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Second Muppet Show Season Now on DVD

Walt Disney Home Ent. raised the curtain earlier this month on THE MUPPET SHOW: SEASON 2 - SPECIAL EDITION on DVD ($39.99). The four-disc set features all 24 digitally remastered and restored episodes from the 1977 season. Jim Henson's irreverent characters romp their way through skits, songs and silliness with such celebrity guest stars as Bob Hope, Elton John, Peter Sellers, George Burns, Julie Andrews and Steve Martin.

Having aired only twice in the last 34 years, the extremely rare and collectible "The Muppets Valentine Special" has never been released on home entertainment before. Muppets creator, the late Henson, lends his voice talents to Kermit and the Swedish Chef. The legendary Frank Oz speaks for Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear, with veteran puppet designer Dave Goelz (FRAGGLE ROCK) as the larynx behind the Great Gonzo.

THE MUPPET SHOW garnered eight Emmy Awards during its 1976 to 1981 primetime run on ABC-TV and produced a series of MUPPET films, including THE MUPPET MOVIE and THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN.

Bonus features:* THE MUPPETS VALENTINE SPECIAL starring a young Mia Farrow, Kermit and some Muppets you might not recognize

* WEEZER AND THE MUPPETS: The music video for "Keep Fishin'" featuring Weezer backstage at THE MUPPET SHOW.

* The Muppets on the Muppets: Personal and revealing interviews from Kermit, Gonzo, Rizzo and others.

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