PERFORMER David Rudman
DEBUT 1992

The Beggar is a crutch-wielding Victorian-era street denizen who first appeared in The Muppet Christmas Carol. A human figure with caricatured features reminiscent of 19th century illustrations, of the sort which often accompanied the work of the real Charles Dickens, the Beggar is first glimpsed waving his begging cup on a roof-ledge during the opening credits, and later sings a line during the ensemble number, "It Feels Like Christmas".

The puppet was later re-used, sans crutch, as one of Long John Silver's mutinous pirates in Muppet Treasure Island.