Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was a Victorian novelist who penned such works as A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, The Pickwick Papers, and Oliver Twist.
- Charles Dickens
- Joe Marley (in the guise of a child), introduces himself as "Joey Dickens" at the end of A Sesame Street Christmas Carol.
- Dave Goelz briefly voices the "real" Charles Dickens in the 20th anniversary audio commentary for The Muppet Christmas Carol.
- A Christmas Carol
- See A Christmas Carol for a full list of references.
- A Tale of Two Cities
- A Sesame Street sketch in which Bert vocally copies Ernie's drumming, features Bert reading A Tale of Two Breakfasts. From the book, he reads the line, "It was the best of oatmeals, it was the worst of oatmeals."
- At the beginning of "One and One Make Two", Bert reads, "It was the best of pigeons, it was the worst of pigeons." The line was kept when it was reworked into "Adding, Adding, Adding".
- A 1981 activity book, Put & Play Yucchy Book, shows Oscar reading his favorite Grouch novel, A Tale of Two Grouches.
- The Muppet Meeting Film "Sales Savvy" begins with the narrator reciting "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."
- When the lights go out in The Jim Henson Hour episode "Musicians", Vicki uses the cover of darkness to recite some theatre by paraphrasing the final line from A Tale of Two Cities: "'Tis a far, far better thing than I have ever done be..."
- Oliver Twist
- The fourth-season Muppet Babies episode "Invasion of the Muppet Snackers" includes a scene in which Baby Kermit imagines himself in a food line, being served gruel, and steadying himself to ask for more, as in Dickens' Oliver Twist.
- In the "Pigs in Space" sketch in The Muppet Show Comic Book #6, Captain Link Hogthrob becomes attached to a baby alien they are transporting to the planet Fagentwizt IV, a play on the Fagin character from the book.