The Muppet Show
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedMay 19, 1977
Recorded1976–1977
GenreSoundtrack
LabelPye, Arista (USA)
ProducerJack Burns
The Muppets chronology
The Muppet Show
(1977)
The Muppet Show 2
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]

The Muppet Show is the first soundtrack album released from the TV show of the same name. It reached number one in the UK Albums Chart in the week ending 25 June 1977. In 1979, the album won The Grammy Award for Best Album for Children.[2]

Overview

The album includes selected songs from Season 1 of the Muppet Show as well as comedy sketches and various unlisted short skits, including interjections by Muppet characters Statler and Waldorf.

Reception

Allmusic found the album "a lost treasure with all those Jim Henson characters brimming with life. Even without the visuals, this LP has all the trappings of their successful variety show of the late '70s, when the Muppets were at the height of their popularity."[1]

Track listing

Side A

  1. "The Muppet Show Theme"
  2. "Mississippi Mud"
  3. "Mahna Mahna"
  4. "The Great Gonzo Eats a Rubber Tyre to the Flight of the Bumblebee"
  5. "Mr. Bassman"
  6. "Cottleston Pie"
  7. "The Amazing Marvin Suggs and His Muppaphone Play Lady of Spain"
  8. "Lydia the Tattooed Lady"
  9. "Halfway Down the Stairs"

Side B

  1. "Tenderly"
  2. "I'm in Love with a Big Blue Frog"
  3. "Tit Willow"
  4. "Veterinarian Hospital – Soap Opera"
  5. "Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear"
  6. "What Now My Love"
  7. "A Monologue by Fozzie Bear"
  8. "Trees"
  9. "Sax and Violence"
  10. "Bein' Green"

Muppet performers

Charts

Certifications and sales

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Gold 100,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References

  1. ^ a b Swan, Glenn. "Allmusic Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  2. ^ "21st Annual Grammy Awards (1978)". grammy.com. Archived from the original on 12 August 2021. Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 275,276. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  4. ^ "Charts.nz – The Muppets – The Muppet Show". Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  5. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  6. ^ "Top Albums 1977" (PDF). Music Week. 24 December 1977. p. 14. Archived (PDF) from the original on 9 March 2021. Retrieved 1 December 2021 – via worldradiohistory.com.
  7. ^ "British album certifications – Muppets – The Muppet Show". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2018-10-29.Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type The Muppet Show in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.