Trumpet Girl is the description used in scripts of The Muppet Show for the female trumpet player in the Muppet Orchestra. She was named for the first time on the set of The Muppets by actress Rashida Jones who puppeteered the character in group shots, "I named her Dolores. They were cool with that."
On The Muppet Show, she played the trumpet in the orchestra from the first through the fourth seasons. In the show's fifth season, because of the addition of trumpeter Lips to the band, she took up the trombone, which she first played in episode 415. In season five, her eyes were shown open for the first time. She had a brief line in episode 123, where she was performed by Eren Ozker.
The Whatnot puppet was also used in utility functions, often seen as a chorus girl and as an unnamed dancer in "At the Dance" sketches during the first season. She appears in episodes 105, 117, and 222 played by Frank Oz and Louise Gold.
In The Muppets, she returned to the orchestra for the first time since The Muppet Show. She's primarily seen in the band's uniform purple tuxedo until the "Life's a Happy Song" finale, where she's wearing a houndstooth coat.
- The Muppet Show
- opening and closing
- Episode 101: Juliet Prowse ("At the Dance")
- Episode 102: Connie Stevens ("At the Dance")
- Episode 103: Joel Grey ("Razzle Dazzle")
- Episode 105: Rita Moreno ("At the Dance")
- Episode 117: Ben Vereen ("Mr. Cellophane", "At the Dance")
- Episode 118: Phyllis Diller ("The Entertainer")
- Episode 122: Ethel Merman ("There's No Business Like Show Business")
- Episode 123: Kaye Ballard
- Episode 208: Steve Martin ("Ramblin Guy" Act)
- Episode 222: Teresa Brewer ("Cotton Fields")
- Episode 409: Beverly Sills ("Take Ten Terrific Girls")
- Episode 415: Anne Murray ("Everything Old Is New Again")
- Episode 504: Shirley Bassey ("After You've Gone")
- Episode 505: James Coburn ("Roarin' '20s" sketch)
- Episode 513: Tony Randall ("Ti-Pi-Tin")
- Episode 520: Wally Boag ("Swawnee River")
- Episode 524: Roger Moore ("How High the Moon?")
- The Muppets
- The Muppet Show Book (identified as "Trumpet Lady", and mis-colored brown)