Muppet show: Harry Belafonte

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Guest star Harry Belafonte is joined by the Muppets to perform "The Banana Boat Song". In the ongoing saga of "Pigs in Space," Doctor Strangepork demonstrates a new kind of ray gun, with disastrous results for the Swinetrek crew. Other highlights include: Belafonte in a drum duel with Animal; a Muppet sports event called "Blindfold Sprint"; and Fozzie Bear attempting to write a script for the show. At the conclusion, Belafonte explains how he writes songs and performs "Turn the World Around," an original composition based on a story from New Guinea.
Belafonte, Harry, 1927-; Henson, Jim; Juhl, Jerry; Casson, Philip; Oz, Frank; Nelson, Jerry, 1934-; Hunt, Richard, d. 1992; Goelz, Dave; Gold, Louise, 1956-; Payne, Bob, 1957-; Van Gilder, Amy; Wilcox, Caroly; Hendrickson, Calista; Kaestle, Mari; Rosenthal, Jan; Midener, Wendy; Sahlin, Donald G
Incorporated Television Company; Henson Associates; CBS Inc; Jim Henson Television
Television comedies; Television programs; Puppet television programs
American Culture; Performing Arts, Music; Piggy, Miss (Fictitious character); Muppets (Fictitious characters); Kermit the Frog (Fictitious character); Fozzie Bear (Fictitious character)
North America; United States of America
The Jim Henson video collection at the University of Maryland
Special Collections in Performing Arts
Terms of Use
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, Louise Gold, Bob Payne, Jim Henson ; Muppet designers, Don Sahlin, Amy Van Gilder, Caroly Wilcox, Calista Hendrickson, Mari Kaestle, Dave Goelz, Jan Rosenthal, Wendy Midener ; creative consultant, Frank Oz.
Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: umd:1035; Catalog Key: alephsys003283338; Catalog Key: HENSON 008; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/356

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