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DC Comics, owned by Warner Bros., is one of the major publishing companies producing comic book properties today. Founded in 1934, the company owns a number of popular characters whose stories have been translated to many media outlets including magazines, television and motion pictures.

Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman are the company's flagship characters; their other franchises include Supergirl, Green Lantern, Shazam, Swamp Thing, Watchmen, and Mad Magazine.


β€œI've always been interested in comic books as an art form, and when I was younger I was addicted to them. I read Superman and Superboy, but Captain Marvel was probably my favorite of the super-heroes. The comic I loved best, though, was Pogo. After all, Kermit's beginnings were in a swamp, too.”
β€”Jim Henson, Creator of The Muppets[1]

Muppet Mentions

Print Media

Motion Media

  • In the 1997 film, the title character is involved in a car chase. To assist in his speedy getaway, his partner Susan Sparks hacks into the city's public transportation to change all the traffic lights green. When she has trouble doing so, she tells him over the radio, "It ain't easy being green."
Teen Titans
  • In the season three episode, "Bunny Raven... or... How to Make A Titananimal Disappear," this animated DC Comics spin-off series features two elderly characters who sit in a theatre box and make wisecracks about the mock variety show being performed on stage. The manner in which they laugh at their particular flavor of jokes is reminiscent of, and likely a direct reference to, Statler and Waldorf. Most of the episode's third act is a homage to The Muppet Show, complete with a spoof of the theme music and a parody of Scooter.
Teen Titans Go!
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  • In the episode "Hot Garbage," Beast Boy reveals that he watches a TV show with a green, garbage-loving character that resembles Oscar the Grouch.
  • In the episode "Beast Boy's St. Patrick's Day Luck and It's Bad," the front stoop that Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, and Raven sit at while playing their instruments during the "Bad Luck" song resembles that of 123 Sesame Street. Nearby is a trash can with a skeletal arm that has green skin on it sticking out, alluding to Oscar the Grouch.
  • In the feature film Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, Beast Boy briefly morphs into Animal during the Titans' rap song in the beginning.
  • Teen Titans Go! To the Movies also features a poster for a film called "Easy Being Green" with Swamp Thing, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Martian Manhunter, and Killer Croc.
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
  • In the first season episode "White Knights," Sara Lance (White Canary) says "Everything would have been fine, if Big Bird over here haven't freaked out" referring to Kendra (Hawkgirl) panicking during a mission to break into the Pentagon.
  • In the third season episode "Phone Home," the team are preparing to go out in 1988 when Zari asks how she looks. Jefferson Jackson (Firestorm) replies, "Honestly? Like you are being strangled by a Muppet."
  • In the third season behind the scenes YouTube video, "Inside: Beebo the God Of War," Phil Klemmer (executive producer) refers to "Beebo who is this talking little sort of puppet, like a Tickle Me Elmo." The actual episode "Beebo the God of War" directly refers to the toy as "Cuddle Me Beebo."
  • In the fourth season episode "Expire Erect," Ella, who is stoned while dancing, hugs Chloe and says, "It's like hugging a Muppet!"



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Geoff Johns, who has referenced the Muppets in several of his scripts for DC Comics, including a recurring reference in several issues of Green Lantern, features in a video promoting "The 2014 Celebrity Pet Adoption Calendar from Anne and Wil Wheaton." In his home, Johns has an Animal collectible plate on display behind him. (YouTube)



See Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Swamp Thing, Captain Marvel, and Watchmen for additional connections

  • Famed comic book illustrator Alex Ross, having been first exposed to the institution of a superhero by Super Grover in his childhood, painted a lavish cover for the box of Palisades Toys' Super Grover Action Figure which was later released commercially as a poster print.
  • The 1982 book and audio set, Justice League of America: The Lunar Invaders was directed and produced by Christopher Cerf. As such, a large number of Sesame Street employees are also featured as characters and worked as crew on the project.
  • The Hanna-Barbera series Super Friends, which went through many incarnations between 1973 and 1985, featured several actors who also worked on Muppet/Henson productions.
  • The 2001 Cartoon Network animated series Justice League (and its retitled version, Justice League Unlimited) again featured many actors who had also worked on Muppet/Henson productions.
    • Edward Asner played Hephaestus in "Hawk and Dove" and Granny Goodness in "The Ties That Bind"
    • Jason Bateman played Hermes in "The Balance"
    • Ben Browder played Bat Lash in "The Once and Future Thing: Weird Western Tales"
    • Dan Castellaneta played a minister in "Maid of Honor"
    • Michael Dorn played Kalibak
    • Brad Garrett played Lobo in "Hereafter"
    • Mark Hamill played the Joker and Solomon Grundy in many episodes and the Trickster in "Flash and Substance"
    • William Hootkins played the commander in "The Terror Beyond"
    • Arte Johnson played Vermin Vunderbarr in "The Ties That Bind"
    • Michael McKean played the Sportsman in the episode "Legends"
    • Sam McMurray played Gilbert Hale and a reporter in "Fearful Symmetry"
    • Rob Paulsen played Lightray and Helmsman in "Twilight"
    • Robert Picardo played Blackhawk in "The Savage Time" and Amazo
    • Glenn Shadix played Mandragora in "Double Date"
    • Cree Summer played a female singer in "Fearful Symmetry"
    • Dave Thomas played Harv Hickman in "A Night of Shadows" and Ernst in "The Savage Time"

Other cast connections:

  • Amy Adams played Lois Lane in Justice League (2017 film)
  • Julie Andrews voiced Karathen in Aquaman (2018 film)
  • Will Arnett played Lieutenant Grass in Jonah Hex (2010 film) and Slade in Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018 film)
  • Dee Bradley Baker voiced Sebastian in The Suicide Squad (2021) and Eagly in Peacemaker (2022 series)
  • John Barrowman played Malcolm Merlyn on Arrow (2012-), The Flash (2015), and Legends of Tomorrow (2016-)
  • Kristen Bell voiced Jade Wilson in Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018 film)
  • Richard Belzer played Joe Kline on The Flash (1990-1991)
  • Ruth Buzzi played Aunt Minerva in Legends of the Superheroes: The Roast (1979)
  • Wayne Brady plays Gravedigger on Black Lightning (4 episodes, 2020)
  • Eugene Byrd played Andy Diggle on Arrow (8 episodes, 2015-2016)
  • Viola Davis played Amanda Waller in Suicide Squad (2016 film), The Suicide Squad (2021), and Peacemaker (2022 series)
  • Henry Cavill played Clark Kent/Superman in Justice League (2017 film)
  • Dave Coulier voiced Tramm in the Teen Titans episode "Deep Six" (2003)
  • Michael Fassbender played Burke in Jonah Hex (2010 film)
  • Nathan Fillion played The Detachable Kid in The Suicide Squad (2021)
  • Victor Garber plays Dr. Martin Stein on The Flash (2015-2017), Legends of Tomorrow (2016-2017), and Arrow (2017)
  • Gilbert Gottfried voiced the Coal Miner in the Teen Titans Go! episode "Christmas Crusaders" (2019)
  • Irma P. Hall played Grandma Odessa in Steel (1997 film)
  • Mark Hamill played James Jesse/The Trickster on The Flash (1990) and The Flash (2015-2016)
  • John Hawkes played a mugger in Steel (1997 film)
  • Gary Hecker supplied creature vocals in Justice League (2017 film)
  • Jeremy Irons played Alfred Pennyworth in Justice League (2017 film)
  • Jameela Jamil played Eris in the Harley Quinn episode "Bachelorette" (2020)
  • Stan Lee voiced himself in Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018 film)
  • Paula Marshall played Iris West in the pilot episode of The Flash (1990)
  • Jesse L. Martin plays Joe West on The Flash (2014-)
  • China Anne McClain plays Jennifer Pierce on Black Lightning (2018-)
  • Howard Morris played Dr. Sivana in two Legends of the Superheroes specials (1979)
  • Sharon Osbourne played herself in the Lucifer episode "Lucifer! Lucifer! Lucifer!" (2020)
  • Dan Payne played Obsidian on an episode of Legends of Tomorrow (2016), Carlton Clerg on an episode of iZombie (2018), and King Shark on an episode of The Flash (2019),
  • Kevin Michael Richardson voiced Trigon, Mammoth, and See-More on Teen Titans (2003-2005)
  • Richard Roundtree played Uncle Joe in Steel (1997 film)
  • William Schallert played Retired Man/Scarlet Cyclone in two Legends of the Superheroes specials (1979)
  • J. K. Simmons played Commissioner Gordon in Justice League (2017 film)
  • Sylvester Stallone voiced Nanaue/King Shark in The Suicide Squad (2021)
  • Tara Strong voiced Raven, Kole, Kitten, Jinx ("Titans Together"), and Gizmo ("Revved Up," "Titans Together") on Teen Titans (2003-2006)
  • Russi Taylor voiced Melvin and Timmy Tantrum in the Teen Titans episode "Hide & Seek" (2005)
  • Lauren Tom voiced Jinx and Gizmo on Teen Titans (2003-2005) and Teen Titans Go! (2013-2021)
  • Danny Trejo played Breacher on The Flash (2017-2019)
  • Jon Voight played Quentin Turnbull in Jonah Hex (2010 film)
  • Wil Wheaton voiced Aqualad on Teen Titans (2003-2005) and Teen Titans Go! (2014-2018)

Other connections come from the print division or across multiple media:

  • David Allikas wrote issues of The Unexpected (1979), Ghosts (1980-1981), G. I. Comics (1980-1986), House of Mystery (1981), Weird War Tales (1981-1982), and Sgt. Rock (1986-1987)
  • Del Close wrote for every issue of the anthology Wasteland (1987-1989)
  • John Costanza wrote and drew humorous one-pagers for Aquaman, House of Secrets, House of Mystery, Our Fighting Forces, Star Spangled War Stories (all 1970), and Weird War Tales (1972); pencils and inks for a story in Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew! (1982); and lettering on many DC titles, including Green Lantern (1970-1986), Jonah Hex (1982-1983), Swamp Thing (1985-1994), and Green Arrow (1988-1998)
  • Sholly Fisch has written many DC Comics, including Super Friends, Batman Beyond, and Justice League Unlimited
  • Rich Fogel wrote and/or story edited Superman (1998-2000), Batman Beyond (1999-2001), Justice League (2001-2004), and Krypto the Superdog (2006) as well as writing the comics Batman Beyond #9 (2000) and Justice League of America one-shot (2009)
  • Judith Hunt drew the two issue Robotech Defenders (1985)
  • Frank Springer drew one-shot stories for Batman (1967) and Detective Comics (1968), inked two issues of Superboy (1967-1968), drew "Dial H for Hero" stories and other material for House of Mystery (1968-1969), penciled and inked back-up "Secret Six" stories from The Brave and the Bold (two issues, 1975) and regularly in Action Comics (1988-1989), inked two issues of Tarzan (1976) and five issues of Superman (1977), penciled four issues of Green Arrow (1992), inked covers, and other assignments
  • Marv Wolfman wrote The New Teen Titans (1980-1988, 1994-1996), Detective Comics (1971, 1990), Action Comics (1980-1984, 1988, 2001), Batman (1980-1981, 1989-1990), Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985-1986), and many others, and wrote for the online game DC Universe Online (2011) and appeared in the DC's Legends of Tomorrow episode "Crisis on infinite Earths: Part 5."


  1. ↑ Fifty Who Made DC Great, 1985
  2. ↑ Confirmed by Art Baltazar by email via Scott Hanson
  3. ↑ Nile Rodgers biography

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