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DEBUT 1998

The Muppets Tonight Writers are responsible for all of the scripted wackiness on Muppets Tonight. They are seen in episode 211.

There was a bit of confusion when Andie MacDowell suggested a sketch where she would play a "southern belle." The writers wrote her as a church bell and as a southern bellhop, among others. When they finally got it right, Kermit allowed them time to touch the monolith. Sal Minella was even surprised at the fact that a bunch of monkeys wrote for the show.

The monkey puppets are designed after Quongo, a gorilla created for The Muppet Show.

One of the monkeys appeared in an episode of Elmo's World. They recently appeared with Sal Minella in the Virmup video for Bohemian Rhapsody, and were sighted in The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted.

Returning to their roots as writers, two of the monkeys appeared in the web series Disney Drive-On with The Muppets in 2014. Played by Bruce Lanoil (the one in the vest) and Alice Dinnean (the one in glasses), they try to brainstorm new movie script ideas and throw concepts (or cake) on the wall to see what sticks.