Clarissa Muppets Tonight
PERFORMER Jerry Nelson
DEBUT 1996

Clarissa is a member of the audience in Muppets Tonight episode 104 who's invited to participate in a sketch with Johnny Fiama. Reluctantly plucked from her seat by Sal Minella, Johnny attempts to swoon her with a rendition of "Close to You" over a Valentine's Day dinner. Objecting to her lack of a choice in what to order, and a disdain for the way veal is raised, she punches Sal in the face and leaves the stage.

Repurposed as a Whatnot, she has made background appearances in various other productions, including From the Balcony where she was named Loni Dunne. Denise from Muppets TV was recycled from the same puppet design. She also made a cameo in Muppets Wizard of Oz at the Poppyfields Night Club.