Original Muppet Show is coming to Disney+
All five seasons of Kermit and company's variety show, which ran from 1976-1981 in the U.S., are headed to the streamer next month.
Someone better get Statler and Waldorf an antacid, because all five seasons of The Muppet Show are coming to streaming for the first time ever. Disney+ announced today that 120 episodes of Kermit and company's original variety show will premiere on Friday, Feb. 19.
Featuring sketches, musical numbers, and a theme song that you will definitely have stuck in your head for the rest of the day, The Muppet Show ran from 1976-1981 in the U.S. The series featured a raft of A-list celebrity guest stars, from Julie Andrews to Elton John to Mark Hamill. When the show arrives on Disney+ next month, it will be the first time that seasons 4 and 5 have been available to fans commercially.
Disney, which acquired the Muppets empire in 2004, currently hosts several Muppet shows and movies on its streaming platform, including the original Muppet Movie and the gang's most recent variety show, Muppets Now. Though Disney+ also carries the gang's short-lived ABC workplace sitcom The Muppets, there is still no justice for their 1990s variety show Muppets Tonight, which featured the funniest sketch about a punk rock potato that was ever committed to film.
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