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Debut: The Tale of the Bunny Picnic (1986)
Created for a one-off HBO special, Bean Bunny went on to become a recurring character in The Jim Henson Hour and late-period Muppet Babies, and had a major role in Muppet*Vision 3D. He's childlike and cute, he knows it...and he uses it to curry sympathy when his attempts to help the show go awry.
Demoted to Extra: He was the last Muppet designed by Jim Henson and it seems they had something planned for this guy. But after Muppets Tonight went off the air...
He actually started off as an Ascended Extra, as a new member of the band in some later specials (including The Muppets at Walt Disney World) and then got promoted to a main character for Muppets Tonight. Now he's come full-circle...
But now that Kevin Clash has resigned, who knows what will happen?
Early-Bird Cameo: Was in Jim Henson's original pilot of The Jim Henson Hour, titled Inner Tube TV. Digit was the keyboard player for the all-new band and had a more-robotic voice. Digit is also the only Muppet from said pilot to remain on board when the show was changed to The Jim Henson Hour.
Fad Super: Muppet*Vision 3D was his finest hour (and it still plays at Disney theme parks to this day), but his VR manipulation and outdated CGI gave Waldo a short shelf life indeed. You'd think with 3-D movies being all the rage these days, he'd be primed for a comeback...
Breakout Character: Like Pepe the King Prawn and Bobo the Bear, he is one of the very few post-1990 Muppets who is still a prominent recurring character in Muppet productions, albeit not as prominently as Pepe or Bobo.
Victorian Novel Disease: Prone to fainting when he gets overexcited or overstimulated, despite being able to withstand an electric fence shocking him. He faints seeing Kermit in the flesh and after waking up, he's told he was brought into Kermit's house, immediately fainting again (albeit much more briefly).
Non-Standard Character Design: He's one of the rare Muppets not to have any mouth where the puppeteer's hand can operate from, he's basically all remote-controlled by someone off-screen. If he were to appear in any other movie, audiences wouldn't think of him as a Muppet at all.
Dangerously Genre Savvy: He's fully aware that Dominic despises him and wants to turn against him. His solution is simple- wait for Dominic to grab the Crown Jewels, then knock him out the helicopter and leave him for the authorities.
Faux Affably Evil: Constantine is only polite because he needs to be to keep the Muppets on his side.
Hates Being Touched: He really doesn't like it, and barely puts up with it because it's crucial to his plans.
Jerkass: How do the other gulag prisoners know that Kermit isn't him? Constantine apparently never says thank you for anything.
Kick the Dog: While his treatment of Dominic is kind of funny, it's also rather cruel. There's also framing Kermit for his escape, and arranging a wedding with Miss Piggy which he would almost certainly have broken off.
The Dog Bites Back: Dominic tries to betray him. Key word being tries. Piggy has more luck, effortlessly slapping him around a helicopter.
Overly Narrow Superlative: "The most dangerous frog in the world" (which, as Piggy points out in the climax, isn't really saying much).
Paper-Thin Disguise: Lampshaded when some of the Muppets find out eventually. Kermit is not pleased.
Proprietor of a French-fried frog legs fast food franchise, Doc Hopper sees Kermit the Frog as the ideal spokesman for his product. Kermit refuses to shill for him, but Hopper really won't take no for an answer...
Doc Hopper's somewhat nerdy assistant brought Kermit to his boss's attention after seeing the frog not only ride a bicycle, but also perform with Fozzie Bear at El Sleezo's Cafe. He's initially supportive of Hopper's attempts to make Kermit a spokesfrog, but soon enough he's only sticking with the bad guy for the money, and even that motivation only goes so far...
Cool Teacher: Her students even simultaneously admit they'll miss her during their two-week Spring Break.
Deus ex Machina: When the Muppet Theater loses power during the telethon, she abruptly appears to repair the fuse box.
Chekhov's Gunman: Her knowing how to fix the fuse box was forshadowed early on, when she's teaching kids how to repair cars. It's her sudden appearance when she was in another state that makes it Deus ex Machina.
Foil: Arguably to Miss Piggy — then "Me Party" shows that the two aren't so different.
The prospect of oil under the site of the old Muppet Show theater prompts this billionaire to buy the building under the guise of turning it into a museum. When the good guys learn of his scheme to raze it, their quest to raise enough money to buy it back begins. He's got all the trappings of a classic kiddie-movie villain...except the Evil Laugh.
Ax-Crazy: Not in the sense that he wants to kill anyone, but near the end of the movie he becomes hellbent on destroying everything in his path to ruin the Muppets' career.
The Bad Guy Wins: Technically, since the Muppets do fail to meet their goal of raising ten million dollars. In the end, it doesn't matter, due to his bowling ball-induced Heel-Face Turn.
Freudian Excuse: A deleted scene depicts a young Richman discovering his inability to laugh while watching the Muppets, causing his friends to mock him. He swore revenge on the Muppets for bringing about his humiliation.
Evil Brit: For a given measure of "evil", given how he's rather affable.
Hyper Competent Sidekick: He does the lion's share of his and Constantine's activities, from heists to keeping up the charade that Constantine is Kermit. Unfortunately, betrayal is one of the few areas he's lacking in.
A feisty Russian prison guard who loves Broadway and has a crush on Kermit.
Genre Savvy: Works out most of Kermit's escape plans owing to her watching many prison films on Netflix. Breaking out with the cover of a show wasn't something she saw coming.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's a little rude and manipulative, but at the end of the film, she lets Kermit go after realising that she'd take him away from his family if she took him back to prison.
Stalker with a Crush: It seemed Nadya quickly figured out Kermit wasn't the criminal that belonged in her gulag. But her Stalker Shrine to Kermit in her locker implies she had her own reasons for keeping him in her gulag.