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This project page is for the discussion of identifying the name used for a particular character. In most cases, we're looking for an officially used name, or one that can be cited on-screen. If such sources don't exist, an attempt will be made to name the article appropriately if such an article is necessary to create in the first place.

Solved cases go to "Name That Puppet: Solved," while open cases will remain here until such time as can be decided what to do with the character (create a page, merge with another article, etc). If a particular case comes to the conclusion that no page will be created for the alleged character, it will be archived in the Solved section.

TMM: Humanoid and Yellow Man

The first one, seen between a frog and Jerry, is a Whatnot with white hair and beady eyes, who looks like an old person. The second one is a yellow man with big black hair and a round nose (same color as his skin). Until I watched the DVD, I used to confuse this character with Guy Smiley, due to the characters' similarities. If you look very closely, this character isn't made from the Orange Gold Anything pattern; his mouth is red, whereas the Orange Gold AM's mouth is black. MasterYoshi 14:58, February 22, 2012 (UTC)

They're both just generic Whatnots. The first one is a girl, seen in Episode 311: Raquel Welch. - Oscarfan 15:55, February 22, 2012 (UTC)


Little Green Monster, Blue fluffy pink trumpet head (Orange Oscar Grouch)

Mystery Muppets

I've got 3 characters on a jigsaw... I believe the one on the right is Oscar the Grouch in his original orange... can anyone advise on the other two - perhaps a Fazoob and Lenny the Lizard?

Where exactly did you get this jigsaw puzzle from? TenCents (talk to me!) 03:41, February 6, 2012 (UTC)
The one on the right looks more like the Green Frackle than Lenny; the orange one doesn't look like the original Oscar (as the Oscar did not, and does not, have a nose)... perhaps Moishe Oofnik or Ferrão? -- Brad D. (talk) 17:17, February 22, 2012 (UTC)


Muppet Glove Hands

0871s

I'm not sure if they are called Muppet Hands or something name-related to Glove or Hand. These puppets appeared on Sesame Street in sketches. According to most ekas, they appeared around Season 2. These puppets appeared in sketches where Fran Brill narrates the hands to count to eleven and according to Ken on an episode of Iftah Ya Simsim: Episode 006, Jerry Nelson narrates a story about a hand that learns to spin a top and should be a Sesame Street episode that was aired in the United States. I'm figuring out what is the official way to call them so I can create a page with a list of sketches or just don't bother, but leave the images in the Image Chamber when we find more old Sesame Street episodes and use the pictures from there. Also, if they are consider to be Sesame Street Characters or even Muppets since they are just glove hands. Just wondering. - Steven 03:24, February 16, 2011 (UTC)

Well, technically speaking, their gloves; still there's no real definition for "muppet".Parstin32 17:04, February 16, 2011 (UTC)

Little Creature from Thra

ThraCreature2

This hairy creature lives in Thra. It appears in the begining of The Dark Crystal. Looks like a cross between a ground squirrel and a caterpillar. Does anybody know if it has ever been named? BlueFrackle 22:13, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

...Anybody? BlueFrackle 20:12, September 2, 2009 (UTC)


Unknown Woodland Animal

I've been trying to figure out what the animal in the tree in the first picture and to the right of Rita in the second picture is. On my talk page, Andrew suggested that "It looks like some kind of weasel, something in the mustelide family anyway. Though I can't judge very well from just that still, it looks rather like a ferret or at least a close relation." Having looked at that image on Wikipedia, I'd agree that this unknown Woodland Animal was indeed a ferret (Muppet weasels have a different look). Thoughts? -- Peter (talk) 18:38, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

I think he was an audience member in Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas. --Rankin (talk) 02:52, March 9, 2010 (UTC)
Seriously, does he really need a name? Not all Muppets were named. --Rankin (talk) 01:59, March 11, 2010 (UTC)
He was the stagehand at the Talent Show theater in the special. --Rankin (talk) 21:11, March 26, 2010 (UTC)
He could also be seen as a member of the Animal Band in Telling Stories with Tomie dePaola. --Rankin (talk) 01:57, March 30, 2010 (UTC)
His design does look similar to Eugene. --Rankin (talk) 19:38, April 17, 2010 (UTC)
He's an otter, it's revealed in the beverly sills episode.-- Gtaz


Anything Muppet Band

Muppet Insert Band

Michael Earl uploaded this picture of a Muppet band, with this comment: "Sesame Street Muppet Insert - circa 1979. Shown are 19-year-old Mike Davis (aka Michael Earl) and Jerry Nelson puppeteering muppet band members. Photo by: Karen Prell". It's a really cool picture. Anybody recognize the sketch? -- Danny (talk) 12:10, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

They're the frog band from "My Polliwog Ways." No name was ascribed to them within the skit, though. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 12:47, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
They play in what is meant to look like a night club filled with frogs. (YouTube) We could call it Frog Night Club Band. —Scott (talk) 19:06, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
What we don't call like the color who they are(Exemple: The Fat Blue member maybe can called "Fat Blue")?. --User:CLamanatha 16:38, 8 April 2008(UTC)


Furry Monster

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See this Monster Between Fuzzyface and Beautiful Day Monster? does this monster have a name? or did it ever have any appearances in Commercials or any Variety Shows before Sesame Street?-- Fuzzyface32 8:24, 03, May 2007 (UTC)

Isn't that the Perry Como character from below? --Rankin (talk) 02:53, March 9, 2010 (UTC)
I don't think so. The puppet does appear in this photo (so I'm guessing it was built for The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow), but I haven't seen it anywhere else. -- Jon (talk) 00:28, February 8, 2012 (UTC)


Brown Creatures

Who are they?

These brown angry-eyed creatures, who tried to mess up teeth, were seen in the Season 12 sketch on Sesame Street. Do they have names? If not, maybe we should call them germs. --Skater 8:06pm, 2 March 2007 (UTC)


Puppet Up

Please see Category talk:Puppet Up! Characters. — Scott (talk) 05:06, 8 February 2007 (UTC)


ADEG Supermarkets Rooster

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This rooster was made in 1996 by Jim Henson's Creature Shop for the Austrian ADEG Supermarket commercials. Does he have a name? --Skater 8:06pm, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

I haven't done any research yet, but in the least the picture can be used on a page for ADEG Supermarkets. — Scott (talk) 05:17, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
Where did that image come from? The only thing that comes up on a Google search is this page. — Scott (talk) 17:08, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
It comes from Jim Henson: No Strings Attached (A Creautreshop book) -- 82.35.91.224 15:22, February 8, 2007
Good place to start! — Scott (talk) 21:52, 8 February 2007 (UTC)


Oz Bunnies

Ozbunnies

These two rabbits are seen in The Muppets' Wizard of Oz. I'd initially assumed they were recycled from Tale of the Bunny Picnic, but they don't seem to match any of those we have here. It's unlikely that these were new puppets, so does anyone know where they came from, and whether they had previous identities or were just background bunnies? -- Andrew Leal (talk) 04:56, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

I would assume just backround bunnies. -- Phillip Fraggle 15:03, 28 October 2006 (UTC)
Well, that's the point of this page. We never assume. Verifiable facts only, please. — Scott (talk) 20:03, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

Hey Aleal, Could you tell who the voices were for the two rabbits or did they have a speaking role? Phillip Fraggle 21:09, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

Grey one was in "Bunnies on a Balloon." --Rankin (talk) 20:26, May 2, 2010 (UTC)
Funny; I don't remember why I said that! --Edward Rankin (talk) 13:37, September 1, 2010 (UTC)

Exercise

EXERCISE

Who's the adult?

Any clue on this dudette? -- Zanimum 19:51, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Sadly, no. --Deanmo19 19:51, 9 September 2006 (UTC)
I'm shedding a tear as we speak.
I've never seen her on SS. That looks like it came from Learn at Home the Sesame Street Way, and many of those photos don't appear to be from any particular episodes, and are posed in a way that they were specifically designed for the book. -- MuppetDude 16:35, 13 September 2006 (UTC)


DTV Vee-jay

What is the name of the Vee-Jay who hosted DTV in many episodes of Dinosaurs? He appeared many times, with the same voice, but does he have a name? --Minor muppetz 18:48, 22 June 2006 (UTC)


Between Zoot and Crazy Harry

Between Zoot and Harry

Anyone have a name for the puppet sitting between Zoot and Crazy Harry in this shot from It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie? I'm guessing it's some obscure Muppets Tonight character that I'm totally unfamiliar with, but it's the only puppet in the audeince in that scene that I can't seem to place. -- Peter (talk) 17:37, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

I aksed this once at TP and no one knew a name. I think they said he was the drummer for either MT or JHH. -- Scott (talk) 17:56, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
I don't know who he is, but I think he might have been part of Debbie Harry's band when she guest starred on The Muppet Show. I think he can also be seen walking in the backkground during the breakfast scene in Muppets from Space. --Minor muppetz 04:40, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
I've never seen this guy on MT or JHH, and he wasn't a part of Debbie Harry's band. -- MuppetDude 17:26, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
This is Zeke he is from The Muppet Theatre jugband: Lobbuck Lou & His Jug Huggers in the jug band he played banjo. He was performed by Jim Henson when he was on The Muppet Show.
He looks nothing like Zeke. Zeke had yellow hair and a big yellow beard, and this guy only has long brown hair (I think it's brown. Hard to tell what color it is by this picture). Also, that Muppet had a nose that looks like it's obviously sculpted to his face, and Zeke had a round-ish red nose which looks like it's a separate piece, and the heads are shaped differently. Not to mention the fact that this guy has grey skin, and Zeke had pink skin. --Minor muppetz 04:21, 27 May 2007 (UTC)
The same character does appear in Muppets from Space. Other than that, I have no idea where that particular design comes from. He's the same puppet as One-Eyed Jack, and a whatnot with that design is used during The Muppet Show, such as Burlington Bertie. --Justin 21:11, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
It's not One Eye Jack. The nose is different.--Zeekeroo 12:23, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
I'll Check Kermitage on him later. He might of been in The Muppet Show--Zeekeroo 20:06, 7 June 2007 (UTC)


I checked the character guide on the Kermitage website. Found nothing. Where else could we check for him?--Zeekeroo 12:20, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, he wouldn't be on Kermitage, because he debuted later. I think he's just a mystery for now. -- Danny (talk) 12:34, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

You know, it's almost two years since I asked this question, but looking at the photo again, I noticed that he looks an awful lot like Mr. Bitte, just with a different hairdo. Thoughts? Does anyone have pictures of Bitte from Muppet Treasure Island? -- Peter (talk) 18:48, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
He's not Mr. Bitte. I recently saw the film: the guy doesn't have beady eyes, and the hairdo wouldn't make a difference because of the cheeks. Also, the color isn't the same. Personally, I think he's a character made for the film.-- User:TenCents 13:58, 6 March 2009 (UTC).

I don't know if this helps, but i found the same character in a close up in muppets from space durring the breakfast scene behind Kermit.--Gtaz

on the muppet boarding house residance list he is refered to as "punk rocker" --Gtaz

I found him again, this time he's at poppyfeilds in the muppets wizzard of Oz dancing with a female whatnot. --Gtaz

Pink Preppy Monster

FollowThatBirdMonster

This monster caught my eye while watching Follow that Bird. He's seen in the background of the opening street scene. He doesn't look familiar to me. He's pink with an orange nose, grey hair and wears an orange sweater tied around his neck? Does he have a name? Has he been seen elsewhere? Who is he? -- Brad D. (talk) 16:37, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Sadly, no. --Deanmo19 16:37, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
I haven't seen him anywhere else, but it's the same puppet used for Humphrey. -- MuppetDude 17:24, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
That couldn't be the same puppet as Humphrey. Humphrey had a more pinkish color. --Rankin (talk) 20:44, March 10, 2010 (UTC)


Dr. Teeth Lookalike

I was Watching the Muppet show Pitch reel on the Muppet show Season one DVD, and I noticed a Muppet character who looked like Dr. Teeth. was this an early version of him or was it the character who would later become him?-- 2009Crbeverlin 11:28, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

That's a giant blue Muppet cowboy seen in the "Come Together" number of The Ed Sullivan Show.-- Deanmo19 9:46, 7 May 2006 (UTC)
Are you guys talking about the same puppet? As far as the Dr. Teeth lookalike, I figured it was just Dr. Teeth, modified slightly to more closely resemble a "long-haired dirty hippie." I can't imagine there were any early versions or predecessor puppets of Dr. Teeth, considering that his design was pretty much finalized right away. --GrantHarding 02:21, 10 May 2006 (UTC)
Accorrding to Jim Henson's Red Book, The Cowboy like character was Named Flattop. you can read here for more info. -- Froghan417 20:58, March 9, 2011 (UTC)
Good way to leave it at that. Parstin32 21:18, March 9, 2011 (UTC)

Little Chrissy look-alike Monster

Does anybody know if the lead singing monster from the song "Frazzle" has a name? He looks like a monster version of Little Chrissy and was performed by Christopher Cerf. I know that Christopher Cerf is a member here. maybe he will see this and tell us. --Minor muppetz 23:03, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

I have no clue who this monster is, but it's the same exact puppet used for Harvey Monster(notice his body, nose and fangs) Big V 23:44, 10 April 2006 (UTC)


Id Character?

WHO

Is the guy at the bottom of the image from The Wizard of Id? It looks like one of those characters... -- Warrick 18:56, 1 April 2006 (UTC)

No. The Id characters looked less "Muppet"y. He looks more like a standard whatnot to me, probably a party guest in Hey Cinderella! given the other puppets being worked on in those pictures. There were only three Id puppets, The King of Id, The Wizard, and The Spook. The King resembles the character as he appeared in the comics in the 1960s, with a pinched nose and with red yarn hair; Wiz has an orange nose and beard and again matches the comic; the Spook is green an dlooks like he may have been refurbished from a monster puppet, but I'm not sure which one. I wish we had images to stop the speculation about them. --Andrew, Aleal 19:00, 1 April 2006 (UTC)

Im sure that there were only Humans and Monsters in the Hey Cinderella! party scene? --Warrick 07:22, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

The Spook can be seen in the Sesame A&E Biography Special, in the early Sesame pitch tape clips. And Warrick's right, he's not from Hey Cinderella either... --Jog 10:59, 3 April 2006 (UTC)
I've uploaded a (blurry) image of The Spook! -- Warrick 07:26, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
Well the pilot has been uploaded on YouTube, so we finally hav eour images! --Minor muppetz 17:23, March 22, 2011 (UTC)


Oscar and "red"

Oscar.and.red

Oscar and "red"

see also: Talk:Deena

I got this from somewhere on the web. Anyone know her name? -- Scott Scarecroe 04:15, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

No, I have no idea what her name is. User:Deanmo19 19:37, February 28, 2006
I think that is Deena. --Minor muppetz 00:42, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
Hm, could be Deena. Hard to tell from the two pictures on Karen's page. -- Scott, Scarecroe 00:52, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
That's definitely not Deena. --Deanmo19 00:42, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
My guess would be that it's a failed Kathy Mullen character from the 1980s. She's seen in a 1980s episode holding the Street sign, and back then all the performers had at least one regular character: (Brian Muehl had Elmo and Telly, Michael Earl Davis had Snuffy, and Karen Prell had Deena, but Kathy had no regular character. -- MuppetDude 14:29, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
Brian Muehl also performed Dr. Nobel Price, Clementine, and Pearl. --Minor muppetz 16:04, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
The book "Fix It Please" features (among the main characters) a girl monster named Martha. She is green with yellow hair, but besides the color, they look quite alike. Maybe this is Martha Monster? Or was there actually a green Martha? -- Jog 00:06, 2 March 2006 (UTC) Jog

Here is the monster Jog was talking about. She really does looks like a green version of this monster. -- Nate (talk) 21:12, August 3, 2010 (UTC)


Purple Guy

Purpleguy

Purple Guy

This guy is purple, has a rather tall head, has teeth sticking out, has orange hair, and wears a monacle. He was a pirate in Muppet Treasure Island (where he was performed by Jerry Nelson), and he was a flying monkey in The Muppets Wizard of Oz. Does anybody know if he has an official name? --Minor muppetz 06:22, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

This guy? Yeah, I have no idea who he is. -Pantalones
Yeah, that's the guy I'm talking about. --Minor muppetz 23:56, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
Dean must know that guy's name -- he seems to have a handle on the MTI characters. Looking at that category, he might be Easy Pete, Calico Jerry, or Black Eyed Pea. He looks like an Easy Pete to me. -- Danny Toughpigs 00:15, 27 February 2006 (UTC)
I'm afraid he ain't any of the above! I haven't been able to fill in their blank pages yet, but they're all live actors. He may be like Beggar or Undertaker, where no name is available. Also, he ain't especially purple, but that's a discussion for another time I think (some of the color descriptions on character pages seem to contradict their pictures, or fail to include shade differentiation). --Andrew, Aleal 00:21, 27 February 2006 (UTC)
I don't know who he is, but I added a picture here. -- BradFraggle 04:20, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

On the Muppet Treasure Island computer game, Spotted Dick addresses this character as "Calico." I would guess that's a shortened version of his name, though, since he in turn calls Spotted Dick "Spotty." TogetherAgain 15:47, June 14, 2010 (UTC)
With that note I think we should just go ahead with naming him Calico. --Edward Rankin (talk) 20:32, August 31, 2010 (UTC)
in the credits under "pirates" one of the names is buttler, that name fits.
First of all, please sign your name. Second, we don't name characters by what fits their personality or etc, we name them if they have an official name.
I can't believe I forgot to sign my name again while correcting someone! --Edward Rankin (talk) 15:38, September 3, 2010 (UTC)
however the name is for one of the pirates, but none of them have it, Gtaz, there I signed it this time
The butler actually refers to Squire Trelawney's butler, played by puppeteer Jerry Nelson, who also played this guy.--Edward Rankin (talk) 16:59, September 3, 2010 (UTC)

Just adding that he's a closed case. — Julian (talk) 21:24, December 1, 2010 (UTC)

I was looking at this article, which lists casting information on characters in The Muppets' Wizard of Oz, and noticed (actually noticed long before the wiki started) that under the section on "characters who do not have lines in the script" (and some of those characters DID get lines in the finished movie) there's a character listed as "Calico Jack". Not sure if that's him, or what the source for that article was, but most of the characters listed in that article ended up appearing in the film (Crasher and Bobo the Bear are the only listed characters NOT in the film). --Minor muppetz 04:18, December 8, 2010 (UTC)
We've got an article for him right now, but I think we should keep him on this page in case we get any new developments, like the article above. Edward Rankin 23:34, January 9, 2011 (UTC)

Small Splurge

Earlymuppetmonsters

See that Muppet Monster Between Kermit and Beautiful Day Monster? He looks somewhat Similar to Splurge. I know Splurge was a full body character but do you know his name or what appearances on TV shows he has made in?-- 2009Crbeverlin 09:55, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

No...I have no idea what the name of this monster was.-- Deanmo19 10:22, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
No idea was its name is either, but one appearance was in Music Hath Charms, a sketch on The Ed Sullivan Show. It indicated approval of Kermit's playing by shaking its belly. -- User:Splurge 18:28, May 24, 2006
It's on the Music Hath Charms youtube video. His name is Moochie. (A friend of mine confirmed it.) -- User:CaydenSelwyn
There's no evidence for that claim. See Talk:Moochie. -- Danny@Wikia (talk) 17:09, September 10, 2009 (UTC)


Pink Creature

Pink Creature and Magician

You Do Something to Me.

See That Pink Like Whatnot Monster? Does anyone know her Name, What Sketches She Appeared in, or Who Performed Her?-- 2009Crbeverlin 1:16, 31 May 2006

She has a page as Svengali's Assistant. I'm not sure if that's a real name or one used for convenience on the wiki. That page says she is performed by Eren Ozker, but I suspect it may be wrong. The Peter Ustinov episode page says that the pink version of her (called "Monster Girl") was performed by Cynthia Adler, and Eren Ozker did the final, non-pink magician version at the end of the number. Cynthia Adler's page refers to her as a "Pink Creature". It would probably be good to pick one name and stick with it throughout the wiki at least... -- Merrystar (talk) 05:30, 1 June 2006 (UTC)
Svengali's Assistant is not an official name (one someone came up with for the wiki). The S1 Muppet Morsels refer to her as "Pink Creature". -- Brad D. (talk) 05:32, 1 June 2006 (UTC)


SS Pitch Reel AM

Pitchreel-kiddyshow

The Kiddy show

Did this Whatnot ever have a name, or was he recycled from a different Character? I don't think I have ever seen him before.-- Fuzzyface32 1:33, 08, November 2006 (UTC)

He looks like that yellow whatnot from Taystee Freeze, except without the Ice cream uniform and a Moustache, along with the eye and skin alterations and i'm sure that whatnot's name is Boss.--

Kermit45 1:12, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

Wait this guy is from Sesame Street he should be considered an anything -- User:Zeekeroo 20 June 2007
Oh, good point. I'll change the heading. -- Danny (talk) 12:34, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

That appears to be Clyde from the Gleem toothpaste commercials: [1], so since he was an existing puppet, he technically shouldn't be considered an AM. -- Jon (talk) 20:21, November 24, 2012 (UTC)

Winter show Monster

Wintershow1

this may sound sudden, but is there an identification of this monster? it appears that this came from the opening from The Perry Como Show. are there any other apperances?-- Fuzzyface32 12:21, 3 December 2007 (UTC)


The Hispaniola crew members

In the movie Muppet Treasure Island, there various members of the crew of The Hispaniola which I believe have no name---FanDibus 10:33, July 7, 2012 (UTC)

Rainshower fraggle with a vest

Rainshower Fraggle with vest and neckless

What's that fraggle's name that is rainshower colored with a vest and a neckless on? A name has to be found for the fraggle. It's seen in the right of the picture.--Sonic & Gobo Fraggle 3 (talk) 14:46, September 16, 2012 (UTC)

That's just a generic Fraggle. Not all of them had names. TenCents (talk to me!) 16:24, September 16, 2012 (UTC)

Outerspace monster

4206-Judith

It seems to me the puppet was used for the one miscellaneous cameo on sesame street. It's the monster with outer space fur, red nose and the yellow horns.--Gabby Fraggle (talk) 01:34, July 15, 2013 (UTC)

He's just an AM Monster. He's never been given a name, so he doesn't warrant a page. - Oscarfan (talk) 01:40, July 15, 2013 (UTC)

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