'The Muppet Show' series will stream on Disney Plus starting next month

Jan 19 2021, 6:37 pm

As the great Kermit the Frog once said, “Time’s fun when you’re having flies.” And time’s about to get even more fun as the entire The Muppet Show will soon be streamable from your own home.

Disney Plus is launching all five seasons of the iconic variety series on February 19. Along with the first three seasons, Muppet fans will enjoy season four and five, neither of which have ever been released on home entertainment.

The series follows Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, the Swedish Chef, and more in an adorable twist on the classic variety show, blending original songs, sketch comedy, and guest stars into a primetime hit for all ages.

“It’s going to be great to welcome back longtime fans, and to give a new generation of fans a chance to see how we got our start, how Miss Piggy became a star and so much more,” said Kermit the Frog. “Today, I’m proud to say: ‘It’s time to play the music, light the lights and meet the Muppets on Disney Plus tonight!’ And as for Statler and Waldorf, the two old guys in the balcony, I can only add: ‘Sorry, guys, but….here we go again.”

The Muppet Show originally premiered in 1976 and had some of Hollywood’s brightest stars stop by throughout its five-season run. Guests included Steve Martin, Elton John, Liza Minnelli, Alice Cooper, Julie Andrews, Bernadette Peters, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, Gene Kelly, Mark Hamill and more.

“I haven’t been this excited since I dropped my tail,” says Kermit the Frog in a tweet, sharing his excitement for the show’s launch onto streaming.

The series will air exclusively on Disney Plus.


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