We are saddened to learn that Kaye Ballard, star of a classic episode of The Muppet Show, has passed away at the epic age of 93.

Kaye Ballard was a star of stage and screen, appearing in dozens of memorable sitcoms and singing on Broadway.  But somehow, her musical number with a giant blue monster remains a highlight of her career.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4dJbh4kEJM

As you can see, Ballard is having the time of her life with Thog.  And the rest of her episode is just as great – she jams along with the Muppet Show theme song, appears in a Muppet News Flash, and gets into a musical instrument battle with Miss Piggy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThJNa–2FYg

It’s pretty great.

Kaye Ballard was a memorable participant in the chaos of the early Muppet Show, and these glimpses at her appearance are a great reminder as to why we’re so proud to have her as one of our own.

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by Joe Hennes – Joe@ToughPigs.com

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