Hi, welcome to Muppet Wiki!Please log in to edit this wiki.Joining Wikia is free, and it only takes a minute.We hope that you sign in, and become a member of the community!Click here to join this wiki [[Image:TMSButch.jpg|thumb|300px]] [[Image:TMSsabertoothtiger.jpg|thumb|300px]] '''Butch''' is a Bengal tiger who made various appearances on ''[[Sesame Street]]''. He was the first Muppet designed and built by [[Ed Christie]], and originally appeared as a saber-toothed tiger (performed by [[Brian Muehl]]) in the "Toothbrush" sketch of the ''[[Caveman Days]]'' series. The puppet was also used on ''[[The Muppet Show]]'', starting in [[Episode 404: Dyan Cannon|season 4]]. The tiger was named onscreen in [[Episode 416: Jonathan Winters|episode 416]] (performed by [[Jim Henson]]), when he teamed up with a [[Sundance|lion]] as "Butch and Sundance", running away from an animal training act. (This is a reference to the 1969 film, ''[[Robert Redford|Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid]]''.) Like his early ''Sesame'' appearances, he was also used as a saber-toothed tiger on ''The Muppet Show'', in [[Episode 513: Tony Randall|episodes 513]] and [[Episode 516: Gladys Knight|516]]. Butch was later seen as an audience member on ''[[Muppets Tonight]]''. Butch was later used as [[Mrs. Tiger]] in "[[Mopatop's Shop]]." A slightly rebuilt version of the puppet appears as [[Tungar the Tiger]] on ''[[Panwapa]]''. ==See also== * [[Joseph]] * [[Mrs. Tiger]] * [[Tungar the Tiger]] [[Category:Muppet Characters]] [[Category:Muppet Show Characters]] [[Category:The Muppets Characters]] Templates used on this page: Template:!! (view source) (protected)Template:Character (view source) (protected)Template:Youtube (view source) (protected)Return to Butch. Retrieved from "https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Butch"