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Jim Henson's (now Disney's) long-running franchise, starring his special type of marionette/puppet hybrids. For the puppets themselves, see Muppet.[1]

Shows:


Films and Specials:


Specials not starring the standard Muppet cast (although Kermit introduces, narrates, or appears in several of them):

In other shows: Muppet Cameo

The main members of The Muppet Show cast include:
Kermit the FrogPerpetual Straight Man / Only Sane Amphibian and leader of the motley crew
Miss PiggyKermit's Love Interest with Tsundere-like tendecies
Fozzie BearResident jokester and Kermit's second-in-command
The Great GonzoStuntman extraordinaire and eternal Butt Monkey
ScooterThe Everyman and "gofer" of the group
Rizzo The RatDeadpan Snarker and Gonzo's best friend
Sam the EagleUber-patriot and the Stop Having Fun Guy of the group
Dr. Bunsen HoneydewGadgeteer Genius Ditz who runs Muppet Labs
BeakerHoneydew's Unintelligible assistant and Chew Toy
Statler and WaldorfTwo old men who exist solely to heckle the other cast members
Dr. Teeth and the Electric MayhemThe Muppets' '70s Rock and Roll band, featuring Animal on drums
Rowlf the DogExpert pianist and all-around nice guy
The Swedish ChefA chef who speaks solely in Swedish-like gibberish

For more detailed descriptions, see the Character Sheet.

Minor Muppet characters include:
Camilla the ChickenGonzo's on-and-off girlfriend
CliffordResident cool guy
Pepe the King PrawnJerk with a Heart of Gold and suave Charmer
RobinKermit's nephew
SweetumsThe 9-foot-tall Gentle Giant
Crazy HarryLaughing Mad Bomber
The PenguinsAn entire flock of Plucky Comic Relief characters
Marvin SuggsAn egotistical French Jerk who uses a "Muppaphone".
Lew ZealandEnigmatic Cloudcuckoolander, whose act involves boomerang fish.
And a motley crew of pigs,monsters, creatures, talking food, and various human Muppets

Notes

  1. Legally speaking, "The Muppets" now only refers to The Muppet Show characters owned by Disney, although Sesame Workshop has permission to use the term to refer to Sesame Street characters. The Fraggle Rock characters (still owned by the Henson company) were Muppets to start with, but are no longer referred to as such.
  2. (This brief-lived HBO series holds the distinction of being one where the main characters were built by the Creature Workshop instead of the Muppet Workshop, giving them a look rather shockingly different from the paradigm seen on most other Muppet productions.)
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