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WEEKLY MUPPET WEDNESDAYS: THE MUPPETS

80s ROBOT (4/25/12)
Performed by...
Matt Vogel

First appearance...
The Muppets (2011)

Best known role...
Android made in the 1980s; butler to Kermit the Frog




Peformed by...
Steve Whitmire (Andy)
Dave Goelz (Randy)

First appearance...
Muppet Classic Theater (1994)

Best known role...
Miss Piggy's dim-witted nephews


 
ANGUS McGONAGLE (8/4/10)  
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Episode 417: Star Wars (1980)

Best known role...
Argyle Gargoyle who gargles Gershwin, gorgeously    



ANIMAL (1/11/12)
Performed by...
Frank Oz (1975-2000)
Eric Jacobson (2002-present)

First appearance...
The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence (1975) 

Best known role...
Crazed drummer for Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem


ANNIE SUE (3/6/13)
Performed by...
Louise Gold

First appearance...  
The Muppet Show Episode 214 (1977)
Officially introduced in The Muppet Show Episode 302 (1978)

Best known role...
Cute, young, talented girl pig; Miss Piggy's rival 


BASKERVILLE THE HOUND (6/13/12)
Performed by...
Various

First appearance...
Purina Dog Chow commercials (1962)

Best known role...
Rowlf the Dog's sidekick


BEAKER (1/12/11)
Performed by...
Richard Hunt (1977-1990)
Steve Whitmire (1992-present)

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Episode 202: Zero Mostel (1977)  

Best known role...
Accident-prone lab assistant to Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, non-speaking red head


BEAN BUNNY (1/25/12)
Performed by...
Steve Whitmire

First appearance...
The Tale of the Bunny Picnic (1986)

Best known role...
Sickeningly cute rabbit 




BEAUREGARD (3/21/12) 
Performed by...
Dave Goelz

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Episode 310 (1978)

Best known role...
Dim-witted janitor of the Muppet Theater

  

 Performed by...
 Various (1969-1990)

First appearance...
The Ed Sullivan Show "Happy Girl Meets Monster" Sketch (1969)

 Best known role...
Blue monster, ruiner of beautiful days, asker of "Ya got anything cheaper?"



BIG MEAN CARL (9/7/11)
Performed by...
Bill Barretta  

First appearance...
Muppet Meeting Films "Think Bigger" (1992)

Best known role(s)...
 Big Mean Bunny, Big Mean Bagpipe-Eater, Big Mean Ventriloquist, Big Mean Bubble Guy, Big Mean Porcupine-Eater, Big Mean Psychic


BOBBY BENSON (5/8/13)
Performed by...
Richard Hunt

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Episode 319: Elke Sommer (1978)

Best known role...
Leader of the Baby Band

BOBO THE BEAR (6/1/11)
Performed by...
Bill Barretta

First appearance...
Muppets Tonight Episode 101: Michelle Pfeiffer (1996)

Best known role...
Bumbling bear security guard; assistant at C.O.V.N.E.T.

DR. BUNSEN HONEYDEW (11/13/13)
Performed by...
Dave Goelz

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Episode 108: Paul Williams (1976)

Best known role...
Scientist, inventor, founder of Muppet Labs, punisher of Beaker 

 Performed by...
Jerry Nelson (1978-2003)
Matt Vogel (2008-present)

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Episode 318: Leslie Uggams (1978)

Best known role...
Sweet little chickadee to The Great Gonzo


CHICKENS (4/2/14)
Performed by...
Various

First appearance...
The Muppet Musicians of Bremen (1972)

Best known role...
Interchangeable chickens; Gonzo's obsession


CLIFFORD (12/7/11)
Performed by...
Kevin Clash

First appearance...
The Jim Henson Hour (1989)

Best known role...
Cool-cat, host of Muppets Tonight



CLUELESS MORGAN (6/6/12)
Performed by...
Bill Barretta
 
First appearance...
Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

Best known role...
Dimwitted pirate goat; bartender 



CONSTANTINE (3/19/14)
Performed by...
Matt Vogel

First appearance...
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

Best known role...
The World's Number One Frog; The World's Most Dangerous Criminal




CRAZY HARRY (9/1/10)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson (1975-2002)
Matt Vogel (2008-present)

First appearance...
The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence Pilot (1975)

Best known role...
The Muppet Show's resident pyrotechnic. Always seen blowing something (or someone) up. 


DEARTH NADIR (6/26/13)
Performed by...
Dave Goelz

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Episode 402: Crystal Gayle (1979)

Best known role...
Mysterious intergalactic evil being in a black suit
 
DIGIT (1/5/11)
Performed by...
Dave Goelz

First appearance...
The Jim Henson Hour "Inner Tube" Pilot (1987)

Best known role...
Semi-robotic technical director for Muppet Central



DR. TEETH (2/9/11)
Performed by...
Jim Henson (1975-1990)
Bill Barretta (2005-present)

First appearance...
The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence (1975)

Best known role...
Keyboardist and leader of The Electric Mayhem


DOGLION (10/31/12)
Performed by...
Various 

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Episode 208: Madeline Kahn (1977)

Best known role...
Large, hulking, gray Muppet monster; first Muppet to appear on the big screen



DROOP (1/30/13)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson

First appearance...
The Muppet Valentine Show (1974)

Best known role...
Depressed, furry green fellow with long nose. 




THE ELVISES (4/30/14)
Performed by...
Various

First appearance...
Muppet Classic Theater (1994)

Best known role...
Elvises

FLEET SCRIBBLER (5/22/13)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Episode 204: Rich Little (1977)

Best known role...
Gossip journalist for "The Daily Scandal"


FLOYD PEPPER (9/2/09)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson (1975-2003)
Matt Vogel (2008-present)

 First appearance...
The Muppet Show Sex and Violence Pilot (1975)

Best known role...
Bassist for Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem


FOO-FOO (2/5/14)
Performed by...
Steve Whitmire

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Episode 404: Dyan Cannon (1979)

Best known role...
Miss Piggy's precious pet dog

FOZZIE BEAR (12/9/09)
Performed by...
Frank Oz (1976-1999)
Eric Jacobson (2002-present)

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Episode 101: Juliet Prowse (1976)

Best known role...

Stand up comic bear; bad joke teller; heckle target of Statler and Waldorf.


GAFFER THE CAT (9/25/13)
Performed by...
Kathy Mullen

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Episode 419 (1980)

Best known role...
Backstage cat at the Muppet Theater


GEORGE THE JANITOR (1/16/13)
Performed by...
Frank Oz

First appearance...
The Muppets Valentine Show (1974)

Best known role...
  Grumpy janitor for the Muppet Theater; Mildred Huxtetter's dance partner



GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT (12/19/12)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson (voice, face)
Don Austen (body)

Only appearance...
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

Best known role...
Ghost of Christmas Present


THE GINGERBREAD MEN (3/30/11)
Performed by...
Frank Oz (Crumby)
Jim Henson (Ginger-Brad)
Richard Hunt (Frostington)
Jerry Nelson (Clive Cookiepants)
Dave Goelz (Ginger Spice)

Best known role(s)...
The most popular pastry-based singing group of this or any generation.



GIRL PIRATE (1/15/14)
Performed by...
Camille Bonora

Only appearance...
Muppet Sing Alongs: Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

Best known role...
No-nonsense girl pirate



GLADYS (7/31/13)
Peformed by...
Richard Hunt

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Episode 301 (1978)

Best known role...
Cafeteria lady at The Muppet Theater


GONZO (9/14/11)
Performed by...
Dave Goelz

First appearance...
The Great Santa Claus Switch (1970)

Best known role(s)...
   Whatever, daredevil, weirdo, performance artiste, chicken lover, plumber, narrator, cabin boy, photographer, Tin-Thing, purveyor of the weird, wild, and unusual


HILDA (10/3/12)
Performed by...
Eren Ozker

First appearance...
Des O'Connor Entertains (1976)

Best known role...
Wardrobe lady on The Muppet Show  





J. P. GROSSE (11/14/12)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Episode 205: Judy Collins (1977)

Best known role...
Scooter's Uncle who owns the Muppet Theater


JANICE (11/9/11)
Performed by...
Richard Hunt (1977-1990)
David Rudman (2008-present)

First appearance...
The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence Pilot (1975)

Best known role...
Lead guitarist for Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem


JERRY (8/29/12)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson

First appearance...
The Perry Como Winter Show (1972)

Best known role...
Guitar player for The Country Trio; Muppet representation of Jerry Nelson

JIM (5/14/14)
Performed by...
Jim Henson

First appearance...
The Perry Como Winter Show (1972)

Best known role...
Banjo player for The Country Trio; Muppet representation of Jim Henson 



JOHNNY FIAMA (2/3/10)
Performed by...
Bill Barretta

First appearance...

Muppets Tonight Episode 103: Billy Crystal (1996) 

 Best known role...
 Lounge singer; lover of his Ma; Tony Bennet fan; monkey employer


DR. JULIUS STRANGEPORK (12/28/11)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson

First appearance...

The Muppet Show Episode 203: Milton Berle (1973)

Best known role...

Resident scientist and inventor on the S.S. Swinetrek



KERMIT THE FROG (5/16/12)
Performed by...
Jim Henson (1955-1990)
Steve Whitmire (1990-present)

First appearance...
Sam and Friends (1955)

Best known role...
Leader of the Muppets; world's most famous amphibian; host of The Muppet Show; love of Miss Piggy; Sesame Street reporter

LEW ZEALAND (11/18/09)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson (1978-2003)
Bill Barretta (2002-2005)
Matt Vogel (2008-present)

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Episode 310: Marisa Berenson (1978)

Best known role...
Boomerang fish thrower  


LINK HOGTHROB (7/14/10)
Performed by...
Jim Henson (1977-1990)
Steve Whitmire (2003)

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Episode 203: Milton Berle (1977)

Best known role...
Captain of the S.S. Swinetrek on "Pigs in Space" 

 
LIPS (2/17/10)
Performed by...
Steve Whitmire

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Season 5 (1981)

Best known role...
Trumpet player

LOUIS KAZAGGER (2/1/12)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson   

First appearance...
The Muppet Show: Episode 308 (1978)

Best known role...
Muppet Sportscaster 



LUBBOCK LOU AND HIS JUGHUGGERS (8/28/2013)
Performed by...
Various

First appearance...
The Muppet Show: Episode 208 (1977)

Best known role...
The Muppet Show's jug-band


 LYLE THE DOG (4/20/11)
Performed by...
Various

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Episode 414: Liza Minelli (1979)

Best known role...
Background dog



MA BEAR (8/1/12)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Episode 216: Cleo Laine (1977) 

Best known role...
Fozzie Bear's Mother   


MAD MONTY (4/24/13)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson

First appearance...
Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

Best known role...
Violent, volatile green monster pirate; part of Long John Silver's crew




MAHNA MAHNA (3/14/12)
Performed by...
Jim Henson (1969-1976)
Bill Barretta (2001-present)

First appearance...
The Ed Sullivan Show (1969)

Best known role...
Vocabulary-limited lead singer of the song "Mahna Mahna" 


MARVIN SUGGS (4/27/11)
Performed by...

Frank Oz

First appearance...

The Muppet Show Episode 105: Rita Moreno (1976)

Best known role...

Muppaphone player, manager, operator, slave-driver; PETA's Most Wanted.


MILDRED HUXTETTER (6/19/13)
Performed by...
Various

First appearance...
The Muppets Valentine Show (1974)

Best known role...
BA, MA, PhD, OBE, and RSVP





MISS MOUSEY (11/6/13)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson

First appearance...
The Muppet Valentine Show (1974)

Best known role...
Female mouse singer; one of Miss Piggy's many rivals




MISS PIGGY (7/11/12)
Performed by...
Frank Oz (1976-2002)
Eric Jacobson (2001-present)

First appearance...
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (1974)


Best known role...
Diva pig; lover of Kermit; international star of stage and screen; karate expert; fashionista



MISS POOGY (11/16/11)
Performed by...
David Rudman

First appearance...
The Muppets (2011)

Best known role...
Leader of the Moopets; opposite of Miss Piggy; lover of omelet stations



MISTER POODLEPANTS (4/16/14)
Performed by...
Steve Whitmire

First appearance...
Muppets Tonight Episode 101: Michelle Pfeiffer (1996)

Best known role...
Giddy, wacky, balloon-based weirdo



THE MUTATIONS (1/29/14)
Performed by...
Various

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Episode 102: Connie Stevens (1976)

Best known role...
Monsters seen in The Muppet Show opening



THE NEWSMAN (7/4/12)
Performed by...
Jim Henson (1976-1989) 

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Episode 102: Connie Stevens (1976)

Best known role...
Injury-prone, uninformed reporter for Muppet News Flash




NIGEL THE CONDUCTOR (4/23/14)
Performed by...
Jim Henson (1975)
John Lovelady (1976-1977)

First appearance...
The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence (1975)

Best known role...
Muppet Orchestra conductor; rejected host of The Muppet Show

PENGUINS (2/27/13)
Performed by...
Various

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Episode 304 (1979)

Best known role...
Interchangeable arctic water fowl who flip in the air.

PEPE THE KING PRAWN (6/29/11)
Performed by...
Bill Barretta

First appearance...
Muppets Tonight Episode 102: Garth Brooks (1996)

Best known role...
Spicy, Spanish king prawn with a penchant for women (of the hot and sexy variety), tutus, popsicle stick puppets, and money. 

DR. PHIL VAN NEUTER (1/4/12)
Performed by...
Brian Henson

First appearance...

Muppets Tonight Episode 102: Garth Brooks (1996)

Best known role...

Mad scientist (or "friendly veterinarian"), host of "Tales from the Vet"  

POLLY LOBSTER (5/18/11)
Performed by...
Kevin Clash

First appearance...
Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

Best known role...

Long John Silver's pet lobster, associate of Clueless Morgan and Mad Monty, barrista for Mr. Callahan  




 POPS (12/14/11)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson (1981-2002)

First appearance...

The Muppet Show Season 5 (1981)

Best known role...

Stage doorman for the Muppet Theater; owner/operator of the Happiness Hotel
 
RIZZO THE RAT (8/11/10)
Performed by...
Steve Whitmire

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Episode 418: Christopher Reeve (1980)

Best known role...
Hungry, sleazy, cowardly rat and best friend to Gonzo the Great. Previously seen as a waiter, a narrator, a cabin boy, a red-nosed-rat-deer.    
  
ROBIN THE FROG (12/16/09)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson (1971-2002)
Matt Vogel (2008-present)

First appearance...
The Frog Prince (1971)

Best known role...
Kermit's little nephew





ROWLF THE DOG (6/16/10)
Performed by...
Jim Henson (1962-1990) 
 Bill Barretta (1996-present)

First appearance...
Purina Dog Chow Commercials (1962)

Best known role...

Canine punster and pianist; Dr. Bob in "Veterinarian's Hospital"



SAL MINELLA (4/21/10)
Performed by...
Brian Henson

First appearance...
Muppets Tonight Episode 103: Billy Crystal (1996)

Best known role... 
Johnny Fiama's gentleman's monkey, bodyguard, flunky

SAM (7/17/13)
Performed by...
Jim Henson

First appearance...
Sam and Friends (1955)

Best known role...
Silent, lip-syncing main character on Sam and Friends


SAM THE EAGLE (2/24/10)
Performed by...
Frank Oz (1975-1999)
Eric Jacobson (2005-present)


First appearance...
The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence Pilot (1975)

 Best known role...
 Upholder of morality and sanity on The Muppet Show. Patriotic, American eagle.



SCOOTER (10/21/09)
Performed by...
Richard Hunt (1976-1990) 
David Rudman (2008-present) 

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Episode 101: Juliet Prowse (1976)

Best known role...
Go-fer backstage at The Muppet Show


SEYMOUR (5/1/13)
Performed by...
Brian Henson

First appearance...
Muppets Tonight Episode 102 (1996)

Best known role...
Pepe's one-time partner; elevator operator; commissary employee



SINGING FOOD (5/21/14)
Performed by...
Various

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Episode 208: Steve Martin (1978)

Best known role...
Anthropomorphic Muppet fruits, vegetables, bread, cake, etc. that sing or talk



THE SNOWMAN (12/4/13)
Performed by...
Richard Hunt

First appearance...
A Muppet Family Christmas (1987)

Best known role...
Fozzie's holiday-themed comedy partner; a snowman




 THE SNOWTHS (2/20/13)
Performed by...
Frank Oz
Various Others

First appearance...
The Ed Sullivan Show (1969)

Best known role...
Back-up singers who go "Doo do doo do doo."   


SPAMELA HAMDERSON (2/15/12)
Performed by...
Leslie Carrara-Rudolph

First appearance...
Muppets Tonight Episode 101 (1996)

Best known role...
Vivacious, buxom, idiotic female pig  

STATLER AND WALDORF (3/23/11)
Performed by...
Richard Hunt/Steve Whitmire (Statler)
Jim Henson/Dave Goelz (Waldorf)
First appearance...
 The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence Pilot (1975)
Best known role(s)...
Hecklers; two old guys in the balcony.


THE SWEDISH CHEF (2/22/12) 
Performed by...
Jim Henson (1975-1990)
Bill Barretta (1996-present)

First appearance...
The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence (1975)

Best known role...
Incomprehensible, inedible Swede cook


SWEETUMS (6/2/10) 
Performed by...
Richard Hunt (1976-1991)

First appearance...
The Frog Prince (1971) 

 Best known role...
Big fella with a big heart

THE TALKING HOUSES (6/5/13)
Performed by...
John Lovelady, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Eren Ozker

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Episode 104: Ruth Buzzi (1976)

Best known role...
Houses who tell bad jokes



TAMINELLA GRINDERFALL (10/2/13)
Performed by...
Jerry Juhl

First appearance...
Tales of Tinkerdee (1962)

Best known role...
Evil witch; master of disguise; ogre trainer



THOG (10/12/11)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson

First appearance...
The Great Santa Claus Switch (1970)

Best known role...
Dancing with various guest stars, being one of five monsters to open The Muppet Show during the theme song


TOPO STICKY (3/2/11)
Performed by...
Pepe the King Prawn
Duke Remington

First appearance...

Muppets.com Sketch (2008)

Best known role...

Classically trained popsicle stick actor and cohort of Pepe's.



TRUMPET GIRL (10/23/13)
Performed by...
Various

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Season 1 (1976)

Best known role...
Trumpet player for The Muppet Show house band


UNCLE DEADLY (10/28/09)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson (1976-1979)
Matt Vogel (2011-present)

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Episode 121: Twiggy (1976)

Best known role...
The Phantom of The Muppet Show  




VENDAFACE (6/4/14)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Episode 121: Twiggy (1976)

Best known role...
Makeover vending machine



VICKI (2/26/14)
Performed by...
Fran Brill

First appearance...
The Jim Henson Hour Episode 101: Outer Space (1989)

Best known role...
Stage manager at Muppet Central



WALDO C. GRAPHIC (4/13/11)
Performed by...
Steve Whitmire

First appearance...

The Jim Henson Hour (1989)  

Best known role...
The spirit of 3-D, shape-shifter, general nuisance, Mickey Mouse impersonator.

WALTER (11/23/11) 
Performed by...
Peter Linz

First appearance...
The Muppets (2011)

Best known role...
The world's biggest Muppet fan 





WAYNE AND WANDA (5/30/12)
Performed by...
Richard Hunt (Wayne)
Eren Ozker (Wanda)

First appearance...
The Muppet Show Episode 102: Connie Stevens

Best known role...
Inept singing duo on The Muppet Show


ZONDRA (7/24/13)
Performed by...
Fran Brill (1989)
Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (1997-1998)

First appearance...
The Jim Henson Hour Episode 105: "First Show" (1989)

Best known role...
Gorilla Television pirate station worker; Housemate on "The Real World Muppets"


ZOOT (7/28/10)
Performed by...
Dave Goelz

First appearance...
The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence Pilot (1975)

Best known role...
Saxophone player in the Electric Mayhem band; sleepy, burnt-out hipster. 

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