the muppets.
Episode 103 (25)
Writer Dave Caplan, Gregg Mettler, Nell Scovell and Steve Rudnick
Director Randall Einhorn
Guests Christina Applegate, Liam Hemsworth, Nick Offerman
Premiere October 5, 2015 (Citytv)
October 6, 2015 (ABC)
November 2, 2015 (Sky1)

"Bear Left Then Bear Write" is the third episode of the 2015 television series The Muppets.


Fozzie takes things a little too far when Kermit offers him advice and Nick Offerman steps in to help the gang. Meanwhile, Christina Applegate guests on Up Late, and brings Miss Piggy a sweet surprise that doesn’t go over well and Pepe, Rizzo and Liam Hemsworth try to help Gonzo out with his online dating situation.


(see full episode credits)

Guest stars:

Muppet Performers:


Muppet Characters:

Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, ScooterRowlf the Dog, Rizzo the Rat, Bobo the Bear, Pepe the King Prawn, Dr. Teeth, Floyd Pepper, Zoot, Yolanda Rat, Sweetums, The Swedish ChefDebbie, Sam the Eagle, Statler and Waldorf, Chip, Foo-Foo, Janice

Background Muppets:

Andy and Randy Pig, Animal, Crazy Harry, Lips, Uncle Deadly


Behind the Scenes

Deleted scenes

An extended version of the scene with Chip servicing Gonzo's computer as described by Claire Suddath for Bloomberg Businessweek was not used in the final version of the episode:

In today’s scene, Gonzo’s computer crashes. When the IT guy, Chip—a new Muppet—goes to fix it, he discovers that Gonzo has been catfishing women by posing online as the actor Liam Hemsworth.

“Even I know that won’t work, and my entire life consists of two dates with a cashier from Walgreens,” Chip says. Prady frowns. “That’s an unnecessary jab at women who work at Walgreens,” he says. Prady, 55, has a large head, close-cropped hair, and a wide, thin mouth that makes him look a bit like one of the Muppets he’s filming—specifically Chip, who was modeled after Prady.

They reshoot the scene. Dave Goelz, who’s been voicing Gonzo since 1976 and is manning both puppets, tries another joke for Chip: “My entire love life consists of going to the prom with my mother.”

“Sister!” Prady suggests.

Goelz tries it. Then aunt. Then grandmother. Sometimes Chip stares at Gonzo with his mouth open and eyes closed. Then Goelz gives him an overbite. He makes Chip snort when he laughs. He keeps trying things, and the scene takes an hour to film. It ends up being largely improvised, which is the way Goelz usually works. In the end, Chip’s dating experience is reduced to “an inappropriately long handshake with a Jehovah’s Witness.” Prady finally laughs.[1]


  1. "Can the man behind television’s biggest sitcom—and his puppet twin—help the Muppets take prime time?" by Claire Suddath, Bloomberg Businessweek, September 17, 2015

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