Fred Lizard is a member of the Riverbottom Gang and plays the drums in the Riverbottom Nightmare Band in the 1977 special Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas. He was the most civilized of the gang; he would clean up after himself after making a mistake.
The character's name was not mentioned in the original special; it has been used in the 2008 Goodspeed Opera House's stage adaptation.
- The puppet's scaly skin was made from drops of hot glue that were then painted green. The same technique was applied for Snake's skin.