Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: The Rats

Written by Mike Baldasare. THE RATS Performed by… Various First appearance… The Muppet Musicians of Bremen (1972) Most recent appearance… Muppets Most Wanted (2014) Best known role… Rodents who inhabit the Muppet Theater and fill various roles throughout the Muppet universe WHO ARE THE RATS? The rats are… well, they’re rats. These little rodents filled all sorts of ancillary…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Betty Lou

Written by Mike Baldasare. BETTY LOU Performed by… Various First appearance… Sesame Street Season 1 (1969) Most recent appearance… Sesame Street “What’s Different?” Book (2009) Best known role… Sesame Street’s resident Anything Muppet young girl WHO IS BETTY LOU? Betty Lou is a young girl who lives on Sesame Street, and had been variously played…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Singing Food

Written by Mike Baldasare. SINGING FOOD Performed by… Various First appearance… The Muppet Show Episode 208: Steve Martin (1977) Most recent appearance… My Muppets Show mobile app game (2013) Best known role… Anthropomorphic Muppet fruits, vegetables, bread, cake, etc. that sing or talk WHO ARE THE SINGING FOOD? The Singing Food is a collection of…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Architect Doozer

Written by Mike Baldasare. ARCHITECT DOOZER Performed by… Jerry Nelson First appearance… Fraggle Rock Episode 208: “All Work and All Play” (1984) Most recent appearance… Fraggle Rock Episode 513: “Change of Address” (1987) Best known role… Leader of the Doozer community Memorable quote… “Oh it is imperative that you pay very close attention during briefings,…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Herbert Birdsfoot

Today’s post was written by Mike Baldasare. HERBERT BIRDSFOOT Performed by… Jerry Nelson First appearance… Sesame Street Season 2: Episode 0132 (1970) Most recent appearance… Sesame Street Season 5 (1973-1974) The Muppet Movie finale (1979) Best known role… Lecturer whose assistant is usually Grover, brief replacement of Kermit the Frog, good friend of Ernie, Bert and…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Dr. Bunsen Honeydew

Today’s article was written by Michael Baldasare with edits and additions by Ryan Dosier. Although we have featured Dr. Bunsen Honeydew on Weekly Muppet Wednesdays before, that article was more of a joke, so Michael has rewritten the article to take a serious look at Bunsen. DR. BUNSEN HONEYDEW Performed by… Dave Goelz First appearance… The…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Twiddlebugs

Today’s article is written by Michael Baldasare. TWIDDLEBUGS Performed by… Jim Henson (Thomas Twiddlebug) Frank Oz (Tessie Twiddlebug) Richard Hunt (Timmy Twiddlebug) Jerry Nelson (Tina Twiddlebug) First appearance… Sesame Street Season 2 (1970) Most recent appearance… Sesame Street Season 37 (2006) Best known role… Cute species of colorful insects who live in Ernie’s window box…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Sinister Sam

Today’s post was written by Michael Baldasare. To contribute an article about your favorite Muppet for Weekly Muppet Wednesdays, email us at muppetmindset@gmail.com! SINISTER SAM Performed by… Jim Henson First appearance… Sesame Street Season 3 (1971) Most recent appearance… Sesame Street Season 20 (1989) Best known role… Mean-looking but harmless cowboy Memorable quote… “All right!…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Lubbock Lou & His Jughuggers

Today’s post was written by Michael Baldasare. LUBBOCK LOU & HIS JUGHUGGERS Performed by… Dave Goelz (Lubbock Lou) Frank Oz (Gramps) Jerry Nelson (Slim Wilson) Richard Hunt (Bubba) Jim Henson (Zeke) Louise Gold (Lou) First appearance… The Muppet Show Episode 208: Steve Martin (1977) Most recent appearance… Rocky Mountain Holiday (1983) Best known role… The Muppet Show‘s…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Little Bird

Today’s post was written by Michael Baldasare. LITTLE BIRD Performed by… Fran Brill Various Other Performers First appearance… Sesame Street Season 1 (1969) Most recent appearance… Sesame Street in the 1990s (on-screen) Best known role… The opposite of Big Bird WHO IS LITTLE BIRD? Little Bird is a little feathered friend of Big Bird and their…