Monday, November 21, 2016

The Muppet Show...Book

I mentioned The Muppet Show Book on the Muppet Show episode of the podcast and thought I'd share a few scans. The book contains illustrated versions of many sketches from the first two seasons of The Muppet Show (alas, none from "Steve Martin). Abrams published The Muppet Show Book in 1978, and Romanian artist Tudor Banus* created the amazing illustrations and layout. The front matter lists the following show credits:

  • Producers: Jack Burns and Jim Henson
  • Directors: Peter Harris and Philip Casson
  • Writers: Jack Burns, Jerry Juhl, Marc London, Joseph A. Bailey, Jim Henson, and Don Hinkley
  • Creative Consultant: Frank Oz
  • Scenic Designers: David Chandler, Brian Holgate, Malcolm Stone
  • Executive Producer for Henson Associates: David Lazer
*I tried to learn more about Banus, but I only found things in French. Guess who doesn't know French.

Now..."It's time to play the music"...

Look closely in the circled area for Lil' Mike's signature.
This is what we call The Muppet Shooowww
"Muppets." -D. Brent
"I want nothing to do with this so-called
Battle of the Network Shows."├źnuts.
Rowlf puntificates.
Uncle Deadly creeped me out as a kid.
End credits.
And a final word...

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