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[[File:TheMuppets-(2015)-FinallyANetworkTVShowWithFullFrontalNudity.jpg|thumb|300px|''[[The Muppets (2015)|The Muppets]]'' poster.]]
 
[[File:TheMuppets-(2015)-FinallyANetworkTVShowWithFullFrontalNudity.jpg|thumb|300px|''[[The Muppets (2015)|The Muppets]]'' poster.]]
[[File:Nakedpepe.jpg|thumb|300px|"I'm naked, okay!" [[Pepe the King Prawn|Pepe]] naked as [[Toto]] in ''[[The Muppets' Wizard of Oz]]''.]]
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[[File:Nakedpepe.jpg|thumb|300px|"I'm naked, okay!" [[Pepe the King Prawn|Pepe]] naked as [[Toto (Wizard of Oz)|Toto]] in ''[[The Muppets' Wizard of Oz]]''.]]
 
[[File:Paperbag.jpg|thumb|300px|Kermit (with [[Crystal Gayle]]) feels naked after the [[Prairie Dogs]] steal his collar in ''The Muppet Show'' [[Episode 402: Crystal Gayle|episode 402]].]]
 
[[File:Paperbag.jpg|thumb|300px|Kermit (with [[Crystal Gayle]]) feels naked after the [[Prairie Dogs]] steal his collar in ''The Muppet Show'' [[Episode 402: Crystal Gayle|episode 402]].]]
 
[[File:Nearly naked emperor.jpg|thumb|300px]]
 
[[File:Nearly naked emperor.jpg|thumb|300px]]
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[[File:Epiblas-13.jpg|thumb|300px|[[Epi, Blas y los demás|Spanish ''Sesame Street'' comic]] from the 1970s.]]
 
[[File:Epiblas-13.jpg|thumb|300px|[[Epi, Blas y los demás|Spanish ''Sesame Street'' comic]] from the 1970s.]]
 
[[File:Oscar gets Bert naked.jpg|thumb|300px]]
 
[[File:Oscar gets Bert naked.jpg|thumb|300px]]
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[[File:TM114-42.png|thumb|300px|[[Camilla]] shows her chicken breast on ''[[The Muppets (2015)|The Muppets]]'' (episode "[[Episode 114: Little Green Lie|Little Green Lie]]" during the end credits).]]
   
'''Nudity''' or '''nakedness''' is the state of wearing no clothing. Wearing of clothing is a predominantly human characteristic, however many of the anthropomorphic animals, creatures and characters of the Muppet universe also wear various clothes. Yet still a number of the Muppet characters, such as [[Kermit the Frog]], are most commonly seen unclothed.
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'''Nudity''' or '''nakedness''' is the state of wearing no clothing. Wearing of clothing is a predominantly human characteristic, however many of the anthropomorphic animals, creatures and characters of the Muppet universe also wear various clothes. Yet still a number of the Muppet characters, such as [[Kermit the Frog]], are most commonly seen unclothed.
   
 
==References to nakedness==
 
==References to nakedness==
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* After the [[Prairie Dogs]] steal his [[Kermit the Frog's collar|collar]] in ''The Muppet Show'' [[Episode 402: Crystal Gayle|episode 402]] of ''[[The Muppet Show]]'', Kermit laments that he feels naked.
 
* After the [[Prairie Dogs]] steal his [[Kermit the Frog's collar|collar]] in ''The Muppet Show'' [[Episode 402: Crystal Gayle|episode 402]] of ''[[The Muppet Show]]'', Kermit laments that he feels naked.
   
* [[Bert]], in a [[Tarzan]]-like role, is embarassed when he loses his loincloth in a [[Epi, Blas y los demás|Spanish ''Sesame Street'' comic]] from the 1970s.
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* [[Bert]], in a [[Tarzan]]-like role, is shamed when he loses his loincloth in a [[Epi, Blas y los demás|Spanish ''Sesame Street'' comic]] from the 1970s.
   
 
* [[Oscar the Grouch]] dangles Bert's swimming trunks from the end of a fishing pole while a submerged Bert attempts to reacquire them in a studio photo used in [[Sesame Street View-Master reels|View-Master reels]] and [[Sesame Street puzzles (Milton Bradley)|puzzles]].
 
* [[Oscar the Grouch]] dangles Bert's swimming trunks from the end of a fishing pole while a submerged Bert attempts to reacquire them in a studio photo used in [[Sesame Street View-Master reels|View-Master reels]] and [[Sesame Street puzzles (Milton Bradley)|puzzles]].
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* Kermit the Frog briefly appeared in the nude (without his collar) in an inconspicuous streaking scene on the [[Germany|German]] TV special ''[[Peter Alexander präsentiert Spezialitäten]]'' in 1977.
   
 
* Gonzo embarrassingly covers his eyes in ''[[The Great Muppet Caper]]'' as Kermit pulls up his pants and zippers his fly during the ''[[Steppin' Out with a Star]]'' musical number (although he also sneaks a peak).
 
* Gonzo embarrassingly covers his eyes in ''[[The Great Muppet Caper]]'' as Kermit pulls up his pants and zippers his fly during the ''[[Steppin' Out with a Star]]'' musical number (although he also sneaks a peak).
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* In ''[[The Muppets Take Manhattan]]'', Janice again comments on nudity: "Look, buddy. I don't take my clothes off for anyone, even if it is artistic."
 
* In ''[[The Muppets Take Manhattan]]'', Janice again comments on nudity: "Look, buddy. I don't take my clothes off for anyone, even if it is artistic."
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* During the song "[[Sweet Vacation]]" in ''[[The Jim Henson Hour]]'' episode "[[Episode 103: Power|Power]]"'s [[MuppeTelevision]] segment, [[Leon]] takes a [[Chickens|chicken]]'s bikini. The chicken looks down to see that she is nude and covers herself in embarrassment.
   
 
* The Muppets reenact the story of [[The Emperor's New Clothes]] in ''[[Muppet Classic Theater]]''. Despite usually being seen without clothes, Fozzie (as the emperor) is revealed naked, save for a pair of boxer shorts. The citizenry think that since the Emperor isn't wearing clothing, that public nudity must be the latest fad.
 
* The Muppets reenact the story of [[The Emperor's New Clothes]] in ''[[Muppet Classic Theater]]''. Despite usually being seen without clothes, Fozzie (as the emperor) is revealed naked, save for a pair of boxer shorts. The citizenry think that since the Emperor isn't wearing clothing, that public nudity must be the latest fad.
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* In the Muppet Heights sketch from ''Muppets Tonight'' [[Episode 203: Heather Locklear|episode 203]], Chaz (played by [[Sal Minella]]) demands that Amanda (played by [[Heather Locklear]]) return the incriminating photos she took of him naked.
 
* In the Muppet Heights sketch from ''Muppets Tonight'' [[Episode 203: Heather Locklear|episode 203]], Chaz (played by [[Sal Minella]]) demands that Amanda (played by [[Heather Locklear]]) return the incriminating photos she took of him naked.
   
* In a parody of [[The Emperor's New Clothes]], [[Clifford]] and [[Bobo]] arrest [[The Emperor (Muppets Tonight)|The Emperor]] for public nudity in the [[Fairyland PD]] sketch of [[Episode 203: Heather Locklear|episode 203]] of ''[[Muppets Tonight]]''.
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* In a parody of [[The Emperor's New Clothes]], [[Clifford]] and [[Bobo the Bear|Bobo]] arrest [[The Emperor (Muppets Tonight)|The Emperor]] for public nudity in the [[Fairyland PD]] sketch of [[Episode 203: Heather Locklear|episode 203]] of ''[[Muppets Tonight]]''.
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* During a 1996 appearance on ''[[The Big Breakfast]]'', [[Miss Piggy]] tells Kermit that she's naked underneath the bed sheets.
   
 
* Kermit realizes he's naked in a [[The Muppets Present|2001 TV series pitch]] and his crotch is censored out.
 
* Kermit realizes he's naked in a [[The Muppets Present|2001 TV series pitch]] and his crotch is censored out.
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* [[Baby Bear]] often appears without clothes (although, like many of the puppet characters, he is not routinely shown below the waist on camera), however the [[Baby Bear walk-arounds|walk-around]] version of the character wears overalls.
 
* [[Baby Bear]] often appears without clothes (although, like many of the puppet characters, he is not routinely shown below the waist on camera), however the [[Baby Bear walk-arounds|walk-around]] version of the character wears overalls.
   
* [[Bobo the Bear]] is often seen without clothes. In his role as security guard at [[KMUP]] in ''[[Muppets Tonight]]'' he wore a security guard hat and ID badge. He wears a full suit in his roles as the bad guy's sidekick in ''[[Muppets from Space]], ''[[A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa|Letters to Santa]]'', and ''[[The Muppets (2011)|The Muppets]]''. He wore gym clothes when exercising in an installment of "Better Living with Bobo" on [[DxD|muppets.com]]; and he'll also occasionally wear a necktie.''
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* [[Bobo the Bear]] is often seen without clothes. In his role as security guard at [[KMUP]] in ''[[Muppets Tonight]]'' he wore a security guard hat and ID badge. He wears a full suit in his roles as the bad guy's sidekick in ''[[Muppets from Space]],'' ''[[A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa|Letters to Santa]]'', and ''[[The Muppets (2011)|The Muppets]]''. He wore gym clothes when exercising in an installment of "Better Living with Bobo" on [[DxD|muppets.com]]; and he'll also occasionally wear a necktie.
   
 
* In the teleplay for the ''[[Fraggle Rock]]'' episode "[[Episode 208: All Work and All Play|All Work and All Play]]", writer [[Jerry Juhl]] describes [[Doozer]] wardrobe on the morning of [[Cotterpin|Cotterpin's]] helmet ceremony: "The female Doozers all wear little flowered hats and the men are in bowlers. Otherwise they are nude. This, apparently, is formal attire for state and religious occasions."
 
* In the teleplay for the ''[[Fraggle Rock]]'' episode "[[Episode 208: All Work and All Play|All Work and All Play]]", writer [[Jerry Juhl]] describes [[Doozer]] wardrobe on the morning of [[Cotterpin|Cotterpin's]] helmet ceremony: "The female Doozers all wear little flowered hats and the men are in bowlers. Otherwise they are nude. This, apparently, is formal attire for state and religious occasions."
   
* [[Ernie]] is presumably naked in [[Rosie|his bathtub]] when performing such songs as "[[Rubber Duckie]]" and "[[Do De Rubber Duck]]."
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* [[Ernie]] is presumably naked in [[Rosie|his bathtub]] when performing such songs as "[[Rubber Duckie (song)|Rubber Duckie]]" and "[[Do De Rubber Duck]]."
   
 
* [[Fozzie Bear]] is often seen wearing nothing more than a hat and necktie. However in his role as [[Bear on Patrol|Patrol Bear]] he wears a uniform, which he loses in [[Episode 416: Jonathan Winters|episode 416]], and shies from his nudity. In ''[[The Great Muppet Caper]]'', the removal of his hat causes him to be confused for a [[Kermit the Frog|a frog]], as it is a known fact that "bears wear hats." Fozzie plays the emperor in the story of [[The Emperor's New Clothes]] in ''[[Muppet Classic Theater]]'', being exposed to the public when he doesn't wear clothes.
 
* [[Fozzie Bear]] is often seen wearing nothing more than a hat and necktie. However in his role as [[Bear on Patrol|Patrol Bear]] he wears a uniform, which he loses in [[Episode 416: Jonathan Winters|episode 416]], and shies from his nudity. In ''[[The Great Muppet Caper]]'', the removal of his hat causes him to be confused for a [[Kermit the Frog|a frog]], as it is a known fact that "bears wear hats." Fozzie plays the emperor in the story of [[The Emperor's New Clothes]] in ''[[Muppet Classic Theater]]'', being exposed to the public when he doesn't wear clothes.
   
* [[Herry Monster]], like most Sesame Street monsters, is unclothed; however in illustrations, storybooks and some merchandise he's invariably clad in pants with pink stripes.
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* On television, [[Herry Monster]], is unclothed, like most ''Sesame Street'' monsters; however in illustrations, storybooks and some merchandise he's invariably clad in pants with pink stripes.
   
* From her introduction until [[Season 33]], [[Zoe]] did not wear any clothes other than her prized barrettes, bracelets, and necklace. In [[Season 49]], she returned to her pre-2002 appearance.
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* From her introduction until [[Season 33 (2002)|Season 33]] (when she started wearing a tutu), [[Zoe]] was unclothed, apart from necklaces, bracelets, and barrettes. In [[Season 49]], she returns to a sans-tutu wardrobe.
   
* [[Kermit the Frog]] often only wears a collar; although he sometimes wears a tuxedo, notably in the [[Panel Discussions]] in the first season of "The Muppet Show", and a trench-coat in his [[Reporter Kermit|reporter role]]. Kermit will occasionally alludes to the fact that he doesn't wear clothes in interviews and other appearances, such as when he is pick-pocked by [[Fozzie Bear]] in ''[[It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie]]'' despite not having pockets or pants.
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* [[Kermit the Frog]] often only wears a collar; although he sometimes wears a tuxedo, notably in the [[Panel Discussions]] in the first season of ''The Muppet Show'', and a trench-coat in his [[Reporter Kermit|reporter role]]. Kermit will occasionally allude to the fact that he doesn't wear clothes in interviews and other appearances, such as when he is pick-pocked by [[Fozzie Bear]] in ''[[It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie]]'' despite not having pockets or pants.
   
 
* In early appearances [[Rizzo the Rat]], like most of the Muppet [[rats]], was unclothed. He and the other rats have since adapted to wearing clothing (or at least shirts) on a regular basis.
 
* In early appearances [[Rizzo the Rat]], like most of the Muppet [[rats]], was unclothed. He and the other rats have since adapted to wearing clothing (or at least shirts) on a regular basis.
   
* [[Sam the Eagle]] gives an editorial about nudity in [[Episode 206: Nancy Walker|episode 206]] of ''[[The Muppet Show]]'' until he realizes that he is naked and embarassingly exits the stage.
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* [[Sam the Eagle]] gives an editorial about nudity in [[Episode 206: Nancy Walker|episode 206]] of ''[[The Muppet Show]]'' until he realizes that he is naked and shamefully exits the stage.
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
* [[Muppet sex]]
 
* [[Muppet sex]]
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Revision as of 22:02, January 13, 2020

TheMuppets-(2015)-FinallyANetworkTVShowWithFullFrontalNudity

The Muppets poster.

Nakedpepe

"I'm naked, okay!" Pepe naked as Toto in The Muppets' Wizard of Oz.

Paperbag

Kermit (with Crystal Gayle) feels naked after the Prairie Dogs steal his collar in The Muppet Show episode 402.

Nearly naked emperor
Animal-Naked-Magnet

Animal magnet.

Zink-MikeRuiz-MissPiggyAndTheSerpent-(2005)

Nastassja Kinski inspired photo, originally produced for Zink Magazine.

TheDarkCrystal-JenNude

Jen's nude scene in The Dark Crystal.

Epiblas-13

Spanish Sesame Street comic from the 1970s.

Oscar gets Bert naked
TM114-42

Camilla shows her chicken breast on The Muppets (episode "Little Green Lie" during the end credits).

Nudity or nakedness is the state of wearing no clothing. Wearing of clothing is a predominantly human characteristic, however many of the anthropomorphic animals, creatures and characters of the Muppet universe also wear various clothes. Yet still a number of the Muppet characters, such as Kermit the Frog, are most commonly seen unclothed.

References to nakedness

  • In episode 206 of The Muppet Show, Sam the Eagle gives an editorial about nudity, complaining that underneath their clothing the entire population of the world is naked. Sam's editorial comes to an end when he realizes that underneath his feathers, he, too, is naked.
  • SkekSil the chamberlain is shamefully stripped of his clothes in The Dark Crystal after losing in the Trial by Stone ritual.
  • In The Muppets Take Manhattan, Janice again comments on nudity: "Look, buddy. I don't take my clothes off for anyone, even if it is artistic."
  • The Muppets reenact the story of The Emperor's New Clothes in Muppet Classic Theater. Despite usually being seen without clothes, Fozzie (as the emperor) is revealed naked, save for a pair of boxer shorts. The citizenry think that since the Emperor isn't wearing clothing, that public nudity must be the latest fad.
  • In the Muppet Heights sketch from Muppets Tonight episode 203, Chaz (played by Sal Minella) demands that Amanda (played by Heather Locklear) return the incriminating photos she took of him naked.
  • In The Muppets episode "Got Silk?" Pepe the King Prawn, and Rizzo attempt to take off Gonzo's suit pants (without removing his shoes first), Kermit walks in on them, and asks them to always wear pants in the office, at which point Rizzo snaps back with "Okay, Mr. Naked."

Naked Muppets

Due to animal and abstract nature of many Muppet characters, it is not uncommon for there to be Muppet characters that are unclothed (or only partially clothed) with no shame or commotion from others. Occasionally typically unclothed Muppets will dress up for costumed roles or will wear seasonal or role-related clothing. Below are some exceptions or noteworthy examples of Muppets that don't wear clothing.

  • Baby Bear often appears without clothes (although, like many of the puppet characters, he is not routinely shown below the waist on camera), however the walk-around version of the character wears overalls.
  • In the teleplay for the Fraggle Rock episode "All Work and All Play", writer Jerry Juhl describes Doozer wardrobe on the morning of Cotterpin's helmet ceremony: "The female Doozers all wear little flowered hats and the men are in bowlers. Otherwise they are nude. This, apparently, is formal attire for state and religious occasions."
  • On television, Herry Monster, is unclothed, like most Sesame Street monsters; however in illustrations, storybooks and some merchandise he's invariably clad in pants with pink stripes.
  • From her introduction until Season 33 (when she started wearing a tutu), Zoe was unclothed, apart from necklaces, bracelets, and barrettes. In Season 49, she returns to a sans-tutu wardrobe.
  • In early appearances Rizzo the Rat, like most of the Muppet rats, was unclothed. He and the other rats have since adapted to wearing clothing (or at least shirts) on a regular basis.

See also

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