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The Muppets in 1966.
The Muppets' appearance in 1979.

The Mike Douglas Show was a daily afternoon variety series hosted by Mike Douglas that ran from 1961 to 1982. The Muppets appeared several times on the program, including co-hosting for a full week in 1966.

Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Juhl and Jerry Nelson appeared during the week of July 19, 1966. The Muppets were credited as co-hosts for the week, performing a number of sketches, and featured several interviews with Henson, et. al. These shows are available for viewing at The Paley Center for Media.

The Muppets made return appearances to promote The Muppet Show in 1976, 1977 and 1979.


1966 appearances

July 19, 1966

July 20, 1966

July 21, 1966

July 22, 1966

  • Rowlf and Mike Douglas address Tilly in the audience
  • Kermit and Big V in Inchworm
  • Jerry Lester, Buddy Greco, Mike Douglas and Rowlf sing through a request medley
  • Polly Kramer of the Polly's Pointers column and Rowlf
  • Jerry Lester talks to a Muppet robot
  • Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl chat with Mike Douglas
  • Floating Face performs Organizing the Brain
  • Mike sings "You're Nobody 'Till Somebody Loves You" to Rowlf
  • Rowlf sings "You and I and George" to Donna McKechnie
  • The robot sings "Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better"
  • Beautiful Day Monster, Two Headed Muppet Monster, Yorick and Rowlf over credits

1976 appearance

October 14, 1976

1977 appearance

October 31, 1977

  • Dr Teeth sings 'Its Not Easy Being Green'
  • Kermit and Mike Douglas sing "Sing"
  • A clip of The Swedish Chef preparing lobsters is shown. Before the clip is shown, Jim Henson mentions to watch the lobsters shooting at The Swedish Chef.

1979 appearance

September 11, 1979

  • Jim Henson and Frank Oz appeared along with Barbara Mandrell and the Boomtown Rats.

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