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The Muppets have borrowed many motifs from vaudeville or burlesque, especially in their earliest variety show appearances. Drag, or female impersonation, was one of these recurring motifs, sometimes deliberately intended as such, or simply recycling a male puppet in a wig or dress for a specific sketch. The practice has its roots in many vaudeville comics who had female characters, as well as the concept of the pantomime dame (where matrons or ugly stepsisters in stage fairy tales were always men in drag and young boys were usually women in drag and all the women in Shakespearean plays were portrayed by young men in drag).

Kermit the Frog in particular, in his earliest years, often donned a wig to lip synch to female vocalists such as Keely Smith or Rosemary Clooney. In an early appearance on The Today Show, the host complimented Jane Henson, performing the character opposite Jim Henson's Sam, on the "feminine" quality she brought to the character (though Jane tried to stress that the puppet was named Kermit, and normally male).

The Whatnots, Anything Muppets, Unisaurs, and many Muppet Monsters have appeared incongruously as both genders.

On still other occasions, instead of a drag performance, a puppet is refurbished or recycled as a differently gendered character, a practice done with both male and female Muppets, for example, Miss Kitty was recycled for the Whatnot Monster's love in the "All of Me" number in The Muppet Show episode 108.

In "The Limerick Song (Come On and Sing Along With Me)", when Ernie sings a limerick about Bert, Bert complains about the fact that he's "always the one in the skirt".

Males in Drag

Picture Character / Production Notes
DC-AceHart-Tutu
Ace Hart
Dog City
Episode 104: Disobedience School
With Eliot Shag's help, Ace Hart accidentally changes into disguise #312 -- a tutu.
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Ace Hart
Dog City
Episode 104: Disobedience School
With Eliot Shag's help, Ace Hart accidentally changes into disguise #213 -- a Valkyrie costume.
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Akshar Kumar
Galli Galli Sim Sim
Akshar Kumar, Bollywood movie star from India, in one of his many movie roles.
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Angelo
The Muppets Kitchen with Cat Cora
Angelo stands in as Cat Cora for her birthday preparations, donning a blonde wig and dress while helping Gonzo and Fozzie make birthday treats.
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Andy and Randy Pig
Backstage with Miss Piggy
Andy and Randy are seen on the cover messing with Miss Piggy's makeup and accessories.
Angel Marie in drag
Angel Marie
Muppet Treasure Island
Angel Marie (who, despite his name, is an ugly male monster) dresses up as a Hawaiian dancer.
Animalpig
Animal
Muppets Tonight
Episode 109
Auditioning as a Miss Piggy replacement.
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Animal
Give a Day. Get a Disney Day.
Among the "Volunteer Clean-Up" choices on Disneyparksgive.com, Animal dressed in a "French Maid" costume.
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Animal
Lipton Be More Tea commercial
Among the hundreds of thousands of Animals roaming Manhattan are multiple female versions.
Drag-AM
Anything Muppet man
Sesame Street
As part of the game show "To Tell a Face," a man poses as Baby Bobby's grandmother.
BPRichfieldDrag
B.P. Richfield
Dinosaurs
"Working Girl"
Now that his workers have abandoned the idea, B.P. Richfield is forced to wear a womans' outfit to meet the quota.
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Baby Bear
Sesame Street
Episode 3725
Baby Bear impersonates Prairie Dawn for a show, trying to play "her piano" (Rosita).
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Baby Gonzo and Baby Scooter
Muppet Babies
"The Muppet Broadcasting Company"
Baby Gonzo and Baby Scooter appear as an Andrews Sisters take-off, singing "Let's Hear It for Your Ears."
Piggy as pinocchio
 Baby Gonzo
Muppet Babies
"The Great Muppet Cartoon Show"
Baby Gonzo portrays the Blue Fairy.
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Baby Gonzo
Muppet Babies
"Episode 303: The Weirdo Zone"
Baby Gonzo dresses up as Carmen Miranda.
Baby Gonzo in drag
Baby Gonzo
Muppet Babies
"Pigerella"
Baby Gonzo portrays Cinderella's fairy godmother.
Piggyla
Baby Gonzo and Baby Fozzie
Muppet Babies
"Pigerella"
Baby Gonzo and Baby Fozzie portray Cinderella's backup singers.
Muppet Babies in drag
Baby Gonzo, Baby Rowlf, Baby Fozzie and Baby Animal
Muppet Babies
"Twinkle Toe Muppets"
Baby Gonzo, Baby Rowlf, Baby Fozzie and Baby Animal wear tutus.
Moar Muppet Babies in drag
Baby Gonzo, Baby Rowlf and Baby Fozzie
Muppet Babies
"Slipping Beauty"
Baby Gonzo, Baby Rowlf and Baby Fozzie portray the three good fairies.
Even moar Muppet Babies in drag
Baby Gonzo, Baby Rowlf, Baby Fozzie, Baby Animal and Baby Scooter
Muppet Babies
"Around the Nursery in 80 Days"
Baby Piggy imagines that a giant Piggy will make the other Muppet Babies wear pink dresses like her.
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Baby Rowlf and Baby Scooter
Muppet Babies
"Beauty and the Schnoz"
Baby Rowlf and Baby Scooter play the Woodsman's daughters in Kermit's version of Beauty and the Beast.
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Baby Scooter
Muppet Babies
"Comic Capers"
Using a computer drawing program, Baby Fozzie manipulates Baby Scooter, at one point turning him into Little Orphan Annie.
Baby Scooter in drag
Baby Scooter
Muppet Babies
"Pigerella"
Baby Scooter portrays one of Cinderella's ugly stepsisters.
Baby Scooter in drag again
Baby Scooter
Muppet Babies
"Happy Birthday, Uncle Piggy"
Baby Scooter dons a pink dress like that of Baby Piggy.
Beaker-Sharon
Beaker
America's Got Talent
After a performance by Terry Fator and Kermit, Animal, Beaker and the Swedish Chef replace judges David Hasselhoff, Sharon Osbourne and Pierce Morgan (respectively).
Cabinfever
Beaker
Muppet Treasure Island
Beaker dresses up as Carmen Miranda.
Beaker in drag
Beaker
Muppets Tonight
episode 203
Beaker dresses up as Carmen Miranda again.
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Bear
Halloween Bear
Bear dresses as Goldilocks for Halloween.
BDM Girl
Beautiful Day Monster
Sesame Street
Beautiful Day Monster disguises himself as a baker and a little girl to trick Ernie out of four of the five cookies.
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Bert
Sesame Street
Bert reluctantly plays the role of Princess Gwendolynda in the story "The Magic Apple."
BertMama
Bert
A Muppet Family Christmas
Bert plays the role of "Mama" in the 'Twas the Night Before Christmas pageant.
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Bert
The Perils of Penelope
Why does Bert have to be the one to play Penelope?
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Bertdrag
Bert
We're Counting on You, Grover!
Bert plays the role of "Jack's Mother" in a Jack and the Beanstalk pageant.
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Bert
Elmo's Art Workshop
Bert wears a tutu in one of the game's many stickers.
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Bert
The Sesame Street Dictionary
Bert dresses up as Little Bo Peep
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Bert
Ernie & Bert Märchensongs
In a series of fairy tale re-enactments, Bert plays the part of the princess in "The Frog Prince."
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Bert
Ernie & Bert Märchensongs
In a series of fairy tale re-enactments, Bert plays the part of the evil queen in "Snow White."
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Bert
Ernie & Bert Märchensongs
In a series of fairy tale re-enactments, Bert plays the part of the curious queen in "Rumpelstiltskin."
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Bert
Ernie & Bert Märchensongs
In a series of fairy tale re-enactments, Bert plays the part of the pretty, hard-working sister in "Frau Holle."
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Bert
The Sesame Street 1976 Calendar
Bert appears dressed as The Statue of Liberty.
Thelittleredhen
Bert
The Little Red Hen
Bert portrays the Little Red Hen.
Bighead in drag
Big Head
Muppet Meeting Films
In "How to End a Meeting," Big Head disguised himself as a fat lady opera star as an attempt to find a way to get an unstoppable speaker off the stage. Outside of the Muppet Meetings Films, the redressed puppet was later recycled in the role of an actual female character on Sesame Street.
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The Big Bad Wolf
Sesame Street
Episode 3914
The Big Bad Wolf wears a blonde wig and plays the role of Goldilocks in the story "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" for the day since the real one is on vacation.
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The Big Bad Wolf
Sesame Street
The Big Bad Wolf disguises himself as Little Red Riding Hood's grandma, as the story goes.
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Big Bird
Fairly Furry Fairy Tales
Big Bird portrays Big Red Riding Hood.
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Big Bird
Goldilocks and the Three Grouches
Big Bird portrays Goldilocks.
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Big Bird
The Sesame Street 1981 Mother Goose Calendar
Big Bird portrays Mother Goose.
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Big Bird
Applause plush
One of many Sesame Street plush toys by Applause, this Big Bird plush dons a grass skirt and lei.
Big Bird and Chris in drag
Big Bird and Chris
Sesame Street
Episode 4140
Big Bird and Chris wear tutus when Zoe wishes everyone would wear tutus.
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Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus
Sesame Street
Episode 3006
Big Bird and Snuffy dress up as Little Red Riding Hood to visit their grandmas.
Billpig
Bill the Bubble Guy
Muppets Tonight
Episode 109
Bill dresses in a wig and snout to audition as Miss Piggy.
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Blögg
Abby's Flying Fairy School
To earn their Fairy Godmother wings, the students must poof a gown on Blögg for the "Cinderella Challenge". (First: Episode 4191)
Blögg in drag
Blögg
Abby's Flying Fairy School
Abby accidentally poofs a grass skirt and lei on Blögg.
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Bob
Sesame Street
Episode 3595
Bob fills in for Prairie Dawn at a pageant. (YouTube)
Bobo.Goldilocks
Bobo the Bear
Muppets Tonight
Episode 104
Bobo dresses as Little Miss Muffet in a Fairyland PD sketch to catch a spider accused of harassment.
Bobetdrag
Bobut
Aliens in the Family
Episode 105
Bobut dresses in a wig to amuse Audrey and Wilt.
Gypsy song
Boober Fraggle
Fraggle Rock
"Boober's Quiet Day"
Caught in a web of lies, Boober dresses as The Old Gypsy Lady.
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Chris
Sesame Street
Episode 4417
Chris pretends to be Elmo's grandma.
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Cookie Monster
Sesame Street
In various sketches, including a Sesame Street News Flash and Monsterpiece Theater segment, Cookie Monster assumes the role of "Little Red Cookie Hood."
Monsterartsticker
Cookie Monster
various
In various published materials, Cookie Monster has appeared as Mona Lisa.
Cookiedressup
Cookie Monster
When Is Saturday?
Cookie Monster and Grover play dress-up in the attic.
KingsNoseCookie
Cookie Monster
Sesame Street
Cookie Monster plays the role of The King's daughter in the story "The King's Nose."
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Cookie Monster
Sesame Street
Cookie Monster stars in the Sesame Street pageant performance of "She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain." (EKA: Episode 0892)
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Cookie Monster
The Sesame Street Dictionary
Cookie Monster plays the queen who is eating bread and honey in the famed nursery rhyme "Sing a Song of Sixpence."
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Cookie Monster
Sesame Street News Flash
Cookie Monster plays the princess in "The Princess and the Cookie," a take on The Princess and the Pea, where Cookie Monster eats the mattress when he feels a cookie under them.
CookieLady
Cookie Monster
Cookie Monster Auditions for Saturday Night Live
Cookie Monster as Macarooner's assistant.
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Cookie Monster
Cookie Monster Auditions for Saturday Night Live
Cookie Monster dresses up as Monster Gaga.
Cookie monster hunger games
Cookie Monster Spoofing The Hunger Games for Entertainment Weekly, Cookie Monster plays Katniss Everdeen.
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Cookie Monster
Cookie's Crumby Pictures
Cookie Monster spoofs The Hunger Games again, playing the role of "Cookie-ness Evereat".
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Cookie Monster
Michael Bublé's 3rd Annual Christmas Special
Cookie Monster impersonates Mariah Carey in order to get to the cookies that Michael Bublé had baked for her.
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Cookie Monster
The Sesame Street Storybook Alphabet
Cookie Monster portrays Goldilocks.
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Cookie Monster
The Sesame Street Mix or Match Storybook
Cookie Monster wears a tutu as the Amazing Mumford's assistant.
Cookie-Granny
Cookie Monster
Sesame Street
Episode 4086
Cookie Monster pretends to be Granny Bird in order to get some birdseed cookies.
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Cookie Monster
Fairly Furry Fairy Tales
In the story of "Big Red Riding Hood", Cookie Monster portrays Grandma.
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Cookie Monster
Sesame Street
Episode 4305
Cookie Monster pretends to be a monster named Rose-Marie.
CookieOfOz
Cookie Monster
Cookie's Crumby Pictures
Cookie Monster portrays Dorothy in a spoof of "The Wizard of Oz."
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Count von Count
Sesame Street
In an edition of "The Count's Fairytale Theater," The Count plays the part of Countilocks in the story "Countilocks and the Three Bears."
FemaleDoglion
Doglion
Muppets Tonight
Episode 208
Doglion wears a bow on his head and chases after Little Richard after the song, "I Hear You Knocking."
Two bits
Doglion
Muppets Tonight
episode 107
When Sandra Bullock says "Shave and a Haircut", Doglion appears in a pink dress and responds by singing "Two bits".
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Sinclairsisters
Earl Sinclair and Roy Hess
Dinosaurs
Nuts to War
Earl, Charlene and Roy form a female singing group to sneak into the army.
Earletta
Earl Sinclair
Dinosaurs
"Working Girl"
B.P. Richfield makes his workers dress as women in order to pass an inspection.
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The Elephant
Sesame Street
Horatio the Elephant sometimes dons a tutu.
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The Elephant
Sesame Street
Episode 4041
The Elephant portrays the princess in the story of "The Princess and the Two Elephants".
Eliotasmom
Eliot Shag
Dog City
"Springer Fever"
Eliot tries to channel his mother, dressing up as her.
ElmoAsAbby
Elmo
Sesame Street
episode 4171
While Elmo and Abby Cadabby explain how they're same and different, Elmo imagines himself as a pink fairy monster.
Ewhair-ticklemeworld
Elmo
Elmo's World: Hair
Dorothy imagines Elmo wearing the same wig as Rapunzel.
Ewdogs-circus
Elmo
Elmo's World: Dogs
Dorothy imagines Elmo as a circus dog in a tutu.
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Elmo, Mr. Snuffleupagus and Alan
Sesame Street
Episode 4321
Elmo, Snuffy and Alan wear tutus to perform Zoe's new ballet, "the Dance of the Six Swans".
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Elmo and Grover
Abby in Wonderland
Elmo and Grover dress up as Carmen Miranda.
ElmosMotherGoose
Elmo
Elmo's Mother Goose
Elmo appears on the cover wearing Little Bo Peep's bonnet.
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Elmo
Sesamstrasse
Elmo appears in drag with Annette on the 41st season of Sesamstrasse.
Elmo in drag
Elmo
Elmo's World: Hair
Elmo comes into the room in a girly wig.
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Elmo
Sesame Street Live:
1-2-3 Imagine!
Elmo dons a grass skirt.
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Elmo
Elmo's World: Dancing
Elmo appears on the cover in a grass skirt.
Elmo as Hello Kitty
Elmo
Universal Studios Japan plush
Among the Sesame Street/Hello Kitty merchandise sold at Universal Studios Japan is this Elmo plush dressed as Hello Kitty.
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Ernie
The Sesame Street 1977 Calendar
Ernie plays the queen from "The Princess and the Pea."
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Ernie
Sesame Street
With his new disguise kit, Ernie plans to fool Bert by dressing as Little Red Riding Hood.
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Ernie
Ernie & Bert Märchensongs
In a series of fairy tale re-enactments, Ernie plays the titular character, making him "Little Red Riding Hood" in one segment.
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Ernie
Ernie & Bert Märchensongs
In a series of fairy tale re-enactments, Ernie plays the titular character, making him "Rapunzel" in one segment.
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Ernie
Ernie & Bert Märchensongs
In a series of fairy tale re-enactments, Ernie plays the titular character, making him "Cinderella" in one segment.
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Ernie
Ernie & Bert Märchensongs
In a series of fairy tale re-enactments, Ernie plays the titular character, making him "Sleeping Beauty" in one segment.
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Ernie
Ernie & Bert Märchensongs
In a series of fairy tale re-enactments, Ernie plays the titular character in the segment "The Princess and the Duck."
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Ernie
Ernie & Bert Märchensongs
In a series of fairy tale re-enactments, Ernie plays the titular character, making him "Snow White" in one segment.
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Ernie
Ernie & Bert Märchensongs
In a series of fairy tale re-enactments, Ernie plays the titular character, making him the "Beauty" in "Beauty and the Beast."
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Ernie
Ernie & Bert Märchensongs
In a series of fairy tale re-enactments, Ernie plays Gretel, opposite to Bert's Hansel.
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Ernie
Ernie & Bert Märchensongs
In a series of fairy tale re-enactments, Ernie plays the part of the ugly, lazy sister in "Frau Holle."
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Ernie
Paper Doll Players
Ernie is seen on the cover portraying Goldilocks.
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Ernie and Bert
Coconut Coast's Moonlight Macaroons ad
Ernie and Bert dance the hula in grass skirts and leis with flowers on their heads.
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Fozzie Bear
The Muppet Show
Episode 216
Fozzie weasels his way into more of the show by dressing as First Mate Piggy in "Pigs in Space."
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Fozzie Bear
The Muppets Look at TV
Fozzie appears on the game show " To Tell a Spoof" to prove who's the real Miss Piggy.
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Fozzie Bear
Muppet Treasure Island
Fozzie dresses up as Carmen Miranda.
GonzoDrag
Gonzo
The Muppet Show
Episode 109
Gonzo tries out a female impersonation act.
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Gonzo
The Muppets Look at TV
Gonzo appears on the game show " To Tell a Spoof" to prove who's the real Miss Piggy.
Gonzo dress wheel of fortune
Gonzo
Wheel of Fortune
Gonzo asks Kermit, "do you think Vanna will let me keep the dress?"
Whistler
Gonzo
Kermitage Collection
As a spoof of "Whistler's Mother".
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Gonzo
Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration
Gonzo portrays Cinderella's "fairy god-thing".
Gonzo in drag
Gonzo
Miss Piggy's Guide to Life
As the result of a makeover from Miss Piggy.
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Grover
Sesame Street
Grover becomes a fairy godmonster for narrating the story of "The Cursed Prince".
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Grover
Global Grover
Grover appears in a lei, grass skirt, and floral headdress.
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Grover
Sesamstrasse postcard
Grover appears on a postcard dressed as the Statue of Liberty.
Grover and Fat Blue in drag
Grover and Mr. Johnson
Sesame Street
Episode 4140
Grover and Mr. Johnson wear tutus when Zoe wishes everyone would wear tutus.
HarryHarriettaPowderBurn
Harry the Hipster
Sam and Friends
"Powder-Burn"
Harry plays Marshall Dilly's girlfriend Doggy.
1982--Alice in Wonderland
Herry Monster
The Sesame Street Storytime Calendar 1982
Herry Monster portrays the Queen of Hearts.
Underskin
Icky Gunk
Sam and Friends
"I've Got You Under My Skin"
Icky Gunk wears a blonde wig to lip-sync to "I've Got You Under My Skin" as one of Kermit's backup singers.
Johnnypig
Johnny Fiama
Muppets Tonight
Episode 109
Johnny auditions for Miss Piggy's replacement.
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Johnny Fiama
Muppets Tonight
Episode 210
Johnny tries to dress up as an old lady to avoid getting hurt by Evander Holyfield.
Ritterpiggy
John Ritter
The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show
John Ritter serves as Miss Piggy's understudy when Miss Piggy refuses to participate in the final number.
KermitGirl
Kermit the Frog
Various
Kermit appears in drag to lip-sync to "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," a sketch used on many variety shows.
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Kermit the Frog
Sam and Friends
Old Black Magic
Kermit appears as a female singer.
Wmlgirl
Kermit the Frog
What's My Line?
To disguise himself from the panel, Jim Henson puts a wig on Kermit and speaks in a female voice.
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Kermit the Frog
The Muppet Show
Episode 202
Kermit dons a wig and goes under the name "Ms. Mask" for a lady wrestling match.
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Kermit the Frog
"Sesame Street News Flash"
Cinderella's Fairy Godmother tries to make a beautiful ball dress appear on Cinderella without success: the gown ends up on Kermit instead.
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Kermit the Frog
Dolly
In a brief bumper returning from commercials, Kermit remarks: "Is it just me, or is this Dolly craze really catching on?"
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Kermit the Frog
The Muppets Go Hawaiian
Kermit wears a grass skirt to dance the hula with Miss Piggy.
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Kermit the Frog
Muppet Treasure Island (Muppet Sing Alongs)
Kermit dresses up as Carmen Miranda.
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Kermit the Frog
United States Mint ad
Kermit dresses up as Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Statue.
Lenny in drag
Lenny the Lizard
Muppets Tonight
episode 203
Lenny dresses up as Carmen Miranda.
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Luis
Sesame Street
Episode 4140
Luis appears in a tutu when Zoe wishes everyone would wear tutus.
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Mahna Mahna
The Muppet Show
episode 317
Mahna Mahna dons a grass skirt and lei.
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Max
Muppet*Vision 3D
Donning a tutu, Max takes over for Debbie when she can't make it.
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Mr. Callahan
Muppets Tonight
Mr. Callahan is seen wearing nail polish and jewelry. Polly Lobster and Clueless Morgan make references to him also wearing silver lip gloss and other cosmetics.
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Murray Monster
Sesame Street
Episode 4326
Murray wears a "fat lady" opera star costume to perform with Isabel Leonard.
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Oscar the Grouch
Oscar's Book
Oscar puts on a blonde curly wig, and pretends to be "Melody", a new little girl who lives on Sesame Street. But when Big Bird sees "Melody", he invites everyone to meet their new neighbor, and Oscar gives up the charade.
Mothergrouch
Oscar the Grouch
Mother Grouch Nursery Rhymes
Oscar portrays Mother Grouch.
Oscar and Slimey in drag
Oscar the Grouch and Slimey
Sesame Street
Episode 4140
Oscar and Slimey wear tutus when Zoe wishes everyone would wear tutus.
OttoDrag
Otto the Automatic Entertainer
The Muppet Show
Episode 320
A blonde wig is slapped on Otto to play the part of a woman in Fozzie's magic comedy act.
PanchoDrag
Pancho Contreras
Plaza Sésamo
Episodio 878
While babysitting a Multimuppet boy, Pancho dresses like his Multimonstruo mother to make him stop crying.
VChipPepe
Pepe the King Prawn
V-Chip commercial
To show things that the V-chip will block, Pepe appears in a "see-through nighty."
Pepepig
Pepe the King Prawn
Muppets Tonight
Episode 109
Pepe auditions for a Miss Piggy replacement.
PepeDress
Pepe the King Prawn
Muppets Tonight
Episode 202
Pepe wears a dress as the assistant for a new act: Seymour tries to whip a cigar out of Pepe's mouth.
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Pepe the King Prawn
Muppets From Space
While invisible, Pepe dances ballet in a tutu, until he becomes visible again.
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Pepe the King Prawn
Disney Xtreme Digital
Pepe wears a tutu for his ballet "Prawn Lake."
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Pepe the King Prawn
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Pepe wears his tutu again, though this time in combination with a top hat, for his line "Nine ladies dancing" in "The Twelve Days of Christmas."
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Pepe the King Prawn
Muppets.com
On a promotional image for his character gallery, Pepe can yet again be seen wearing his tutu.
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Pferd
Sesamstrasse
Folge 2280
Pferd plays the role of Queen Nopfertete when the gang imagines building a pyramid in Egypt.
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Pferd
Sesamstrasse
Folge 2408
Pferd plays the role of Goldmarie in Wolle's test about snow, reenacting the the Brothers Grimm's fairy tale "Frau Holle."
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Pferd
Sesamstrasse
Folge 2480
Pferd pretends to be Wolle's aunt in order to get a piece of cake.
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Pferd
Sesamstrasse
Folge 2486
Pferd attempts to dress like Gundel Gackerburg to get Wolle to play hide-and-seek.
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Pferd
Sesamstrasse
Folge 2486
Pferd dresses up as a ballerina in a Die Grosse Sesamstrassen-Musikshow segment.
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Pferd
Sesamstrasse
Folge 2486
Pferd dresses up as a flamenco dancer in a Die Grosse Sesamstrassen-Musikshow segment.
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Pferd
Eine Möhre für Zwei:
Das Geheimnis der Blumenfabrik
Pferd dresses up as a cleaning lady in order to steal an evil business man's secret plans to destroy a park in order to build a plastic flower factory.
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Pferd & Rumpel
Sesamstrasse
Folge 2321
Pferd and Rumpel dress as Wolle's grandma.
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Pferd
Sesamstrasse
Folge 2285
Pferd portrays Rapunzel so Prince Wolle can bring him a carrot.
Incognito-pig
pig
Sesame Street
episode 4227
A male pig helps demonstrate the word incognito by wearing a wig and tutu.
Pippopmiranda
Pip and Pop
Bear in the Big Blue House
Episode 221: Dance Fever!
Pip and Pop dress up as Carmen Miranda to dance "the Grandma Mambo".
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Rizzo the Rat
Disney pin
Rizzo the Rat impersonates Tinkerbell on a Disney pin.
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Rizzo the Rat
Toyota commercial
Rizzo dresses up as a showgirl.
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Rocco
Sesame Street
Zoe often puts a tutu on Rocco.
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Rocco
Sesame Street
Episode 4097
Rocco portrays Goldirock in the story of "Goldirock and Baby Bear".
RoyDrag
Roy Hess
Dinosaurs
"Working Girl"
Roy and his other co-workers as forced to pose as women to appease the government's new policy of hiring women.
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Rumpel
Sesamstrasse
Folge 2358
Rumpel portrays Rumpel White, a grouchy parody of Snow White.
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Samson
Sesamstrasse live concert
NDR Radiophilharmonie mit Ernie, Bert und Samson
Samson appeared during one of the live concerts, dressed in a tutu.
SalMomma
Sal Minella
Muppets Tonight
Episode 212
Sal dons a wig and dress to act like Johnny Fiama's mother.
Sal in drag
Sal Minella
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
Sal dons a wig and dress behind-the-scenes for unused scenes from The World in which Kermit was Never Born at Club Dot, shown during Inside Pepe's Studio on the MGM DVD release of the film.
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Scudge
Sesame Street
Scudge appeared as Beautiful Day Monster's wife in the first season game show, "The Mr. and Mrs. Game", donned up in a wig and necklace.
Seymorepig
Seymour the Elephant
Muppets Tonight
Episode 109
Seymour auditions for a Miss Piggy replacement.
SidDrag
Sid Turtlepuss
Dinosaurs
"Working Girl"
Sid is forced to be in drag to impress the government's new policy of hiring women.
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Skenfrith
Fraggle Rock
episode 308
Skenfrith impersonates Red.
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Mr. Snuffleupagus
Sesame Street
Episode 2226
Snuffy portrays Susan in a play about Miles' Adoption.
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Mr. Snuffleupagus
Sesame Street
Episode 3047, Episode 3887 and Episode 4088
Snuffy wears a tutu as part of his cloud costume.
SnuffleupagusFairy
The Snuffleupagus Fairy
The Sesame Street ABC Storybook
The Snuffleupagus fairy, despite being a male, wears a fairy-princess cap.
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Sprocket
Fraggle Rock
"Red's Blue Dragon"
Sprocket impersonates a female poodle.
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Stinky the Stinkweed
Sesame Street
Episode 4194
Stinky wears a tutu, the birthday present he received from Zoe.
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Sweetums
The Muppet Show Comic Book: Muppet Mash
issue #11
Sweetums serves as Miss Piggy's understudy's understudy's understudy.
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Sweetums
Muppets Most Wanted
Sweetums dons a dress, a tiara, nail polish and lipstick.
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Sweetums
The Muppets Facebook page
Sweetums wears a hat modeled after the one worn by Princess Beatrice of York at the Royal Wedding.
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Telly Monster
Sesame Street
Episode 3926
In their play, Telly is given the role of the mother.
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Telly Monster
Sesamestreet.org
Telly wears a pinafore, a decorative garment apron, while he dusts.
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Telly Monster
Sesame Street
Episode 4162
The Fairy Shoeperson gives Telly some ballet slippers that make him dance out of control.
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Telly Monster
Sesame Street
Episode 3989
Telly, as the Big Bad Wolf, disguises himself as Little Red Riding Hood's grandma.
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Telly Monster and Baby Bear
Sesame Street
Episode 4040
Telly and Baby Bear appear in drag to have a tea party with Zoe.
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Traveling Matt
Fraggle Rock
"The Incredible Shrinking Mokey"
Traveling Matt gets an involuntary makeover by two young Silly Creatures.
Waldo in drag

Waldo in drag again
Waldo C. Graphic
The Jim Henson Hour
Two of Waldo's many transformations.
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Wilkins
Wilkins Coffee commercials
In various commercials, Wilkins plays a female role.
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Wontkins
Wilkins Coffee commercials
In various commercials, Wontkins plays a female role.
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Wolf
Ernie & Bert Märchensongs
In a series of fairy tale re-enactments, Wolf plays the evil witch to Bert's Hansel and Ernie's Gretel.
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Wolle
Sesamstrasse
Folge 2321
Wolle plays the role of Little Red Riding Hood, as he imagines the Brothers Grimm's fairy tale, read to him by Nils.
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Wolle
Sesamstrasse
Folge 2408
Wolle plays the role of Frau Holle for his test about snow, reenacting the the Brothers Grimm's fairy tale of the same name.
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Wolle
Ernie & Bert Märchensongs
In a series of fairy tale re-enactments, Wolle plays the part of a princess in "The Princess and the Duck" (The Princess and the Pea).
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Wolle
Eine Möhre für Zwei:
Das Geheimnis der Blumenfabrik
Wolle dresses up as a cleaning lady in order to steal an evil business man's secret plans to destroy a park in order to build a plastic flower factory.
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Wolle
Sesamstrasse
Folge 2331
Wolle portrays the wicked queen from Snow White.
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Zoot
Kermitage Collection
As a spoof of "The Sleeping Gypsy".

Females in Drag

Picture Character / Production Notes
Abby-Mario
Abby Cadabby
Elmo's Alphabet Challenge
Abby portrays a mustachioed character similar to Mario.
Skeeter in drag
Baby Skeeter
Muppet Babies
"Pigerella"
Baby Skeeter dons Groucho glasses.
Skeeter in drag again
Baby Skeeter
Muppet Babies
"Skeeter and the Wolf"
Baby Skeeter portrays Peter in the story of Peter and the Wolf.
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Baby Skeeter
A Trip Through Time
Baby Skeeter portrays one of the Wright Brothers.
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Finchen
Eine Möhre für Zwei:
Das Geheimnis der Blumenfabrik
Finchen dresses up as a male, mustachioed postal worker in order to steal an evil business man's secret plans to destroy a park in order to build a plastic flower factory.
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Gabi
Sesame Street
Episode 3724
Gabi is given the role of the Alligator King in the pageant.
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Gabi
Sesame Street
Episode 3724
Gabi and Big Bird switch roles so that Gabi plays Alligator Kid #7.
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Linda
Sesame Street
(EKA: Episode 1032)
Linda, alongside Maria, appeared as Charlie Chaplin's reflection in a skit.
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Maria
Sesame Street
Maria appeared regularly in pantomime skits as Charlie Chaplin.
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Maria
Sing Yourself Silly!
After Ernie sings "The Honker-Duckie-Dinger Jamboree", Maria wears Groucho glasses as she and Luis pop up exclaiming, "Now that's silly!"
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Miss Piggy
I Love Liberty
Miss Piggy tries to get into the Muppets' re-enactment of the signing of the Declaration of Independence by pretending to be George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
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Miss Piggy
Walt Disney Studios Facebook page
Piggy dresses up as Abraham Lincoln in a Presidents' Day video.
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Natasha
Elmo's World: Happy Holidays!
Natasha portrays baby Jesus in a Nativity pageant.
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Prairie Dawn
The Sesame Street Storytime Calendar 1982
Prairie Dawn portrays Peter Pan.
Red in drag
Red Fraggle
Fraggle Rock
Episode 310: The Secret Society of Poohbahs
Red dons Groucho glasses.
Sylviaworm
Sylvia
Sesame Street
Episode 3856
Sylvia dresses as Oscar for Wormy Gras.
Taminella in drag

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Taminella Grinderfall
Tales of the Tinkerdee
Taminella disguises herself as Santa Claus and Pierre the French sculptor.

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