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Elliott Gould (b. 1938) is a film actor who's best known for playing Trapper John in the Robert Altman film M*A*S*H, and for his roles in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice and The Long Goodbye.
On the March 19th, 2006 episode of the NPR news quiz Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, host Peter Sagal asked Gould: "In your long career... is there anything more obscure that you're particularly proud of, that you kind of wish more people knew about?" Gould replied, "I was working for Lew Grade, who was a producer in England, and he was doing The Muppet Movie, and I insisted that he put me in The Muppet Movie, because my kids just loved the Muppets, and I had worked with the Muppets on Saturday Night Live. So I introduce Miss Piggy in The Muppet Movie, as part of a beauty contest, the first time Kermit the Frog sees her. And my judges are Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. So that's something that pleases me." "As well it should," Sagal said, to a smattering of audience applause.