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Edkoch

"If he can also balance the budget, I'll hire him."

Ed Koch (1924-2013) was the Mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1989.

In 1981, Koch appeared at a NYC kids' neighborhood art contest ceremony with Big Bird.

In the Winter 1983 issue of Muppet Magazine, he appeared alongside Gonzo in the "Great Muppet Look-Alike Contest".

In 1984, he made a cameo appearance in The Muppets Take Manhattan as himself, billed as The Honorable Edward I. Koch. He appeared with Gonzo, Miss Piggy, and Kermit the Frog in publicity shots taken June 1, 1983.[1]

On June 28, 1983, he appeared at an event with the Muppets at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, photos from which are featured in the book New York Comes Back: The Mayoralty of Edward I. Koch. At the event, Koch was issued the "Gonzo Award" for appearing in a Muppet movie. He commented, "This means more to me than the last award I received this morning. I'll treasure it until tomorrow."[2]

Sources[]

  1. ↑ GettyImages
  2. ↑ The Philadelphia Inquirer "A Gonzo winner" June 30, 1984
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