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The evolution of Janice.

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The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence
(1975-1976)
The original Janice puppet was used in two Muppet Meeting Films, The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence and season one of The Muppet Show.
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The Muppet Show
Season 1
(1976-1977)
A new Janice puppet debuts in episode 117 with a more "rounded" head shape, making her look like the Janice we know today. Her skin color is a brighter orange.
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The Muppet Show
Season 2
(1977-1980)
Janice has had a bit of dental work.
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The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show
(1982)
Janice's skin has gotten darker, and her wardrobe changes frequently from here on out.
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A Muppet Family Christmas
(1984-1990)
Janice sports a ponytail in The Muppets Take Manhattan, The Muppet Family Christmas, and in all subsequent appearances until 2009.

Her skin is still exposed foam, which will change with her next incarnation.

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The Muppets at Walt Disney World
(1990-2002)
Janice's head has been re-sculpted, fleece covering is added.
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It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
(2002-2009)
Janice's regular outfit has changed, the ponytail remains. She appears to have larger, darker lips.
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D23 Expo
(2009-2010)
Janice's lips seem to have gotten smaller, and after decades of allowing her hairdo to date her, her ponytail is gone again and her hair is significantly longer.

She further made her first viral video appearance in Bohemian Rhapsody, donning a new hat.

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The Muppets episodes
and promotional photos
(2011-present)
A fuller-lipped Janice, she sports bangs on occasion, most prominently in "Hostile Makeover," though mainly in promotional photos. She often wears her classic signature hat again, with a feather similar to the one worn during The Muppet Show's fifth season, now sometimes positioned askew.
Planning
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Design sketch by Michael Frith
(1974)
This original sketch indicates that Janice was intended to be a male character, a takeoff on Mick Jagger's emaciated frame. Her name is probably a reference to Janis Joplin. However, in her final form, she bears very little resemblance to either Jagger or Joplin.
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