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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.

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