The Muppets Valentine Show

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The Muppets Valentine Show
GenreTelevision special
Created byJim Henson
Written by
Directed byJim Henson
Starring
Theme music composerKeith Textor (Music arranger and conductor)
Alan Scott (Music coordinator)
Country of originUnited States
Production
Producer(s)Diana Birkenfield
Running time26 minutes
Production company(s)The Jim Henson Company
DistributorDisney–ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original networkABC
Original release
  • January 30, 1974 (1974-01-30)

The Muppets Valentine Show aired on ABC on January 30, 1974. It was one of two pilots produced during the planning stages for The Muppet Show. The other pilot was The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence, which aired in 1975. In this half-hour Valentine's Day special featuring the Muppets and special guest star Mia Farrow, host Wally has writer's block—he can't think of material for the show that represents the true meaning of love. He asks the other Muppets and Mia for assistance, with mixed results.

Sketches[edit]

  • The Muppets perform the opening number, "Love is a Simple Thing."
  • Wally, George the Janitor, Mildred and Brewster discuss love.
  • Kermit the Frog tells the story of his doomed love affair with Miss Mousey, singing "Froggy Went A Courtin'"
  • Mia Farrow enters, and meets the Muppets.
  • Mia and Thog perform a duet, "Real Live Girl".
  • Mia sings "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms" to Rufus.
  • Kermit reports live from the planet Koozebane, where aliens are about to perform the Galley-oh-Hoop-Hoop.
  • Mia discovers that George loves his mop.
  • Mia and the Muppets sing "We Got Love".

Video releases[edit]

The Muppets Valentine Show was released on DVD in 2007, as an extra feature on The Muppet Show: Season Two box set. On the box and on the DVD menus, it is referred to as The Muppets Valentine Special.

The cast of Muppeteers closely matches the lineup of the first season of The Muppet Show, with the exception of Eren Ozker, who joined the Muppets in 1976.

Muppet performers[edit]

Additional Muppets performed by Jane Henson and Nancy McGeorge.

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