March 30, 2014

8 Favorite Supporting Muppet Characters We Can't Do Without

Are you person or a muppet? It doesn't really matter as long as you're a fan! Our  friend  and fellow entertainment journalist, Lucille Barilla  compiled this  fun and informative "8 Favorite Supporting Muppet Characters We Can't Do Without" piece for the super entertainment site, Starpulse. Check it out and let us know what you think.

With over fifty years in the public's consciousness, Jim Henson's Muppets are a guilty pleasure. How many of us can admit to having one, two or more pieces of Muppet memorabilia growing up, or even today as adults? The Muppets bring us back to a time in our childhood when we believed that puppets could talk, when life was a little simpler and when it was okay to laugh at a slapstick joke without worrying about it being politically correct. Sure everyone is aware of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and other major Muppet players, but what about their supporting cast? Lead actors (or puppets as the case may be) are only as good as those who back them up. So here, in no particular order, are some of our favorite supporting Muppet characters.

1. Fozzie Bear

Everyone's favorite sidekick brings the laughs just when things become a bit too serious for Kermit and company. With his signature "wocka wocka wocka" ad-lib, Fozzie Bear was the perfect comic foil for Kermit the Frog. In fact, Fozzie and Kermit have been paired together in movies, books, and television specials. Fozzie always defers to Kermit and responds to his instructions by saying, "Yes sir." Fozzie is known for his brown pork pie hat and red-and-white polka-dot necktie and for being the only "stand-up" bear in the Muppet family.

2. The Swedish Chef

He has never spoken more than a word of audible English, but he certainly knows how to bring on the laughs! The Swedish Chef is a parody of television cooking celebrities, and can usually be found wearing a toque blanche with bushy eyebrows that cover his eyes. The Swedish Chef's skits always began with his preparation of a recipe and an explanation of his actions that require English subtitles! He frequently finds uses for unconventional kitchen tools, such as fireworks, tennis rackets and electric drills to finish his dishes. The Swedish Chef was one of the few Muppets use an actual puppeteer's hands. The hands were visible to the audience, as the puppeteer would place his own arms through the puppet's sleeves.

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