Muppets make sci-fi cool

The Muppet Show only ran for five seasons, but it managed to cover a lot of ground, including some great science fiction inspired moments. Here are seven of the best science fiction moments of the Muppet Show’s unfortunately short run.

Pigs In Space


The Muppet Show had a built-in showcase for their sci-fi parodies, in “Pigs In Space.” Their ship was called the Swine Trek, and they had the eccentric science officer, the heartthrob captain, and Miss Piggy as a snarky officer. The segment featured pirates (John Cleese), a character called Darth Nadir (Gonzo), an alien made of chopped liver, and many more strange sci-fi themed adventures. In this clip, as usual, Captain Link Hogthrob does something stupid.

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