Clarissa Muppets Tonight
PERFORMER Jerry Nelson
DEBUT 1996

Clarissa is a member of the audience in Muppets Tonight episode 104 who's invited to participate in a sketch with Johnny Fiama. Reluctantly plucked from her seat by Sal Minella, Johnny attempts to swoon her with a rendition of "Close to You" over a Valentine's Day dinner. Objecting to her lack of a choice in what to order, and a disdain for the way veal is raised, she punches Sal in the face and leaves the stage.

Repurposed as a Whatnot, she has been used for other characters in Muppet productions (including Loni Dunne in From the Balcony, and Denise from Muppets TV), and has made background appearances in various other productions (including as a Poppyfields patron in The Muppets' Wizard of Oz).