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The Muppet Show Season 5 Episode 1 - Gene Kelly

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The Muppet Show Season 5 Episode 1 - Gene Kelly
US/New York Premiere: Saturday February 28, 1981
Disney+ Premiere: Friday February 19, 2021

It just might be the end of the world - especially when guest star Gene Kelly announces that he won't be performing in the show, and plans to sit and enjoy it instead. But when he offers to teach Kermit how to dance, a little hoodwinking on the frog's part gets them both onstage, where they wind up doing a pas de deux with the old soft-shoe!

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This episode is available on the "Best of the Mupet Show" DVD collection Volume 1 originally released in 2001.

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I remember seeing this on its original broadcast in the UK, and when I watch it now I have to wonder - was all that stuff about Gene Kelly refusing to do Singin' In The Rain actually drawn from real life? Did he make it a condition of appearing that he wouldn't do SITR, at least not in full? Or was it just a spin thought up by the writers?
 

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I remember seeing this on its original broadcast in the UK, and when I watch it now I have to wonder - was all that stuff about Gene Kelly refusing to do Singin' In The Rain actually drawn from real life? Did he make it a condition of appearing that he wouldn't do SITR, at least not in full? Or was it just a spin thought up by the writers?
According to the intro by Brian Henson, Kelly genuinely did not want to do Singin' in the Rain.
 
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