This is the moment that fans have been waiting for.
It’s been announced that starting in February, all five seasons of the groundbreaking 70’s series The Muppet Show will be streaming on Disney+. This is great news, especially because it marks the first time all episodes have been made commercially available for home media since the show went off the air. (Only the first three seasons were ever released on DVD).
“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,” said Kermit in a statement. “And as for Statler and Waldorf… I can only add: ‘Sorry, guys, but… here we go again.’”
The show, which ran from 1976 until 1981, is also notable for the incredible talent they had as guest stars each week. Some of the names featured include Steve Martin, Elton John, Alice Cooper, Mark Hammil, Sylvester Stallone, John Cleese, Vincent Price, Milton Berle, Liza Minelli, Bob Hope, Julie Andrews, Liberace, Diana Ross, Gene Kelly, Johnny Cash, Paul Simon, Carol Burnett, and Debbie Harry, among countless others. It really reads as a who’s who of the 70’s and 80’s.
The Muppet Show hits Disney+ on February 19th.