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[[Image:TheDarkCrystal-SkeksisNude.jpg|thumb|300px|[[SkekSil]] is stripped of his clothes in ''The Dark Crystal''.]]
 
[[Image:TheDarkCrystal-SkeksisNude.jpg|thumb|300px|[[SkekSil]] is stripped of his clothes in ''The Dark Crystal''.]]
 
[[Image:Epiblas-13.jpg|thumb|300px|[[Epi, Blas y los demás|Spanish ''Sesame Street'' comic]] from the 1970s.]]
 
[[Image:Epiblas-13.jpg|thumb|300px|[[Epi, Blas y los demás|Spanish ''Sesame Street'' comic]] from the 1970s.]]
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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.
   
A substantial number of the Muppet characters are most commonly seen unclothed, although ironically, the always fully clothed [[Janice]] is the only outspoken proponent of nudity. Outside of costume roles and recurring skits, the following characters most often appear in the felt or foamy altogether, save for the occasional accessories such as hats, ties, or bows. The majority of these revealing characters are animals or monsters, thus curtailing concerns over flagrant self-exhibitionism.
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==References to nakedness==
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* In [[Episode 206: Nancy Walker|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.
   
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* 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."
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* In ''[[The Great Muppet Caper]]'', [[Janice]] exclaims, "Look, mother. It's my life, okay? So if I wanna live on a beach and walk around naked..."
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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."
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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.
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* In the [[The Muppets 2015 Presentation Pilot|2015 presentation pilot]] for ''[[The Muppets (2015)|The Muppets]]'', [[Animal]] announces that he'll do nudity if it's tasteful.
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* [[The Muppets (2015) promotion|A promotional poster]] for ''[[The Muppets (2015)|The Muppets]]'', shows [[Kermit the Frog]] with the caption "Finally, a network TV show with full frontal nudity."
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==Naked Muppets==
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Outside of costume roles the following characters most often appear in the felt or foamy altogether, save for the occasional accessories such as hats, ties, or bows. The majority of these revealing characters are animals or monsters, thus curtailing concerns over flagrant self-exhibitionism.
 
*[[Afghan Hound]]
 
*[[Afghan Hound]]
 
*[[Alligators and Crocodiles]]
 
*[[Alligators and Crocodiles]]
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*[[Big Mean Carl]]
 
*[[Big Mean Carl]]
 
*[[Billy the Bear]] (except in [[Episode 412: Phyllis George|Episode 412]] of "The Muppet Show", when he comes to receive his [[The Fred Award|Fred Award]])
 
*[[Billy the Bear]] (except in [[Episode 412: Phyllis George|Episode 412]] of "The Muppet Show", when he comes to receive his [[The Fred Award|Fred Award]])
*Most of [[birds]]
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*Most [[birds]]
 
*[[Black Rooster]]
 
*[[Black Rooster]]
 
*[[Bobo the Bear]] (security guard hat occasionally)
 
*[[Bobo the Bear]] (security guard hat occasionally)
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*[[Woodland Animals]]
 
*[[Woodland Animals]]
 
*[[Zoe]] (barrettes and jewelry at first, now wears a tutu. Once seen in swimming costume.)
 
*[[Zoe]] (barrettes and jewelry at first, now wears a tutu. Once seen in swimming costume.)
 
==Notes and other references==
 
* 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 Great Muppet Caper]]'', [[Janice]] exclaims, "Look, mother. It's my life, okay? So if I wanna live on a beach and walk around naked..."
 
 
* 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 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 [[The Muppets 2015 Presentation Pilot|2015 presentation pilot]] for ''[[The Muppets (2015)|The Muppets]]'', [[Animal]] announces that he'll do nudity if it's tasteful.
 
 
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Revision as of 13:11, September 25, 2015

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.

Animal-Naked-Magnet

Animal magnet.

TMGTTM-J.ArthurLink

Link in a J. Arthur Rank parody on The Muppets Go to the Movies.

Zink-MikeRuiz-MissPiggyAndTheSerpent-(2005)

Nastassja Kinski inspired photo, originally produced for Zink Magazine.

TheDarkCrystal-JenNude

Jen's nude scene in The Dark Crystal.

TheDarkCrystal-SkeksisNude

SkekSil is stripped of his clothes in The Dark Crystal.

Epiblas-13

Spanish Sesame Street comic from the 1970s.

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.
  • 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."
  • 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 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.

Naked Muppets

Outside of costume roles the following characters most often appear in the felt or foamy altogether, save for the occasional accessories such as hats, ties, or bows. The majority of these revealing characters are animals or monsters, thus curtailing concerns over flagrant self-exhibitionism.

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