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PERFORMER David Rudman
DEBUT 1993

Colonel Claghound appeared in the Dog City episode "Much Ado About Mad Dog". A hearty businessman with a Texan accent, the Colonel works on a business deal with Terri Springer, which is soured after he lends his cowboy hat to Artie Springer.

The Colonel is recycled from Lyle the Dog, a longtime background Muppet, and the puppet would appear again in the episode "No Pain, No Brain" as Terri's exercise coach.

Claghound's name, loud voice, and "I say" mannerism are references to old-time radio character Senator Claghorn (a deeply partisan Southerner on) The Fred Allen Show. The senator was partial inspiration for Looney Tunes character Foghorn Leghorn.

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