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The Flip Wilson Show title cards for Episode #5

One of the many variety shows of the 1970s, The Flip Wilson Show was hosted by comedian Flip Wilson and ran for 94 episodes in four years.

The Muppets appeared on four episodes:

  • Episode #1: Big Bird appeared as a guest on the first episode, on September 17, 1970. He sang "ABC-DEF-GHI" with Flip.
  • Episode #5: Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, and Loretta Long all appeared on another episode in 1970. According to Caroll Spinney's book The Wisdom of Big Bird, this was the very first time a green Oscar puppet appeared on TV. In this book, Spinney also describes a rare event connected to this appearance: Big Bird's unexpected on-screen fall during his entry.
  • Episode #53: Kermit pretended to be an enchanted Flip Wilson in order to be kissed. In the same episode, Flip gave two Whatnots (performed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz) their faces and sang "Consider Yourself" with them.


External links

  • TV Land's actor, character & episode guide to the show
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