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Grab the popcorn and prepare yourself for a massive dose of childhood nostalgia with the long-awaited return of Miss Piggy and Kermit to TV!
Beginning February 19, Disney+ subscribers will be able to stream all five seasons of the original Muppet Show, which first aired in 1976.
*announces that all five seasons of The Muppet Show are coming to #DisneyPlus*
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) January 19, 2021
Created by Jim Hensen, the groundbreaking variety show featured guest appearances from a myriad of celebrities including Alice Cooper, Julie Andrews, Elton John, Mark Hammill, and Diana Ross.
“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 the Frog in an official statement. “Today, I’m proud to say: ‘It’s time to play the music, light the lights and meet the Muppets on Disney Plus tonight!’ And as for Statler and Waldorf, the two old guys in the balcony, I can only add: ‘Sorry, guys, but….here we go again.”
The Muppet Show will join Disney+’s current Muppet library, which includes Muppets Most Wanted, The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, and The Muppet Christmas Carol.
Unfortunately for Disney+ subscribers, the streaming service doesn’t own rights to the entire Muppet collection. Sony owns two of the Muppets most iconic movies – Muppets from Space and The Muppets Take Manhattan.