Your Thoughts: The Muppets Character Encyclopedia

Duke Remington

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Here's who i think will be in the next book:
1). 80's Robot
2). Afghan Hound
3). African Masks
4). Alfredo and Hildegard
5). Angel Marie
6). Angus McGonagle
7). Animal
8). Annie Sue
9). Banana Nose Maldonado
10). Baskerville
11). Beaker
12). Beauregard
13). Beautiful Day Monster
14). Behemoth
15). Big Tiny Tallsaddle
16). Billy the Bear
17). Black Dog
18). Blind Pew
19). Bobby Benson and his Baby Band
20). Bobo
21). Bossmen
22). Brewster
23). Bubba the Rat
24). Bunsen
25). Calico
26). Camilla
27). Catgut
28). Chester Rat
29). Chickens
30). Clodhoppers
31). Clueless Morgan
32). Constantine
33). Contender 980116
34). The Country Trio
35). Crazy Harry
36). Dr. Julius Strangepork
37). Dr. Salamander
38). Dr. Teeth
39). Dr. Phil van Neuter
40). Droop
41). Eric the Parrot
42). Fazoobs
43). Fleet Scribbler
44). Fletcher Bird
45). Flower Eating Monster
46). Floyd
47). Flying Zucchini Brothers
48). Foo-Foo
49). Forcryingoutloud Bird
50). Fozzie Bear
51). Gaffer
52). George the Janitor
53). Geri and the Atrics
54). Gonzo
55). Gorgon Heap
56). Hilda
57). Inspector LaBrea
58). Janice
59). Kermit the Frog
60). Lenny the Lizard
61). Lew Zealand
62). Link Hothgrob
63). Lips
64). Louis Kazagger
65). Luncheon Counter Monster
66). Ma Bear
67). Mad Monty
68). Mahna Mahna
69). Marvin Suggs
70). Mary Louise (little girl)
71). Mary Louise (old woman)
72). Mean Mama
73). Miss Kitty
74). Miss Piggy
75). Mrs. Appleby
76). Mulch
77). Muppy
78). Mutations
79). Newsman
80). Nigel the Conductor
81). Nigel the Director
82). Ohboy Bird
83). Ohreally Bird
84). Old Joe
85). Old Tom
86). Penguins
87). Pigs
88). Pops
89). Punch and Judy Puppets
90). Quongo
91). Righton Bird
92). Rizzo the Rat
93). Robin the Frog
94). Ronald Duck
95). Rover Joe
96). Rowlf the Dog
97). Sam Eagle
98). Scooter
99). Seven Foot Tall Talking Carrot
100). Shakey Sanchez
101). Snowths
102). Sopwith the Camel
103). Spotted Dick
104). Statler
105). Steel Rabbit
106). Sundance
107). Svengali
108). The Swedish Chef
109). Sweetums
110). Talking Luggage
111). Thog
112). Thudge McGerk
113). Timmy Monster
114). Tom, Dick, and Harry
115). T.R.
116). Trumpet Girl
117). Uncle Deadly
118). Vendaface
119). Waldorf
120). Walter
121). Wally Whoopie
122). Wanda
123). Wayne
124). Whaddasay Bird
125). The Witch Doctor
126). Yolanda Rat
127). Yorick the Skull
128). Youknow Bird
129). Zelda Rose
130). Zippity Zap
131). Zondra
132). Zoot

Here's who I'm hoping to see in it and who I can see being or staying in it if we do get a new edition in the future (my list is a little more realistic, though):
1) 80's Robot
2) Afghan Hound
3) Andy & Randy
4) Angel Marie
6) Angus McGonagle
7) Animal
8) Annie Sue
9) Baskerville
10) Beaker
11) Bean Bunny
12) Beauregard
12) Beautiful Day Monster
13) Behemoth
14) Big Mean Carl
15) Big V
16) Bill the Bubble Guy
17) Birds
19) Bobby Benson and his Baby Band
19) Bobo
20) Bossmen
21) Brewster
22) Bunsen
23) Cactus Quartet
24) Camilla
25) Chickens
26) Clifford
27) Clodhoppers
28) Clueless Morgan
29) Constantine
30) Holiday Time! (The Christmas Turkey, The Snowman, The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future)
31) The Cratchit Children
32) Crazy Harry
33) Doglion
34) Dr. Julius Strangepork
35) Dr. Teeth
36) Dr. Phil van Neuter
37) Droop
38) Emily Bear
39) Fazoobs
40) Featherstone
41) Fleet Scribbler
42) Fletcher Bird
43) Flower Eating Monster
44) Floyd
45) Flying Zucchini Brothers
46) Foo-Foo
47) Forcryingoutloud Bird
48) Fozzie Bear
49) Frackles
50) Frog Scouts
51) Gaffer
52) George the Janitor
53) Geri and the Atrics
54) Gladys
55) Gonzo
56) Gorgon Heap
57) Hilda
58) Hobos
59) Howard Tubman
60) Jacques Roach
61) Janice
62) Javas
63) Johnny Fiama
64) Jowls and the Muppets Tonight Band
65) J.P. Grosse
66) Kermit the Frog
67) King Rupert
68) Koozebanians
69) Lenny the Lizard
70) Leo & Grump
71) Leprechauns
72) Lew Zealand
73) Link Hothgrob
74) Lips
75) Lobsters
76) Louis Kazagger
77) Lubbock Lou and his Jughuggers
78) Luncheon Counter Monster
79) Lydia the Pig
80) Mad Monty
81) Mahna Mahna & the Snowths
82) Mama Fiama
83) Manolo & Carlo Flamingo
85) Marvin Suggs & the Muppaphones
86) Mary Louise (little girl)
87) Mary Louise (old woman)
88) Mean Mama
89) Mildred Huxtetter
90) The Moopets
91) Miss Mousey
92) Miss Piggy
93) Monsters
94) Mulch
95) Muppy
96) Mutations
97) Newsman
98) Nigel the Conductor
99) Nigel the Director
100) Ohboy Bird
101) Ohreally Bird
102) Old Joe
103) Old Skyball Paint
104) Old Tom, Real Old Tom & Dead Tom
105) Paul Revere
106) Penguins
107) Pigs
108) Pirates (Blind Pew, Black Dog, Calico, Spotted Dick, etc.)
109) Pops
110) Prairie Dog Glee Club
111) Punch and Judy Puppets
112) Quongo
113) Rats
114) Righton Bird
115) Rizzo the Rat
116) Robin the Frog
117) Rowlf the Dog
118) Rufus
119) Sal Minella
120) Sam & Friends (Sam, Yorick, Harry the Hipster, etc.)
121) Sam Eagle
122) Scooter
123) Seymour
124) Shakey Sanchez
125) Snooky Blyer
126) Sopwith the Camel
127) Spa'am
128) Splurge
129) Statler
130) Svengali
131) The Swedish Chef
132) Sweetums
133) Talking Food
134) Talking Houses
135) Taminella Grinderfall
136) Thog
137) Timmy Monster
138) Tom, Dick & Harry
139) The Travelling Musicians (Leroy, T.R., Rover Joe & Catgut)
140) Trumpet Girl
141) Uncle Deadly
142) Under the Sea (Molly & Melville, Walleye Pike, Goldfish, Shark, Octopus, etc.)
143) Vendaface
144) Waldorf
145) Walter
146) Whatnots
147) Wanda
148) Wayne
149) Whaddasay Bird
150) Woodland Creatures
151) Youknow Bird
152) Zelda Rose
153) Zoot
 
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I just noticed that on the page for Howard Tubman, it mentions that his first love is musical theater choreography. I guess that's meant to reference his role in It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie.

The original mock-up pages that were shown online included a picture from The Muppets' Wizard of Oz on Angel Marie's page. I wonder why that picture ended up not being included (perhaps they didn't want to acknowledge that film in this book... I don't really blame them).

Today I've been thinking of the possibility of a "Jim Henson Character Encyclopedia", and I've been thinking that if one came out, it should have an advertisement for The Muppets Character Encyclopedia (though this book doesn't have any print ads for other DK books). That way casual fans expecting Muppets will see that ad and know to look there (though there's still stuff that most likely wouldn't be included, like Bear in the Big Blue House and Sesame Street). Though I could see such a book having a lot more characters.
 

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Just got this last week,it's bloody amazing, not too disappointed that some of the more minor characters are missing, and I've found that it's great to lend out to would be fans.
 

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I like the book. It's fun.
I did smile on reading thebit in Annie Sue's entry about her having been working on the stage in various musicals. - I can't help thinking, that could be a subtle reference to her Muppeteer's work, and coincidentally, two or the three "musicals" mentioned are parodies of titles of musicals her Muppeteer has actually been in productions of at one time or another in the West End (The Pirates of Penzance and Mary Poppins). Is that really coincidence.
 

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I like the book. It's fun.
I did smile on reading thebit in Annie Sue's entry about her having been working on the stage in various musicals. - I can't help thinking, that could be a subtle reference to her Muppeteer's work, and coincidentally, two or the three "musicals" mentioned are parodies of titles of musicals her Muppeteer has actually been in productions of at one time or another in the West End (The Pirates of Penzance and Mary Poppins). Is that really coincidence.
That's not the only inside joke that Craig Shemin snuck into the book.

Other examples include:
-Lew Zealand's favorite fish is called "Jerry" (referring, of course, to Jerry Nelson)
-Lydia the Pig's tattoos were done by Maury James (Jim Henson's full name was James Maury Henson and he actually drew all of Lydia's tattoos)
-On the page for Lubbock Lou and his Jughuggers', it is said that the Gogolola Jubilee Jugband broke up following a dispute over whether or not to put a hole in a washtub (a subtle reference to Emmett Otter's Jugband Christmas)
-Nigel the Director got his training at the Peter Harris TV Academy--Elstree Campus (referencing both Muppet Show director Peter Harris and the Elstree studio in London, where The Muppet Show was filmed)
 

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That's not the only inside joke that Craig Shemin snuck into the book.

Other examples include:
-Lew Zealand's favorite fish is called "Jerry" (referring, of course, to Jerry Nelson)
-Lydia the Pig's tattoos were done by Maury James (Jim Henson's full name was James Maury Henson and he actually drew all of Lydia's tattoos)
-On the page for Lubbock Lou and his Jughuggers', it is said that the Gogolola Jubilee Jugband broke up following a dispute over whether or not to put a hole in a washtub (a subtle reference to Emmett Otter's Jugband Christmas)
-Nigel the Director got his training at the Peter Harris TV Academy--Elstree Campus (referencing both Muppet Show director Peter Harris and the Elstree studio in London, where The Muppet Show was filmed)

Thanks for pointing those out, I hadn't noticed those ones, But one other one I did notice was that Fletcher Bird trained at "The Royal Avian Dance Academy Of Covent Garden" - which is clearly a reference to The Royal Ballet (or should I say the British Royal Ballet) which is based at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, of which Graham Fletcher was a member of the company (and I believe sometimes teaches on their outreach work).
 

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Even though Trumpet Girl dosen't psychically appear in the book and by that I mean get her own character section, she does have an appearance in the Muppet Theater section of the book.
 

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Even though Trumpet Girl dosen't psychically appear in the book and by that I mean get her own character section, she does have an appearance in the Muppet Theater section of the book.
I wonder if she wasn't included because she's so obscure and there's not many good pictures of her, or if it's because she's basically nameless (the book does have other "nameless" characters, but their titles are known... I wonder if Craig Shemin even knew she was called Trumpet Girl in scripts), or if he actually didn't think to include here.
 

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The most sensational, inspirational, muppetational character encyclopedia ever released! From Animal to Zoot, meet over 200 of the most memorable and best-loved Muppet characters from the 1970s to the present day. Featuring full-color images of each Muppet character with annotations and fan facts written by Jim Henson Legacy President Craig Shemin.


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I got it for my birthday this year, along with a bunch of MMW figures and an Electric Mayhem t-shirt…it's really good, and it has almost every single Muppet! From Afghan Hound to Zoot (Animal isn't first in the book, but you know. Kids only care about Animal these days…:halo:)

Got mine in the mail today too. At only £6.39 delivered I think it's a real bargain!!

Droop is missing!!! :frown:

Few unseen MMW images, like Miss Piggy in the opening number and sat upon a piano in the green dress as used on the new plush doll!!

Moopets are all grouped under one page, no reveal of any other characters from MMW. Hilda main image is when she dressed in a wig and pointy glasses!!

Some unexpected characters and a great buy!!

Chris
Also, Trumpet Girl is missing…:cry:
 

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One thing I wonder is, regarding first appearances, why did the book use the Muppets Tonight production order as opposed to the broadcast order? It seems like Muppet Wiki was used as a reference, and so in finding first appearances, the broadcast orders should have been used.
 
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