6 Times The Muppets Appeared on TV Guide Magazine Covers (PHOTOS)

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Ed Sullivan and The Muppets

Dan McCoy/Black Star

December 12, 1970
The Muppets made their first cover appearance alongside Ed Sullivan, with an inside look at their Ed Sullivan–narrated Christmas musical special, The Great Santa Claus Switch.

Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear

Ken Regan/Camera 5

August 6, 1977
Fozzie and Kermit pulled the curtain back in the story “Behind Every Great Muppet…Stands Jim Henson."

Miss Piggy

John E. Barrett/© Henson Associates, Inc. 1981

August 1, 1981
Never one to shun the spotlight, Miss Piggy hammed it up for a profile about her “Life at Le Top.”

The Muppets, Jim Henson

TV Guide Magazine cover photograph by Jon E. Barrett/©Jim HEnson Associates, Inc.

November 17, 1990
This issue paid a special tribute to the late Jim Henson, who passed away on May 16, 1990.

The Muppets with Billy Crystal

Photograph Jeff Katz

March 16, 1996
Billy Crystal joined Kermie, Animal and Gonzo for the Kids’ TV preview heralding their return in Muppets Tonight. “I’ve had the luck to work with a lot of great actors,” Crystal said. “But these performers can improvise with the best of them. Though I will be allergic to felt for the rest of my life!”

Kermit and Miss Piggy

Bob D'Amico/ABC

August 10, 2015
Kermit and Miss Piggy reunite (even after their amicable split) for their first TVGM cover together to showcase the return of The Muppets to TV on ABC.

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It's no secret that we love the Muppets, and they have a long history of popping up on TV Guide Magazine covers, starting in 1970. Take a quick tour through the archives to see the different ways that Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and other favorites have gotten a spotlight.

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