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Dick Van Dyke interviews Jim Henson

The Muppets Go Hollywood aired on CBS on May 16, 1979.

In this one-hour special, Kermit the Frog throws a glamorous party at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub to celebrate the premiere of the Muppets' first feature film, The Muppet Movie. Hosts Dick van Dyke and Rita Moreno interview the wide array of celebrities and Muppets who attend the event. Gary Owens serves as off-camera announcer, and appears on-screen to introduce Miss Piggy.

Highlights include the following:

Celebrity cameos include: Steve Allen, Loni Anderson, Burt Bacharach, Anne Bancroft, Candice Bergen, Mel Brooks, LeVar Burton, Gary Busey, Red Buttons, Ruth Buzzi, James Coburn, Dom DeLuise, Phyllis Diller, Charles Durning, Peter Falk, John Forsythe, Don Knotts, Cheryl Ladd, Liberace, Robert Mandan, Jayne Meadows, Ethel Merman, Donny Most, Richard Mulligan, Donna Pescow, Vincent Price, Carl Reiner, Christopher Reeve, Gary Sandy, Robert Stack, Jean Stapleton, Maureen Stapleton, Charlene Tilton, Raquel Welch


  • Steve Whitmire makes a cameo appearance. He can be seen sitting in the foreground during the scene between Sam the Eagle and Dick van Dyke.
  • Jim Henson also makes an appearance.
  • The Muppets Go Hollywood, translated into the local language, was also used as the title for the dubs of The Muppet Movie in Mexico and Italy.


Video releases


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