Jerry and jerry

Jerry Nelson and Jerry

Characters named after performers/crew

The Muppets

Sesame Street

Fraggle Rock

The Animal Show

Other

Characters named after other people

see also: Category:Caricature Muppets and Category:Parody Muppets

Characters named after places

Characters named after filmmaking techniques

  • Limbo — used in video production to indicate a neutral or nondescript background.
  • Gobo — short for "go between"; a lighting term used in film, television and theatre.
  • Traveling Matt — from "traveling matte," a technique used in television and film to insert a foreground object into a prerecorded background image.
  • Waldo — after the waldo, the electronic device used to perform him.

Characters whose names are puns

Abbyflies

Characters whose names are anagrams

Other name origins

  • Beaker — named after the piece of lab equipment.
  • Boober — named after an angry cow encountered by one of Jim Henson's daughters in Devon.

Sources

  1. Sesame Street Unpaved, p. 87
  2. "The Woman Behind Miss Piggy", Anika Gupta, Smithsonian magazine, October 2008.
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