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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]]''.)
 
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]]''. Butch was later used as [[Mrs. Tiger]] in "[[Mopatop's Shop]]."

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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. 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

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