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The tiger puppet was the first Muppet built by designer [[Ed Christie]].
 
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A slightly rebuilt version of the puppet appears as [[Tungar the Tiger]] on [[Panwapa]].
   
 
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Revision as of 15:46, September 7, 2010

TMSButch

Butch is a Bengal tiger who made various appearances on The Muppet Show, starting in season 4. This puppet was also used on Sesame Street.

The tiger was named onscreen in episode 416 (and 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.)

In Episode 513 and Episode 516, he was used as a saber-toothed tiger.

He was later seen as an audience member on Muppets Tonight.

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.

See also

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