35 years ago tonight, CBS (remember when The Muppets were a CBS thing?) presented The Muppets: A Celebration of 35 Years, an hourlong salute to the beloved troupe. It's one of many Muppet TV specials over the years, and it's worth commemorating this week after the great news that The Muppet Show is finally coming to Disney Plus next month.
Here is a contemporary New York Times preview of the special. It's structured as a gala banquet looking back at the history of Jim Henson and his creations. As you can (hopefully) see above, the special is not hard to find online...as long as you don't look for it on Disney.