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While the Muppets most commonly have an image of innocence, their material can sometimes dip into the area of potty humor.
- In The Muppet Show episode 310 a wig trainer tells Louis Kazagger that he doesn't use "sham"-poo for his wigs, only real poo.
- In The Muppet Show episode 504, Statler and Waldorf share the following exchange after the guest star's first number:
- Waldorf: "Fire Down Below", great number.
- Statler: Thanks.
- Waldorf: Thanks? You didn't write "Fire Down Below".
- Statler: No, but the guy who did had just had a bowl of my chili.
- When the Muppets pitch Manhattan Melodies to Martin Price in The Muppets Take Manhattan, Price slowly becomes attracted to the idea. "I smell something", he says. The Muppets sniff the air and instantly look to Rowlf, who responds, "Why does everyone always blame dogs?"
- The Bog of Eternal Stench in Labyrinth makes fart noises and emits a repulsive odor. The bog appears again in the Muppet Babies episode "Nice to Have Gnome You" when Baby Piggy, Baby Gonzo and Baby Animal attempt to cross it.
- During The Tale of the Story Beyond the Tale, Gonzo asks Rizzo if he reads the credits in movies. Rizzo replies, "I don't go to the movies to read. I go to the bathroom for that." Referencing the practice of reading in the bathroom to pass the time while one waits to make a bowel movement.
- After François Fromage and his Dancing Cheeses start their act in Muppets Tonight episode 101, Clifford says, "this cheese ain't cuttin' it, Rizzo".
- In the Seinfeld Babies sketch on Muppets Tonight episode 107, Baby Jerry says that whoever goes the longest without soiling their diaper, wins the contest. Baby Kramer proceeds to do his business and declares, "I'm out."
- Gary Cahuenga is released from his trunk in Muppets Tonight episode 210 and realizes he hasn't gone to the bathroom in over 40 years. Later in the episode, Johnny Fiama says he's laughing so hard, he's going to wet his pants.
- Pepe the King Prawn farts in an outtake from the scene in Muppets from Space space when they talk to Gonzo in his sleep. He similarly farts at the camera in an outtake from the airport scene in A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa.
- In "The Muppets on Muppets", the Muppets speak about preparing a pu-pu platter for parties with heavy subtext on meanings of the phrase other than hors d'oeuvres.
- When speaking of The Muppet Show and working with Jim Henson in "The Muppets on Muppets", Gonzo says it's like a passing ethos. Rizzo quips, "Are you passing ethos again?"
- In an outtake from Kermit's Swamp Years, Croaker accidentally farts and says, "Excuse me. Sorry about that."
- In Elmo's Christmas Countdown, Charles Blitzen lets loose a fart in response to Stiller the Elf ruining Christmas.
- In a Disney Xtreme Digital video, Statler and Waldorf are having trouble getting online:
- Statler: Why are we having so much trouble getting online?
- Waldorf: It says here we might be having trouble with our download.
- Statler: A man can only eat so much fiber.
- In The Muppets' Wizard of Oz, The Wizard fills The Scarecrow's head with bran cereal (known to assist the digestive system with making bowel movements). Scarecrow immediately needs to rush off to the bathroom to make such a movement, as Bunsen and Beaker giggle.
- A blooper shown on the Muppets' Wizard of Oz DVD features Dorothy's house crushing The Wicked Witch of the East and producing a guff of smoke. Piggy (playing the witch) says it looks like she farted.
- Embarrassed at the thought of sitting on a toilet where others can see her, Mary opts to stand when Gonzo offers her a seat at his plumbing warehouse in The Muppets. A blooper from this scene involves Amy Adams flubbing the line as "I think I'll sit" instead of "I think I'll stand" causing additional on-set embarrassment for the actress.
- In outtakes from The Muppets, Amy Adams jokes with Jason Segel about poo getting stuck in a bear's fur.
- At The Secret Policeman's Ball in 2012, Statler and Waldorf wondered why everyone was playing with their cell phones, to which John Oliver answered "They're tweeting!" Waldorf replied "Yeah, eating those sidewalk hot dogs will do that to you."
- In the 2012 audio commentary for The Muppet Christmas Carol on Blu-ray, Rizzo makes a comment about having to sit behind a live horse in the scene where he and Gonzo (Dickens) pull up to Scrooge's house in a buggy.
- The "Muppisode" "Food Fight" begins with the Muppets standing in a line for what they think is the bathroom. At the end of the episode, and following a lengthy contest, Floyd says they should have found the bathroom. Animal apologizes, implying he had an "accident" of some sort in the van.
- Promoting Muppets Most Wanted, the official Muppets account on Instagram posted a photo of Beaker being surprised by Animal in the bathroom.
- ↑ Drake, Hal. "Muppeteer Henson vocal on video violence." Stars & Stripes Pacific edition, Friday, August 8, 1986.