The Best Of The Muppet Show: Vol. 6 (Steve Martin / Carol Burnett / Gilda Radner)
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Disc 1: Peter Sellers, John Cleese and Dudley Moore.
Disc 2: Elton John, Julie Andrews and Gene Kelly.
Disc 3: Mark Hamill (with C3PO, R2D2 and Chewbacca), Paul Simon and Raquel Welch.
Disc 4: Harry Belafonte, Linda Ronstadt and John Denver.
This is a great collection of tv shows many grownups will love to watch too. I used to love the Muppet Show when I was a child and I am glad to say those characters and settings have lost none of their charm.
I think this is the perfect show for kids: lots of music, delightful characters, NO VIOLENCE... just pure fun and the unbelievable imagination of Mr. Jim Henson.
Personal favorites: Peter Sellers reciting Richard III while playing two chickens(!), Elton John playing "Crocodile Rock" in a swamp full of crocodiles, John Cleese refusing to sing "The Impossible Dream", Kermit dancing with Gene Kelly, The Muppet band rioting against Paul Simon's music machine and (last but not least) that wild group of aspargus!!
All episodes have an introduction by Jim Henson's son. The extras in each disc are very few (ONE short sketch, ONE original drawing, a few trailers ...that's it!).
The episodes have no subtitles.
The content is five stars. I just think these dvds should have lots of extras, I mean... I am sure there are lots of material out there. Will we ever get tired of the muppets? NEVER!
If you own all of the other dvds and want to expand your collection, then this disc will be worth it for the Gilda Radner show, but don't buy this one as your first Muppet Show dvd! The Peter Sellers/John Cleese/Dudley Moore disc is MUCH funnier if you want Muppets and comedians, and the Harry Belafonte/Linda Ronstadt/John Denver disc has lots of great singing AND great jokes.
The second episode guest stars Carol Burnett. Carol arrives to find out that Gonzo has talked Kermit into allowing a dance marathon to take place on the show. Everyone is dancing the whole night, including Burnett. She gets to sing a few songs and a couple times becomes so frustrated that she starts to choke Kermit (in the same way that Homer Simpson does to Bart). This episode netted Jim Henson and company an Emmy for Best Writing for a Comedy Series.
The last episode on the disc is one that guest stars Gilda Radner. I was too young to remember any of Radner's original performances, but from just watching this episode one can tell that the woman was a comic genius and could have been as big as Lucille Ball. This episode is the funniest episode on the disc and includes a couple of hilarious sketches including one where Radner sings a duet with a 7-foot tall carrot and another where Radner accidently releases a tube of Dr. Honeydew's special glue all over the set. Things get really messy and the glue forms a gag that lasts the rest of the show.Read more ›
Regardless! Carol Burnett and Gilda Radner's shows more than made up for it. Carol's episode won an Emmy, I believe for writing. Brian Henson will tell you this in the intro, and I believe it. The whole show was a dance contest Gonzo had convinced Kermit into letting him do while Carol was supposed to perform. She ended up paired with Animal. Carol is a riot!
Gilda Radner's episode stole the whole DVD however, and I'm a huge Carol Burnett fan. They spent most of the show getting stuck to things after an accident with Dr. Honeydew and some Muppets Labs superglue. Gilda's hand was stuck to her forehead for most of it.
A good DVD. I'm disappointed in the other reviews save one that actually was about the DVD itself. Don't bring the ratings of a DVD down because you're too lazy to look for the whole set on the internet and need to complain, that's not fair. Go to timelife.com and for 150.00 you can buy the entire thing. Duh! I get them from Amazon because I get to pick and choose which ones I want. At timelife it's 25.00 a piece to choose.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This DVD contains my favorite Muppet Show episode with Carol Burnett and the dance marathon.Published 21 months ago by Donna
I for got how young he was when these came out, used to watch with my daughter. I just bought to watch with my grandsonPublished on January 19, 2014 by opus x
Not only do the adults love these, my 4 month old granddaughters love watching them too. It was great to sing along with the old familiar songs.Published on September 24, 2013 by bookloverfromnj
I bought this DVD for Steve Martin but honestly, Gilda Radner stole my heart. She was so sweet and fun during the show. Read morePublished on September 13, 2011 by Deadshot 20/20
The Boxed set of the Best of the Muppets Show [4-pack] was what was advertized and what I wanted. I received for individual DVD's no box and have no response from the seller to... Read morePublished on January 5, 2011 by swede
Is this dvd meant to be funny for the parents or the children? Who cares what you think...did the kid laugh? The kid. Muppets are funny. Read morePublished on September 1, 2008 by E. Hudson
The Muppets, Gilda Radner, Steve Martin---what else needs saying? Good fun trip down nostalgia lane.Published on April 29, 2008 by H. W. Dixon