The Muppet Show

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"It's the Muppet Show with our Very Special Guest Star, ...
It's time to play the music
It's time to light the lights
It's time to meet the Muppets on The Muppet Show tonight.
It's time to put on makeup
It's time to dress up right
It's time to raise the curtain on The Muppet Show tonight.
Why do we always come here?
I guess we'll never know
It's like a kind of torture
To have to watch the show
And now let's get things started
Why don't you get things started
It's time to get things started
On the most sensational inspirational celebrational Muppetational
This is what we call the Muppet Show!
(Gonzo blows his trumpet)"

Name: The Muppet Show
Creator: Jim Henson
Date(s): 1976-1981
Medium: TV
Country of Origin: USA
External Links: IMDB Themuppetshow.jpg
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Show Synopsis

Kermit The Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show.


Sometimes the subject of crackfic, it appears on the list of requested fandoms for Yuletide. Muppet fanfic and fanart is also posted on the Muppet Central Forum message boards, on and deviantArt.


Sometimes the fanfic written is crossovers with other shows, for example Lovers and Dreamers by Alexia Eve (with Smallville), What Kind of Day Has It Been? by Victoria P (with Supernatural), or Take Atlantis by Siegeofangels (with Stargate Atlantis).

While with fanfic it is usually other characters are meeting the muppets in a traditional crossover, whereas with visual fanart fusions are more popular, in which either the other fandom's characters are cast as muppets, e.g. Muppet: Atlantis by Astrid (with SGA) or existing muppets cast as other fandom characters, e.g. Brokeback Muppet by Jay P. Fosgitt (with Brokeback Mountain as part of the Brokeback parody wave) or 300 Animal by Kennon9 (with 300).