Muppets Tonight

The BEST episodes of Muppets Tonight

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Muppets Tonight is an American live-action/puppet family-oriented television series created by Jim Henson Productions and featuring The Muppets. Much like the "MuppeTelevision" segment of The Jim Henson Hour, the show was a continuation of The Muppet Show, set in a television studio rather than a theatre.

Last Updated: 3/9/2022Network: ABC (US)
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Pierce Brosnan
star
8.02
62 votes

#1 - Pierce Brosnan

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/12/1997

Pierce Brosnan is depressed over the fact that he isn't as debonair as his James Bond character, but he finally gets a chance to prove himself when the Crustacean Liberation Army attempts to take the Muppet Studios hostage and only he can save them.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
Tony Bennett
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8.00
3 votes

#2 - Tony Bennett

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/12/1996

Johnny seems thrilled when Tony Bennett guest stars, but he gets nervous about working with the famous singer and has difficulty performing.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
The Artist Formerly Known As Prince
star
8.00
5 votes

#3 - The Artist Formerly Known As Prince

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/13/1997

Aspiring to be an osteopath, Sal begins studying about bones and puts his new skills to use on Johnny, Kermit and others.

Directors: Brian Henson
Cindy Crawford
star
7.88
32 votes

#4 - Cindy Crawford

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/5/1996

Bobo falls in love with Cindy Crawford. As Bobo tries to express his feelings to her, Cupid is left in charge of security and one of his arrows accidentally makes Sal love Johnny.

Directors: Greg V. Fera
Coolio & Don Rickles
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7.75
4 votes

#5 - Coolio & Don Rickles

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/19/1997

The KMUP studios have been bought by a new owner, Ernst Stavros Grouper. He believes that the Muppets are just not hip enough, and he wants to make some changes. Coolio and Don Rickles guest star; Ed McMahon, Bernard Shaw, and Fred Willard make cameo appearances.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
Whoopi Goldberg
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7.67
3 votes

#6 - Whoopi Goldberg

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/7/1996

Miss Piggy is due to be in the show's closing number, but she is late for various reasons, which causes some panic for Clifford and the others.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
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Martin Short
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7.50
2 votes

#7 - Martin Short

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/14/1996

A freak incident in the elevator leaves Martin Short in a tight squeeze and later some delicious spaghetti sauce leaves him feeling large.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
John Goodman
star
7.33
6 votes

#8 - John Goodman

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/29/1996

John Goodman saves the lives of Miss Piggy's annoying nephews (Andy and Randy), but soon regrets it when they become his slaves and won't leave him alone.

Directors: Greg V. Fera
Paula Abdul
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7.25
4 votes

#9 - Paula Abdul

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/2/1997

A crazed robot of President Lincoln runs amuck throughout the Muppet Studios while Clifford repeatedly tries to grab a kiss from Paula Abdul.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
Sandra Bullock
star
7.00
60 votes

#10 - Sandra Bullock

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/23/1996

The Muppets have even more pressure to make the show a success when a crazed individual known as the Mad Bomber threatens to blow up the studio if the ratings drop below fifty.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
Andie MacDowell
star
7.00
2 votes

#11 - Andie MacDowell

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/4/1998

With Beaker off on a Star Trek cruise (where he encounters George Takei), Dr. Bunsen Honeydew realizes his life is very empty. Bunsen and guest star, Andie MacDowell, decide to take a walk on the wild side. Bob Keeshan and Ben Stein make cameo appearances with special performance by Liz Gandara, Lisa Thompson, and Jennifer Keyes as the Fly Girls.

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Heather Locklear
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6.97
32 votes

#12 - Heather Locklear

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/21/1997

Heather Locklear inadvertently eats Dr. Bunsen Honeydew's latest invention, a food that changes a person's mood. As Heather's shifting between good and evil causes problems in the studio, Bunsen and Beaker attempt to reverse the food's effects.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
Garth Brooks
star
6.71
34 votes

#13 - Garth Brooks

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/15/1996

Garth Brooks surprises everyone when he says he'll be doing something different for the show and won't sing any country music songs.

Directors: Greg V. Fera
Rick Moranis
star
6.67
3 votes

#14 - Rick Moranis

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/14/1997

Rick Moranis prepares for his big musical number as the usual chaos goes on in the studio.

Directors: Brian Henson
The Gary Cahuenga Episode
star
6.50
4 votes

#15 - The Gary Cahuenga Episode

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/27/1997

Gary Cahuenga, a dummy without a ventriloquist, is found after forty years stuck in an old trunk. The Muppets, with the help of Penn and Teller, must help Gary adjust to his new surroundings, as well as to make new friends at KMUP. Lori Fetrick, Raye Hollitt, Evander Holyfield, and Kathy Najimy make cameo appearances.

Directors: Tom Trbovich
Michelle Pfeiffer
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6.37
43 votes

#16 - Michelle Pfeiffer

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/8/1996

The Muppets have a new show at the KMUP network and a new host, Clifford (no one else wanted the job). In need of a big star for the first episode, Clifford accidentally agrees to both Michelle Pfeiffer and Miss Piggy guest staring without them knowing.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
Jason Alexander
star
6.33
3 votes

#17 - Jason Alexander

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/30/1996

Old school friends, Gonzo and Jason Alexander, attempt to bring their musical onto the show. But their disagreements could end the project.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
The Cameo Show
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6.33
3 votes

#18 - The Cameo Show

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/7/1997

After Bobo the Bear accidentally kills Arsenio Hall, the original guest star, the Muppets must search frantically for a new one while Dr. Phil van Neuter and Mulch succeed in bringing Arsenio back to life, but the result has been postponed until close to the end of the episode. Jay Leno, Kevin Eubanks, Little Richard, Christopher Darden, and Kathy Ireland make cameos.

Directors: Greg V. Fera
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Billy Crystal
star
6.21
34 votes

#19 - Billy Crystal

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/22/1996

As the show goes on with Billy Crystal, new securtity guard Bobo the Bear keeps other guests from entering the station, including a jazz band for the show's last number.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
Dennis Quaid
star
6.00
1 votes

#20 - Dennis Quaid

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/16/1997

Clifford notices that everyone thinks Dennis Quaid does a better job running the studios, and he begins to feel left out and rejected. Meanwhile, Gilbert Gottfried wins a date with Kermit, and Kermit tries to survive it.

Directors: Tom Trbovich
The Best of Muppets Tonight
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5.67
3 votes

#21 - The Best of Muppets Tonight

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/21/1997

Gonzo and Rizzo host a collage of video clips of the best moments from past episodes. This was because the pre-recorded episode tape had been eaten by Carl, along with the tape-playing machine during a cheese-eating contest. As Gonzo and Rizzo walk off the stage, they notice that Statler and Waldorf have just finished broadcasting their own show titled The Worst of Muppets Tonight. Of course, they showed the exact same clips that Gonzo and Rizzo showed.

Directors: Tom Trbovich
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Johnny Fiama Leaves Home
star
5.00
1 votes

#22 - Johnny Fiama Leaves Home

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/8/1998

Following a spat with his mama, Johnny Fiama leaves home. Daryl Hannah, Page Hannah, and Johnny Mathis make cameo appearances.