The Avengers is a comic book series from Marvel Comics that launched in 1963. The series stars many Marvel heroes, including Iron Man, Thor and the Incredible Hulk, as a part of a unique superhero team.
The comic books spawned off into several animated series and direct-to-video productions. The series was most notably turned into a film franchise in 2012 with The Avengers, followed by Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015. This particular iteration of the group has since been referenced a number of times by the Muppets.
- In a 2012 web video with Cookie Monster and Grover for Entertainment Weekly, they portray Super Grover and the Edible Hulk in a parody of The Avengers.
- Elmo's Super Numbers features a scene at Numeric-Con, with a booth for "The Sevengers" (including a poster showing the seven members). Grover cosplays as "Six Fury."
- An edition of "Cookie's Crumby Pictures" spoofs The Avengers film series in Episode 4525. Titled "Aveggies: Age of Bon Bon," the sketch parodies the climatic fight scene from the first film. The team members include Onion Man, The Mighty Corn, Black Bean Window, Captain Ameri-cauliflower, Zucchin-eye and Cookie Monster as "Dr. Brownie," who turns into a large Hulk-esque monster to eat Bon Bon's cookie ship.
- Issue #4 of the Sesame Street comic book features a spoof story entitled "The Avegetables." Captain Vegetable, upon seeing a plague of "sometime foods" attacking the city, calls in help from a superhero team. Due to the cancellation of "Spandex Guy" and "Ladybug-Man," Captain Vegetable resorts to a sextet of lesser-known heroes - Cabbage America, Onion Man, Gourd, The Incredible Husk, Black Avacado and Bok Choy. When the day is saved, Captain Vegetable takes credit (for making the initiating phone call), while the other heroes agree to a "Standard Six Sequel" movie contract.
- Don Cheadle played James Rhodes/War Machine in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
- Kerry Condon played the voice of FRIDAY in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
- Robert Downey Jr. played Tony Stark/Iron Man in The Avengers (2012) and The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
- Clark Gregg played Agent Phil Coulson in The Avengers (2012)
- Mark Hamill played Ulysses Klaw on Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010-2012)
- Tom Hiddleston played Loki in The Avengers (2012)
- Samuel L. Jackson played Nick Fury in The Avengers (2012) and The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
- Stan Lee executive produced Ultimate Avengers (2006) Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010-2012), and cameos in The Avengers (2012) and The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
- Anthony Mackie played Sam Wilson/Falcon in The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
- Stephen Ouimette played Nicholas Scratch on Avengers (1999),
- Mark Ruffalo played Bruce Banner/The Hulk in The Avengers (2012) and The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
- Andy Serkis played Ulysses Klaue in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
- Cobie Smulders played Maria Hill in The Avengers (2012) and The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
- Harry Dean Stanton played a security guard in The Avengers (2012)
- John Stocker played Ultron on Avengers (1999 animated series)