History Characters / TheMuppetShow

28th Apr '16 6:30:41 PM jccw227
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* MeaningfulName: "Gonzo" means crazy or eccentric.
1st Apr '16 7:44:47 PM LBHills
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* TheUnintelligible: TO quote Miss Piggy:

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* TheUnintelligible: TO To quote Miss Piggy:




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--> '''Waldorf:''' I have a good mind to leave!
--> '''Statler:''' If you had a 'good mind' you wouldn't be here in the first place!
27th Mar '16 9:32:19 AM LBHills
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%%* [[CausticCritic Caustic Critics]]

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%%* * [[CausticCritic Caustic Critics]]Critics]]: On the rare occasions when they enjoy a number, they'll complain about the fact that the show is ruining its reputation - for uniformly ''bad'' material.



* DirtyCoward: Statler, as proven when the ''Titanic'' sank

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* DirtyCoward: Statler, as proven when the ''Titanic'' sanksank...



* GoodOldWays: They love the more old-fashioned Vaudeville and Burlesque acts, even performing a few themselves. Their whole heckling style is an old Vaudeville bit as well.
%%* GreekChorus
* [[GrumpyOldMan GrumpyOldMen]]: Their entire shtick is complaining about pretty much everything.
* GuiltyPleasures

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* GoodOldWays: They love the more old-fashioned Vaudeville vaudeville and Burlesque burlesque acts, even performing a few themselves. Their whole heckling style is an old Vaudeville vaudeville bit as well.
%%* GreekChorus
* GreekChorus: They'll comment on the numbers just completed, usually managing to work in a pun or joke themselves.
* [[GrumpyOldMan GrumpyOldMen]]: Grumpy Old Men]]: Their entire shtick is complaining about pretty much everything.
* GuiltyPleasuresGuiltyPleasures: It's why they show up.



%%* HeterosexualLifePartners.

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%%* HeterosexualLifePartners.HeterosexualLifePartners:



%%* [[ScrewPolitenessImASenior Screw Politeness, We're Seniors!]]

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%%* * [[ScrewPolitenessImASenior Screw Politeness, We're Seniors!]]Seniors!]]: Loud catcalls and heckling from the old men in the balcony.



%%* TheStinger

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%%* TheStinger* TheStinger: By the second season, a final comment from Statler and Waldorf was the end to most of the show episodes.



%%* ThoseTwoGuys
* VitriolicBestBuds: Constantly heckle each other too. "You old fool" is practically a pet name between them.

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%%* ThoseTwoGuys
* ThoseTwoGuys: You know what they say: misery loves company!
* VitriolicBestBuds: Constantly They heckle each other other, too. "You old fool" is practically a pet name between them.



* FakeBand

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* FakeBandFakeBand: Sort of a fictional equivalent of the Saturday Night Live orchestra.



* BadassBeard: Mustacheless variation

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* BadassBeard: Mustacheless variationA fringe beard, with no mustache.



%%* GoldTooth

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%%* GoldTooth* GoldTooth: To give him more of a blues look.



* NeverBareheaded: Until the action figure came out in 2002, he was never seen without a hat, often wearing his usual hat when dressed or or playing the role of The Chesire Cat, and wearing a night cap when wearing pajamas (while the rest of the band didn't wear hats). The action figure had a removable hat, revealing that the character has a bald spot. The actual puppet wasn't seen hatless until a late-2000s group photo, and the first actual production to show him without his hat is ''{{Film/The Muppets}}''. In the latter two cases, he's shown at angles where the bald spot can't be seen.
%%* PimpDuds
%%** NiceHat

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* NeverBareheaded: Until the action figure came out in 2002, he was never seen without a hat, often wearing his usual hat when dressed or or playing the role of The Chesire Cheshire Cat, and wearing a night cap when wearing pajamas (while the rest of the band didn't wear hats). The action figure had a removable hat, revealing that the character has a bald spot. The actual puppet wasn't seen hatless until a late-2000s group photo, and the first actual production to show him without his hat is ''{{Film/The Muppets}}''. In the latter two cases, he's shown at angles where the bald spot can't be seen.
%%* PimpDuds
%%** NiceHat
* PimpDuds: His 'stage clothes' are vivid, striped and include those odd little shades.
** NiceHat: A large baggy stovepipe, striped.



%%* CoolShades

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%%* CoolShades* CoolShades: He wears his sunglasses at all times.



%%* NiceHat

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%%* NiceHat* NiceHat: A fedora-like hat.



-->'''Floyd:''' Uh oh. Zoot skipped a groove agian!

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-->'''Floyd:''' Uh oh. Zoot skipped a groove agian!again!



** Later, they made a short celebratory video when the Bohemian Rhapsody parody won a Webby Award. The episode is just Animal calling his mama and excitedly telling her they won a Webby... the punchline being that he only caught her voice mail. The implications are that the second he as much as heard his mother's voice, he completely geeked out with excitement. That is ADORABLE.

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** Later, they made a short celebratory video when the Bohemian Rhapsody parody won a Webby Award. The episode is just Animal calling his mama and excitedly telling her they won a Webby... the punchline being that he only caught her voice mail. The implications are that the second he as much as heard his mother's voice, he completely geeked out with excitement. That is ADORABLE.



*** Despite his, Rizzo is still a core character in Muppet productions and will even have a bigger speaking role in Muppets Most Wanted.
*** That scene? Complaining about how he's been DemotedToExtra.

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*** Despite his, Rizzo is still a core character did get one scene in Muppet productions and will even have a bigger speaking role in Muppets 'Muppets Most Wanted.
*** That scene? Complaining about how
Wanted'... in which he complains that he's been DemotedToExtra.



* CrazyPrepared: Harry's is constantly seen detonating explosives... Explosives that logically would need to be set up ahead of time.

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* CrazyPrepared: Harry's Harry is constantly seen detonating explosives... Explosives that logically would need to be set up ahead of time.



Imagine Creator/WilliamShatner with double the ego, half the brains, and a pig's snout. Link, star of the ''Pigs In Space'' sketches, considers himself a gifted actor, a brave action star, and irresistable to the lady pigs. Needless to say, he falls short in all of those categories.

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Imagine Creator/WilliamShatner with double the ego, half the brains, and a pig's snout. Link, star of the ''Pigs In Space'' sketches, considers himself a gifted actor, a brave action star, and irresistable irresistible to the lady pigs. Needless to say, he falls short in all of those categories.



''Pigs in Space'''s German-accented science officer, forever the bearer of bad news, and the only crewman on the Swinetrek who takes his job seriously. Outside of this role, Julius' performances are few and far between.

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''Pigs in Space'''s German-accented science officer, forever the bearer of bad news, and the only crewman on the Swinetrek ''Swinetrek'' who takes his job seriously. Outside of this role, Julius' performances are few and far between.
25th Mar '16 10:12:21 AM disneyphilip
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** However, as of the 2015 series, Camilla is seemingly out of the picture and Gonzo is back on the market.



* CloudCuckoolander: Has shades of this in the 2015 series- for example, he believes that the Earth revolves around the Moon, and that's why winter occurs.

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* CloudCuckoolander: Has shades of this in the 2015 series- for example, he believes that the Earth revolves around the Moon, Moon and that's why winter occurs.



** The 2015 series establishes that they split up a shortly before the start of the show when Gonzo wanted to get more serious, but they get back together in the first season.

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** The 2015 series establishes that they split up a shortly before the start of the show when Gonzo wanted to get more serious, but they get back together later in the first season.
9th Mar '16 10:40:29 AM KnownUnknown
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%%* DeadpanSnarker

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%%* DeadpanSnarker* DeadpanSnarker: He's full of snarky comments and lampshades. In one episode he even takes over for Statler and Waldorf for a while.
9th Mar '16 10:38:55 AM KnownUnknown
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* OnlySaneMan: At least at first. Of the members of the band he's the least eccentric, and even among the entire cast he's typically the "laid back, normal one." Many of his appearances on the Muppet Show involve him watching and making snide comments as craziness goes on around him. In later series, however, he became somewhat sillier - see CloudCuckooLander.
29th Feb '16 8:12:36 PM owh
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* ButtMonkey: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcXiUSZPuWA Recently died.]] '''Still''' doesn't get any respect.

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* ButtMonkey: Played with in so many ways. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcXiUSZPuWA Recently died.]] '''Still''' He recently died,]] and '''still''' doesn't get any respect.respect from Honeydew. In an online skit, he tries to sing and gets [[{{GIFT}} trolled by commenters]] who laugh as he eventually sets himself and the room on fire.
29th Feb '16 7:45:43 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** Until the 2015 series, at least.

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** Until the The 2015 series, at least.series establishes that they split up a shortly before the start of the show when Gonzo wanted to get more serious, but they get back together in the first season.
25th Feb '16 12:13:45 PM dsneybuf
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* {{Badass}}: In [[Film/TheMuppets the 2011 movie]], where [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome he (a Muppet) pushes his boss (a human) off a building]]]]!

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* {{Badass}}: In [[Film/TheMuppets the 2011 movie]], where [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome he [[spoiler:he (a Muppet) pushes his boss (a human) off a building]]]]!building]]!
4th Feb '16 7:35:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* KilledOffForReal: If you take a deleted scene from ''ItsAVeryMerryMuppetChristmasMovie'' as official word, Kermit inherited the theater after Grosse's death. Either way, he hasn't been seen since. It says something about how unsuccessful the character was that he was the only Muppet to be ''killed off''.
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