The following is a list of Muppet Mentions made in notable productions produced for the internet outside of the Henson/Sesame fold, all of which are too brief or minor to constitute having their own page in the Internet Mentions category.

Annoying Orange

  • In a "Let's Play" of Flappy Birds featuring Orange, he says that maybe it would help if he sings to the tune "Rubber Duckie" while playing the game, and the background used in the video has Orange as Ernie & Grapefruit as Bert.

Atop the Fourth Wall

  • In the Atop the Fourth Wall episode where Linkara reviews Game Boy #1, he remarks that Tatanga, the villain from Super Mario Land, looks like a rejected Muppet.
  • In the end credits of Linkara's review of Superman's Christmas Adventure, he has text saying that "It occurs to me that Dr. Grouch could also be related to Oscar the Grouch... though not nearly as cool or entertaining."
  • Linkara's reviews of Zombies Christmas Carol #4-5 has "Thankful Heart" from The Muppet Christmas Carol playing over its title card.

The Attack

The spiritual successor to Attack of the Show!, an internet variety show produced by Kevin Pereira for Twitch, with a half hour television version airing on Disney XD.

  • In the episode "Cold Memes, Tiny Problems," during a segment where hosts Erin Steeby and Alex Corea eat "Memesicles" (popsicles with an item relating to an internet meme frozen inside of them), one of the popsicles features "frogs legs" as a reference to Kermit's Lipton Ice meme.

The Blockbuster Buster

  • The Blockbuster Buster's review of The Cat in the Hat movie uses the second theme song from The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss as the end credits music. He later used the show's first theme song as the end credits music for his review of The Lorax.
  • In his review of Cars 2, ERod plays a clip from the Dinosaurs episode "Georgie Must Die" after mentioning the Teletubbies and Barney.
  • In the Blockbuster Buster's review of The Smurfs movie, a clip of Jack Black screaming "You're ruining one of the greatest songs of all time!" from The Muppets is used in response to the Smurfs singing. He would use this clip again in his review of Planes.
  • In his review of Shrek 2, after expressing disbelief at Donkey being in a relationship with Dragon, ERod admits, "I guess if a frog and a pig can get married, anything's possible," and then plays a clip from The Muppets Take Manhattan.
  • In his review of the Underdog movie, ERod plays a clip from the Dinosaurs episode "Swamp Music" in response to the film's depiction of the titular character.
  • In the "Top 10 Cartoons That Should NEVER Be Movies" video, Muppet Babies was listed in the #7 spot. When ERod discusses it, he also uses clips from the trailers for The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted.
  • In the Blockbuster Buster's review of the Land of the Lost movie, a clip of the ending to the Dinosaurs episode "A New Leaf" is shown in response to the movie's characters having taken drugs.


  • One "Everything Wrong With..." video is on Labyrinth. One clip of the post-review stinger, which features Jareth's army of Goblins parading around, has the theme from Fraggle Rock dubbed over.
    • The Fraggle Rock theme is also used briefly in the stinger for the review of the Disney movie Frozen, this clip involving the rock trolls.
  • In "Everything Wrong With CinemaSins", Jeremy says that he and Chris Atkinson, who created CinemaSins with him, are "not reviewers", while showing a shot of Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, but that they are "a**holes", while showing a shot of Statler and Waldorf.
  • In "Everything Wrong With How the Grinch Stole Christmas", when they show the Grinch as a kid, guest reviewer Doug Walker (AKA The Nostalgia Critic) spoofs the Muppet Babies theme song: "Grinchy babies, they make nightmares come truuuuuuue!" In one clip of the post-review stinger, featuring this very scene, the actual Muppet Babies theme plays. Also during the post-review stinger, "It Feels Like Christmas" from The Muppet Christmas Carol plays over the Who-bilation.
  • In "Everything Wrong With Cars", as Lightning McQueen discovers Doc Hudson's set of Piston Cups and exclaims, "He has THREE Piston Cups?", Jeremy says, in imitation of Count von Count, "No, FOUR Piston Cups! Ah ah ah ah ah!"
  • In "Everything Wrong With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze", one reference is made to The Great Muppet Caper.
  • In "Everything Wrong With Shrek", when Princess Fiona's true form is revealed, as an ogress, even though she has human parents, Jeremy wonders why she couldn't stay human and "have a Kermit/Miss Piggy relationship".
  • In the post-review stinger for the review of It Follows, a scene showing one of the girls riding her bike in the playground is accompanied by "Couldn't We Ride" playing in the background.
  • In the stinger for "Everything Wrong With Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan", a scene showing the Enterprise's running lights coming on is accompanied by "The Muppet Show Theme" ("... it's time to light the lights...").
  • In the stinger for "Everything Wrong With Cinderella" (the 1950 animated film), a scene showing the King and the Grand Duke in the balcony is dubbed over with a Statler and Waldorf joke from The Muppet Show.

Cleveland Indians

  • On October 6th, 2018, before Game 2 of the American League Divisional Series with the Houston Astros, to celebrate their starting pitcher for the game, Carlos Carrasco, who goes by the nickname "Cookie," the Indians' twitter account posted a video of Cookie Monster from his appearance of Cake Boss getting excited over a giant cookie cake with Carrasco's face superimposed over the cookie. (@Indians on Twitter)




  • In Fred Goes to the Movies!, Fred goes to see an R-rated movie titled Nightmare on Sesame Street.

Glove and Boots

Glove and Boots is a YouTube series of short comedy videos produced by Bento Box Entertainment. The videos feature a selection of hand-and-rod puppets; the two main video hosts are Mario (a red wild-looking puppet) and Fafa the groundhog.

  • In one video, Mario answers the question "Is Mario related to Elmo?"
  • One blog, prompted by viewers' comparisons to the Muppets, suggests that the Muppets have been replaced by pod people, focusing on their ABC show. (YouTube)
  • In "Presidential Candidates - They Could Be Worse", Elmo is among seven candidates for President at the 2016 "Even Worse Presidential Candidates Debate" (along with Kylo Ren, Vlad the Impaler, Gargamel, Mojo Jojo, Bluto, and a Borg drone). The Borg ends up assimilating Elmo, who becomes 'Elmodicon of Borg'. (YouTube)
  • In "Mario's Word of the Week - Reboot!", Johnny T opines that the reboot of the Muppets "pisses me off". "Yeah, I said it. ---k you, Frog. It's my time." (YouTube)
  • Jim Henson: The Works can be seen on the bookshelf in several videos, including "Eight Apps We Would Make If We Had Time", "Everything Needs an Update!", and "Runners vs. Non-Runners".
  • In their let's play video of "Scream Ride", Mario mentions he once got kicked out of Sesame Place, because the people thought he was pretending to be someone else. Fafa asks if he was trying to be Grover.

How It Should Have Ended

How The Phantom Menace Should Have Ended

The Irate Gamer

  • In his review of the video game Q*Bert, Chris Bores, the Irate Gamer, tries to figure out what exactly a Q*Bert is, by breaking down the name itself, only to be left with more questions than answers; the "Bert" part of "Q*Bert" is revealed to be Bert from Sesame Street (the "Q" part is revealed to Q from Star Trek).


  • In their 2011 Year in Review video "2011, Buh-Bye!", popsicle stick puppets of Bert and Ernie appear singing "We told the whole world, 'We're not gay!'" Caricatures of Kermit the Frog and Jason Segel are also seen briefly.
    • The original gag intended for Bert and Ernie (pictured below) was that they would pop up with female pigeons and a female Rubber Duckie.[1]
  • The 2012 Year in Review video, "The End is Here!," features Jerry Nelson in Heaven, holding an angelic version of The Count. A small doll of Big Bird also appears in Mitt Romney's box as he's booted from the White House premises.

Kirby Reanimated Collab

The video is a reanimated version of the Kirby: Right Back at Ya episode Cartoon Buffoon.

  • In one reanimated scene by Patch Toons, Chef Kawasaki holds a sketch of King Dedede as Kermit the Frog.


  • In Phelous' review of Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman, clips from A Muppet Family Christmas where Statler and Waldorf heckle Fozzie and the Snowman are mixed with with clips of the puppet-like Jack Frost from the movie.
  • The video "Phelan & Allison Try to Survive Sesame Street" features Phelan (Phelous) and Allison (Obscurus Lupa) driving to a seedy Sesame Street located in Canada.
  • In Phelous' review of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Gettin' Down in Your Town, he remarks, "For those of you who think I'm too boring and have an annoying Muppet voice, which is a contradiction in terms in my book..."

  • In Rowdy C.'s TV Trash review of Sonic Underground, he criticizes the show's music, saying that the Muppet Babies sing better than them.
  • In the TV Trash review of Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills, Rowdy comments on the show's puppeteering, "The fact that I just saw the new Muppet movie only makes this more painful."
  • In the TV Trash review of Snoopy's Reunion, Rowdy comments in regards to Snoopy and his siblings playing music that they're "[n]ot quite Electric Mayhem level, but I'd still take them over the Country Bears."
  • For the first week of his TV Trash Summer Spectacular about dinosaurs in 2013, Rowdy reviewed Dinosaurs.

Say Goodnight Kevin

  • In Kevin's review of Psalty: Kids Praise 5, following a random song sequence, a clip from Muppet Treasure Island is shown showing the Muppets stepping off camera following the "Cabin Fever" number.
  • In Kevin's review of McGee and Me: The Not-So Great Escape, McGee asks Nicholas why he doesn't just stick his head in a garbage can, to which Nicholas replies, "Because then I'd have to live with you." After this, a clip of Oscar the Grouch is shown.
  • In Kevin's review of Saving Christmas, Kirk Cameron mentions liking Christmas cookies in the opening, after which a clip of Cookie Monster from Christmas Eve on Sesame Street is played.

Some Jerk with a Camera

  • In Jerk's review of The Country Bears movie, he criticizes the movie's realistic-looking versions of the Bears, and compares them with Fozzie Bear, accompanied by clips from The Muppet Show.
  • A clip from Muppet*Vision 3D is used in Jerk's retrospective on Epcot.
  • At the beginning of Tony's One Movie Later... video on Avengers: Infinity War, the reprise of "Hey a Movie!" is dubbed over clips of the movie's characters.


  • June 7, 2012: Simon Doonan writes about his own narcissism, comparing himself to Miss Piggy: "Like Miss Piggy, I am completely in the thrall of moi, and I happily acknowledge the fact. When she said, 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye,' Miss P. spoke for us both. There are two pink follow spots up in the sky: one is pointed directly at Miss Piggy, and the other one is drenching yours truly in flattering light." [1]
  • June 8, 2012: Dahlia Lithwick espouses the Muppet Theory, a paradigm that divides the world into two types of people: Chaos Muppets and Order Muppets.
    • "Chaos Muppets are out-of-control, emotional, volatile. They tend toward the blue and fuzzy. They make their way through life in a swirling maelstrom of food crumbs, small flaming objects, and the letter C. Cookie Monster, Ernie, Grover, Gonzo, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and—paradigmatically—Animal, are all Chaos Muppets. Zelda Fitzgerald was a Chaos Muppet. So, I must tell you, is Justice Stephen Breyer."
    • "Order Muppets—and I’m thinking about Bert, Scooter, Sam the Eagle, Kermit the Frog, and the blue guy who is perennially harassed by Grover at restaurants (the Order Muppet Everyman)—tend to be neurotic, highly regimented, averse to surprises and may sport monstrously large eyebrows. They sometimes resent the responsibility of the world weighing on their felt shoulders, but they secretly revel in the knowledge that they keep the show running. Your first grade teacher was probably an Order Muppet. So is Chief Justice John Roberts."
    • "Be it 'Pigs in Space,' Oscar’s garbage can, or producing a hit Broadway show in 19 hours, it’s always crucial to get the ratio of Order-to-Chaos exactly right."
  • August 29, 2012: Jeremy Stahl reports on what Swedes think of The Swedish Chef. The verdict: they think he sounds Norwegian, and they wish we'd stop asking them. He also discusses the claim of an actual Swedish chef, Lars "Kuprik" Bäckman, that he may have been Jim Henson's inspiration for the character, an idea that Jerry Juhl categorically dismissed. [2] In a separate item, Stahl posts videos created by a Swedish YouTube user who has "translated" the Chef's gibberish into the Swedish words he thinks they sound like. [3]
  • October 9, 2012: Rachael Larimore points out that while Big Bird is currently causing a bit of chaos in the Presidential race, he is in fact an Order Muppet; Dahlia Lithwick (originator of the Unified Theory of Muppets) confirms. [4] In a separate item, Brian Palmer explains why Sesame Street isn't on a commercial television network. [5]


  • In the February 18th, 2011 video If Kids Shows Were Real, Sesame Street is one of the shows made fun of. Kermit visits Cookie Monster in the hospital, asking the doctor (played by Anthony) how did he croak. The Doctor replies he's been eating nothing but cookies for the past 42 years. He also states that he "smoked ass-loads of meth."
  • In the July 1st, 2011 video IF THE INTERNET WAS REAL, Ian is wearing a Cookie Monster shirt.
  • In the September 20th, 2017 video "IF KIDS SHOWS WERE REAL 2", Sesame Street is made fun of again. Bob and Marge complains and tell stories about their experiences with the Muppet that moved in, such as the Sesame Street waste management refusing to empty Marge's trash due to Oscar the Grouch living in it, Cookie Monster trying to steal cookies from Bob's grocery bags, and the "pervy little red on" (referring to Elmo) continuously requesting Marge to tickle him. They both shudder in disgust at the last story.


Foggy bear

Ted takes on "Foggy Bear."

As a tie-in for the 2012 movie Ted, a browser game was launched called "Fists of Furry," where Ted fights parodies of other famous talking bears like Yogi Bear, a Care Bear, and Fozzie Bear.

Tiny Fuppets

A cartoon created by Scott Gairdner satirizing both Muppet Babies and hastily-produced foreign knockoffs of American cartoons, supposedly an original Portuguese creation whose creator is apparently unaware of the existence of Muppet Babies.

Thomas Sanders

  • In his Vines, Thomas does impersonations of Kermit the Frog.
  • In the Sanders Sides episode "Learning New Things About Ourselves", Patton (Thomas' morality) suggests that puppets will help work through Thomas' issues. The video is filled with references to the Muppets and Sesame Street.
    • When Patton is turned into a paper bag puppet, he has the voice of Kermit the Frog and is first seen doing Kermit's signature arm flailing and shouting "YAY!"
    • Patton: "Check out Jim Handsome over here, right?"
    • Many characters are mentioned including Camilla the Chicken, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Gonzo, Maria, Big Bird, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Mr. Hooper, and Count von Count.
    • Virgil (Thomas' anxiety in sock puppet form) suggests that he'd rather "go live in a garbage can".
    • Roman (Thomas' creativity in puppet form): Today's video is brought to you by the letter: Y!
    • Patton does Fozzie Bear's "Wacka Wacka!" catchphrase.
    • Near the end, Logan (Thomas' logic who became a robot puppet) asks "Can you tell me how to get...How to get to-" But Patton, Roman, and Virgil interrupts him and sings "Sesame Street Theme!" Logan then finishes "How to get back to my normal self, I seem to be stuck."

Watch Mojo


  1. JibJabbin': Scene 20 – Ernie and Bert