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The Evolution of Zoot (1975-present)


Image As seen in Year Notes
Zoot
The Muppet Show
Season 1
1975-1976 The original Zoot puppet is exposed foam, blueish-gray with a light green nose.
ZootLateGreen
The Muppet Show
Season 1
1976-1977 Late into the first season, Zoot's skin color becomes slightly yellowish-green.
Zoot ZeroMostel
The Muppet Show
Season 2
1977-1978 Zoot changes to light blue fleece skin and a yellow-green nose. He also starts wearing his hat all the time. (During the first season, the only times that he wore his hat were mainly during the At the Dance sketches and when he was performing with the Electric Mayhem.)
Zoot HarryBelafonte
The Muppet Show
Season 3
1978-1979 Debuting in Episode 314 of The Muppet Show and used the rest of the season, Zoot's skin color has changed to bright green and he's back to exposed foam.
His nose turns yellow for the remainder of The Muppet Show.
ZootMuppetsGoHollywood
The Muppets Go Hollywood 1979-1980 Zoot's skin color changes to a darker blue color.
ZootTMSSeasonFive
The Muppet Show
Season 5
1980-1981 Late into the fourth season, Zoot has a smaller hat than the previous version. Also, his hair is slightly shorter and Zoot's skin color changes back to a bright (and slightly paler) green color.
Zoot80s
The Muppet Show
Re-shot ending from late 80s
1980-1981 Zoot has now changed to exposed foam forest green skin and has regained his hair length from the 1978-1979 version.
ZootGMC
The Great Muppet Caper 1981-1989 Zoot's skin color changes back to a darker blueish-green color and his nose is yellow-green.
Food14
The Jim Henson Hour
1989-1992Zoot changes back to blue fleece skin and a yellow nose. He now has gray hair and wears a gray/black spotted shirt and braces. His hair color has probably changed to avoid blue screen problems as most of the MuppeTelevision scenes have matted backgrounds.
MCC-Screengrabs-FloydZoot
The Muppet Christmas Carol 1992-2006 Zoot's hair changes back to blue. Complete with his not yellow-green, but dark yellow nose, he now closely resembles his Muppet Show Season 2 self. His costume and glasses are adjusted to match the contemporary setting for this appearance and his appearance in Muppet Treasure Island.
TF1-MuppetsTV-PhotoGallery-27-ZootLeSaxophonisteDuElectricMayhemBand
Muppets TV 2006-2009 For this French show, Zoot receives a facial makeover, now sporting a significantly smaller chin.
His hair also gets shorter, and he changes back into his signature attire from his Muppet Show days.
Bohemianzoot
"Bohemian Rhapsody" 2009-2010 Zoot appears in a new outfit and less rounded shades, and with what appears to be longer, fuller hair.
Zoot-Muppets2011
The Muppets 2011-present Zoot has returned to his classic wear, though with updated, less rounded glasses. His hair also appears to be less curlier than before. His nose is light green, similar to how it looked on The Muppet Show.

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