Gonzo baby
PERFORMER Russi Taylor 1984-1991
  Ben Diskin 2018
DEBUT 1984
Baby gonzo photo

Baby Gonzo is the Muppet Babies version of Gonzo. As with his adult counterpart, young Gonzo has an obsession with chickens; either carrying his toy chick—named Camilla—in the 1984 series or tending to the three chicks—including one named Camilla—who live the backyard coup in the 2018 series. A chick appears on his red jumper in the puppet and original series; in the 2018 series he wears red overalls with a lightning bolt with wings on the front (a possible reference to his role as a stunt artist) and a yellow chili pepper shirt (a shirt adult Gonzo has worn multiple times).

Baby Gonzo has an unrequited crush on Baby Piggy. While Gonzo had a crush on Miss Piggy on The Muppet Show, it was very brief, lasting only from episode 124 to episode 209. Often Piggy would react to Gonzo's obscene infatuations by screaming at him or beating him up, though in the long run, despite his oddities and behavior, Piggy does indeed care about Gonzo.

A running gag in the series featured Gonzo finding something frightening or shocking in unexpected places (i.e. opening a door see a big monster roaring, a train coming towards him, and so on). He likewise experienced mishaps in the "Go, Bye Bye!" segments at the end of every episode.

Muppet Babies was also the first time that Gonzo suffered from an identity crisis. Although his species had been indeterminate up to that point (he was sometimes referred to as a Whatever or, more often, a Weirdo), adult Gonzo would not worry about his heritage until Muppets from Space, when it was revealed that he was an alien.

Baby Gonzo also appeared in Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue along with Baby Kermit and Baby Piggy.

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