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Muppets Tonight was a live-action/puppet television series created by Jim Henson Productions and featuring the Muppets. Much like the "MuppeTelevision" segment of The Jim Henson Hour, Muppets Tonight was a continuation of The Muppet Show, set in a television studio, rather than a theatre. In film and video, live action refers to works that are acted out by flesh-and-blood actors, as opposed to animation. ... Wayang shadow-puppet created in Bali, in the early 20th century. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Jim Henson Productions, Ltd. ... John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together The Muppets are a group of puppets and costume characters created by Jim Henson and the company he created. ... The Jim Henson Hour was a television show that aired on NBC in 1989. ... The Muppet Show was a television program featuring a cast of Muppets (diverse hand-operated puppets, typically with oversized eyes and large moving mouths) produced by Jim Henson and his team from 1976 to 1981. ...


The premise of Muppets Tonight was that Clifford (a Muppet who first appeared on The Jim Henson Hour and was voiced by Kevin Clash) was the host of a variety/talk show on KMUP. The show stuck closely to the Muppet Show format of various skits (mostly featuring the show's human guest star) interspersed with some sort of crisis occurring backstage. Clifford is a Muppet character performed by Kevin Clash. ... Kevin Clash and Elmo Kevin Clash (born September 17, 1960) is an accomplished puppeteer whose characters include Elmo, Clifford, and Hoots the Owl. ...


Among the regular sketches were parodies of Baywatch (as Bay of PigsWatch); the various Star Trek sequels (as Deep Dish Nine: The Next Generation of Pigs In Space); and ER (as E-I-E-I-O R). Parody of Back to the Future In contemporary usage, a parody is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... Baywatch was a popular American television series about the Los Angeles County Lifeguards who patrol the crowded beaches of Los Angeles County, California. ... Map showing the location of the Bay of Pigs. ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction franchise. ... Current cast of ER ER is a popular NBC serial drama primarily set in a teaching hospitals emergency room, the fictional County General Hospital (based loosely off Cook County General, a real hospital) on Division Street in Chicago, Illinois. ...


The show ran from 1996 to 1998. There were 22 episodes produced in two batches. 13 episodes were ordered by ABC, which only ran 10 of them in the 1995-96 TV season. The program was then purchased by the Disney Channel, which ordered a further nine episodes and aired these along with the three episodes ABC did not air, in the 1997-98 season. One of the nine newly-produced episodes was a clip show compilation culled from the earlier episodes. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... For the Disney Channel in other countries, see Disney Channel around the world. ... In television, a clip show is an episode of a series, usually a sitcom, that consists primarily of excerpts from previous episodes, generally depicted as a sequence of flashbacks given plausibility by a frame tale. ...


Muppets introduced in Muppets Tonight included Bobo the Bear, Bill the Bubble Guy, Spamela Hamderson (see Pamela Anderson), Seymour and Pepe (an elephant and king prawn, respectively) and Johnny Fiama, a Rat Pack-style singer. Some of these went on to appear in later Muppet productions. The show also featured regular appearances from Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Statler & Waldorf and Rizzo the Rat, and occasional appearances by other Muppet Show characters. Pamela Denise Anderson (born July 1, 1967) is a dual citizen Canadian-American actress, sex symbol, glamour model, producer, TV personality, and author. ... Seymour the Elephant is a Muppet elephant who appears on Muppets Tonight. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Genera and Species Loxodonta Loxodonta cyclotis Loxodonta africana Elephas Elephas maximus Elephas antiquus † Elephas beyeri † Elephas celebensis † Elephas cypriotes † Elephas ekorensis † Elephas falconeri † Elephas iolensis † Elephas planifrons † Elephas platycephalus † Elephas recki † Stegodon † Mammuthus † Elephantidae (the elephants) is a family of pachyderm, and the only remaining family in the order Proboscidea... Superfamilies Penaeoidea Aristeidae Benthesicymidae Penaeidae Sicyoniidae Solenoceridae Sergestoidea Luciferidae Sergestidae Prawns are edible, shrimp-like crustaceans, belonging to the sub-order Dendrobranchiata [1]. They are distinguished from the superficially similar shrimp by the gill structure which is branching in prawns (hence the name, dendro=tree; branchia=gill), but is lamellar... now. ... From left: Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr. ... Kermit singing Bein Green in the first season of Sesame Street. ... Miss Piggy being moved on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Miss Piggy is a Muppet character primarily played by Frank Oz. ... Waldorf (left) and Statler Statler & Waldorf are the names of a pair of muppet characters. ... Rizzo the Rat is a Muppet, performed by Steve Whitmire. ...


Guest stars

Unlike the original Muppet Show, most episodes of Muppets Tonight featured multiple guest stars. Typically, there would be one principal guest, but other celebrities would make small walk-on appearances. For example, the Garth Brooks episode (aired as episode #2) features a cameo from Leonard Nimoy. This is a complete listing of episodes from the live-action/puppet television series Muppets Tonight. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Leonard Simon Nimoy (born March 26, 1931) is an American actor, film director, poet, musician and photographer. ...

Unlike the original Muppet Show, Muppets Tonight began with a long list of anxious celebrities. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Jason Alexander (born Jason Scott Greenspan on September 23, 1959) is a Jewish American television, cinema and musical theatre actor, best known for his role as George Costanza on the hit television series Seinfeld. ... For other persons named Tony Bennett, see Tony Bennett (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Pierce Brendan Brosnan OBE[1] (born May 16, 1953) is an Irish actor and producer best known for portraying James Bond in four films: GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002). ... Sandra Annette Bullock (born July 26, 1964) is an American film actress. ... Coolio (born Artis Leon Ivey, Jr. ... Cynthia Ann Crawford (born February 20, 1966, in Dekalb, Illinois) is an American supermodel, MTV television personality, celebrity endorser, cover girl, and actress. ... Billy Crystal (born Israel William Krisstalsterne on March 14, 1947 in Long Beach, New York) is a Jewish American actor, writer, producer, comedian and film director. ... Christopher Allen Darden (Born April 7, 1956) is an American lawyer and fifteen-year veteran of the LA County District Attorneys office and an associate Professor of Law. ... George Michael Dolenz, Jr. ... Kevin Eubanks on guitar. ... Whoopi Goldberg (born Caryn Elaine Johnson, November 13, 1955),[1] is an American comedian, film actress and radio DJ. Goldberg is one of only a few individuals (including Barbra Streisand, Mel Brooks, Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn and Helen Hayes) who have won an Academy Award, a Tony, an Emmy, and... John Stephen Goodman (born June 20, 1952) is a Golden Globe award winner and Emmy award nominated American actor. ... Gilbert Gottfried (born February 28, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American stand-up comedian and actor noted for his grating voice, his Brooklyn accent and his tendency to shout. ... Arsenio Hall Arsenio Hall (born on February 12, 1955 in Alexander City, Alabama, USA) is an American comedian, talk show host, and actor. ... Daryl Christine Hannah (born December 3, 1960) is an American film actress. ... Evander Holyfield (born October 19, 1962 in Atmore, Alabama) is a professional boxer from the United States. ... Ireland on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Kathy Ireland (b. ... Larry King (born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger on November 19, 1933) is an award-winning American broadcaster. ... Vendela Kirsebom Vendela Maria Kirsebom (1967-) is a Swedish-born supermodel. ... Jay Leno (born James Douglas Muir-Leno April 28, 1950) is an Emmy-winning American comedian who is best known as the current host of NBC televisions long-running variety and talk program The Tonight Show. ... Heather Deen Locklear (born September 25, 1961 in Westwood, California) is an American actress, best known for her role as the vixen Amanda in Melrose Place. ... Rosalie Anderson Andie MacDowell (born April 21, 1958 in Gaffney, South Carolina) is an American actress and former fashion model. ... John Royce Mathis (b. ... Ed McMahon During One of Johnny Carsons Monologues on the Tonight Show Ed McMahon (born Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr. ... Frederick Alan Rick Moranis (born April 18, 1953) is a Canadian comic actor best known for his work on SCTV and in films such as Ghostbusters, Little Shop of Horrors, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, and My Blue Heaven. ... Leonard Simon Nimoy (born March 26, 1931) is an American actor, film director, poet, musician and photographer. ... Penn (left) & Teller Penn & Teller are an illusionist and comedy duo from the United States. ... Michelle Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1958) is an American actress. ... Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958), known from 1993 to 2000 as (or informally, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, TAFKAP, or simply The Artist), is a popular and influential American musician. ... Dennis Quaid in 1991 Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954) is an American actor. ... Little Richard (born Richard Wayne Penniman, December 5, 1932) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... William Bill Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian actor, who gained fame for his starring role as Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the television show Star Trek from 1966 to 1969 and in seven of the subsequent movies. ... Multiple people share the name Bernard Shaw: George Bernard Shaw, the celebrated Irish playwright (1856 - 1950) Bernard Shaw, a journalist and longtime CNN anchorman (1940 - ) This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Martin Hayter Short, CM (born March 26, 1950 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian/American actor, writer, and producer. ... Benjamin Jeremy Stein (born November 25, 1944 in Washington, D.C.) is an American lawyer, economist, law professor, actor, comedian, and former White House speechwriter. ... George Hosato Takei (IPA: ) (b. ... Judge Wapner Judge Joseph A. Wapner (born November 15, 1919 in Los Angeles, California) pioneered real-life courtroom television with The Peoples Court, which ran in syndication from 1981 to 1993 for 2,484 episodes. ... Fred Willard (born September 18, 1939) is an American comedian and character actor, known for his improvisational comedy skills. ...


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Muppets Tonight - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (463 words)
Much like the "Muppetvision" segment of The Jim Henson Hour, Muppets Tonight was a continuation of The Muppet Show, set in a television studio, rather than a theatre.
The premise of Muppets Tonight was that Clifford (a Muppet who first appeared on The Jim Henson Hour and was voiced by Kevin Clash) was the host of a variety/talk show on KMUP.
Muppets introduced in Muppets Tonight included Bobo the Bear, Bill the Bubble Guy, Spamela Hamderson (see Pamela Anderson), Seymour and Pepe (an elephant and king prawn, respectively) and Johnny Fiama, a Rat Pack-style singer.
Muppets Tonight - Muppet Wiki (311 words)
Muppets Tonight was an updated '90s version of The Muppet Show, set in a television studio.
There were 22 episodes of Muppets Tonight produced -- a first season order (1996) of 13 episodes by ABC, and a second season (1997) of 9 episodes for Disney Channel.
Muppets Tonight also introduced many new Muppet characters, including Pepe the King Prawn, Johnny Fiama, Sal, Bobo the Bear, Seymour, Spamela Hamderson, and Bill the Bubble Guy.
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