The Muppet Show guest star
episode 413
Dizzy Gillespie Faffner Hall

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (1917-1993) was an American jazz trumpeter. He made several guest appearances on Muppet-related shows: He was the guest star in episode 413 of The Muppet Show, the Ghost of Faffner Hall episode "Reacting to Sounds" and Sesame Street Episode 2040.

Gillespie was inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1982. Other notable television appearances include The Cosby Show and 3-2-1 Contact.


  • Lips's profile on the back packaging of the Lips Action Figure lists "Dizzy Gillespie records" among his likes.

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