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Muppet show: Harry Belafonte


Running length: 27  minutes


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Guest star Harry Belafonte is joined by the Muppets to perform "The Banana Boat Song". In the ongoing saga of "Pigs in Space," Doctor Strangepork demonstrates a new kind of ray gun, with disastrous results for the Swinetrek crew. Other highlights include: Belafonte in a drum duel with Animal; a Muppet sports event called "Blindfold Sprint"; and Fozzie Bear attempting to write a script for the show. At the conclusion, Belafonte explains how he writes songs and performs "Turn the World Around," an original composition based on a story from New Guinea.


Muppet performers, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Louise Gold, Bob Payne, Jim Henson ; Muppet designers, Don Sahlin, Amy Van Gilder, Caroly Wilcox, Calista Hendrickson, Mari Kaestle, Dave Goelz, Jan Rosenthal, Wendy Midener ; creative consultant, Frank Oz.

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