To celebrate the first year of It’s A Stampede!, every day for 365 days I have been presenting a totally informative, yet totally useless fact under the banner heading: ‘On this day in geekdom’.

We’re now into the final month of facts!

Here’s today’s slice of geekdom…

January 16th – On this day in 1980, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker and Peter Mayhew guest stars on hit TV series, The Muppet Show. Hamill appears in spoof segment, ‘Pigs in Space’ opposite Miss Piggy and Gonzo. Miss Piggy is voiced and performed by Frank Oz, who will later provide the voice and performance of Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back.

More tomorrow…