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Sundance Muppet Show lion
PERFORMER Dave Goelz full-body version
  Jerry Nelson hand puppet version
DEBUT 1979
DESIGN Michael Frith designer
  Tim Miller builder

Sundance is a lion who first appeared in The Muppet Show episode 320, where he fought Sylvester Stallone and sang "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" with him. He appeared as a Full-Bodied Muppet in this episode and was performed by Dave Goelz.

His name comes from episode 416, when he teamed up with a tiger as "Butch and Sundance", running away from an animal training act (in a reference to the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid). He later appeared in episode 505. In these fourth and fifth season episodes, he appeared as a Live-Hand Muppet and was performed by Jerry Nelson.

He also appeared in The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years, sitting with Behemoth, Doglion, Fletcher Bird, and Sweetums.

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