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'''Butch''' is a Bengal tiger who made various appearances on ''[[The Muppet Show]]'', starting in [[Episode 404: Dyan Cannon|season 4]]. This puppet was also used on ''[[Sesame Street]]''.
 
'''Butch''' is a Bengal tiger who made various appearances on ''[[The Muppet Show]]'', starting in [[Episode 404: Dyan Cannon|season 4]]. This puppet was also used on ''[[Sesame Street]]''.
   
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]]''.)
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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]]''.)
   
 
In [[Episode 513: Tony Randall|Episode 513]] and [[Episode 516: Gladys Knight|Episode 516]], he was used as a saber-toothed tiger.
 
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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A slightly rebuilt version of the puppet appears as [[Tungar the Tiger]] on [[Panwapa]].
 
A slightly rebuilt version of the puppet appears as [[Tungar the Tiger]] on [[Panwapa]].
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The puppet also reappeared on [[The Animal Show]], in different roles.
   
 
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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.

The puppet also reappeared on The Animal Show, in different roles.

See also

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