Rizzo's on-again-off-again girlfriend, introduced as one of the rat crowd in The Muppets Take Manhattan and appearing sporadically in Muppet productions ever since.
- Ascended Extra: In The Muppets Take Manhattan, she was The Chick of Rizzo's group of rats and though she's definitely the non-Rizzo rat to make the most appearances in productions afterwards, she didn't appear very often and usually only for cameos. In the 2015 show, she became a regular character as Kermit's secretary.
- Deadpan Snarker: She can more than keep up with Rizzo.
- Hidden Depths: Apparently, she's studying to become an ultrasound technician (she has a B average).
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Extremely sarcastic, sometimes all too willing to step on other people's toes and not always the most moral of rats — but not a bad person.
- Sassy Secretary: In the 2015 show. With her trademark Brooklyn accent, it was probably inevitable.
- Voice Changeling: She has an uncanny knack for imitating voices.
- You Dirty Rat!: Like Rizzo, she mostly subverts it, but still has some of the trademark characteristics, enough that it didn't come across as too out of character when she played one of the swindlers in the Muppet version of The Emperor's New Clothes.
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.
- Kermit: We hired him to act cute, so the rest of us don't have to.
- Chew Toy: In most Muppet productions, when he appears, it's to get clobbered or otherwise go through some sort of physical abuse. Usually this is played for laughs, but in The Muppet Christmas Carol, one scene turns him into a deeply tragic character, when after having gone through his usual comical clobberings (delivered by Scrooge), he is revealed to be homeless and shivering in the cold winter night.
- Demoted to Extra: After the early 1990s.
- Love to Hate: Despite not being a villain per say, this was The Jim Henson Company's purpose for him. He's so cute, he's annoying.
- Mr. Imagination: In The Tale of the Bunny Picnic.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Scooter even comments that "Cute is his middle name" in The Muppets at Walt Disney World. ("Actually, it's Norman," Bean replies.)
Part of the MuppetTelevision crew at his debut, Clifford went on to be the host/straight man of Muppets Tonight in 1996.
- Ascended Extra: He actually started off as this, as a new member of the Electric Mayhem 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...
- Cool Shades: He couldn't wear them on Muppets Tonight, much to Kevin Clash's chagrin.
- 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 and Kevin Clash left the picture...
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He looks a lot like Bob Marley.
- Not So Stoic: The formerly cool-as-a-glacier Clifford tended to lose his composure under the stress of being a TV host.
- The Ghost: Clifford's girlfriend, whom he's constantly talking to over the phone.
- Put on a Bus: According to Kermit on Twitter, Clifford went back to playing the bass, which is why he is not making any appearances.
- 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: He appears to be robotic, and serves as something of Kermit's sidekick during MuppetTelevision.
- Unexpected Character: After two decades of absence, he randomly showed up again in the video game Muppets Party Cruise.
Waldo C. Graphic
- Conspicuous CGI: He's the only computer-generated character amongst his felt co-workers. 1989 CGI makes this especially noticable.
- 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...
- Meaningful Name: He's a computer graphic controlled by a puppeteer wearing waldos.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: He looks like a cross between a butterfly and a seal.
A nerdy human Muppet who was initially rather unknown, but made a comeback as an IT guy on Up Late With Miss Piggy.
- Ascended Extra: Managed to go from being an obscure Muppet on a short-running show to being a recurring character in the 2015 show.
- Author Avatar: He's a caricature of Bill Prady. The fact that Prady was a producer for the 2015 show is the reason he managed to come back.
- Catchphrase: "I'm Chip. I'm the IT guy."
- The Friend Nobody Likes: In the 2015 show, he's treated as this due to his obscurity and weirdness, having been pranked at least once via email. He doesn't mind.
- Nerd Glasses: He wears a pair of them.
- Playful Hacker: He often invades the Internet accounts of other cast members; not for bad intentions, but because he doesn't have a sense of privacy.
- Recurring Extra: When he's not contributing to the plot in the 2015 show, he tends to be seen working in the background.
- Remember the New Guy?: An odd case; he's not actually a new Muppet, but his obscurity means he's treated as one in the 2015 show. He has to introduce himself to every other cast member because he's just that unknown.
- Self-Deprecation: Given how he's portrayed in the 2015 show, it's clear that he's meant to be this for Bill Prady.
- Unexpected Character: Nobody expected him to return for The Muppets. Not even himself.
- 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
A Spanish prawn with an odd accent speech pattern. He often attempts to be a womanizer.
- Ascended Extra: Became an ascended extra starting with Muppets From Space, but came full circle when he was Demoted to Extra for the 2011 movie. He got re-promoted for the 2015 show.
- Bi the Way: He definitely likes the ladies, but he's also the first Muppet ever to have expressed same-sex attraction when he revealed that he had a crush on Josh Groban.What? Hes a handsome man, and gender is fluid!'
- There's a Genius Bonus here: For prawns, and a few species of shrimp, gender is fluid: they can be born male and become female later in life.
- Berserk Button: Calling him a shrimp rather than a prawn.
- Breakout Character: One of the very few post-1990 Muppet characters to become a full-fledged member of the core cast.
- Catchphrase: UN-believable!
- Demoted to Extra: In The Muppets. He was featured pretty prominently in some of the trailers, but it turns out most of that footage came from the one scene he was in that remained in the final cut.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: More than any of the cast in modern Muppet productions.
- Informed Species: Let's be honest, he doesn't look anything like a king prawn. Or a crustacean at all. Maybe some sort of furry oversized bug.
- Just a Stupid Accent: Why is he Spanish? No special reason. (The actual reason is Bill Barretta based the voice on his wife's aunt.)
- Insistent Terminology: He is a King Prawn, okay? Not a Shrimp.
- Pluralses: He often speaks of his fondness for "womens".
- Those Two Guys:
- He and Seymour the Elephant were this on Muppets Tonight. (What happened to Seymour the Elephant? Well, he failed to have a funny accent...)
- He and Rizzo become this in some of the more modern productions like Letters to Santa.
- Verbal Tic, okay?
- Wolverine Publicity: A few instances, but the worst was when Disney had him host the special features of the DVDs of four Muppet movies produced before his creation.
Bobo the Bear
- Ascended Extra: The only Muppets Tonight Muppet to appear for more than one scene or crowd shot in the 2011 film.
- Breakout Character: One of the very few post-1990 Muppet characters to become a full-fledged member of the core cast.
- Gentle Giant: Like Fozzie, he's more of a teddy bear than a menacing one.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome / Demoted to Extra: His appearances became much more limited after 2005, with the Bohemian Rhapsody video from 2009 being his final appearance to date. And with his performer Bill Barretta confirming in 2015 that his puppet had deteriorated (along with Sal Minella's), it's even more unlikely that he'll be seen again anytime soon.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Sal Minella.
- Meaningful Name: Fiama is an anagram of Mafia, a reference to the rumor that Frank Sinatra achieved fame through his underworld connections.
- Momma's Boy: Johnny Fiama loves his mama.
- UST: With Miss Piggy, of all people.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome / Demoted to Extra: Just like with Johnny Fiama, his appearances became much more limited after 2005, mostly because his performer Brian Henson stopped being a full-time performer. The Bohemian Rhapsody video from 2009 is his final appearance to date. And it's all the more unlikely we'll be seeing him again after confirmation from Bill Barretta (Johnny Fiama's performer) in 2015 that his puppet had deteriorated (along with Johnny's).
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Johnny Fiama.
- Those Two Guys: He and Johnny are practically inseparable.
- Unfortunate Name: It sounds like "Salmonella", a type of virus.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Hey everybody, remember when Pepe had an elephant sidekick?
- Dogged Nice Guy: Compared to Pepe, it was no question who the more interesting one was.
Dr. Phil Van Neuter
- Freudian Excuse: This guy's been messed up his whole life.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Mulch. Although the "heterosexual" part gets a little murky when you see that Phil's wife, Composta Heap, is essentially Mulch in drag...
- Actually, it was stated that the only reason he hired Mulch to begin with was because Composta is Mulch's, instead making his employment an act of Nepotism.
Big Mean Carl
- Big Eater: He continues the proud tradition of Muppet monsters with voracious appetites.
- 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.
- Extreme Omnivore: As all good Muppet monsters are.
- Flat Character: When he appears, it is usually just to eat other characters and be mean.
- Jerkass: They don't call him Big Mean Carl for nothing.
- 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."
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He was completely absent from the 2015 show, which is very notable considering that far less important Muppets made appearances in it and his puppeteer worked on the show. He ultimately returned in 2017.
- Fanboy: Of the Muppets. Because he is one himself, not that he knew that.
- Keet: He's very excitable and energetic, especially when fanboying.
- Hidden Depths: He can whistle, but he didn't think of it as a talent until he was put on the spot and had to do something to fill time.
- Nice Guy: Walter is very kind and friendly to others.
- Oblivious Adoption: Averted. The film never even addresses how human Gary and Muppet Walter are brothers.
- Out of Focus: Played with in Muppets Most Wanted, where he's still a main character, but the classic Muppets get more focus than in The Muppets.
- Put on a Bus: Despite Peter Linz being credited for every episode, and Walter appearing in the original pilot (with no lines), Walter does not make a single appearance in the 2011 TV series.
- Ridiculously Average Guy: Walter is a brand-new Muppet created for the film and is described as a plain brown Whatnot. He's not exactly a fan of how generic he is.
- Stage Fright: So bad he managed to make a Walter-shaped hole in a brick wall when running away.
- 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).
- Demoted to Extra: In Muppets Most Wanted, where he doesn't have any lines at all.
- Disco Dan: Apparently never got the input code that TAB and New Coke are out of vogue.
- 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 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.
- Robot Maid: Introduced as a butler for Kermit when he is found living in his mansion. Assumed to act as someone Kermit can talk to without being completely lonely... to an extent.
The world's most dangerous frog. He just so happens to look exactly like Kermit the Frog, save for a mole on his face.
- Big Bad: Of Muppets Most Wanted.
- Card-Carrying Villain: He relishes in his criminal status, and wants to steal the famous Crown Jewels of England to ensure that his name will go down in history as "Greatest Thief of All Time".
- Faux Affably Evil: Constantine is only polite because he needs to be to keep the Muppets on his side.
- Glass Cannon: He can take out human guards quickly and effortlessly as long as he has surprise and momentum on his side, but he's still just a frog. Piggy takes him out in seconds as soon as she gets a hold of him.
- 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.
- Talking to Himself: Since Vogel took over for Kermit, this was the case during their appearance in the 2017 Pentatonix Christmas special.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Demonstrates extreme stage fright. He quickly overcomes it so it doesn't interfere with his plans.
Kermit's girlfriend in the 2015 show. They got together shortly after Kermit and Piggy had their big break-up.
- Romantic False Lead: Given that she's in the way of one of TV's most famous couples, this is inevitable, especially after she and Kermit split in "Swine Song".
An adorable baby penguin that Piggy takes home with her from a trip to Argentina. No relation to the singer.
- Ambiguous Gender: Piggy calls them a "he", while Deadly calls them a "she".
- Everything's Better with Penguins: The 2015 show lacks the traditional Muppet penguins, so they fill this role instead.
- Misplaced Wildlife: Gloria is clearly an Emperor Penguin... and from Argentina, there are no Emperor Penguins in Argentina
- Named After Somebody Famous: Only because Piggy couldn't think of any other Spanish-sounding names.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Looks more like a stuffed animal than the average Muppet.
- Odd Friendship: One of the few Muppets that Uncle Deadly can tolerate.
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...
- Big Bad: Of The Muppet Movie.
- Fat, Sweaty Southerner in a White Suit: He's fat, wears a white suit, sells fried food, and is evil.
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...
- HeelFace Turn: He never actually joins the good guys, but he warns Kermit and the gang about the frog killer, and is overjoyed when the giant Animal scares Doc Hopper away.
- Anti-Hero: The same tropes from the original book can fit him here.
- Catchphrase: "Bah Humbug!" of course.
- Affably Evil: He's usually nice to Jim.
- Faux Affably Evil: As the ship's cook, pretending to be nice to everyone.
- Karma Houdini: Or not, considering his escape boat sprang a leak. Even if he did manage to swim back to Treasure Island, the treasure itself would have been lost either way.
- Large Ham: See who plays him above!
- Villain Song: "Professional Pirate".
- Big Brother Mentor: To Walter.
- Heroes Want Redheads: With Mary.
- The Lancer: To Walter.
- Nice Guy: Very kind and supportive of his brother, Walter.
- 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.
- Foil: Arguably to Miss Piggy — then "Me Party" shows that the two aren't so different.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Amy Adams, natch.
- Nice Girl: Mary is friendly and kind, although she does have her limits.
- Wrench Wench: Fixes a car for her class's benefit. And she's a Girly Girl, no less!
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 HeelFace Turn.
- Big Bad: Of The Muppets.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's an evil oil baron.
- 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.
- HeelFace Turn: Thanks to Gonzo's bowling ball.
- Large and in Charge: Taller than any of his Muppets, not that it says much.
- 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.
- 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.
- Curbstomp Battle: Is on the recieving end of one of these, courtesy of Constantine.
- 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 "bahd-gee".
- Obviously Evil: Oh come on. Just look at his name!
- 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.
Fozzie's human girlfriend, who sometimes gets involved in the antics around Up Late With Miss Piggy.
- Interspecies Romance: With Fozzie.
The president of the network that airs Up Late With Miss Piggy. While initially not present, she eventually starts to meddle with the show on occasion.
A branding guru that Royce hires to help run Up Late With Miss Piggy alongside Kermit. However, he tends to have bad ideas that make him little more than a nuisance around the office.
- It's Pronounced "Tro-PAY": He insists his name is spelled "Pizza" for branding purposes, even though, as the Muppets point out, pizza in and of itself is not technically a brand.
- Manipulative Bastard: Is not above using underhanded tactics to get his way, from having guest stars pulled at the last minute to bribing the writers with new suits.