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Muppet Show, The [07/02/1980]

Synopsis
Children’s puppet/live-action television series. The guest star is Christopher Reeve who is to play Hamlet with Fozzie, Link and Yorick the Skull when Gonzo sprains his nose and has to pull out. The sketch ends with a rendition of ‘Brush Up Your Shakespeare’.
Series
Muppet Show, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
15 Feb 1980 at 19:00 (Channel: ITV)
Duration
30 mins
Availability
No distributor found (3/2007).

Credits

Writer
David Odell; Jerry Juhl; Jim Henson
Production Design
Leigh Malone
Cast
Christopher Reeve 
Frank OzFozzie Bear
Jerry NelsonYorick the Skull
Jim HensonKermit the Frog/Link Hogthrob
Peter Harris 

Additional Details

Production type
Sitcoms/Variety
Plays
Hamlet
Keywords
children’s television; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Puppets

Notes

History
Season 4. Episode 18. Episode 418 overall. The episode was first shown in the US 7 February 1980.

Production Company

Name

ATV

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