Of Muppets And Men The Making Of The Muppet Show

Louise Gold featured as one of the eight main puppeteers on The Muppet Show, filmed at ATVs Borhamwood studios mainly during April and May 1980, first screened in the UK on 27 December 1981

 

Appearances By...Featuring:

Jim Henson (puppeteer) speaks to Camera

Frank Oz (puppeteer) speaks to Camera

Jerry Juhl (Head Writer) Speaks to Camera

Jerry Nelson (puppeteer) highlighted in action

Richard Hunt (puppeteer) speaks to camera

Dave Goelz (puppeteer) highlighted in action

Steve Whitmire (puppeteer) highlighted in action

Kathryn Mullen (puppeteer) speaks to camera

Louise Gold (puppeteer) highlighted in action

David Lazer (Producer) speaks to camera

Peter Harris (Director) highlighted in action

Norman Maen (choreographer) highlighted in action

Graham Fletcher (dancer) highlighted in action

 

Appearances By (named)...Also Include:

Don Hinkley (scriptwrtier)

Chris Langham (scriptwriter)

David Odell (scriptwriter)

Richard Holloway (floor manager)

Leigh Malone (set designer)

 

Unamed Appearances... include:

 Karen Prell (puppeteer)

Production Team

 Camera Roger Deakins

Sound Godfrey Kirby

Sound Editor Rodney Holland

Dubbing Mixer Tony Anscome

Production Manager Emma Gowing

Assistant To Producer Martin Baker

Edited By Peter Berry

Directed By Harley Cokliss, and, Peter Berry

Producer Elizabeth Taylor-Mead

Executive Producer David Lazer

Production Company A Metropolis Pictures Production for ITC Henson Associates Inc

 

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As this programme was about the making of The Muppet Show, all the people featured in this programme were involved in that. The Eight puppeteers named on this programme being the eight main puppeteers on that.

Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, and, Louise Gold appeared (as Muppet performers) on the Royal Variety Performance (1977); their recording credits include Jim Henson Presents Silly Songs, and, For What Its Worth.

Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, and, Louise Golds recording credits include: The Muppet Show Music Hall, with which Peter Harris was also involved.

Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, and, Louise Golds recording credits include The Muppet Show 2, with which Jerry Juhl, Peter Harris, and, Don Hinkley were also involved.

Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Kathryn Mullen, and, Louise Golds recording credits include The Muppet Show Music Album, with which Jerry Juhl, David Lazer, Peter Harris, Don Hinkley, Chris Langham, and, David Odell were also involved.

Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Louise Gold, Steve Whitmire, Kathryn Mullen, and, Chris Langham appeared in The All Time Get Around Sometimes Play Together Every Other Friday Night Vaudeville Show.

Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Louise Gold, and, Kathryn Mullen went on to puppeteer on The Great Muppet Caper, with which Jerry Juhl, David Lazer, Leigh Malone, and, Martin Baker were also involved.

The Muppet Show Eight (Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Louise Gold, Kathryn Mullen)s recording credits include: The Great Muppet Caper (Soundtrack album), Muppet Music Sampler, and, Music Mayhem And More.

Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Kathryn Mullen, and, Louise Gold puppeteered on The Muppets Go To The Movies, with which Jerry Juhl, David Lazer, Peter Harris, and, Chris Langham were also involved.

Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Louise Gold, and, Kathryn Mullens recording credits include John Denver & The Muppets A Christmas Together, with which Martin Baker was also involved. Tracks from that album found their way onto John Denver & The Muppets Merry Christmas 45RPM, Christmas For Kids, and, John Denver Christmas.

Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Kathryn Mullen, and, Louise Gold went on to puppeteer on The Dark Crystal, for which Jerry Nelson did voice-work; and with which David Lazer, David Odell, and, Martin Baker was also involved

Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Kathryn Mullen, and, Karen Prell went on to puppeteer on Labyrinth, with which Martin Baker was also involved; and Louise Gold made an unrecognisable cameo as a Ballroom-Dancer.

Jim Henson appeared in the Inside The Labyrinth documentary.

Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, Steve Whitmire, Louise Gold, and, Karen Prell went on to puppeteer on Tale Of The Bunny Picnic, with which Martin Baker was also involved

Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Louise Gold, Kathryn Mullen, and, Karen Prells recording credits include Favorite Songs From Jim Hensons Muppets, Muppet Misic Mix, and, Put Some Zing In Your Spring.

Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson, and, Louise Golds recording credits include Jerome Kern The First 100 Years.

Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Louise Gold, and, Kathryn Mullens recording credits include Muppet Hits 1, and, Muppet Hits 2, both which Peter Harris was also involved with.

Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, and, Louise Golds recording credits include Elmos Lowdown Hoedown.

Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Kathryn Mullen, Louise Gold, and, Karen Prell went on to puppeteer at Jim Hensons Memorial Service, at which Jerry Juhl also appeared.

Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Louise Gold, and, Karen Prell went on to puppeteer on The Muppet Christmas Carol, with which Jerry Juhl, David Lazer, and, Martin Baker were also involved.

Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Louise Gold, and, Karen Prells recording credits include The Muppet Christmas Carol (Soundtrack album).

Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, Louise Gold, Steve Whitmire, and, Kathryn Mullen puppeteered together on Sesame Street (in the early 1990s).

Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, and, Louise Golds recording credits include Born To Add.

Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, and, Louise Gold went on to puppeteer on Muppet Treasure Island, with which Jerry Juhl and Martin Baker were also involved.

Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, and, Louise Gold went on to puppeteer together on The Animal Show, on which Frank Oz did a bit as a Guest Puppeteer, and with which Peter Harris was also involved.

Louise Gold went on to puppeteer on the UK outerspace segments of The International Fraggle Rock, for which Jerry Nelson, and, Dave Goelz did voices; and with which Martin Baker was also involved.

Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, and, Louise Gold went on to puppeteer on The Secret Life Of Toys.

Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Louise Gold, and, Karen Prells recording credits include A Green And Red Christmas.

Louise Gold went on to puppeteer the title role in The Ghost Of Faffner Hall on which Richard Hunt and Karen Prell also puppeteered.

Louise Gold, Peter Harris, and, Chris Langham went on to work on Spitting Image.

Peter Harris went on to be involved with the album Spit In Your Ear.

Norman Maen, and, Chris Langham went on to work on The Royal Variety Performance (1982).

Chris Langham went on to appear in The Pirates Of Penzance (Stage production), and as part of that company in The Pirates Of Penzance (Gala Performance), The Pirates Of Penzance (Gala Preview), and, The Pirates Of Penzance (Benefit Preview).

Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, and, Louise Golds recording credits include The Counts Countdown, however, there has been some debate as to whether Louise Gold actually sang on it.

Muppeteers: Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, and, Louise Gold, along with director Peter Harris and writer Chris Langham took part in the documentary I Love The Muppets, which was basically a tribute to The Muppet Show, and included a number of clips from Of Muppets And Men.

Louise Gold represented the Muppeteers on the documentary ITVs 50 Greatest Shows, which included some breif clips from Of Muppets And Men. It is likely that Steve Whitmire puppeteered on this documentary (but he was not credited).

 

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