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{{character|image=ButchTiger-Old.jpg|performer=various|debut=1979|design=[[Ed Christie]]|designnote=designer/builder}}
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[[File:SesameTiger.jpg|thumb|300px|The tiger's modern ''Sesame Street'' appearance.]]
'''Butch''' is a Bengal tiger who made various appearances on ''[[Sesame Street]]''. This puppet was also used on ''[[The Muppet Show]]'', starting in [[Episode 404: Dyan Cannon|season 4]].
 
   
 
'''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]] (and 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]]''.)
 
   
 
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]]''.)
In [[Episode 513: Tony Randall|Episode 513]] and [[Episode 516: Gladys Knight|Episode 516]], he was used as a saber-toothed tiger.
 
   
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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]]."
 
   
 
Butch was later seen as an audience member on ''[[Muppets Tonight]]''. He was later reworked as [[Mrs. Tiger]] for ''[[Mopatop's Shop]]''.
The tiger puppet was the first Muppet built by designer [[Ed Christie]].
 
   
A slightly rebuilt version of the puppet appears as [[Tungar the Tiger]] on ''[[Panwapa]]''.
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A modified version of the puppet appeared as [[Tungar the Tiger]] on ''[[Panwapa]]'', and has continued to be used on ''Sesame Street'' (performed in most recent instances by [[Matt Vogel]]).
   
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<gallery widths="170" spacing="small" orientation="square">
==See also==
 
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Image:TMSButch.jpg|Episode 416 of ''The Muppet Show''
* [[Joseph]]
 
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TMSsabertoothtiger.jpg|Butch as a saber-toothed tiger from episode 513 of ''The Muppet Show''
* [[Mrs. Tiger]]
 
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* [[Tungar the Tiger]]
 
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==Filmography==
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* ''[[Sesame Street]]''
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* ''[[The Muppet Show]]''
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** [[Episode 404: Dyan Cannon]]
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** [[Episode 410: Kenny Rogers]]
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** [[Episode 416: Jonathan Winters]] (performed by [[Jim Henson]])
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** [[Episode 422: Andy Williams]] (Performed by [[Jerry Nelson]])
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** [[Episode 509: Debbie Harry]]
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** [[Episode 513: Tony Randall]]
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** [[Episode 516: Gladys Knight]]
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** [[Episode 517: Hal Linden]] ("[[Just an Old Fashioned Girl]]")
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** [[Episode 524: Roger Moore]] (performed by [[Brian Muehl]])
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* ''[[Little Muppet Monsters]]''
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** [[Episode 103: The Great Boodini]]
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* ''[[The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years]]''
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* ''[[The Ghost of Faffner Hall]]''
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* ''[[Sing, Hoot & Howl with the Sesame Street Animals]]''
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* ''[[Muppets Tonight]]'' (in audience)
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** [[Episode 102: Garth Brooks]]
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** [[Episode 105: Cindy Crawford]]
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** [[Episode 107: Sandra Bullock]]
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** [[Episode 108: Jason Alexander]]
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** [[Episode 109: Whoopi Goldberg]]
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** [[Episode 110: Martin Short]]
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* ''[[Mopatop's Shop]]''
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** [[Episode 126: Something Special]] (as [[Mrs. Tiger]])
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Revision as of 01:27, 9 August 2019

ButchTiger-Old.jpg
PERFORMER various
DEBUT 1979
DESIGN Ed Christie designer/builder

The tiger's modern Sesame Street appearance.

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 season 4.

The tiger was named onscreen in episode 416 (performed by Jim Henson), when he teamed up with a lion as "Butch and Sundance", running away from an animal training act. (This is a reference to the 1969 film, 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 episodes 513 and 516.

Butch was later seen as an audience member on Muppets Tonight. He was later reworked as Mrs. Tiger for Mopatop's Shop.

A modified version of the puppet appeared as Tungar the Tiger on Panwapa, and has continued to be used on Sesame Street (performed in most recent instances by Matt Vogel).

Filmography

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