Characters: The Muppets

This page is for any Muppets and human movie characters who debuted after The Muppet Show. For characters who debuted on or before the Muppet Show, go here. For Sesame Street characters, go here.

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Bean Bunny

Steve Whitmire
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.


Kevin Clash
Debut: The Jim Henson Hour (1989)

Part of the MuppetTelevision crew at his debut, Clifford went on to be the host/straight man of Muppets Tonight in 1997.


Dave Goelz
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot
  • 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.
  • Robot Buddy
  • Unexpected Character: After two decades of absence, he randomly showed up again in the video game Muppets Party Cruise.

Waldo C. Graphic

Steve Whitmire

The Elvises

Debut: Muppets Classic Theatre
  • Elvis Impersonator: The Elvises have had many Muppeteers over the years, all of whom count as these. Part of the fun is hearing the subtle differences between the different performers' imitations.
  • Elvis Lives: And there are three of him! Nobody finds this odd.
  • Elvish Presley: In their debut, they were the stars of a rather unconventional telling of The Elves and the Shoemaker, thanks to Rizzo initially mishearing the title.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: They don't really interact with the main cast much. They appear, rock out, and leave.

Pepe the King Prawn

Bill Barretta

Bobo Bear

Bill Barretta

Johnny Fiama

Bill Barretta (detecting a freakin pattern here?)

Sal Minella

Brian Henson


Brian Henson

Dr. Phil Van Neuter

Brian Henson

Big Mean Carl

Bill Barretta


Peter Linz
Debut: The Muppets (2011)

  • Adorkable
  • Ascended Fanboy: The lucky guy gets to meet his idols, help them come back to relevance and even gets a part in their telethon and becomes a member of the gang!
  • Audience Surrogate: As Tough Pigs put it, "(...)Walter is us. I related with his character so much, I practically expected him to say that he runs his own website for Muppet Fans Who Grew Up."
  • Fanboy: Of the Muppets.
    • Fridge Logic: ... when he is a Muppet himself. Not that he knew that to begin with, anyway.
      • Though part of the reason he likes the Muppets in the first place is because they're the only ones out there like him.
  • Keet: He's very excitable and energetic, especially when fanboying.

80's Robot

Matt Vogel
Debut: The Muppets (2011)


Debut: Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

The world's most dangerous frog. He just so happens to look exactly like Kermit the Frog, save for a mole on his face.

  • Badass: Repugnant and cruel as he may be, you have to be when you take out several Russian soldiers nonlethally, while being a frog. Miss Piggy is out of his league, however.
  • Big Bad: Of Muppets Most Wanted.
  • 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.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Demonstrates extreme stage fright. He quickly overcomes it so it doesn't interfere with his plans.

    Human Movie Characters 

Doc Hopper

Charles Durning
Debut: The Muppet Movie (1979)

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...


Austin Pendleton

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...

Ebenezer Scrooge

Jim Hawkins

Long John Silver



  • 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.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Amy Adams, natch.
  • Hot Teacher
  • Nice Girl: Mary is friendly and kind, although she does have her limits.

Tex Richman

Chris Cooper

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.
  • Big Bad
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive
  • 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.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Thanks to Gonzo's bowling ball.
  • Large and In Charge: Taller than any of his Muppets, not that it says much.
  • Large Ham
  • Piss-Take Rap: His Villain Song.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: When fencing, he throws his foil at his expensive flat-screen TV and destroys it once he hears about the Muppet Telethon on the news.

Dominic Badguy

Ricky Gervais
Constantine's right-hand man, Dominic gets tangled up with the Muppets even before his boss does, suggesting that they go on a world tour and kicking off the movie's plot.

  • Affably Evil: He's surprisingly polite, all things considered.
  • Beard of Evil: Ricky Gervais keeps his beard for the role.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: His efforts to overthrow Constantine end terribly, and he's ultimately laughed into prison.
  • The Dog Bites Back: He attempts to betray Constantine because he treats him horribly. It doesn't work.
  • The Dragon: To Constantine.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: He doesn't like his boss, however.
  • 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.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: His failed betrayal is partly out of greed, but mainly because Constantine treated him like rubbish.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Downplayed, but someone called "Dominic Badguy" probably isn't the most heroic character. He manages to persuade the Muppets that it's pronounced "badge-ee".
  • Spanner in the Works: His betrayal may have ended disastrously, but it did slow Constantine down.
  • The Starscream: As explained in his Villain Song duet with Constantine and later demonstrated during Dominic's attempted coup, key word being "attempted".


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.