Mark Hamill Reflects on His Famous Star Wars Muppet Show Appearance

Posted: 05/25/2021 in Screen Rant Articles


Mark Hamill shares memories of his time guest-starring on the Star Wars episode of the 1980s The Muppet Show. The episode is considered one of the classics for the series, and many praised the episode for mashing up two of the most iconic franchises at the time.

The Muppet Show ran from 1976 to 1981 and was known for the many venerable actors and entertainers who would guest-star every episode. The variety show format allowed many of these stars to step outside their comfort zones and show off singing, dancing, or comedic skills that audiences might not often see from them. And with Frank Oz producing and starring as the voice of beloved characters like Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, and Sam the Eagle, it is not hard to see how Hamill gained a spot on the show; Oz voiced Yoda. The Star Wars-themed Muppets episode aired about four months before the premiere of The Empire Strikes Back.

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