Franchise: The Muppets

aka: Muppets

Jim Henson's (now Disney's) long-running franchise, starring his special type of marionette/puppet hybrids. For the puppets themselves, see Muppet.note 

Shows ("Muppet" universe):
  • The Muppet Show (1976-1981)
  • Muppet Babies (Animated) (1984-1991)
  • Little Muppet Monsters (live action Muppets with animated shorts) (1985)
  • The Jim Henson Hour (MuppeTelevision section) (1989)
  • Muppets Tonight (1996-1998)
  • Muppet Viral Videos
  • Disney Drive-On with The Muppets (2014)
  • The Muppets (2015-present) note 

Series: (not involving the "Muppet universe" of characters from The Muppet Show and beyond, but made by The Jim Henson Company and with the characters referred to officially as Muppets)
  • Sam and Friends (1955-1961)
  • Sesame Street (1969-present)note 
  • Fraggle Rock (1983-1987) note 
  • The Ghost Of Faffner Hall (1989) note 
  • Dinosaurs (1991-1994)
  • Dog City (1992-1995)
  • Mopatops Shop (1999-2004)

Feature-length films:

TV specials:
  • Christmas Eve On Sesame Street (1978)
  • The Muppets Go Hollywood (1979)
  • John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together (1979)
  • The Muppets Go to the Movies (1981)
  • The Fantastic Miss Piggy Special (1982)
  • Rocky Mountain Holiday (1983)
  • The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (1986)
  • A Muppet Family Christmas (1987)
  • Miss Piggy's Hollywood (1989)
  • The Muppets at Walt Disney World (1990)
  • The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson (1990)
  • Elmo Saves Christmas (1996)
  • Studio DC: Almost Live (2008)
  • A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (2008)
  • The Muppets All-Star Comedy Gala (2012) note 
  • Lady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular (2013)

Specials not starring the standard Muppet cast (although Kermit introduces, narrates, or appears in several of them):

In other shows: Muppet Cameo



People involved in the Muppets franchise

The main members of The Muppet Show cast include:
Kermit the FrogPerpetual Straight Man / Only Sane Amphibian and leader of the motley crew
Miss PiggyKermit's Love Interest with Tsundere-like tendecies
Fozzie BearResident jokester and Kermit's second-in-command
The Great GonzoStuntman extraordinaire and eternal Butt Monkey
ScooterThe Everyman and "gofer" of the group
Rizzo The RatDeadpan Snarker and Gonzo's best friend
Sam the EagleUber-patriot and the “Stop Having Fun” Guy of the group
Dr. Bunsen HoneydewGadgeteer Genius Ditz who runs Muppet Labs
BeakerHoneydew's Unintelligible assistant and Chew Toy
Statler and WaldorfTwo old men who exist solely to heckle the other cast members
Dr. Teeth and the Electric MayhemThe Muppets' '70s Rock & Roll band, featuring Animal on drums
Rowlf the DogExpert pianist and all-around nice guy
The Swedish ChefA chef who speaks solely in Swedish-like gibberish

For more detailed descriptions, see the Character Sheet.

Minor Muppet characters include:
Camilla the ChickenGonzo's on-and-off girlfriend
CliffordResident cool guy
Pepe the King PrawnJerk with a Heart of Gold and suave Charmer
RobinKermit's nephew
SweetumsThe 9-foot-tall Gentle Giant
Crazy HarryLaughing Mad Bomber
The PenguinsAn entire flock of Plucky Comic Relief characters
Marvin SuggsAn egotistical French Jerk who uses a "Muppaphone".
Lew ZealandEnigmatic cloudcuckoolander, whose act involves boomerang fish.
And a motley crew of pigs,monsters, creatures, talking food, and various human Muppets