Muppet show: Bob Hope

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Muppet show performers are in a state of anxiety when it appears that guest Bob Hope will not be able to appear on the show due to previous engagements. Highlights include a calypso number featuring Miss Piggy and an all-pig marimba band; the Swedish Chef fouling up a recipe for pressed duck; the melon-headed Dr. Bunsen Honeydew introducing the latest development in garbage disposal - a trash can that eats; a takeoff on the Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young sixties protest song "For What It's Worth," performed by Muppet woodland animals attempting to hide from hunters in the forest; and Bob Hope as a cowboy with a wisecracking horse, singing "Don't Fence Me In."
Hope, Bob, 1903-2003; Juhl, Jerry; Harris, Peter; Oz, Frank; Nelson, Jerry, 1934-; Hunt, Richard, d. 1992; Goelz, Dave; Wilcox, Caroly; Kaestle, Mari; Lovelady, John; Van Gilder, Amy; Hendrickson, Calista; Fazakas, Faz; Jameson, Larry; Erickson, Bonnie; Sahlin, Donald G; Frith, Michael K; Stills, Stephen For what it's worth; Porter, Cole, 1891-1964 Don't fence me in; Henson, Jim
Incorporated Television Company; Henson Associates; CBS Inc; Jim Henson Television
Television comedies; Puppet television programs; Television programs
American Culture; Performing Arts, Music; Muppets (Fictitious characters); Kermit the Frog (Fictitious character); Fozzie Bear (Fictitious character); Piggy, Miss (Fictitious character)
North America; United States of America
The Jim Henson video collection at the University of Maryland
Special Collections in Performing Arts
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Access restricted to patrons at the University of Maryland.
Physical Description
027 minutes; color

Creation/Production Credits

Muppet performers, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Jim Henson ; puppets and costumes, Caroly Wilcox, Mari Kaestle, Dave Goelz, John Lovelady, Amy Van Gilder, Calista Hendrickson, Faz Fazakas, Larry Jameson, Bonnie Erickson ; special puppets by Don Sahlin ; Muppet creative consultants, Frank Oz, Michael K. Frith.
Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: umd:1031; Catalog Key: alephsys003273235; Catalog Key: HENSON 006; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/354

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