The Muppets Valentine Show
GenreTelevision special
Created byJim Henson
Written by
Directed byJim Henson
Theme music composerKeith Textor (Music arranger and conductor)
Alan Scott (Music coordinator)
Country of originUnited States
ProducerDiana Birkenfield
Running time26 minutes
Production companyThe Jim Henson Company
DistributorDisney–ABC Domestic Television
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.


Home media

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

Additional Muppets performed by Jane Henson and Nancy McGeorge.