|DESIGN||Jim Henson designer|
|Don Sahlin builder|
Lenny the Lizard is a turquoise lizard with yellow ping pong ball eyes, black eyelashes and pointy teeth who often performed with the monsters and Frackles. He bears a passing, although somewhat sinister, resemblance to Kermit the Frog.
In fact, Lenny substituted for Kermit in two appearances on The Muppet Show, first in "The Glow-Worm" sketch that Kermit made famous on variety shows in the 1960s, and later when he auditioned for the role of the show's emcee in episode 208.
The Lenny puppet was later reused for various roles in episodes of Mopatop's Shop.
- The Muppet Show
- "The Muppet Show Theme" (Seasons 2-5)
- Episode 103: Joel Grey ("Comedy Tonight")
- Episode 107: Florence Henderson ("Happy Together")
- Episode 204: Rich Little ("The Glow-Worm")
- Episode 208: Steve Martin (Emcee Audition)
- Episode 217: Julie Andrews ("I Whistle a Happy Tune")
- Episode 317: Spike Milligan
- Episode 424: Diana Ross ("I Go to Rio")
- The Muppet Movie (the "Rainbow Connection" finale)
- The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years
- Muppets Tonight
- Mopatop's Shop