The Best Episodes of The Muppets

Last Updated: Nov 24, 2018

The Muppets return to primetime with a contemporary, documentary-style show. For the first time ever, a series will explore the Muppets' personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, breakups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires. This is a more adult Muppet show, for "kids" of all ages.

Going, Going, Gonzo

#1 - Going, Going, Gonzo

Season 1 - Episode 9

After a show-stopping duet with Miss Piggy on “Up Late with Miss Piggy,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt joins Scooter, Pepe, and the gang for poker night. The Great Gonzo gears up to perform his dream stunt and Dave Grohl challenges Animal to a drum-off.

star 7.76
280 votes
Writers: Shane Kosakowski, Franklin Hardy, Jordan Reddout, Gus Hickey
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Because... Love

#2 - Because... Love

Season 1 - Episode 16

After her stint in the hospital, Miss Piggy and Kermit reevaluate their relationship, and Kermit turns to Jack White for advice.

star 7.73
212 votes
Writers: Scott Weinger, Emily Wilson
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Generally Inhospitable

#3 - Generally Inhospitable

Season 1 - Episode 15

When Miss Piggy breaks her leg rehearsing a dance number, Kermit gathers the crew and they broadcast “Up Late” from the hospital. Back at the studio, Rizzo, Pepe and Yolanda find creative ways to keep Pache occupied so he doesn’t ruin the show while Kermit is out.

star 7.66
211 votes
Writers: Margee Magee, Angeli Millan
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A Tail of Two Piggies

#4 - A Tail of Two Piggies

Season 1 - Episode 12

When Miss Piggy suffers a scandalous wardrobe malfunction, the network is outraged, and Piggy is forced to question everything she stands for, but Kermit and the gang rally together and come to her defense. Meanwhile, Gonzo misses his ex-girlfriend Camilla, so Pepe and Rizzo decide to throw a house party to cheer him up.

star 7.59
269 votes
Writers: Nell Scovell, Steve Rudnick
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Single All the Way

#5 - Single All the Way

Season 1 - Episode 10

The gang is preparing for the annual “Up Late” live Christmas special with, special guest Mindy Kaling. Animal is in charge of tinsel, Sweetums hangs the lights, Sam Eagle strategically places the mistletoe – everything is in order. Or so it seems. Meanwhile, Miss Piggy offers relationship advice to Fozzie, which forces her to reevaluate her relationship with Kermit. Yolanda rigs the Secret Santa gift exchange, and Echosmith performs at the crew’s Christmas party.

star 7.58
272 votes
Directors: Matt Sohn
Writers: Gregg Mettler, Nell Scovell, Bob Kushell, Dave Caplan
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Pig's in a Blackout

#6 - Pig's in a Blackout

Season 1 - Episode 7

Kermit is feeling the pressure at work and is forced to go to a private Yoga retreat where he runs into a stressed out Jason Bateman. Meanwhile, with Kermit out of the office, Scooter is left to run the show and things go from bad to worse.

star 7.54
305 votes
Directors: Matt Sohn
Writers: Margee Magee, Angeli Millan, Steve Rudnick, Emily Wilson
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Pig Out

#7 - Pig Out

Season 1 - Episode 4

The gang has an epic night out when they run into Ed Helms at Rowlf’s Tavern and they all perform their favorite karaoke jams, but Kermit is not pleased when no one shows up to work the next day. Meanwhile, Fozzie has an unfortunate accident during the show.

star 7.52
378 votes
Writers: Bob Kushell, Dave Caplan, Gregg Mettler, Nell Scovell
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Pig Girls Don't Cry

#8 - Pig Girls Don't Cry

Season 1 - Episode 1

Miss Piggy is furious that Kermit booked Elizabeth Banks as a guest on her late night talk show Up Late with Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear meets his girlfriend’s parents, and Grammy Award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons performs their new single “Roots”.

star 7.52
688 votes
Writers: Bill Prady, Bob Kushell
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Walk the Swine

#9 - Walk the Swine

Season 1 - Episode 5

Miss Piggy and Reese Witherspoon have a heated rivalry but when the two volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, their feud escalates to a whole new level. Meanwhile, Fozzie and his girlfriend hit a rough patch.

star 7.50
343 votes
Writers: Dave Caplan, Steve Rudnicl, Gregg Mettler, Nell Scovell
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Hostile Makeover

#10 - Hostile Makeover

Season 1 - Episode 2

In an attempt to make Miss Piggy happy, Kermit sets her up with Josh Groban who fills her head with ideas on how to make Up Late with Miss Piggy better. Meanwhile, Fozzie is invited to a party at Jay Leno’s house and everyone is annoyed that Bobo is selling cookies for his daughter’s troop.

star 7.48
490 votes
Writers: Bill Prady, Bob Kushell
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Little Green Lie

#11 - Little Green Lie

Season 1 - Episode 14

Sparks fly when Kermit and Miss Piggy pretend that they are back together for the sake of Kermit's impressionable nephew Robin. And now that Camilla is taking up all of Gonzo's time, Pepe and Rizzo audition for a replacement wingman.

star 7.44
226 votes
Directors: Bill Barretta
Writers: Dave Caplan, Jordan Reddout, Gus Hickey
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Swine Song

#12 - Swine Song

Season 1 - Episode 11

The whole crew just returned from hiatus, and everyone is rested, recharged and ready to get back to work. But when a new branding guru comes in to revamp "Up Late," the gang rallies together and realizes that they don't need gimmicks and hijinks; they just need each other and a couple of familiar tunes to get them back on track.

star 7.43
268 votes
Writers: Gregg Mettler, Emily Wilson
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Too Hot to Handler

#13 - Too Hot to Handler

Season 1 - Episode 8

Scooter books his long time TV crush, Chelsea Handler, who really heats things up both on 'Up Late' and in Scooter's personal life. Meanwhile, Fozzie wants to take it to the next level with Becky but when Kermit and Denise go on a double date with them, Kermit discovers that Becky might have a few skeletons in her closet.

star 7.43
278 votes
Directors: Matt Sohn
Writers: Margee Magee, Angeli Millan, Shane Kosakowski, Franklin Hardy
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The Ex-Factor

#14 - The Ex-Factor

Season 1 - Episode 6

Kermit is scrambling to find the perfect birthday gift for Denise, so he turns to Miss Piggy for help. Meanwhile, Kristin Chenoweth agrees to do a gig with The Electric Mayhem and inadvertently causes a rift between the band.

star 7.39
314 votes
Writers: Nell Scovell, Emily Wilson, Bob Kushell, Steve Rudnick
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Bear Left Then Bear Write

#15 - Bear Left Then Bear Write

Season 1 - Episode 3

Fozzie takes things a little too far when Kermit offers him advice and Nick Offerman steps in to help the gang. Meanwhile, Christina Applegate guests on “Up Late,” and brings Miss Piggy a sweet surprise that doesn't go over well and Pepe, Rizzo and Liam Hemsworth try to help Gonzo out with his online dating situation.

star 7.38
405 votes
Writers: Dave Caplan, Gregg Mettler, Nell Scovell, Steve Rudnick
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Got Silk?

#16 - Got Silk?

Season 1 - Episode 13

Miss Piggy goes to an aerial silks class in at attempt to make new friends and Gonzo, Pepe and Rizzo fall under Pache's spell.

star 7.34
256 votes
Writers: Shane Kosakowski, Franklin Hardy
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