WEEKLY MUPPET WEDNESDAYS

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays is where we at The Muppet Mindset and our contributors take an in-depth look at specific Muppet, Sesame Street, and Fraggle Rock characters and their place in the world. The series started with Floyd Pepper and continues still, over 100 characters later. Here is the full list of the Muppets we have spotlighted, presented in alphabetical order in four categories: The Muppets, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, and Other.

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




ANDY AND RANDY PIG (5/29/13)
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?"



 Performed by...
Sultry female actress and
Bass-voiced male voice artist (1996)

Only appearance...
Muppet Treasure Island (1996) 

Best known role...
"Aye."

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



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 


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. 




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 (1975-2002)
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


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.



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 (1977-199)
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 



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




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




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



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 (10/02/13)
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  




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. 
ABBY CADABBY (5/2/12)
Performed by...
Leslie Carrara-Rudolph

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 37 (2006)

Best known role...
Fairy god-child, doer of magic, Fairy School student, fan of pumpkins


THE AMAZING MUMFORD (7/13/11)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 3 (1971)

Best known role...
 Bumbling, hapless magician whose "beautiful assistant" is usually Grover.


BABY BEAR (1/2/13)
Performed by...
David Rudman

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 23 (1991)

Best known role...
Sesame Street's resident bear; good friend of Telly Monster; porridge lover




BAD BART (6/12/13) 
Performed by...
Jim Henson

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 5 (1973-1974)

Best known role...
Cowboy who seems angry and mean, but is really harmless




BARKLEY (10/10/12)
Performed by...
Brian Muehl (1978-1984)
Various (1977-present)

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 9 (1977)

Best known role...
Large, excitable, adorable dog on Sesame Street 

BENNY RABBIT (7/25/12)
Performed by...
Kevin Clash

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 23 (1991)

Best known role...
Bellhop at the Furry Arms Hotel; irritable rabbit  




BERT (3/7/12)
Performed by...
Frank Oz (1969-present)
Eric Jacobson (1997-present)

First appearance...
Sesame Street Test Pilot (1969)

Best known role...
Ernie's boring, badgered, paperclip/oatmeal/pigeon loving roommate   


BIFF (5/5/10)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson

First appearance... 
Sesame Street Season 5 (1974) 

Best known role...
 Construction worker, Sully's partner, loud-mouth






BIG BIRD (11/11/09)
Performed by...
Caroll Spinney (1969-present)

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 1: Episode 0001 (1969)

Best known role...
Fun-loving, curious, friendly, happy six year old bird resident of Sesame Street 



BRUNO THE TRASHMAN (3/24/10)
 Performed by...
Caroll Spinney 

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 9 (1978)

Best known role...
Carrier of Oscar the Grouch's trashcan



BUSTER THE HORSE (3/20/13)
Performed by...
Martin P. Robinson

First appearance...
Sesame Street Episode 1446 (1980)

Best known role...
Forgetful Jones' trusty steed


COOKIE MONSTER (12/8/10) 
Performed by...
Frank Oz (1969-present)
David Rudman (2001-present)

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 1 (1969)

Best known role...
Ravenous devourer of food of all kinds--but mostly cookies!


COUNT VON COUNT (12/2/09)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 3 (1972)


Best known role...
Vampire, arithmomaniac (obsessive counter), bat aficionado, Casanova

DON MUSIC (7/7/10)
Performed by...
Richard Hunt

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 6 (1975)

Best known role...
The original "head-banger"


ELMO (2/8/12) 
Performed by...
Kevin Clash (1985-2012)
Ryan Dillon (2013-present)
First appearance...

Sesame Street Season 12 (1980)

Best known role...

3 1/2 year old, rambunctious, adorable, ticklish furry red monster; third person speaker; inhabitant of Elmo's World



ERNIE (6/23/10)
Performed by...
Jim Henson (1969-1990)
Steve Whitmire (1993-present)

First appearance...
 Sesame Street Test Show (1969)

Best known role...

Bert's roommate; lover and praise-singer of Rubber Duckie; dreamer



FARLEY (9/12/12)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 2: Episode 0246 (1970)

Best known role...
Little boy; pet owner; being scared by Herry Monster  


FORGETFUL JONES (8/3/11)
Performed by...
Richard Hunt

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 11 (1979)

Best known role...
Forgetful cowboy; significant other of Clementine; friend of Buster the Horse  

FRAZZLE (10/5/11)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 4 (1973)

Best known role...
  Toothy, unintelligible monster with a brutish outside but a childlike desire to be included inside


GLADYS THE COW (3/31/10)
Performed by...
Richard Hunt (1973-1992)
Jennifer Barnhart (2003-present)

Early appearance...
"Sesame Street Newsflash" Hickory Dickory Dock (1975)

Best known role...

Sesame Street
's singing cow

GROVER (10/27/10) 
Performed by...
Frank Oz (1969-present)
Eric Jacobson (2001-present)

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 1 (1969)

Best known role...
 Loveable, furry, blue monster with numerous jobs including super hero, waiter, salesman, etc.

GRUNGETTA (1/27/10)
Performed by...
Brian Muehl (1982-1984)
Pam Arciero (1985-present) 

First appearance... 
Sesame Street Season 13 (1982)

Best known role...
Oscar the Grouch's "girlfriend." One of the few female Grouches.


GUY SMILEY (2/23/11)
Performed by...
Jim Henson (1969-1990)

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 1 (1969)

Best known role...
Sesame Street's frantic, excited, multi-talented game show host.




HARVEY KNEESLAPPER (7/10/13)
Performed by...
Frank Oz

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 3: Episode 0288 (1971)

Best known role...
Sesame Street's resident practical joker




HERBERT BIRDSFOOT (1/8/14)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 2: Episode 0132 (1970)

Best known role...
Lecturer whose assistant is usually Grover

HERRY MONSTER (3/3/10)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson

First appearance... 
 Sesame Street Season 2: Episode 0131 (1970)

Best known role...
Strong, fuzzy and blue monster. Friend of Grover, Cookie Monster, and Rosita.   


HONKERS (2/6/13)
Performed by...
Various

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season Sesame Street Season 12 (1980)
  
Best known role...
Odd creatures with noses that produce honking sounds when squeezed



HOOTS THE OWL (4/17/13)
Performed by...
Kevin Clash

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 17 (1985)

Best known role...
Resident feathered jazz musician on Sesame Street   




MR. JOHNSON (11/28/12)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson

First (known) appearance...
Sesame Street Season 3: Episode 0276 (1972)

Best known role...
Grover's constant and constantly perturbed customer



LITTLE BIRD (8/16/13)
Performed by...
Fran Brill

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 1 (1969)

Best known role...
The opposite of Big Bird

LITTLE JERRY AND THE MONOTONES (10/7/10) 
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson - Little Jerry
Richard Hunt - Rockin' Richard
Jeff Moss - Big Jeffy
Christopher Cerf - Chrissy

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season Two (1970) 





THE MARTIANS (8/31/11)
Performed by...
Various

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 3 (1971)

Best known role...
Visitors from outer space. 





MURRAY MONSTER (10/26/11)
Performed by...
Joey Mazarrino

First appearance... 
Sesame Street Season 36 (2005)

Best known role...
"Word on the Street" presenter, haver of little lamb Ovejita, show host 


 OSCAR THE GROUCH (11/4/09)
Performed by...
Caroll Spinney

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 1: Episode 0001 (1969)  

Best known role...
  Sesame Street's resident Grouch. Lover of trash, muck, and yuck. Denizen of a trash can.


PLACIDO FLAMINGO (8/15/12)
Performed by...
Richard Hunt

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 18 (1986)

Best known role...
Opera singing flamingo  

 PRAIRIE DAWN (9/23/09)
Performed by...
Fran Brill

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 2 (1970)

Best known role...
Writer, director, producer, narrator for her own collection of pageants and plays presenting various subjects such as Love, How a Flower Grows, Vegetables, and more. 

ROOSEVELT FRANKLIN (4/11/12)
Performed by...
Matt Robinson (voice only)

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 1 (1969)

Best known role...
Son, brother, teacher, coach, singer, lover of scat, rhyme, and the blues.



ROSITA (6/8/11)
Performed by...
Carmen Oshbar

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 23 (1991)

Best known role...

 Bilingual, musically inclined, happy furry blue girl monster who lives on Sesame Street.


SHERLOCK HEMLOCK (6/27/12)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson


First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 2: Episode 0131 (1970)


Best known role...

Self-appointed World's Greatest Detective



SIMON SOUNDMAN (10/24/12)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 2 (1970)

Best known role...
Sound mimicker; "Sound Song" singer  



SINISTER SAM (9/04/13)
Performed by...
Jim Henson

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 3 (1971)

Best known role...
Mean-looking but harmless cowboy



SLIMEY (1/23/13)
Performed by...
Martin P. Robinson (1980-present)

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 2: Episode 0262 (1970)

Best known role...
Oscar the Grouch's pet worm 



MR. SNUFFLEUPAGUS (4/3/12)
Performed by...
Martin P. Robinson (1980-present)

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 3: Episode 0276 (1971)

Best known role...
Big Bird's best friend; not-really-imaginary friend; lovable, furry elephantine creature 



STINKY THE STINKWEED (5/23/12)
Performed by...

Joey Mazzarino

First appearance...
Sesame Street Episode 3133 (1993)

Best known role...
Sesame Street's stinky, self-conscious plant resident 

SULLY (5/12/10)
Performed by...
Richard Hunt (1973-1992)

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 5 (1974)

Best known role...
Construction worker, Biff's partner, soft-spoken union worker 

TELLY MONSTER (10/7/09)
 Performed by...
Martin P. Robinson (1984-present)

First appearance...
 Sesame Street Season 10 (1979)

Best known role...
 Neurotic, constant worrier, always concerned about something and easily excitable. Huge affinity for triangles.


TWIDDLEBUGS (10/30/13)
Performed by...
Various

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 2 (1970)

Best known role...
Cute species of colorful insects who live in Ernie's window box



TWO-HEADED MONSTER (9/28/11)
Performed by...
Richard Hunt/Jerry Nelson (1980-1991)
David Rudman/Joey Mazzarino (2001-present)
First appearance... 
Sesame Street Season 9 (1978)
Best known role...
Cooperating/arguing monster with two heads.


ZOE (11/24/10) 
Performed by...
Fran Brill

First appearance...
Sesame Street Season 25 (1994)

Best known role...
Sesame Street's resident tutu-wearing, dance-loving, pet-rock-having orange little girl monster.   
BEASTIE (10/19/11)
Performed by...
Karen Prell

First appearance...
Fraggle Rock Episode 223 (1984)

Best known role...
Tosh Fraggle's pet 

BOOBER FRAGGLE (2/2/11)
Performed by...
Dave Goelz 

First appearance...
Fraggle Rock Episode 101: "Beginnings" (1983)

Best known role...
Laundry-washer and cook for the Fraggle Five; superstitious pessimist


CANTUS THE MINSTREL (10/14/09)
Performed by...
Jim Henson

First appearance...
Fraggle Rock Episode 101: "The Minstrels" (1983)

Best known role...   
Leader of The Minstrels, obliquely obvious persona


CONVINCING JOHN
Performed by...
Jim Henson

First appearance...
Fraggle Rock Episode 106: "The Preachification of Convincing John" (1983)

Best known role...
The world's most persuasive Fraggle

COTTERPIN DOOZER (3/16/11)
Performed by...
Kathy Mullen

First appearance...

Fraggle Rock Episode 119: "The Great Radish Famine" (1983)

Best known role...

Apprentice Architect Doozer



DOOZERS (3/27/13)
Performed by...
Various

First appearance...
Fraggle Rock Episode 101: "Beginnings" (1983)

Best known role...
Green creatures who love to work but hate to play 




GOBO FRAGGLE (5/9/12)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson

First appearance...
Fraggle Rock Episode 101: "Beginnings" (1983)

Best known role...
Leading, adventurous, smart, musical, confident Fraggle; leader of the Fraggle Five; postcard collector  


JUNIOR GORG (2/29/12)
Performed by...
Richard Hunt 

First appearance...
Fraggle Rock Episode 101: "Beginnings" (1983)

Best known role...
Son of the King and Queen of the Universe; Fraggle hunter; bumbling, fumbling dumb of a son of a gun  


LARGE MARVIN (8/18/10)
Performed by...
Dave Goelz

First appearance...
Fraggle Rock Episode 123: "The Beast of Blue Rock" (1983)

Best known role...
The fattest Fraggle in Fraggle Rock with a penchant for eating and a soft spot for cute little Doozers.


MA GORG (3/13/13)
Performed by...
Cheryl Wagner (voice/face)
Trish Leeper (body)

First appearance...
Fraggle Rock Episode 102: "Wembley and the Gorgs" (1983)

Best known role...
Queen of the Universe; wife of Pa Gorg; mother of Junior Gorg
 
MARJORY THE TRASH HEAP (1/6/10)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson

Fist appearance...
Fraggle Rock Episode 101: "Beginnings" (1983)

Best known role...
  Oracle to the Fraggles; heap of trash; gospel singer; home/employer of Philo and Gunge


MOKEY FRAGGLE (3/28/12)
Performed by...
Kathryn Mullen

First appearance... 
Fraggle Rock Episode 101: "Beginnings" (1983)

Best known role...
 Sweet, poetic, artistic, caring, daring member of the Fraggle Five



PA GORG (2/13/13)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson (voice/face)
Gordon Robertson (body)

First appearance...
Fraggle Rock Episode 102: "Wembley and the Gorgs" (1983)

Best known role...
King of the Universe for 742 years; husband of Ma Gorg; father of Junior Gorg  


PHILO AND GUNGE (1/19/11)
Performed by...
Dave Goelz (Philo)
Richard Hunt (Gunge)

First appearance...
Fraggle Rock Episode 101: "Beginnings" (1983)

Best known role...
Announcers/companions of Marjory the Trash Heap


RED FRAGGLE (1/18/12)
Performed by...
Karen Prell

First appearance...

Fraggle Rock Episode 101: "Beginnings" (1983)

Best known role...
Stubborn, tenacious, competitive female Fraggle



SIDEBOTTOM (10/9/13)
Performed by...
Dave Goelz

First appearance...
Fraggle Rock Episode 206: "Boober's Dream" (1984)

Best known role...
Boober Fraggle's fun side that he keeps on the bottom



UNCLE TRAVELING MATT (4/18/12)
Performed by...
Dave Goelz

First appearance...
Fraggle Rock Episode 101: "Beginnings" (1983) 

Best known role... 
Fraggle explorer of "Outer Space"; postcard sender 
  


WANDER McMOOCH (11/27/13)
Performed by...
Bob Stutt

First appearance...
Fraggle Rock Episode 216: "Junior Sells the Farm" (1984)

Best known role...
Villainous toad creature

WEMBLEY FRAGGLE (9/9/09) 
Performed by...
Steve Whitmire


First appearance...
Fraggle Rock Episode 101: Beginnings (1983)

 Best known role...
 Wembler, Gobo's best friend and roommate, siren for Fraggle Rock Volunteer Fire Department



THE WORLD'S OLDEST FRAGGLE (7/3/13)
Performed by...
Dave Goelz

First appearance...
Fraggle Rock Episode 112: "The Finger of Light" (1983)

Best known role...
The world's oldest Fraggle

ALICE "MA" OTTER (12/11/13)Performed by...Frank Oz (puppetry)
Marilyn Sokol (voice)

Only appearance...Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977)

Best known role...Talented, wise matriarch of the Otter family

BABY SINCLAIR (7/21/10)
Performed by...
Kevin Clash

First appearance...
Dinosaurs Episode 101 "The Mighty Megalosaurus" (1991)

Best known role...
Youngest member of the Sinclair family, whacker of frying pans, baby

EMMET OTTER (12/12/12)
Performed by...
Jerry Nelson

Only appearance...
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977)
Best known role...
 Hard working, odd-job doing young otter living in Frogtown Hollow 

 KING PLOOBIS (5/26/10)
Performed by...
Jim Henson

First appearance... 
 Saturday Night Live Season 1 (1975)

 Best known role...
King of the Land of Gorch


METEORA (12/5/12)
Performed by...
Camille Bonora

Only appearance...
The Christmas Toy (1986)

Best known role...
Queen of the Asteroids; Our Brightly Shining Christmas Superstar





MEW (12/18/13)
Performed by...
Steve Whitmire

First appearance...
The Christmas Toy (1986)

Best known role...
Cat toy; Old friend, dear friend, friend who has gone away




RUGBY TIGER (12/21/11)
Performed by...
Dave Goelz

First appearance...

The Christmas Toy (1986)

Best known role...

Conceited tiger doll
SANTA CLAUS (12/23/09)
 Performed by...
Various 

First (Muppet) appearance...
The Ed Sullivan Show (Arthur Godfrey) (1967)

Best known role...
Father Christmas. Jolly fat man. Toy maker. Elf Union savior. All-around nice fellow.

SKEETER (4/7/10)
Voiced by...
Howie Mandel (Seasons 1 and 2)
Frank Welker (Seasons 3 through 7)

First appearance...
Muppet Babies Episode 101 "Noisy Neighbors" (1984) 

Best known role...
Scooter's twin sister, tomboy, search party collector, baby 
  

1 comment:

  1. This is a great site! I love how you have not only common characters that everyone knows and loves, but also rare characters that have only been seen once or twice!

    I've been a huge fan of Jim Henson's work since I was a child (even going as-so-far as learning the voice of Kermit). It has always been my dream to someday work alongside Jim's creations, helping create the magic that he once dreamed. Someday I'll find it, my own Rainbow Connection, because I never stop loving and dreaming!

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