Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Howard Tubman

Written by Ryan Dosier. HOWARD TUBMAN Performed by… Bill Barretta First appearance… Muppets Tonight Episode 102: Garth Brooks (1996) Most recent appearance… Muppets Most Wanted (2014) Best known role… Wealthy, unhealthy heir to the Tubman fortune; star of The Tubmans of Porksmith and Boarshead Revisted WHO IS HOWARD TUBMAN? Howard Tubman is the portly, spoiled resident of…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: The La Choy Dragon

Written by Ryan Dosier. THE LA CHOY DRAGON Performed by… Jim Henson (voice) Frank Oz (body) First appearance… La Choy Chow Mein commercial (1965) Most recent appearance… La Choy Chow Mein commercial (1967) (onscreen) The Muppet Show Comic Book: Family Reunion (2010) (in print) Best known role… Enormous dragon spokesman for La Choy Chow Mein Real…

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: P.J. & Kai-Lee

Written by Michael Wermuth. P.J. & KAI-LEE Performed by… Kevin Clash (P.J.) Camille Bonora (Kai-Lee) First appearance… Hey, You’re As Funny as Fozzie Bear video (1988) Most recent appearance… Wow, You’re a Cartoonist! (1988) Best known role… Colorful young brother and sister eager to help out with activities WHO ARE P.J. & KAI-LEE? P.J. and Kai-Lee are brother and sister featured in…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Wilkins & Wontkins

Written by Ryan Dosier. WILKINS & WONTKINS Performed by… Jim Henson (voice, puppetry) Jane Henson (puppetry only) First appearance… Wilkins Coffee commercials (1957) Most recent appearance… Taystee Bread commercials (1967) Best known role… Explosive commercial salesman for Wilkins Coffee and other brands Aliases… Cal and So; Frank and Fink WHO ARE WILKINS & WONTKINS? Wilkins and…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Bill, Gil, & Jill

Written by Mitchell Stein. BILL, GIL, & JILL Performed by… Dave Goelz (Bill) Steve Whitmire (Gil) Kathryn Mullen (Jill) First appearance… The Muppets Take Manhattan (1983) Most recent appearance… The Muppets at Walt Disney World (all three together) (1990) Muppet RaceMania Video Game (2000) Muppets Most Wanted (Bill & Gil only) (2014) Best known role… Trio of frogs…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Croaker

Written by Ryan Dosier. CROAKER Performed by… Bill Barretta First appearance… Kermit’s Swamp Years (2002) Most recent appearance… Muppets Most Wanted (2014) Best known role… Kermit’s childhood friend; the best hopper in the swamp WHO IS CROAKER? Croaker is one of Kermit the Frog’s best friends from his years in the swamp. Croaker is brash, stubborn, and loyal.…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: The Four Guards

Written by Michael Wermuth. THE FOUR GUARDS Performed by… Steve Whitmire Kevin Clash Anthony Asbury Dave Goelz Voiced by… Anthony Jackson Douglas Blackwell David Shaughnessy Timothy Bateson Names… Alph, Ralph, Jim, and Time (not clear which is which) Only appearance… Labyrinth (1986) WHO ARE THE FOUR GUARDS? The four guards are four guards in the Labyrinth.…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Ghost of Christmas Past

Written by Abigail Maughan. GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST Performed by… Jessica Fox (voice) Karen Prell, Rob Tygner, William Todd-Jones (puppeteers) Only appearance… The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) Best known role… The Ghost of Christmas Past Memorable quote… “I told you, these are the shadows of the things that have been. That they are what they are,…