The Muppet Show heading to Disney+ can be summarized in one word: YAY!
The classic variety show’s five-season run will be available exclusively on Disney+ beginning Friday, February 19. Disney+ notes in the announcement, “In addition to the first three seasons, fans will be able to enjoy seasons 4 and 5, which have never previously been released on home entertainment.”
In a statement on the news, Kermit the Frog said, “It’s going to be great to welcome back longtime fans, and to give a new generation of fans a chance to see how we got our start, how Miss Piggy became a star and so much more. Today, I’m proud to say: ‘It’s time to play the music, light the lights and meet the Muppets on Disney Plus tonight!’ And as for Statler and Waldorf, the two old guys in the balcony, I can only add: ‘Sorry, guys, but….here we go again.”
The Muppet Show ran from 1976-1981 for a total of 120 episodes and attracted a wide variety of guest stars including Steve Martin, Elton John, Liza Minnelli, Alice Cooper, Julie Andrews, Bernadette Peters, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, Gene Kelly, and Mark Hamill.