Season 3: A to Z (part 2)

Published: July 16, 2008
Categories: Fun Stuff

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N is for the Nazi Salute. When Spike Milligan participated in the Nod to all Nations, he felt it Necessary to also acknowledge the genocidists of the world. Thankfully, it?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s a blink-and-you?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢ll-miss-it salute. Not-so-thankfully, it forever tarnished ?¢‚Ǩ?ìIt?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s a Small World?¢‚Ǩ¬ù for me.

O is for Onions. Oh, that Beauregard! So Obtuse! So Obvious! He Ordered Onions for Harry Belafonte?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s big number! Me say Day-O indeed!

P is for Penzance. Perchance, when Gilda Radner first Perceived of a Penzance Plot, she Planned on a Parrot. Instead, Kermit Purchased a giant vegetable. Punniness ensued.

Q is for Quintuplets. That?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s the only way I could explain Roy Clark?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s doppelganger number.

R is for Rocky III. Really, when Sylvester Stallone Ran for a new Rocky film, he Reused footage from this episode of The Muppet Show. Mr. T was unavailable for comment.

S is for Sex. Raquel Welch and Fozzie Bear practically do it backstage of the theater. And no, that?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s not innuendo.

T is for Tuned Clams. Too bad, we didn?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢t Tune in To see Manny Kaye play his Tuned clams Tonight. Instead, we had to watch that hack, Danny Kaye. No relation.

U is for Unitard. Unfortunately, the Alice Cooper episode of The Muppet Show is decidedly Un-scary. But that Unitard: Ugh!

V is for Violence. Jean Stapleton claims Victory as she duets with Crazy Harry and his Valuable Explodaphone! And yes, that?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s really Jean in the photo above, and not an exploding Victor Borge.

W is for What makes Muppets Work? In the special feature, Muppets on Puppets, Jim Henson and his Weirdo friends explain Who the Muppets are and Why they are so Wacky. Shot in amazing black and White.

X is for X-tra sensory perception. Hey, you try coming up with something besides Xylophone for the letter X! We came this close to an entry on James Coco?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s insistence on XXX dancers.

Y is for Yodeling. Yikes, Kermit almost calls Roy Rogers a Yellow-bellied Yankee! His Yodeling made Kermit Yearn for a black Yarmulke!

Z is for Zippity Zip Zap Shabadoo Yeah! Pearl Bailey put some Zing into her spring with Floyd in one Zazztastic number. (The writer of this article obviously has no rhythm)

And there you have it, 26 entries chock-full of alphabetty goodness, plus the added benefit of generic Muppet jokes! Who could ask for anything more?

Come on back when the fourth season of The Muppet Show comes out and I find a link between each episode and every color in the rainbow!

Click here to spell your name with Muppet Show guest stars on the ToughPigs forum!

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