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The Sound of Music is a Broadway musical written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II that was based on the biography of Maria von Trapp, which had previously inspired a German film in 1956. The musical opened in 1959 and ran continuously until 1963, with Mary Martin in the lead. The Academy Award-winning film version was released in 1965, starring Julie Andrews and featuring a puppetry sequence by Bil Baird.


  • When Julie Andrews appeared on The Muppet Show in episode 217, Rowlf makes reference to one of her most famous roles as Maria in the 1965 film. In a sketch with Andrews which evokes similar imagery to that of the film, he mentions that he's "seen the movie twice." The Muppets sing "The Lonely Goatherd" with Julie in the same episode.
  • In episode 319, following one sketch Statler comments that the hills are alive, leading Waldorf and Statler's Grandson to sing a verse from "The Sound of Music".
  • On episode 515 of The Muppet Show, Carol Burnett references the episode in which her friend Julie Andrews appeared and mockingly sings, "The hills are alive, with the sound of music!"
  • On Sesame Street, the "Monsterpiece Theater" version of The Sound of Music involved Grover, dressed in a German outfit on a hill, listening for the sound of music. Once he finally hears it, the hill literally becomes alive.
  • In the "Monster Telethon" episode of The Jim Henson Hour, Gonzo tries to convince Kermit to endorse his new act, which he claims is the definitive roller-poultry version of The Sound of Music and includes an organ version of the music from the film.
  • The Muppet Parodies 1998 Calendar featured a spoof on the original film's poster, named The Sow of Music, again featuring Miss Piggy in the title role.
  • In the Elmo's World installment "Families," Dorothy imagines an Elmo Goatherd Family. The scene alludes to The Sound of Music through costuming, concept, and especially Father Elmo, whose first line is "The hills are alive with the sounds of music!" (with a swaying hill in the background).
  • In a Sesame Street sketch where Mr. Johnson makes the mistake of hailing Grover's taxi, Grover remarks that the library has music to listen to, such as The Sound of Music soundtrack and he begins singing part of the titular song. He later mentions the movie theater, where one can watch The Sound of Music.


  • Jon Voight was a replacement for Rolf during the original Broadway run.
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