Fleet Scribbler
PERFORMER Jerry Nelson
DEBUT 1977

Fleet Scribbler is a gossip journalist for "The Daily Scandal" who sometimes reports on the goings-on at The Muppet Show.

In Of Muppets and Men, Jerry Juhl said: "At the beginning of the second season we had a big reception for the English press. There was a tremendous turnout and lots of champagne and we chose this occasion to introduce a new character -- Fleet Scribbler, a very aggressive reporter -- whom we had written into the show. Naturally, the newspaper writers loved him and they splashed him all over the front pages of the tabloids. As soon as we began working with Fleet, we realized that he was simply abrasive and awful. We just wanted to get rid of him right away, but there'd been all this publicity, so we tried to stay with him for several weeks until we could drop him without anyone noticing."

In fact, he appeared only twice that season -- in episode 204 and episode 210. Kermit speaks to him on the phone in episode 304, and then he makes his final appearance in episode 311. He can also be seen in the finale of The Muppet Movie.

He later made a cameo in issue #4 of Muppet Robin Hood and had his own page in The Muppets Character Encyclopedia.

He also made a cameo in Muppets Meet the Classics: The Phantom of the Opera.

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