Muppet show: Steve Martin

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When Kermit cancels the show to hold auditions for fresh talent, guest Steve Martin retaliates by repeatedly interrupting the proceedings to perform his rehearsed act. Martin ties balloon animals; performs his banjo-picking "Ramblin' Guy" routine; and concludes with an upbeat bluegrass tune, accompanied by a hillbilly Muppet band. Among the acts auditioning for Kermit are a chorus line of dancing rats performing "The Garbage Can Can"; creatures from the planet Koozebane, who make strange but melodic sounds; and Statler and Waldorf, dressed in boater hats and white-buck shoes, who leave their customary spot in the box seats above the stage to perform "The Varsity Drag."
Martin, Steve, 1945-; Juhl, Jerry; Harris, Peter; Oz, Frank; Nelson, Jerry, 1934-; Hunt, Richard, d. 1992; Goelz, Dave; Wilcox, Caroly; Kaestle, Mari; Lovelady, John; Krewson, Rollie; Van Gilder, Amy; Hendrickson, Calista; Fazakas, Faz; Jameson, Larry; Erickson, Bonnie; Sahlin, Donald G; Frith, Michael K; Brown, Lew Varsity Drag; 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, Rollin Krewson, Amy Van Gilder, Calista Hendrickson, Faz Fazakas, Larry Jameson, Bonnie Erickson ; special puppets by Don Sahlin ; Muppet creative consultants, Frank Oz, Michael Frith.
Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: umd:1027; Catalog Key: alephsys003273176; Catalog Key: HENSON 004; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/352

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