I've noticed that a lot of people on this thread are musicians, like me! I am a drummer, and I've loved Animal for my whole life. It would be awesome if we started a MC Forum Band or something. LOL
But what makes Zoot so cool is the fact that he doesn't have to say much to be lovable. He just lets his instrument do the talking for him.
sing: --- "Zoot, sax is your axe!")
I read a Dave Goelz interview where he mentioned how a lot of musicians would come up to him and ask, "You play the sax guy on the Muppet Show? Wow, he's GREAT! I know so many people who are JUST like him!" And he was flattered, yet baffled since he never liked Zoot to begin with. But ultimately, a lot of professional musicians connected to Zoot, and that's what made Zoot such a fan favorite.