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Best of the Muppet Show: Vol. 4 (Peter Sellers / John Cleese / Dudley Moore) (1976)

Jim Henson , Frank Oz  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Kermit the Frog, Dave Goelz
  • Writers: Jim Henson, Chris Langham, David Odell, James Thurman, Jerry Juhl
  • Format: Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Time Life
  • DVD Release Date: March 4, 2003
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000844MM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #121,425 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Best of the Muppet Show: Vol. 4 (Peter Sellers / John Cleese / Dudley Moore)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Bonus: Gonzo Sings, Jilted Piggy, Piggy & Kermit
  • Brian Henson intros
  • Movie mania
  • Muppetisms
  • From the archives

Editorial Reviews

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This delightful collection of episodes from The Muppet Show celebrates three British comic giants who rose to fame in the 1960s and early '70s. Peter Sellers is right at home immersing himself in layers of costumes and accents, portraying a gypsy violinist getting heckled by his kin and a sadistic orthopedist (with Hitler mustache) tying patients into knots. (During Kermit's ritual interview with a guest, Sellers says, "I do not exist. I had myself surgically removed.") While actor-musician Dudley Moore's guest shot never quite gets traction--the script is dominated by lame jokes about a music-making machine threatening the jobs of the Muppets' house band--there's a funny jam session featuring Moore on piano in a crumbling set. The John Cleese show is best, with the lanky Monty Python genius outraged about having to work with pigs and refusing to participate in cheesy Wagnerian opera. --Tom Keogh

Product Description

This delightful collection of episodes from The Muppet Show celebrates three British comic giants who rose to fame in the 1960s and early '70s. Peter Sellers is right at home immersing himself in layers of costumes and accents, portraying a gyps

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Peter Sellers Right At Home With the Muppets. March 16, 2003
Format:DVD
It's astonishing to see Peter Sellers, arguably one of the best actors of all time, working so gamely with the Muppets. Like the chameleon that he is, Sellers throws himself into each sketch that he performs, be it as Boris the beleaguered gypsy musician, a Strangelove-esque masseuse who leaves Link Hogthrob tied up in knots, or even as himself, whispering quietly to Kermit that he has had the real himself surgically removed, then playing a pair of tuned chickens under his armpits while reciting the "winter of discontent" speech from Richard III. Positively fascinating.
Cleese, too, is a scream, especially as a sea pirate who has lost his way on "Pigs In Space."
Moore's show is apparently trying to send a message that was crucial at the time, but those not in on the joke are not going to get it as well. It's fun to watch Dudley at odds with Animal, though.
And in "Muppet Extras," be sure to click on "Movie Mania," for a [take-off] of "The Godfather" that is a sight to behold.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another 2 our of 3 Disk August 18, 2004
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It seems that most of the Muppets disks are 2 out of 3 affairs- 2 good or great episodes, and one mediocre one. Sellers and Cleese are fabulous- the Sellers episode alone is worth getting the disk- but the Moore episode is just kind of flat, and his numbers aren't very interesting.

I have not had the disk problems that other reviewers seem to have. The audio on my disks is fine, and they play fine.

It is a shame that there isn't more "bonus material" on these disks, considering the price; they could be great ads for modern Muppet projects.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent DVD December 26, 2003
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I own four Best of the Muppet Show. There's always an episode that you semi liked or just didn't like and the rest were wonderful.
This DVD was all wonderful. The three actors were funny, even Dudley Moore and I'm not too fond of him. Peter Sellers was the best, he is an outstanding comedian who fits in so well with the spirit and humor of the muppets. From being a gypsy to a singing preacher it was great.
John Cleese is always funny, his skit in Pigs in Space as a pirate from the 1600's with a jealous parrot always nagging him as he tries to take over the Swinetrek is a hoot.
Dudley Moore's was the least outrageous but it had it's moments. Especially when the Muppet band was out for blood when Dudley brings in a mechanical music replacment for them. I really enjoy the episode.
This is so worth 5 stars. I will enjoy it a lot.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great sell for Sellers alone December 22, 2004
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Cheesy title, I know, but the aforementioned poor audio quality and lack of special features simply don't take away from the biggest selling feature of this DVD: Peter Sellers. I love John Cleese, and Dudley Moore is also talented man, but of the 3 episodes on here, Peter Sellers simply shines. Must be seen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this. November 16, 2013
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Enjoyed Jim Henson son's comments. I also enjoyed the trip into humor kids and adults could enjoy. Look forward to more of the Muppett Show.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hensen has such a legacy June 6, 2013
By Ruth A.
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These episodes are such works of art. I can watch them over and over and its especially fun to share w/ grand kids!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and family friendly May 13, 2013
Format:DVD
I so much remember watching the Muppet Show when I was young, and it's great to share the show with my own kids. This DVD contains three great episodes with three big name stars - Peter Sellers (Season 2, episode 19, first aired on 12/6/77), John Cleese (2.23, aired 8/10/1977), and Dudley Moore (4.7, aired 6/12/1979). They really are great episodes and worthy to be called among the best of the Muppet Show episodes.

If you want something fun and family friendly, then get this DVD. You won't regret it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Witty corny fun!
I love these ultimately funny dudes! The best of British humor with the best of the Muppets. Who could ask for more!
Published 18 months ago by Teresa
4.0 out of 5 stars Great price for a great product!
I purchased this as a birthday gift and couldn't have been happier. The product was just as it said it was and the price was great. Read more
Published on August 24, 2011 by Matthew Gilliam
5.0 out of 5 stars Muppet Show with Dudley Moore
You can STILL enjoy those great entertainers of yesterday when you watch ANY of the Muppet SHow VIDEOS! EVERYONE loves the muppets!!!!!
Published on May 12, 2011 by S. Kane
4.0 out of 5 stars So many memories!
I bought this as a gift for my four year old nephew. I didn't know who would like it more, him or his mom. Read more
Published on November 6, 2010 by 3leggeddogsrule
2.0 out of 5 stars Brings Back Great Memories But Too Bad About the DVD!
When I was a child, I remember that very few things filled me up with such excitement and anticipation as when I was eagerly awaiting the latest episode of "The Muppet Show" to... Read more
Published on April 6, 2008 by Frederick Baptist
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Fun
The Muppets are a great children's/adult/anyone can watch tv series. People, young and old, enjoy the witty, slapstick humor that is present in all of the episodes. Read more
Published on February 2, 2005 by Andrew K. Bowerly
3.0 out of 5 stars Great shows, poor quality DVD
Since Childhood I have loved the Muppet Show (never missed one!) so I was very excited to start my daughter on the show. Read more
Published on February 2, 2004 by EK. Williams
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