The Muppet Show - Characters

Characters

See also: List of Muppets

Many of the characters who appeared on The Muppet Show have previously appeared in earlier productions in various ways.

Character Actor/Muppeteer Description
Afghan Hound Louise Gold, Richard Hunt (ep. 44), Kathryn Mullen (ep. 115), Alice Dinnean (2011-present) An Afghan Hound that appears occasionally.
Aliens Various performers An alien duo that appears occasionally. The duo later made cameos in The Jim Henson Hour and Mopatop's Shop.
Angus McGonagle Jerry Nelson Also known as the Argyle Gargoyle, Angus McGonagle is a Scotsman who can gargle Gerswhin gorgeously. The sound effects of Angus' gargling were provided by Richard Hunt. He was designed by Michael K. Frith and Bruce McNally and built by Jane Gootnick.
Animal Frank Oz (1976–2001), Eric Jacobson (2001–present) A savage and frenzied monster and the drummer for Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem; Author Christopher Finch calls Animal "the ultimate representation of a long line of Muppets who personify unbridled appetite", both "carnivorous beast" and "physical manifestation of pure libido." He was designed by Jim Henson and built by Dave Goelz.
Announcer Jerry Nelson (1976–2011), John Lovelady (ep. 9, 13–17) An unseen announcer who would announce the segment that is about to come on; in the "Gene Kelly" episode, the Announcer is revealed to be a blue Whatnot.
Annie Sue Louise Gold A young female pig who is Miss Piggy's innocent rival.
Baby Band Various performers A bunch of babies that are often seen as members of Bobby Benson's Baby Band. They were built by Calista Hendrickson.
Baskerville the Hound Jerry Nelson, John Lovelady (Episode 5), Frank Oz (Episode 13), Dave Goelz (Episode 110) A hound that appears occasionally. He was designed by Jim Henson and built by Don Sahlin.
Beaker Richard Hunt (1976–92), Steve Whitmire (1992–present) Dr. Bunsen Honeydew's lab assistant, who performs "ill-fated" experiments, which often results in him getting blown up, eaten, or knocked over. He was designed by Jim Henson and built by Don Sahlin.
Beauregard Dave Goelz "Sweet but dim-witted" stagehand and janitor of the Muppet Theater. Goelz called him "big and strong and clumsy." He was designed by Michael K. Frith and built by Mari Kaestle.
Beautiful Day Monster Frank Oz (1969), Jim Henson, Richard Hunt (ep. 8), Jerry Nelson (ep. 26), Dan Redican (1989), Bill Barretta (2011) A monster that was previously on The Ed Sullivan Show and Sesame Street.
Behemoth Dave Goelz (ep. 15), Richard Hunt (ep. 19), Jerry Nelson (ep. 26), Bill Barretta (1996–) A large orange monster who is one of the full-bodied Muppets. He is one of the Muppets that eat other Muppets. In recent appearances, Behemoth was often named Gene after Bill Barretta's brother Gene Barretta.
Betsy Bird Betsy Baytos A giant red and yellow dancing bird who appears in the final season. She was named after Betsy Baytos. According to Jim Henson, Betsy was dropped since the costume seemed to hide Betsy's dance movements. Despite this, Betsy Bird did appear in the special Here Come the Puppets! She was designed by Michael K. Frith and built by Cheryl Blaylock and Caroly Wilcox.
Billy the Bear Frank Oz (ep. 52), Jerry Nelson (ep. 98), Richard Hunt (ep. 73, 102) Dave Goelz (ep. 84), Brian Muehl (ep. 114) A bear who appears occasionally.
Bobby Benson Richard Hunt (1976–92) David Rudman (2011–present) A shady-looking man who leads the Baby Band.
Bossmen Various performers 12 foot tall Muppets that appear occasionally. They were operated with long rods.
Brewster Dave Goelz Also known as the "Guru," Brewster is a wise white-bearded man who appears occasionally.
Brown Bat Dave Goelz A bat who appears occasionally; once sang the song "Leatherwing Bat" with Judy Collins, Harold the Woodpecker, and a Singing Owl. He later appears in "The Rainbow Connection" finale of The Muppet Movie.
Bruno Jerry Nelson A Whatnot security guard who appears occasionally in the final season.
Butch the Tiger Jim Henson (ep. 88), Brian Muehl (ep. 114) A tiger that appears occasionally.
Camilla the Chicken Jerry Nelson (1976–2001), Alice Dinnean (2005), Matt Vogel (2008–present) A chicken who is Gonzo's girlfriend.
Chick N/A In the Roger Miller episode, this chick was the source of the Cluckitis. The Chick later made other appearances in this show and appears in "The Rainbow Connection" finale of The Muppet Movie.
Clodhoppers Various performers One performer was required for each of the full-figured puppets. The Clodhopper's feet were attached to the performers' feet, while their heads and hands were the performer's hands. The puppeteers were dressed in black to hide themselves against the black background. The Clodhoppers were designed by Jim Henson in 1972 for a Broadway show which was never developed.
Crazy Harry John Lovelady (1974–77), Jerry Nelson (1977–2003), Louise Gold (ep. 45), Rickey Boyd (2005), Matt Vogel (2008–present) A crazed Muppet pyrotechnician who likes to blow up things.
Crocodile Peter Friedman, Frank Oz (ep. 27), Jerry Nelson (ep. 38), Richard Hunt (ep. 72) A crocodile appears in various sketches.
Dodo Jerry Nelson A dodo that appears occasionally. He later appears in Muppet Treasure Island as one of the pirates on Long John Silver's side. The Dodo was designed by Michael K. Frith and built by Lyle Conway.
Doglion Jerry Nelson (ep. 33), Frank Oz (ep. 35), Jim Henson (ep. 48), Kevin Clash (1989), Bill Barretta (1996) A dog-faced monster with horns who is one of the full-bodied Muppets.
Dr. Bunsen Honeydew Dave Goelz A scientist who is often paired with and serves as a foil for Beaker. Dr. Bunsen Honeydew performs science experiments that usually go wrong and has an "affable cluelessness" whenever Beaker is a victim of these experiments.
Dr. Julius Strangepork Jerry Nelson (1976–2003) Matt Vogel (2009–present) A pig who appears in "Pigs in Space" sketches with Link Hogthrob and Miss Piggy where he was a chief science officer.
Dr. Teeth Jim Henson (1975–90), John Kennedy (1990–2001), Bill Barretta (2001–present) Leader of the Electric Mayhem and keyboardist. Dr. Teeth is based upon New Orleans singer and pianist Doctor John. He was designed by Jim Henson and Michael K. Frith and built by Don Sahlin.
Droop Jerry Nelson, Jim Henson (ep. 15), Richard Hunt (ep. 44), Peter Linz (2011-present) A green monster with a long pointy nose and bird-like feet. Droop originated in The Great Santa Claus Switch where he was called Snivelly. He was built by Caroly Wilcox.
Eric the Parrot Jerry Nelson A parrot who appears occasionally.
Fazoobs Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, Jerry Nelson Four musical aliens from the planet Koozebane who appear occasionally.
Fish Singer Louise Gold A fish who would often be paired up with the Gills Brothers. She later made cameos in The Ghost of Faffner Hall
Fleet Scribbler Jerry Nelson A gossip journalist for "The Daily Scandal" who sometimes reports on the goings-on at the Muppet Theater
Fletcher Bird Graham Fletcher (puppeteer), Steve Whitmire (voice) A large multi-colored dancing bird. He was named after Graham Fletcher
Flower-Eating Monster Jim Henson A dog-eared monster that appears occasionally. He was designed by Jim Henson.
Floyd Pepper Jerry Nelson (1976–2001), Matt Vogel (2008–present) Member of the Electric Mayhem and bassist. Author Christopher Finch says that Floyd is most like Nelson, and if there were a spin-off of The Muppet Show centering on his band, Floyd "would probably emerge as the central figure". He was designed by Michael K. Frith and built by Dave Goelz.
Foo-Foo Steve Whitmire Miss Piggy's dog. She also appears as a real dog in full shots.
Fozzie Bear Frank Oz (1976–2001), Eric Jacobson (2001–present) The Muppet Theater's comedian bear that can never make any good jokes. Finch calls Fozzie "a sweetly insecure and absolutely terrible comedian". According to Oz, Fozzie is such a bad comedian that he "can't afford good joke writers, and he can't write good jokes himself". He was designed by Michael K. Frith.
Forcryingoutloud Bird Frank Oz A green bird with a yellow beak who appeared occasionally. He was designed by Jim Henson
Gaffer the Cat Kathryn Mullen An eye patch-wearing cat that appears occasionally. She was designed by Michael K. Frith and built by Marianne Harms
Gawky Birds Various performers 11 foot tall rod-puppets that appear occasionally. They were operated with long rods.
George the Janitor Frank Oz (1976), Richard Hunt (ep. 45), Steve Whitmire (1996) A janitor who appears in the first Muppet show pilot; discovered with guest star Mia Farrow's help that he loved his mop.
Geri and the Atrics Geri: Jerry Nelson
Drum Atric: Dave Goelz
False Teeth: Richard Hunt
Guitar Atric: Louise Gold
Piano Atric: Frank Oz
Tambourine Atric: Jerry Nelson
Tuba Atric: Steve Whitmire
Vocalist Atric: Kathryn Mullen
A band of six elderly ladies and one singing false teeth that appear occasionally.
Gladys Richard Hunt She works as a cafeteria lady in the Muppet Theater's canteen delivering the food made by the Swedish Chef to its customers
Gnu Jerry Nelson A gnu appears in various sketches. It was built by Tim Miller.
Gogola Jubilee Jugband Banjo Player: Richard Hunt, Jerry Nelson
Jugband Female: Eren Ozker
Jug Player: Dave Goelz, Jim Henson
Paul: Peter Friedman, Jerry Nelson
Slim: Frank Oz
A jug band consisting of five Whatnots that appear in season one
Gonzo the Great Dave Goelz The Muppet Theater's stuntman, who believes that all his stunts are works of art. Haberkorn calls Gonzo "the most grotesque Muppet", who revels in being different and resists categorization.
Gorgon Heap Frank Oz (ep. 3, 28), Dave Goelz (ep. 19), Richard Hunt (ep. 16), Jerry Nelson (ep. 25) A large purple monster. He is one of the Muppets that eat other Muppets. There was also a hand-puppet version that was used occasionally
Harold the Woodpecker Richard Hunt, Jerry Nelson A woodpecker who appears occasionally. He even made a cameo in "The Rainbow Connection" finale of The Muppet Movie
Herbie the One-Octopus Band N/A An octopus who is a one-man band. He later made a cameo in "The Rainbow Connection" finale of The Muppet Movie.
Hilda Eren Ozker (1976) An old seamstress/wardrobe mistress who speaks with a Slavic accent.
J.P. Grosse Jerry Nelson (1977–78), Kevin Clash (1996) Scooter's uncle who owns the Muppet Theater. He was built by Mari Kaestle
Janice Richard Hunt (1977–92), Brian Henson (2002), Tyler Bunch (2005), David Rudman (2008–present) The hippie-like member of the Electric Mayhem and guitarist who is often paired with Floyd Pepper. She was designed by Michael K. Frith and Bonnie Erickson.
Kangaroo Jerry Nelson (ep. 69) A kangaroo that appears occasionally. He later made a cameo in "The Rainbow Connection" finale of The Muppet Movie
Kermit the Frog Jim Henson (1955–90), Steve Whitmire (1990–present) A frog who is the Muppet Theater's director and Jim Henson's greatest creation as Jim designed and built Kermit. Author Michael Davis calls Kermit Henson's "altered ego", and Finch claims that Kermit is most like Henson. Finch also says, "Reasonably even-tempered and often long-suffering, the small green frog generally serves as the glue that holds the rest of the Muppet universe together". Kermit has been around since Jim Henson's 1955 series Sam and Friends where he was featured in a pre-frog appearance.
Koozebanian Creatures Male Koozebanian Creature: Frank Oz
Female Koozebanina Creature: Jerry Nelson
Baby Koozebanian Creatures: various performers
A bunch of aliens from the planet Koozebane.
Koozebanian Phoob Jerry Nelson An alien from the planet Koozebane.
Lenny the Lizard Dave Goelz (ep. 3), Jerry Nelson (ep. 7), Jim Henson (ep. 28), Richard Hunt (ep. 32) A turquoise lizard who made many appearances on the show. He was designed by Jim Henson and built by Don Sahlin.
Lew Zealand Jerry Nelson (1978–2003), Bill Barretta (2002-2005), Matt Vogel (2008–present) The Muppet whose "vaudeville-inspired act" included throwing "boomerang fish" at the audience. He was originally a Whatnot before a permanent puppet was made for him. The construction of his Whatnot head was done by Dave Goelz while the character finishing was done by Amy van Gilder.
Link Hogthrob Jim Henson (1977–90), Steve Whitmire (2001–present) A "bumb, pompous" pig who appears in the sketches "Bear on Patrol" and "Pigs in Space." He was designed by Calista Hendrickson.
Lips Steve Whitmire An additional member of the Electric Mayhem and trumpet player. He was designed by Michael K. Frith and built by Mari Kaestle.
Louis Kazzager Jerry Nelson A Muppet sports commentator who provided commentary for Muppet Sports. Louis Kazzager was inspired by Howard Cosell. He was designed and built by Mari Kaestle.
Lubbock Lou and his Jughuggers Lubbock Lou: Dave Goelz, Richard Hunt
Bubba: Richard Hunt
Gramps: Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt
Lou: Louise Gold
Slim Wilson: Jerry Nelson, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Steve Whitmire
Zeke: Jim Henson (1977–78), Steve Whitmire (1979–81)
A jugband that debuted in season Two replacing the Gogolala Jubilee Jugband.
Luncheon Counter Monster Dave Goelz (ep. 30, 35, 50), Richard Hunt (ep. 34, 47), Jerry Nelson (ep. 63), Kevin Clash (1988), Gord Robertson (1989), David Rudman (2008-present) A hungry purple monster.
Lydia Abby Hadfield A bespectacled red-haired pig who appeared occasionally. Unlike the other pigs in this show, Lydia has hooves instead of hands.
Lyle the Dog Richard Hunt (ep. 82, 103), Dan Redican (1988) A dog that was used in various roles. He was named after his designer and builder Lyle Conway.
Mahna Mahna Jim Henson (1976–90), Bill Barretta (2001–present) A purple, wild orange-haired Muppet in a green tunic that is the singer of "Mah Nà Mah Nà." He was designed by Jim Henson and built by Don Sahlin.
Marvin Suggs Frank Oz (1976), Eric Jacobson (2011–present) Finch calls Marvin one of Oz's "more unusual creations." Marvin plays the Muppaphones (small, round, little balls of fur) by hitting them over the head with a mallet. He was designed by Rollie Krewson
Mary Louise Eren Ozker (ep. 3), Fran Brill (ep. 8), Rollie Krewson (ep. 14), Louise Gold (ep. 32) A young Whatnot girl. She once auditioned with an unnamed frog three times under three names only to be hooked off stage by Miss Piggy who states that she is the only one who can sing with a frog.
Mean Mama Jerry Nelson (ep. 28), Richard Hunt (ep. 25, 35, 111), Jim Henson (ep. 27), Dave Goelz (ep. 26), Louise Gold (ep. 66) A large voracious brown monster. There was also was a hand-puppet version that was used occasionally.
Mickey Moose Jerry Nelson A moose who appears occasionally. He is a parody of Mickey Mouse.
Miss Kitty Dave Goelz (ep. 1, 3, 7), Jim Henson (ep. 13), Richard Hunt (ep. 19) A purple monster who appears occasionally. Miss Kitty was previously used in The Great Santa Claus Switch as one of Cosmo Scam's henchmen.
Miss Mousey Jerry Nelson A mouse who was a rival of Miss Piggy for Kermit the Frog's affections.
Miss Piggy Frank Oz (1976–2001), Eric Jacobson (2001–present) The Muppets' break-out and "authentic superstar", and Oz's most well-known character, authors Maryanne Fisher and Anthony Cox call Piggy "uniquely strong and feminine", and but "domineering and demanding."
Mildred Huxtetter Various performers A purple beak-nosed woman who is George the Janitor's dancing partner.
Mrs. Appleby Kathryn Mullen A frog who is the pack leader of the Frog Scouts. She was designed by Michael K. Frith and built by Nomi Frederick.
Mulch Jerry Nelson (1980–81), Kevin Clash (1996) A blue hunchbacked humanoid monster. He was built by Bob Payne. Mulch later appears in Muppets Tonight as the hulking assistant of Dr. Phil van Neuter.
Muppaphones Various performers A bunch of furballs that serve as Marvin Suggs' instruments
Muppy Dave Goelz An Old English Sheepdog who is J.P. Grosse's pet dog; an actual dog was used for long shots of Muppy
Nigel the Conductor Jim Henson (1975–76), John Lovelady (1976–77), David Rudman (2011-present) The conductor of the Muppet Orchestra. He was built by Dave Goelz
Ohboy Bird Richard Hunt A blue bird who appears occasionally. He was designed by Jim Henson.
Ohreally Bird Fran Brill An orange bird who appears occasionally. She was designed by Jim Henson.
Old Skyball Paint Jerry Nelson A horse who appears occasionally. He later made cameos in The Ghost of Faffner Hall.
Paul Revere Horse Jerry Nelson A long-legged horse in New Balance Sneakers who appears occasionally. When in full shots, it took two Muppet performers to operate the legs. He even made a cameo in "The Rainbow Connection" finale of The Muppet Movie; designed by Michael K. Frith.
Penguins Richard Hunt (ep. 69), Steve Whitmire (ep. 69, 2009 "Bohemian Rhapsody" video), Jim Henson (ep. 94), Dave Goelz (1984), Martin P. Robinson (1985, 2008), Pam Arciero (1985), Kathryn Mullen (1985), Jerry Nelson (1992), Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (2008), various performers A bunch of penguins that appear occasionally. Although they mostly squack, some of them actually speak.
Pops Jerry Nelson (1980–2002) Matt Vogel (2011-present) The Muppet Theater doorman. He was designed by Michael K. Frith and built by Mari Kaestle.
Prairie Dogs Various performers A bunch of prairie dogs that appear occasionally
Quongo the Gorilla Jerry Nelson (ep. 43, 72, 109), Richard Hunt (ep. 105) A wild mountain gorilla who appears occasionally.
Righton Bird Dave Goelz A purple bird who appeared occasionally. He was designed by Jim Henson.
Rizzo the Rat Steve Whitmire An inner-city rat. Steve Whitmire describes Rizzo as "a sarcastic kind of New York character"
Robin the Frog Jerry Nelson (1971–2001), Matt Vogel (2008–present) A small frog who is Kermit's "sweet-voiced nephew"
Ronald Duck Cynthia Adler (ep. 13) Richard Hunt (ep. 44) A duck in a sailor hat (a parody of Donald Duck) who appears occasionally; in the Petula Clark episode, Ronald Duck was a companion of Mickey Moose
Rover Joe Jim Henson A hound who appeared occasionally. He was previously seen in The Muppet Musicians of Bremen.
Rowlf the Dog Jim Henson (1962–90), Bill Barretta (1996–present) A pianist dog who first appeared in The Jimmy Dean Show. Finch calls Rowlf "the first fully rounded character performed by Jim Henson", and also calls him "wonderfully down-to-earth, with a dry, self-deprecating sense of humor" and "a master of the double take." He was built by Don Sahlin
Sam the Eagle Frank Oz (1975–2001), Kevin Clash (2002), Eric Jacobson (2005-present) An eagle who is the Muppet Theater's patriotic and self-proclaimed delegator. Critic Jordan Schildcrout describes Sam as "a cross between Uncle Sam and America's national bird with a dash of Richard Nixon, represents a conservative, nationalist Puritanism that makes him a snob and a prude." He was designed by Jim Henson and built by Don Sahlin.
Scooter Richard Hunt (1976–92), Adam Hunt (voice, 1999), Brian Henson (2002), Rickey Boyd (2005), David Rudman (2008–present) The Gofer of the Muppet Theater and nephew of its owner J.P. Grosse; Hunt based Scooter's voice and personality on how he remembered himself when he was younger; designed by Michael K. Frith.
Screaming Thing Jerry Nelson A green creature with pink feathers and three legs that rotate like a pinwheel. It later made a cameo in "The Rainbow Connection" finale of The Muppet Movie
Shakey Sanchez Jim Henson (ep. 19), Jerry Nelson (ep. 16), Steve Whitmire (ep. 103) A small pink creature that appears occasionally.
Singing Food Various Performers A collection of Muppet fruits and vegetables that are used in various sketches. The Singing Food consists of an Artichoke, Asparagus, some Beans, Bell Pepper, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Cauliflower, Corncob, Eggplant, a bunch of Grapes, Grapefruit, Onion, Potatoes, Scallion, and Tomato.
Singing Owl Jerry Nelson An owl who appears occasionally.
Sopwith the Camel Jerry Nelson A bactrian camel (named after the Sopwith Camel biplane) who appears occasionally. He is one of the full-bodied Muppets and was built by Caroly Wilcox who constructed him in a week. It took two dancers to operate Sopwith the Camel with the front dancer using his arms to control Sopwith's head.
Statler and Waldorf Statler: Richard Hunt (1976–90), Jerry Nelson (1975, 1992–2003) Steve Whitmire (2005–present)
Waldorf: Jim Henson (1975–90), Dave Goelz (1990–present)
Two "grouchy but dapper" gentlemen who heckle the Muppets, especially Fozzie, from the upper balcony box. Statler and Waldorf were named after the late-18th/early-19th century robber barons E.M. Statler and William Waldorf Astor. They were designed and built by Bonnie Erickson.
Sundance the Lion Dave Goelz (ep. 68), Jerry Nelson (ep. 88, 101) A lion who appears occasionally. Although he is a full-bodied Muppet, Sundance does have a live-hand Muppet counterpart that was used in seasons 4 and 5. He was designed by Michael K. Frith and built by Tim Miller.
The Swedish Chef Jim Henson (1975–90), David Rudman (1992), Dave Goelz (1999), Bill Barretta (1996–present) A chef that speaks in mock Swedish; based on the "standard finger puppet", the Chef was a collaboration between Henson and Oz (who provided the hands); Frank Oz would deliberately do unexpected things, like tossing chickens and juggling meat cleavers, that Henson would have to improvise through; designed by Michael K. Frith and built by Jim Henson and Bonnie Erickson
Sweetums Jerry Nelson (1971, performer), Carl Banas (1971, voice), Richard Hunt (1976–90), Rob Mills (1989), John Henson (1990–2005), Victor Yerrid (2005), Noel MacNeal (2008), Matt Vogel (2009–present) A large, hairy, full-sized ogre-like Muppet who appears in The Frog Prince before his appearance in The Muppet Show. He told Kermit, "Jack not name; Jack job!" in The Muppet Movie. He was designed by Jim Henson. His performer could see only by looking out of his mouth.
The Country Trio Jim: Jim Henson
Frank: Frank Oz
Jerry: Jerry Nelson
A hillbilly band that were named after their performers. Jim and Frank were designed and built by Bonnie Erickson, while Jerry was designed by Bonnie Erickson and built by Don Sahlin.
The Frackles Blue Frackle: Dave Goelz (ep. 4, 19, 20), Frank Oz (ep. 4, 7), Jerry Nelson (ep. 31), Richard Hunt (ep. 3, 42, 55), Jim Henson (ep. 11, 15, 27)
Green Frackle: Jim Henson (ep. 3), Frank Oz (ep. 3), Eren Ozker (ep. 20), John Lovelady (ep. 18)
Snake Frackle: Richard Hunt (ep. 7, 27)
Blue Bird-Like Frackle: John Lovelady (ep. 7)
Green Bird-Like Frackle: Eren Ozker (ep. 3), Abby Hadfield (ep. 27)
Pink Frackle: N/A
Jade Green Frackle: Richard Hunt (ep. 111), Dave Goelz (1989), Tyler Bunch (2011)
Forest Green Frackle: N/A
Green-Furred Frackle: Kevin Clash (1989)
Purple Frackle: Frank Oz (ep. 111)
Gray Frackle: N/A
A race of monsters that come in different types. They were seen on The Great Santa Claus Switch before appearing on The Muppet Show.
The Flying Zucchini Brothers Various Performers. A group of Italian acrobat/stunt performing Whatnots that appear occasionally. Although there are three of them, an episode guest starring Wally Boag shows six of them.
The Gills Brothers Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, Jerry Nelson, Steve Whitmire A quartet of fish singers who appear occasionally. They are a parody of The Mills Brothers.
The Lautrec Sisters Louise Gold, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz A quartet of dancing rats. Two of them later appeared in "The Rainbow Connection" finale of The Muppet Movie.
The Muppet Newsman Jim Henson (1976–89), Brian Henson (2001–2003), Steve Whitmire (2008–present) A bespectacled newsman who hosts the Muppet News Flash where something related to what he is reporting on befalls him. He was designed and built by Bonnie Erickson.
The Mutations Various performers A trio of purple full-bodied Muppet monsters who mostly dance. The heights of the Mutations vary depending on who is performing them. They are a parody of the music group The Temptations.
The Snowths Frank Oz Two furry pink, tube-mouthed, horned creatures that sing along to Mahna Mahna's song. He was designed by Jim Henson and built by Rollie Krewson.
Thog Jerry Nelson (1970–1981), Tyler Bunch (2011-present) A friendly 9 1/2-foot blue monster who is full-bodied. He is the biggest Muppet character on the show. His ears often go up if he is startled or excited about something. Despite his size, Thog is actually a gentle soul. He was previously used in The Great Santa Claus Switch as one of Cosmo Scam's henchmen. He was designed by Jim Henson and built by Don Sahlin. When it came to The Muppets, Thog was rebuilt by James Kroupa who made him large enough to not be able to fit between the arches for the telethon's theme song. Thus, Thog had to walk in front of the arches.
Timmy Monster Steve Whitmire (ep. 94), Dave Goelz (ep. 115) A large green monster who is full-bodied
Tom, Dick, and Harry Tom: Jerry Nelson
Dick: Dave Goelz
Harry: John Lovelady
A green-furred, three-headed monster that appears two times. Tom is the green-faced head, Dick is the pink-faced head, and Harry is the blue-faced head.
Trolls Various performers Three trolls that appear occasionally. One has red hair, one has green hair, and one has gray hair. They were designed by Michael K. Frith.
Trumpet Girl Louise Gold, Eren Ozker, Frank Oz (ep. 2, 5), Alice Dinnean (2011-present) The female trumpet player of the Muppet Orchestra. Due to the addition of the trumpet player Lips, she switched to trombone during season 5.
Uncle Deadly Jerry Nelson (1976–90), Matt Vogel (2011-present) Also called "the Phantom of the Muppet Show", Uncle Deadly is a sinister blue dragon-like character who lurks around the theater and appears occasionally on the show. He was designed by Michael K. Frith.
Walrus Dave Goelz (ep. 76) A walrus that appears occasionally.
Wayne and Wanda Wayne: Richard Hunt (1976–81, ep. 78), David Rudman (2011-present)
Wanda: Eren Ozker (1976–1977), Kathryn Mullen (ep. 78), Alice Dinnean (2011-present)
A pair of snobby singers who are introduced by Sam the Eagle who approves of their "wholesome, uplifting and decent" act but is frustrated by their inability to get part the first verse of any song. While their sketches always begin as mellow and classy, they always end in disaster, seemingly foretold by the title of their chosen song. Wayne was built by Rollie Krewson. They are a slapstick tribute to Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald. After a recurring run in the first season, they disappeared after Eren Ozker quit the show. Wayne still appeared occasionally as a background character or as the hero in a series of Melodrama sketches co-starring Miss Piggy and Uncle Deadly, but soon vanished as well. It was eventually revealed in the Linda Lavin episode that Kermit had fired them, but forgot why he did and decided to rehire them. Unfortunately, seconds after they started to sing, Kermit remembered why he fired them (because they were terrible) and instantly fired them again and forced them off the stage. Wayne and Wanda would reappear in The Muppets Take Manhattan as guests at the wedding of Piggy and Kermit, and Wanda was seen participating in a choir. Wayne and Wanda throughout The Muppets, where they are caught kissing during a blackout.
Whaddayasay Bird Jerry Nelson A red bird who appears occasionally. He was desgined by Jim Henson.
Whatnots Various performers A bunch of customizable puppets whose blank faces can be changed in each act. They are similar to the Anything Muppets from Sesame Street.
Winky Pinkerton Steve Whitmire (ep. 54), Dave Goelz (ep. 61) A penguin that does bird impressions who appears occasionally. Winky Pinkerton later appears in "The Rainbow Connection" finale of The Muppet Movie. He was built by Brian Henson.
Winny Richard Hunt A bird who is a canteen waitress in season 4, replacing Gladys; designed by Michael K. Frith and built by Tim Miller
Wolf Frank Oz (ep. 91), Jerry Nelson (1988) A gray wolf who appears occasionally. He later makes appearances in the "Dog City" episode of The Jim Henson Hour and in Muppet Treasure Island as one of the pirates on Long John Silver's side.
Yorick Jerry Nelson A talking skull (not to be confused with Yorick from Sam and Friends) that appears occasionally. He later makes cameos in The Ghost of Faffner Hall. When packaged with Uncle Deadly and a Ghost as part of Palisades Toys' producing of Muppet action figures, he was referred to as a Muppet Skull
Youknow Bird Jim Henson A pink bird who appears occasionally. She was designed by Jim Henson.
Zelda Rose Abby Hadfield (ep. 27), Jerry Nelson (ep. 42), Richard Hunt (ep. 56), Louise Gold A tall pink Whatnot Muppet. She is a recycled and regendered version of Fred from the Munchos commercials.
Zoot Dave Goelz A member of the Electric Mayhem and saxophone player, Goelz calls Zoot "a puzzle to me", "non-verbal" and "just a fifty-year-old burnt-out musician." He was designed by Bonnie Erickson and built by Dave Goelz.

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... the mansion to rescue Sandy the game starts with a prompt for the player to select two of six characters to accompany Dave ... uses a point-and-click interface to guide characters through a two-dimensional (2D) game world and to solve puzzles ... scheme examples include "Walk to", to move the characters "New kid", to switch between the three characters and "Pick up", to collect objects ...
Quest 64 - Plot - Characters
... The game's main characters and bosses are Leonardo — Another apprentice magician who appears at Normoon and at Brannoch Castle near the end of the game ... Though not a main character, he still manages to help Brian by providing healing items in a room within Brannoch Castle ...
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... The title character, whose full name is Adam Seymour Duckstein (voiced by Jim J ... of the cast that is actually gay, and that he had insisted that the character be voiced by someone gay ... This follows the tradition of semi-nudity of cartoon characters exemplified by Porky Pig, Donald Duck, Top Cat, etc ...

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