The Muppet Show Season 1 1977
Fozzie Bear was originally intended as being the show's second banana (the main star next to Kermit), but even though we've seen him tell jokes in the opening theme and figure in the backstage plots, this is the first episode where we actually see him in one of his regular comedy spots. Since the "hook" of this particular act is that he needs audience members to call out joke subjects, this sets up interaction between him and Statler and Waldorf in the balcony. This is a lucky and significant development for each character since it serves as the first time we've seen Statler & Waldorf interacting with people onstage (instead of with just each other).
Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 25 nominations.
30min | Animation, Comedy, Family, Music
Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt
Creator: Jim Henson, Jack Burns
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