In 1980 Christopher Reeve appeared on "The Muppet Show" (episode 418). Miss Piggy falls in love with Chris when she learns he's the special guest on the show. Her dressing room is all decked out in Superman memorabilia. Christopher is convinced to play Hamlet with Fozzie Bear, Link Hogthrob, and a skull named Yorick after Gonzo sprains his nose. In the Veterinarian's Hospital segment, Rowlf is the patient and Chris plays the doctor. "I'm not here to get laughs," he explains, "I don't want to set a precedent for the show." Later Christopher and Miss Piggy sing "East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)." Numerous jokes about Reeve being the "Man of Steel" are made throughout the episode.