Superman Meets The Muppets

In 1980 Christopher Reeve appeared on “The Muppet Show” (episode 418). Miss Piggy falls in love with Chris when she learns he’s the special guest on the show. Her dressing room is all decked out in Superman memorabilia. Christopher is convinced to play Hamlet with Fozzie Bear, Link Hogthrob, and a skull named Yorick after Gonzo sprains his nose. In the Veterinarian’s Hospital segment, Rowlf is the patient and Chris plays the doctor. “I’m not here to get laughs,” he explains, “I don’t want to set a precedent for the show.” Later Christopher and Miss Piggy sing “East of the Sun (and West of the Moon).” Numerous jokes about Reeve being the “Man of Steel” are made throughout the episode.

The spin-off internet show “Statler and Waldorf: From the Balcony” (which ran biweekly on from June 2005 until September 2006) featured an episode (#27) in which a Muppet Superman tries to return a DVD to the rental store. When he learns that he’s going to have to pay a late fee, and the clerk won’t believe that he was out saving the world, Superman reverses the rotation of the Earth in order to turn back time (much like the plot element from “Superman: The Movie”). Clark Kent’s “cousin”, Craig Kent, also appears in this episode with an editorial commentary wherein he laments being overshadowed by his cousin Clark.

There are many, many more Superman references throughout various Muppet TV shows, movies, magazines and merchandise. Check out the Muppet Wiki entry on Superman and DC Comics for more crossover connections between Superman and The Muppets.

Christopher Reeve also has a connection to the Muppets. Visit for all the details.

Note: Many thanks to Muppet Wiki for some of the above information.

Superman Meets The Muppets