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Jason Alexander on Muppet Bandstand

American Bandstand was an television show that aired from 1952 to 1989. Originally a local afternoon show airing in Philadelphia, the show was picked up by ABC in the spring of 1957, with its new host (and producer) Dick Clark. The show would feature popular music of the times, and a musical act lip-syncing to one of their songs. The format changed over the years, from a ninety minute program to sixty, and going from a weekday afternoon program to a Saturday afternoon timeslot. In 1987 the show left ABC for syndication, and it left syndication in 1989 for the USA Network before being cancelled.


  • A parody of American Bandstand hosted by Kermit the Frog was shown in episode 108 of Muppets Tonight. Clifford reveals that in the late 70s, Jason Alexander made his television debut as a number one disco sensation. It was also revealed that Jason lost his blonde hair after dousing himself with water, ala Dirty Dancing, and touching Kermit's microphone during the interview which caused an electric shock. Jason cries that he is just a bald guy with a New York accent and wonders where he would fit in. To which Miss Piggy replies, "A sitcom?"


Many acts on American Bandstand have been associated with the Muppets.

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