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PERFORMER Jerry Nelson
DEBUT 1974
DESIGN Caroly Wilcox builder

Early version of Droop from 1971.

Droop M11

Droop in The Muppets "Scratching the Surface" featurette.


Droop has appeared in The Muppets Valentine Show and The Muppet Show. He usually appeared as a very depressed character, although in some episodes of The Muppet Show, he can be an impetuous singer when he joins the Frackles and other monsters ("Happy Together" in episode 107 and "You've Got a Friend" in episode 119) or fiercely lose his temper when somebody mortifies him (At the Dance in episode 115). An early version of Droop (known as Snivelly) appeared as a Frackle in The Great Santa Claus Switch.

Although Jerry Nelson was Droop's primary performer, there were exceptions: he was performed by Jim Henson in episode 115 and Richard Hunt in episode 220. Frank Oz performed him in a pre-Muppet Show guest appearance on The Dick Cavett Show

Droop appeared in the opening sequence to The Jim Henson Hour, puncturing the Griffin's orb that fully begins the opening theme.

In one of his final appearances with performer Jerry Nelson, Droop appears at the beginning of The Muppet Christmas Carol, screaming to an old lady, "What about my nose?!" before closing a window on it.

The Droop puppet appeared in various roles on Mopatop's Shop, mainly during Mopatop's introduction for the episodes where he appeared behind the little door.

Droop appears in 2011's The Muppets, and was interviewed for Scratching the Surface on the Blu-ray release, where he serves as key grip for the film (gripping a literal key). In the latter, Droop was performed by Peter Linz.


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