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Jim Henson performs Waldo C. Graphic with a Waldo in real time, so the character is only seen in low-resolution.

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Waldo-controlled Cotterpin Doozer.

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Waldo-controlled Wembley Fraggle.

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Kermit on his scooter in Kermit's Swamp Years.

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Waldo-controlled Elmo.

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Kevin Clash performing Elmo on his tricycle, as seen in Being Elmo.

Muppets are almost always performed as traditional hand puppets. On some occasions, other techniques are used, including remote-controlled mechanisms. This is most commonly achieved by using a waldo, with increasing levels of complexity.

For characters performed almost exclusively in this manner (most often created by Jim Henson's Creature Shop), see the Creatures category.

Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

The Great Muppet Caper

John Denver and the Muppets: A Rocky Mountain Holiday

  • Robin sitting on John Denver's backpack
  • Robin standing next to his clothesline

Fraggle Rock

  • Various background Fraggles (first season)
  • The Doozers
  • The Gorgs (faces)
  • Miniature versions of the main Fraggles for certain scenes with Gorgs

The Muppets Take Manhattan

  • Scooter riding away on bike during "Saying Goodbye".
  • Rizzo (when picked up by Pete, and in a few other scenes)
  • The rats cooking scene
  • Kermit, sitting on a bar stool talking to Jenny, and on a park bench talking to Jenny

The Jim Henson Hour

Muppet*Vision 3D

  • Waldo C. Graphic
  • Kermit sitting on a firetruck

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Muppet Treasure Island

  • Wide shots of Kermit and Miss Piggy hanging upside down ("Love Led Us Here")
  • Rizzo dangling on a wheel

Muppets from Space

  • Kermit painting on a ladder
  • Gonzo riding the lawnmower
  • Rizzo being picked up by Hogan

Kermit's Swamp Years

  • Young Kermit and Croaker sitting on the road
  • Kermit riding his scooter

It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

  • Wide shots of Kermit sitting on park benches and standing in Bitterman Plaza.
  • Wide shots of Gonzo playing the guitar on the park bench.
  • Cage-dancing Scooter.

The Muppets' Wizard of Oz

  • Pepe being picked up by Dorothy
  • Pepe in the corn field

Sesame Street

The Muppets

  • Walter sitting on a bench outside of Mary's classroom.
  • Kermit, Fozzie and Walter sitting on toilets in Gonzo's plumbing stock room.
  • Walter during "Man or Muppet" (in an overhead shot) and "Life's a Happy Song" (standing on a stool), (on a bike).

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