MUPPET MAGAZINE Issue 5, Winter 1984 (used)

MUPPET MAGAZINE Issue 5, Winter 1984 (used)

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Volume 2, Number 1 (Winter 1984)

Muppet Round-Ups

Floyd's Record Rap as told to Marianne Meyer

The Stray Cats, The English Beat, Dave Davies, Mick Fleetwood, Paul Kantner, Tony Banks, Steve Smith, Kenny Rogers (with Dolly Parton), The Charlie Daniels Band, Conway Twitty, Christmas in the Stars: The Star Wars Christmas Album, Roman Holliday, Jennifer Holliday, Pat Benatar, Stevie Wonder, Thomas Dolby, Musical Youth, and Elvis Costello

Zoot's Salute as told to Marianne Meyer

Spotlight on Rick Springfield

Coming Attractions with Statler and Waldorf as told to David S. Cohen

Romeo and Juliet on IceChristmas in WashingtonLittle House on the PrairieRaisins and AlmondsMr. Wizard's WorldThe RescuersMickey's Christmas CarolA Christmas Story

Rowlf On Books as told to David Granger

The WitchesThe Reluctant DragonThe Last Elegant BearFreebies for KidsThe Earth is Flat - And Other Great MistakesThe Simon and Schuster Book of Facts and FallaciesReal Dogs Don't Eat LeftoversWhen Bad Dogs Happen to Good PeopleThe 1984 Ewok CalendarThe Teddy Bear CalendarThe 365 Jokes, Puns, and Riddles Calendar


  • "How They Almost Wrecked My Exclusive Interview with Ricky Schroder" by Miss Piggy, as told to Louise Gikow

Miss Piggy interviews Ricky Schroder, with interruptions from Fozzie, Gonzo, Beaker, and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew.

  • "A Muppet Labs Special Report: Fun Fads, Doo-Dads, and Other Thingies" by Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, written and illustrated by Frederick Newman

Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker investigate the latest fads.

  • "Treasures from The Kermitage Collection" by Henry Beard

A tour of the Kermitage Collection by Miss Piggy, including Hans Holbein's Jester at the Court of Henry VIII, James McNeill Whistler's Whistler's Weirdo, and Grant Wood's American Gothique.

  • "It's Party Time in Fraggle Rock" illustrated by Lisa McCue

Art from They Call Me Boober Fraggle.

  • "Skating Star Rosalynn Sumners Glides with Gonzo" as told to Gary Dobbs; photographs by Frank B. Denman

Gonzo interviews Olympic skater Rosalynn Sumners.

  • "Gong for the Golds" as told to David Granger

Gonzo's roundup of Top-Notch Olympic Athletes including Tamara McKinney, Scott Hamilton, Phil and Steve Mahre, and Elaine Zayak.

  • "A (Sort of) Christmas Carol" written by Ellis Weiner, illustrated by Dean Yeagle

The Muppet gang in an adaptation of A Christmas Carol, with Kermit as Kerm Kratchit, Sam the Eagle as Ebenezer Scrooge, Floyd as Fred, Animal as Jacob Marley, Fozzie as The Ghost of Christmas Past, Dr. Teeth as The Ghost of Christmas Present, Miss Piggy as Mrs. Cratchit, Robin as Tiny Tim, Rats as the Cratchit children, Janice as Fred's wife, Pops as guest at Fred's party, Scooter as boy who delivers food, Rowlf the Dog as charity collector, and Gonzo as The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.

  • "We Interrupt This Magazine"

The Newsman encounters Aliens, including the Snowths and Koozebanians

  • "A Pizza Counter Encounter" as told to Cathi Rosenberg; photographs by Aaron Rapoport

Miss Piggy and Janice interview the cast of The Facts of Life, Lisa Whelchel, Mindy Cohn, and Kim Fields.

  • "The Second Great Muppet Look-Alike Contest"

Jamie Farr and Beauregard, Liza Minnelli and Camilla, Rodney Dangerfield and Fozzie, Dudley Moore and Rowlf, Animal and John Matuszak, George C. Scott and Sam the Eagle, John Astin and Lew Zealand, Pee-Wee Herman and Robin, Ted Knight and Link Hogthrob.

  • "On Canines and Keyboards" as told to Frederick Newman

Rowlf interviews musician and composer Kirk Nurock and his dog Emily, a foxy terrier.

Mondo Muppet

Poultry edited by Mark Saltzman; chicken jokes by Paul McMahon

Featuring Duck-tionary, The Great Turkey Debate (with Sam and Camilla, illustrated by Tim Raglin), and a Poultry Word Quiz.

Gonzo's Weirder Than Me: Volume Five

Peculiar Poultry.

Muppet Mother Goose written by David Allikas, illustrated by Peter Elwell

A literary salute to Mother Goose, featuring Little Blue ZootBoo, Boo, Brown BearPat-a-cake, and Little Miss Piggy Went to Paris.

Dough-it-Yourself Muppet Tree Ornaments You Can Make

Instructions for making your own Muppet Dough ornaments. Art by Paul and Sue Krosnick; photo by Donal F. Holway

Tech Watch

Computer blips, including a review of the first Muppet home video game, Pigs in Space; a Guy and Brad Gilchrist cartoon

Rarely Sighted Muppets

Suzanne Lewandowski of Calumet City, Illinois encounters a knitted hat.

Miss Piggy's Advice as told to Louise Gikow