# Similar TV Shows Like The Muppet Show (1976)
Released: 29 January 1976 (USA)
Runtime: 30 Min
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Writers: Jim Henson
Actors: Jim Henson , Frank Oz , Richard Hunt
Country: USA, UK
Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show.
Kermit the Frog is the manager of a cabaret-style theatre house, which invariably has more drama behind the stage than on it. He has to contend with wannabe-comedian bears, the smothering advances of Miss Piggy, crabby regular theatre patrons, homicidal chefs, livestock, not to mention making the weekly guest star feel welcome.
Kermit the Frog tries to run a Variety show in the Muppet Theater. Working against him are ‘Statler’ and ‘Waldorf’, the two hecklers who always were in the same balcony and Scooter’s uncle who owned the theater. Miss Piggy, who was boosted to super-stardom from this show, wanted to be a star and would do anything to get that, including karate-chopping anyone who got in her way. Some of the often used skits included Muppet News Flash, Pigs in Space, Veterinarians’ Hospital and At the Dance.