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Muppet show: Sex and violence


Running length: 26  minutes


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The original pilot for the television series, in this program the Muppets parody the proliferation of sex and violence on television. Nigel, Sam the Eagle, and Floyd, the hippie guitarist, prepare for the Seven Deadly Sins Pageant. Highlights include: the faces of Mt. Rushmore trading jokes; a review of the film "Return to Beneath the Planet of the Pigs"; a visit with Waldorf and Statler; the incomprehensible Swedish Chef demonstrates how to make a submarine sandwich; and a musical performance by the Muppet band, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem.


Muppet puppeteers, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Fran Brill, John Lovelady, Rollin Krewson, Caroly Wilcox, Jane Henson ; puppets by Bonnie Lewis, Caroly Wilcox, Dave Goelz, John Lovelady, Rollin Krewson, Janet Lerman, Mari Kaestle ; special fabricatur, Don Sahlin ; music and lyrics, Joe Raposo.

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