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My 6 favorite Muppets

They have been entertaining us for decades

By Jordan HarrisPublished 2 years ago Updated about a year ago 3 min read

We all know who Jim Henson was, he was the man who would forever change puppetry for the better. He was known for his involvement on Sesame Street, that included colorful and bright characters that he created. He was known for creating Sam and Friends, a puppet show that would inspire many of his beloved characters. He also created The Muppet Show, which featured an ensemble cast of puppet characters that put smiles on our faces. He also created Fraggle Rock too. I may be only 20 years old, but I enjoy watching The Muppet Show. Although he died over 30 years ago, Jim Henson's work and legacy still lives on today. Which is why in this article, I'm discussing my 6 favorite Muppets in ascending order (Disclaimer: when I mean Muppets, I mean The Muppets representing The Muppets Studios, Not Sesame Street characters and Fraggle Rock characters that are also called "Muppets")

6. The Swedish Chef

Known for his mock Swedish dialect and absurd cooking, The Swedish Chef is one of the most amusing characters on The Muppet Show. I find it strange that he often uses unusual objects to cook and prepare his meals. I also find it strange that he often battles the meals that he cooks. But despite his quirkiness, I think that The Swedish Chef is one of the most respected characters in Muppet history. I wouldn't have him cater for me the next time I'm having a dinner party though.

5. Animal

This guy may be totally nuts, but deep down each and every one of us, we all tend to act like him. Animal, known for being the resident drummer of The Muppet Show's house band Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. Animal can be wild, crazy, and mentally unstable, but at the same time, he had a heart of gold, and actually seems like a cool person. Of course, his caretaker Floyd, who is the band's bassist has to escort him everywhere, since he can't be trusted.

4. Dr. Teeth

As mentioned above, The Muppet Show has a house band called Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. Dr. Teeth, the lead singer of the band, and keyboardist, is known for his classy style and his signature toothy grin. Dr. Teeth is one of my favorite Muppets because of his cool behavior and attitude, and how he treats the members of his band like they're his own family. I am also impressed with his style of dressing, it makes him look hip.

3. Kermit the Frog

You know who he is. He is literally the face of The Muppets. He's been on Sesame Street for many years, he was the Muppet that started it all. Kermit the Frog is probably the most famous Muppet in the world right now. From being a reporter on Sesame Street to being the host of The Muppet Show, Kermit has done it all. Whenever he's not getting frustrated by the other character's antics, or getting karate chopped by Miss Piggy, Kermit is usually playing his banjo, or catching flies, just like a regular frog. Kermit is one of the realest people-or should I say frogs- that we've ever known.

2. Fozzie Bear

"Good grief! The comedian's a bear!" With his catchphrase, "Wocka wocka!" Fozzie is the naive comedian of The Muppet Show, who is often ridiculed by Statler and Waldorf, the hecklers of the show. But despite that, I actually find Fozzie's jokes funny and hilarious because I myself tell bad jokes. I could listen to Fozzie's jokes all day and not get tired of them. That just shows how hilarious I find his comedy.

1. Uncle Deadly

Out of all the Muppets, Uncle Deadly is my favorite. He made a few rare appearances back when The Muppet Show was airing. He disappeared from The Muppets franchise for a few decades, but made his return in the 2011 film, The Muppets. He may seem a bit creepy, but deep down, he cares about the Muppets, and he has really gotten close and bonded with Miss Piggy.

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About the Creator

Jordan Harris

Just a 20 something college student trying to find his way in life. I'm new to the writing world so give me a chance.

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