Best of the Muppet Show: Vol. 1 ( Elton John / Julie Andrews / Gene Kelly)
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Elton John takes center stage with outrageous costumes and performs his greatest hits, including "Crocodile Rock" and "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," as a duet with with Miss Piggy.
Julie Andrews yodels, sings "When You Were A Tadpole (and I was a fish)" to Kermit, and whisles a happy tune in the company of monsters.
Gene Kelly gives Kermit a dance lesson, performs a romantic duet with Miss Piggy and tries his hardest to avoid doing "Singing In The Rain" because he's done it too many times.
I highly recomend this video if you have a child under 5 or any age for that matter.
Overall, it's an enjoyable disc but it doesn't quite satisfy me. Buy it only if you can get it for a bargain price.
This is their absolute favorite of The Muppet Show DVDs. Buy it and enjoy it whether you have young ones in your life or not!
well worth the money, and worth your time, even if only for the elton john episode
Every episode of The Muppet Show also featured a real life great entertainer; and this DVD gives us three very special episodes. We get the episodes in which Elton John, Julie Andrews and Gene Kelly guest starred. Each performer was only allowed to appear once on The Muppet Show; thus this DVD gives us a wonderful chance to go back in time and watch these classic episodes.
Elton John is the guest star of the first episode; look for him to wear an incredibly flamboyant outfit as he sings "Crocodile Rock" as he plays it on an off white grand piano. The Muppets also join in to add some humor and color to the scene--as if it needed more color after we see Elton all dressed up! We also get a segment called "Pigs In Space", or "Swine Trek;" this spoof on Star Trek features Miss Piggy and two other Muppet pigs goofing around on an intergalactic spaceship. The show ends with Elton and Miss Piggy doing "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" which was performed by Elton and Kiki Dee in real life. It's very well done and often very funny as well.
The second episode gives us some great segments with Julie Andrews. She sings "The Lonely Goatherd" from The Sound Of Music as well as "I Whistle A Happy Tune" from The King And I. Excellent! Look for full size "Muppets" to join Julie as they dance their way through "I Whistle A Happy Tune;" we don't often get full size Muppets but of course they are people dressed up as Muppets.Read more ›
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The Muppet Show of that era was beyond wonderful. It was fun for kids, cleverly humorous for adults, has a love of silliness but never compromising it's artistic level. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Judie Liri
If you grew up, like I did, when this was on T.V., you'll love this disk.Published 19 months ago by Devin K. Williams
My grown daughter wanted this - she has such great childhood memories of this show!Published 22 months ago by Joanne Brown
Always told my kids how different the entertainment was for MY generation. Mrs. piggy and the others proved it to them. They watched over and over and over... Read morePublished on May 31, 2014 by Randell Ramos
The Best of Muppet Show Vol. 1 was replaced when my son cracked the one he had .
We bought a another one from Amazon Prime with free delivery and made my son happy to have it... Read more
What an awesome DVD of a show that combined music and comedy in a time when TV was family friendly!Published on January 30, 2013 by Emmie Lou
I love this DVD and I have the whole collection. I am a big Muppet fan. Elton John: Scooter is trying to get Kermit to let him put a piano in Elton John's dressing room because he... Read morePublished on February 20, 2012