The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence

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The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence
Genre Television special
Created by Jim Henson
Written by Jim Henson
John Stone
Marshall Brickman
Norman Stiles
Directed by Dave Wilson
Starring Jim Henson
Frank Oz
Jerry Nelson
Richard Hunt
Dave Goelz
Fran Brill
John Lovelady
Rollin Krewson
Caroly Wilcox
Jane Henson
Theme music composer Joe Raposo
Country of origin United States
Producer(s) Jim Henson
Editor(s) Alfred Muller
Running time 25 min.
Original network ABC
Original release March 19, 1975

The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence aired on ABC on March 19, 1975. It was one of two pilots produced for The Muppet Show. The other pilot, The Muppets Valentine Show, aired in 1974. In this half-hour variety special, the Muppets parody the proliferation of sex and violence on television. Nigel, Sam the Eagle, and hippie bassist Floyd Pepper prepare for a Pageant based on the Seven Deadly Sins, with Muppets representing the Sins -- Envy, Anger, Gluttony, Vanity, Lust, Avarice, and Sloth.


  • Mount Rushmore: The stone presidents trade jokes.
  • At the Dance
  • The Wrestling Match: The San Francisco Earthquake displays his winning tactics.
  • Statler and Waldorf sit in their den.
  • The Swedish Chef demonstrates how to make a submarine sandwich.
  • For The Birds: Male birds try to attract females in a jazzy skit.
  • The Electric Mayhem sing "Love Ya to Death".
  • Theater of Things: The pencils get a new ruler.
  • Aggression: Featuring two Heaps, tarantula-like monsters talking in gibberish.
  • Films in Focus: A review pans the film Return to Beneath the Planet of the Pigs.
  • The Seven Deadly Sins Pageant

Muppet performers[edit]

Additional Muppet performers: Rollie Krewson, Caroly Wilcox, and Jane Henson


Video releases[edit]

The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence was released on DVD in 2005, as an extra feature on the Muppet Show: Season One box set. On the box and on the DVD menus, it is referred to as The Muppet Show Pilot.


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