PERFORMER Richard Hunt
DEBUT 1987

Mudwell the Mudbunny was a brown rabbit-like creature who appeared in the Fraggle Rock episode "Gone, But Not Forgotten". Mudwell dies in the episode, leaving his friend Wembley to learn about the cycle of death and rebirth, through his subsequent reincarnation in the form of a Lizard.

Like many bit Fraggle Rock characters, the Mudwell puppet was recycled for later non-Fraggle productions. In The Muppet Christmas Carol, Mudwell appears as a woman alongside Murray and Begoony who are depicted as her husband and child.

He appeared in Muppet Time segments as Wally, where he was performed by David Rudman and had different eyes.

In Muppet Treasure Island, Mudwell appears as one of the pirates on Long John Silver's side and operates Dead Tom. He ironically cries over Dead Tom's "death" at the hands of Silver. Walleye Pike then reminds him that Dead Tom is already dead. Here, he was performed by Dave Goelz. However, Bill Barretta provided his singing voice for his brief solo in "Sailing for Adventure."

Mudwell was later seen as Flash Harry, Mr. Hoofit, and Rudy Monster in Mopatop's Shop.


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