Jim Henson demonstrates the puppet on the roof of his New York City office.

DEBUT 1971

The Bossmen are giant Muppet characters that were developed in 1971 for a stage show with Nancy Sinatra. The Bossmen are twelve feet tall, and operated with rods. They made occasional appearances on The Muppet Show, and they made a cameo appearance in It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, during the "Cirque du So Lamé" production.

Similar characters known as Small Bossmen appeared in episode 117 and episode 319.


The Dick Cavett Show
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
The Muppet Show
The Muppets Go Hollywood
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
Movin' with Nancy: Nice 'n' Easy
Royal Variety Performance
The Muppet Show Live

Book appearances

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