Worst Muppet Show Episodes

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Bumping this thread to say that I actually really like the Gilda Radner episode now. Wouldn't put it anywhere near a "Worst" list, it is actually one of my favorites from season 3. My opinion on the George Burns episode remains the same though, very boring episode.
 

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For those who would happily dump one episode for a different guest, would you replace the whole episode, or just the guest star parts?
 

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For those who would happily dump one episode for a different guest, would you replace the whole episode, or just the guest star parts?
It really depends. For instance, I recently watched the Liberace episode from season 3 and the first 12 minutes was top-tier Muppet Show content. And then the episode literally stopped in its tracks and became a Liberace concert for the next 13 minutes. I wouldn't necessary want to dump the guest star, I would just want his parts cut down and replaced with a few more muppet skits and backstage scenes.
 

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Season 1-Florence Henderson
Season 2-Cleo Laine
Season 3-Leo Sayer
Season 4-Arlo Guthrie
Season 5-Melissa Manchester
I loved the Melissa Manchester episode! Muppet Show craziness at its’ best!
Kermit: What a show’s this been! Skiers on crutches and chickens on springs!
Gonzo: These are a few of my favorite things! Wait for me, girls!
 
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For me, the worst episode of the series was Jim Nabors. I just liked the opening and the U.K. Spot, other than those, it was just boring!
 

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For me, the worst episode of the series was Jim Nabors. I just liked the opening and the U.K. Spot, other than those, it was just boring!
Interesting. I found that to be one of the better ones of Season 1.

I'd say the George Burns episode is very tedious but even that has a few good moments. Hard to classify the Liberace one since it starts out great and then becomes so tiring to watch. I'd put that in a "Worst" category solely because of the last-half.
 

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I loved the Melissa Manchester episode! Muppet Show craziness at its’ best!
Kermit: What a show’s this been! Skiers on crutches and chickens on springs!
Gonzo: These are a few of my favorite things! Wait for me, girls!
Kermit: I feel over control of this show slipping! Skiers on crutches and chickens on springs!
Gonzo: These are a few of my favorite things! HaHaHa! Wait for me, girls! HaHaHa!
 

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I haven't seen the first three seasons in a while, but all of the episodes, I'd say my least favorite is probably the Star Wars one. I absolutely love Star Wars, but I feel it really doesn't go well with the Muppets (even if some of the films had some very Muppet-like creatures - and of course Frank Oz - in them) and it just felt weird. The whole plot of Luke Skywalker landing in the Muppet theater was really strange to me :rolleyes:, and overall I think I would have preferred seeing Mark Hamill just playing himself like every other guest star. Also C-3PO's voice sounded strange to me, a bit too normal and not "robotic" enough. The Pigs in Space sketch with Miss Piggy as Princess Leia was fine though.
 

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Kermit: I feel over control of this show slipping! Skiers on crutches and chickens on springs!
Gonzo: These are a few of my favorite things! HaHaHa! Wait for me, girls! HaHaHa!
Best joke of the entire series! I laughed myself silly when I saw it (first-run--I'm old!).
(Sorry for dredging up an old thread. I couldn't remember the host of the episode and found it by Googling the joke)
 

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The Steve Martin one was incredibly weird. The lack of a "live audience" combined with the different format of characters auditioning just didn't work for me.

The part at the end where Steve with the jug band was really cool, though.
 
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