Muppets Tonight

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Muppets Tonight
Premiere March 8, 1996
Finale February 8, 1998
Creator Brian Henson
Network ABC (season 1)
Disney Channel (season 2)
Style 30-minute variety/sketch comedy
Company Jim Henson Company
Seasons 2
Episodes 22
Origin USA

Muppets Tonight is a variety/sketch comedy show that began airing on ABC in 1996. It followed Kermit the Frog and his friends as they attempted to put on a modern version of The Muppet Show for television (as opposed to the original, which took place in a theater). Notable in this version is that Kermit was the backstage producer, while the host was Clifford, a character introduced in The Jim Henson Hour and performed by Kevin Clash.

Although 13 episodes were produced for ABC, they cancelled the show after only 10 episodes. It was picked up by Disney Channel for a second season, which ran the 3 unaired season one episodes and 9 more for a series total of 22 episodes.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Kevin Clash Clifford 1 2
Bill Barretta Bobo the Bear 1 2
Pepe the Prawn 1 2
Johnny Fiama 1 2
Zippity-Zap 1 2
Frank Oz Miss Piggy 1 2
Fozzie Bear 1 2
Sam the Eagle 1 2
Animal 1 2
Steve Whitmire Kermit the Frog 1 2
Rizzo the Rat 1 2
Beaker 1 2
Andy Pig 2
Dave Goelz Gonzo 1 2
Dr. Bunsen Honeydew 1 2
Waldorf 1 2
Jerry Nelson Lew Zealand 1 2
Statler 1 2
Announcer 1 2

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
ABC
Season One March 8, 1996 July 14, 1996 10
Disney Channel
Season Two September 13, 1997 February 8, 1998 12

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