Television & MoviesEdit
- The Muppets Go Hollywood on CBS, May 16
- The Muppet Movie released June 22
- The Muppet Show Season 4 begins in syndication, September; United Kingdom airings begin in October on ITV due to the union strike.
- SESAME STREET Season 11 begins airing on PBS, November 26
- John Denver & the Muppets: A Christmas Together on ABC, December 5
International Television & MoviesEdit
- The Muppet Movie (Mupparna) released in Sweden, September 29
- Die Muppets in Hollywood (The Muppets Go Hollywood) premieres in Germany on ZDF, November 9
- Barrio SÉSAMO premieres in Spain
- Iftah Ya Simsim premieres in Kuwait
- Production of The Muppet Show was brought to a halt for 11 weeks (between August & October) due to a strike affecting the technicians of ITV (of which Associated TeleVision, the company that made The Muppet Show, was 1 of the affected companies)
- 60 Minutes features a report on The Muppet Show, March 17
- KERMIT THE FROG guest-hosts The Tonight Show, APRIL 2
- BIG BIRD appears on Presenting Susan Anton, APRIL 29
- BIG BIRD is featured in Bob Hope’s special The Road to China on NBC, September 15
- The Muppets visit The Mike Douglas Show to promote The Muppet Show, December
- The failed pilot for The Orson Welles Show features the Muppets & an interview with JIM HENSON & FRANK OZ
- A la Découverte de la Rue SÉSAME
- The Amazing Mumford Forgets the Magic Words!
- BIG BIRD’s Rhyming Book
- Cookie Monster’s Book of Cookie Shapes
- Cookie Monster’s Storybook
- Ernie’s Work of Art
- The Four Seasons
- Learn at Home the SESAME STREET Way
- The Many Faces of Ernie
- The Up & Down Book
- the SESAME STREET Library (Volumes 13 - 15)
- At Home with ERNIE & BERT
- Every Body’s Record
- Anne Murray Sings for the SESAME STREET Generation
- The Stars Come Out on SESAME STREET
- SESAME Disco!
- Dinah! I’ve Got a Song
- Muppet Valentines from Hallmark
- Sigma Christmas ornaments
- Picco watches
- Muppet sneakers from Keds
- Muppet sheets (Martex)
- Stormin' Norman disco jackets
- 1979 SESAME STREET Calendar
- "The Muppet Movie soundtrack" reaches number 32 on Billboard’s Top LP’s & Tapes chart, & was certified Gold by the RIAA.
- "The RAINBOW Connection" reaches #25 on Billboard’s "Hot 100 Singles" chart.
- KEVIN CLASH performs with the Muppets for the first time, performing Cookie Monster at the Thanksgiving Day Parade.
- SESAME STREET - Osvaldo, el Gruñón, Telly Monster, Elmo (as a minor character)
- The Muppet Show - Foo-Foo, various background Muppets
- Barrio SÉSAMO - Caponata, Perezgil
- Iftah Ya Simsim - Nu'Man, Malsun, Yaqut
- Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade features Miss Piggy in a Rolls Royce, followed by the rest of the Muppets in the Electric Mayhem Bus
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