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The monster and Frackle henchmen of Cosmo Scam in The Great Santa Claus Switch.

As Ed Sullivan describes them in the special: "So Santa Claus had been mysteriously led away by two weird creatures who worked for Cosmo Scam. And deep beneath the North Pole, in the cave of the wicked magician, there was much excitement. Even Cosmo's furry henchmen, the Frackles, were nervous."

GSCS.thig

Thig

Performer: Frank Oz

GSCS.thog

Thog

Thog would later become a recurring monster on The Muppet Show. Thog is the only monster to retain the name given in the special.

Performer: Jerry Nelson

Lothar

Lothar

The puppet would be refurbished for an unnamed dragon on The Muppet Show.

Performer: Jim Henson

GSCS.Boppity

Boppity

Also known as the "Blue Frackle"[1], the puppet would later become a nameless Frackle on The Muppet Show and subsequent productions.

Performer: Frank Oz

Cigar Box Frackle

Snarl

Also known as the "Cigar Box Frackle" [2], the puppet would later become Gonzo for The Muppet Show and subsequent productions.

Performer: Danny Seagren

GSCS.Snivelly

Snivelly

Also known as the "Dripsnout Frackle" [3], the puppet would later become Droop for The Muppet Show and subsequent productions.

Performer: Jerry Nelson

GSCS.Snickery

Snickery

Also known as a Snerf.

GSCS.Scoff

Scoff

Also known as "Blue Frackle" in Henson's notes, the puppet would later become a nameless Frackle on The Muppet Show and subsequent productions.

Earlygloat

Gloat

Also known as "Green Frackle" [4], the puppet would later become a nameless Frackle on The Muppet Show and subsequent productions.

Performer: Danny Seagren

GSCS.snake

Unnamed

Also known as "Snake Frackle"[5]. The puppet would later become a nameless Frackle on The Muppet Show and subsequent productions.

Performer: John Lovelady

GSCS.guard

Unnamed

Featured as the guard. The puppet resembles a horned and beaked version of Thig.

Anthsanta934

Unnamed

Featured as the alarm.

Performer: John Lovelady

Frackle7

Unnamed

Frackle3

Unnamed

The puppet would later become Miss Kitty, a monster on The Muppet Show and subsequent productions.

Frackle6

Unnamed

Frackle5

Unnamed

Also known as the "Green Bird Frackle" [6], the puppet would later become a nameless Frackle on The Muppet Show and subsequent productions.

Performer: Jerry Nelson

Frackle4

Unnamed

The puppet was previously used as Thudge on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Also, other Henchmen included Fred the Dragon, a owl headed spider, a feather headed blue bird type frackle, a sleepy eyed fur ball, a spider, a small bat like creature, and a long pink frackle.

See Also

Sources

  1. The Muppet Show Annual 1978
  2. Dave Goelz Interview
  3. Jim Henson's Designs and Doodles
  4. The Muppet Show Annual 1978
  5. Jim Henson's Designs and Doodles
  6. The Muppet Show Annual 1977

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