EmmetFish
PERFORMER Dave Goelz
DEBUT 1977
DESIGN Dave Goelz designer/builder

A "pop-eyed" Catfish is a member of the Riverbottom Nightmare Band in Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas. During the band's performance, he swims about in his tank supplying visual accompaniment not unlike a go-go dancer. He often backs up his cohorts' ill-tempered antics by spitting water in someone's face. He also enjoys a spot of fishing himself (using his pole to steal Kermit's scarf).

For Goodspeed Opera House's stage adaptation, the role of Catfish was originated by Tyler Bunch. For the 2009 production, Jennifer Barnhart took over and the character was listed in the playbill as "Scatfish."