The monster and Frackle henchmen of Cosmo Scam in The Great Santa Claus Switch.

As Ed Sullivan describes them in the special: "So Santa Claus had been mysteriously led away by two weird creatures who worked for Cosmo Scam. And deep beneath the North Pole, in the cave of the wicked magician, there was much excitement. Even Cosmo's furry henchmen, the Frackles, were nervous."

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Thig

Performer: Frank Oz

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Thog

Thog would later become a recurring monster on The Muppet Show. Thog is the only monster to retain the name given in the special.

Performer: Jerry Nelson

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Lothar

The puppet would be refurbished for an unnamed dragon on The Muppet Show.

Performer: Jim Henson

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Boppity

Also known as the "Blue Frackle",[1] the puppet would later become a nameless Frackle on The Muppet Show and subsequent productions.

Performer: Frank Oz

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Snarl

Also known as the "Cigar Box Frackle",[2] the puppet would later become Gonzo for The Muppet Show and subsequent productions.

Performer: Danny Seagren

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Snivelly

Also known as the "Dripsnout Frackle",[3] the puppet would later become Droop for The Muppet Show and subsequent productions.

Performer: Jerry Nelson

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Snickery

Also known as a Snerf. There were multiple Snickery and Snerf in the background during some scenes.

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Scoff

Also known as "Blue Frackle" in Henson's notes, the puppet would later become a nameless Frackle on The Muppet Show and subsequent productions.

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Gloat

Also known as "Green Frackle",[4] the puppet would later become a nameless Frackle on The Muppet Show and subsequent productions.

Performer: Danny Seagren

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Unnamed

Also known as "Snake Frackle",[5] The puppet would later become a nameless Frackle on The Muppet Show and subsequent productions.

Performer: John Lovelady

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Unnamed

Featured as the guard. The puppet resembles a horned and beaked version of Thig.

Performer: Richard Hunt

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Unnamed

Featured as the alarm. Was later to star in the deleted Sex and Violence skit with horns instead of hair.

Performer: John Lovelady

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Unnamed

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Unnamed

The puppet would later become Miss Kitty, a monster on The Muppet Show and subsequent productions.

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Unnamed

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Unnamed

Also known as the "Green Bird Frackle",[6] the puppet would later become a nameless Frackle on The Muppet Show and subsequent productions.

Performer: Jerry Nelson

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Unnamed

The puppet was previously used as Thudge on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Also, other Henchmen included Fred, an owl-headed spider (recycled from The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow), a feather headed blue bird type frackle, Fred's son with eye lids, a long Pink Snake Frackle, and a highly edited Flute-Snatcher

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