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Muppet Monday: Aren’t You Having a Great Time?

Even after watching episode after episode of The Muppet Show, it took me awhile to realize that the show is made up entirely of Muppets. Not just Kermit, Piggy, and all those familar faces. But big Muppets, scary Muppets, Muppets with balloon heads, mops as Muppets and more.

But where are the people?

Well, the “people” are the guest stars.

So I thought it was really comical when, 10 episodes into the first season, TV actor Harvey Korman was the first one to realize that he was in the minority and… (gasp!) not a Muppet.

During Kermit’s routine interview with the guest star (that, as you can imagine, never goes as planned), Harvey is forced to tell Kermit the truth about his experience on the show. He just can’t lie.

…as always, the Muppets just want to make their “token human” feel right at home. They do some quick work!

If you’re curious to see if Harvey liked his makeover, here’s the follow up sketch (start at :59).

As for me, I’m open to becoming a Muppet of any kind, as long as I get to dance with Rowlf.

How about you?

Fun fact: Mostly known for his work on The Carol Burnett Show, Harvey was the voice of the Dictabird in 1994’s The Flintstones! (I just watched that movie recently, and was strangely enchanted by the whole thing… which is why this is interesting to me.)

About Estelle Hallick

Estelle is a Disney enthusiast with a soft spot for Muppets, theatre, and small details. She thinks Animal Kingdom is a full day park, the BoardWalk feels like home, and nothing is better than watching Illuminations. When she's not writing about Disney, she enjoys hanging out with her cat and her husband, having adventures in Queens, New York. She can also be found geeking out over books at Rather Be Reading Blog.

MelissaSeptember 24, 2012 - 11:52 am

Muppet Monday makes Monday mornings 110% happier. Thanks! :)

Rich TSeptember 24, 2012 - 11:52 am

I love Muppet Mondays! Harvey Korman was awesome, and this is a great episode. Good grief, the comedian’s a bear!

If I could be a Muppet, I’d want to be Thog or Traveling Matt. :)

stitch.loves.liloSeptember 26, 2012 - 9:37 pm

Thanks for sharing this! I love Harvey Korman. He was such a funny guy. And the Muppets are amazing, of course.

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