancing rats performing "The Garbage Can Can"; creatures from the planet Koozebane, who make strange but melodic sounds; and Statler and Waldorf, dressed in boater hats and white-buck shoes, who leave their customary spot in the box seats above the stage to perform "The Varsity Drag."


Muppet performers, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Jim Henson ; puppets and costumes, Caroly Wilcox, Mari Kaestle, Dave Goelz, John Lovelady, Rollin Krewson, Amy Van Gilder, Calista Hendrickson, Faz Fazakas, Larry Jameson, Bonnie Erickson ; special puppets by Don Sahlin ; Muppet creative consultants, Frank Oz, Michael Frith.

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