PERFORMER Rizzo the Rat character
  Steve Whitmire puppeteer
DEBUT 2005

The Mayor of Munchkinland is the elected official presiding over the Munchkins in The Muppets' Wizard of Oz. Though his title is never spoken within the film, it is implicit by his position as the Munchkins' spokesman and leader, possibly by default, and general parallels to the character as depicted in other versions of The Wizard of Oz. He takes offense at the insinuation that the adorable, clean Munchkins are rats. Like his fellow Munchkins, the mayor adores Tattypoo and is also easily impressed by fame. Grateful to Dorothy Gale for freeing his people from the Wicked Witch of the East, the mayor teaches her the Munchkin song, which once uttered, will send them "a scampering" to her aid.