Line 2: Line 2:
 
[[Image:Nakedpepe.jpg|thumb|300px|"I'm naked, okay!" [[Pepe the King Prawn|Pepe]] naked as [[Toto]] in ''[[The Muppets' Wizard of Oz]]''.]]
 
[[Image:Nakedpepe.jpg|thumb|300px|"I'm naked, okay!" [[Pepe the King Prawn|Pepe]] naked as [[Toto]] in ''[[The Muppets' Wizard of Oz]]''.]]
 
[[Image: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]].]]
 
[[Image: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]].]]
  +
[[image:Nearly naked emperor.jpg|thumb|300px]]
 
[[Image:Animal-Naked-Magnet.jpg|thumb|300px|[[Animal]] magnet.]]
 
[[Image:Animal-Naked-Magnet.jpg|thumb|300px|[[Animal]] magnet.]]
[[Image:TMGTTM-J.ArthurLink.jpg|thumb|300px|[[Link Hogthrob|Link]] in a [[J. Arthur Rank]] parody on ''[[The Muppets Go to the Movies]]''.]]
 
 
[[Image:Zink-MikeRuiz-MissPiggyAndTheSerpent-(2005).jpg|thumb|300px|[[Nastassja Kinski]] inspired photo, originally produced for [[Zink Magazine]].]]
 
[[Image:Zink-MikeRuiz-MissPiggyAndTheSerpent-(2005).jpg|thumb|300px|[[Nastassja Kinski]] inspired photo, originally produced for [[Zink Magazine]].]]
 
[[Image:TheDarkCrystal-JenNude.jpg|thumb|300px|[[Jen]]'s nude scene in ''[[The Dark Crystal]]''.]]
 
[[Image:TheDarkCrystal-JenNude.jpg|thumb|300px|[[Jen]]'s nude scene 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.]]
 
'''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.
 
'''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.
Line 13: Line 12:
 
* 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.
 
* 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.
   
* 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."
+
* After the [[Prairie Dogs]] steal his 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 shamed when he loses his loincloth in a [[Epi, Blas y los demás|Spanish ''Sesame Street'' comic]] from the 1970s.
   
 
* 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 Great Muppet Caper]]'', [[Janice]] exclaims, "Look, mother. It's my life, okay? So if I wanna live on a beach and walk around naked..."
  +
  +
* [[Jen]] appaers nude sitting by the pool playing his pipe in the opening of ''[[The Dark Crystal]]''.
  +
  +
* [[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."
 
* 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: 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]]''.
   
 
* When [[Pepe the King Prawn]] enters [[Oz]] in ''[[The Muppets' Wizard of Oz]]'', he discovers he is naked. [[Dorothy]] makes him put on clothing from a teddy bear to cover himself up.
 
* When [[Pepe the King Prawn]] enters [[Oz]] in ''[[The Muppets' Wizard of Oz]]'', he discovers he is naked. [[Dorothy]] makes him put on clothing from a teddy bear to cover himself up.
  +
  +
* Miss Piggy posed unclothed in a [[Nastassja Kinski]] inspired photofor [[Zink Magazine]].
   
 
* 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.
 
* 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.
Line 28: Line 37:
   
 
==Naked Muppets==
 
==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.
+
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.
*[[Afghan Hound]]
+
*[[Alligators and Crocodiles]]
+
*[[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.
*[[Aretha]]
+
*[[Baby Bear]]
+
* 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."
*[[Basil]]
+
*[[Baskerville the Hound]]
+
*[[Ernie]] is presumably naked in [[Rosie|his bathtub]] when performing such songs as "[[Rubber Duckie]]" and "[[Do De Rubber Duck]]."
*[[Bats]]
+
*[[Bear]]
+
*[[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.
*[[Beautiful Day Monster]]
+
*[[Begoony]]
+
*[[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.
*[[Behemoth]] (although he wears trousers in the sketch "Inner Beauty" in [[Episode 114: Sandy Duncan|Episode 114]] of "[[The Muppet Show]]")
+
*[[Benny the Bat]]
+
*[[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.
*[[The Big Bad Wolf]]
+
*[[Big Bird]]
+
*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.
*[[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]])
+
* [[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.
*Most [[birds]]
+
*[[Black Rooster]]
+
==See also==
*[[Bobo the Bear]] (security guard hat occasionally)
+
*[[Muppet sex]]
*[[Boober Fraggle]] (hat and scarf)
 
*[[Boppity]]
 
*[[Borogoves]]
 
*[[Bossmen]]
 
*[[Brool the Minstrel]]
 
*[[Bruce]]
 
*[[Butch]]
 
*[[Camilla]] and other [[Chickens]]
 
*[[Candle]]
 
*[[The Cat in the Hat]] (wears a bow tie and hat)
 
*[[Catgut]]
 
*[[Chopped Liver]] (black glasses)
 
*[[Cookie Monster]]
 
*[[Cows]]
 
*[[Mr. Curly Twirly]]
 
*[[Dingers]]
 
*[[Doc Hogg]] (glasses)
 
*[[Dog (Bunny Picnic)|The Dog]]
 
*[[Doglion]]
 
*[[Doozers]] (helmets, hats, toolbelts)
 
*[[Doug Henning's Assistant]]
 
*[[Droop]] (in tuxedo, on rare occasions)
 
*[[Eel]]
 
*[[Elmo]]
 
*[[The Emperor (Muppets Tonight)|The Emperor]]
 
*[[Eugene (Muppets Tonight)|Eugene]]
 
*[[The Fazoobs]]
 
*[[Female Koozebanian Creature]]
 
*[[Flaubert]]
 
*[[Fletcher Bird]]
 
*[[Flower-Eating Monster]]
 
*[[Foo-Foo]] (wears only a dog collar in pearls)
 
*[[Fozzie Bear]] (hat and necktie; he loses his [[Bear on Patrol]] uniform in [[Episode 416: Jonathan Winters|episode 416]], including his necktie, and shies from his nudity)
 
*[[Frogs]]
 
*[[Gaffer]]
 
*[[Giant Chicken]]
 
*[[Giant Spider]]
 
*[[The Gingerbread Men]]
 
*[[Gloat]]
 
*[[Gnu]]
 
*[[Gorgon Heap]]
 
*Many [[Grouches]]
 
*[[Grover]] (helmet and cape when he's [[Super Grover]])
 
*[[Harry the Duck]]
 
*[[Herry Monster]] (although in illustrations, he's invariably clad in pants with pink stripes)
 
*[[Honkers]]
 
*[[Humphrey]] (necktie)
 
*[[Jabberwock]]
 
*[[Jack the Dog]]
 
*[[Jacques the Beaver|Jacques]] and other [[beavers]].
 
*[[Jake the Polar Bear]] (bowtie and glasses)
 
*[[Jeremiah Tortoise]]
 
*[[Joe the Armadillo]]
 
*[[Kangaroo]]
 
*[[Kermit the Frog]] (wears only 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 reports on [[Planet Koozebane]] and in "[[Sesame Street News Flash]]", in which he wears also a felt hat)
 
*[[Koozebanian Phoob]]
 
*[[Delbert the La Choy Dragon]] (chef's hat)
 
*[[Lenny the Lizard|Lenny]] and other [[lizards]]
 
*[[Lobsters]]
 
*[[Lothar]] (sometimes)
 
*[[Luncheon Counter Monster]]
 
*[[Lydia]] (just a bikini, but her countless tattoos give an impression of clothing)
 
*[[Male Koozebanian Creature]]
 
*[[Marjory the Trash Heap]] (just a "skin" made of compost)
 
*[[The Martians]]
 
*[[Mean Mama]] (sometimes a dress)
 
*[[Mickey Moose]]
 
*[[Milton (golden toad)|Milton the Golden Toad]]
 
*[[Miss Kitty]]
 
*Many [[:Category:Sesame Street Monsters|Sesame Street Monsters]]
 
*[[Mome Raths]]
 
*[[Mudwell the Mudbunny]]
 
*[[Muppy]]
 
*[[Murray Monster]] (although in some segments, he is seen wearing a uniform or two)
 
*[[Ojo]]
 
*[[Old Skyball Paint]]
 
*[[Oscar the Grouch]]
 
*[[Papa Bear]] (hat and glasses)
 
*[[Paul Revere]]
 
*The [[Penguins]]
 
*[[Philo]] and [[Gunge]]
 
*[[Pip and Pop]]
 
*[[Prairie Dogs]]
 
*[[Quongo]] (sometimes)
 
*[[Rabbits]]
 
*[[Raccoons]]
 
*[[Rizzo the Rat]] (in early appearances only)
 
*[[Robin the Frog]] (in formal clothes in the [[Episode 213: Rudolf Nureyev|Episode 213]] of "The Muppet Show", at [[Sam the Eagle|Sam]]'s request, and in scout uniform in [[Episode 509: Debbie Harry|Episode 509]])
 
*[[Rosita]]
 
*[[Robot Kermit]]
 
*[[Rover Joe]]
 
*[[Rowlf the Dog]]
 
*[[Rugby Tiger]]
 
*[[Sam the Eagle]] (He realizes this fact while delivering an editorial denouncing nudity in [[Episode 206: Nancy Walker|episode 206]] of ''The Muppet Show''.)
 
*[[Sammy the Snake|Sammy]] and other [[Snake|snakes]]
 
*[[Scoff]]
 
*[[Screaming Thing]]
 
*[[Shakey Sanchez]]
 
*[[Sheep]]
 
*[[Slithy Toves]]
 
*[[The Snail]]
 
*[[Sneegle]]
 
*[[Snickery]]
 
*[[Snowths]]
 
*[[Alice Snuffleupagus]] (bow)
 
*[[Mr. Snuffleupagus]]
 
*[[Sopwith the Camel]]
 
*[[Splurge]]
 
*[[Sprocket]]
 
*[[Squirrels]]
 
*[[Stinky the Skunk]]
 
*[[Sundance]]
 
*[[Telly Monster]]
 
*[[Timmy Monster]]
 
*[[Tingo]]
 
*[[Thig]]
 
*[[Thog]]
 
*[[T.R.]]
 
*[[Tutter]]
 
*[[Walrus]] (but dressed as a bartender in the [[Episode 402: Crystal Gayle|Episode 402]] of "the Muppet Show")
 
*[[Wilkins and Wontkins]]
 
*[[The Witch Doctor]] (naked to the waist)
 
*[[Wolfhound]] (naked most of time, although a few fancy costumes)
 
*[[Woodland Animals]]
 
*[[Zoe]] (barrettes and jewelry at first, now wears a tutu. Once seen in swimming costume.)
 
 
[[Category:Character Lists]]
 
[[Category:Character Lists]]

Revision as of 15:46, 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.

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.

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.

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."
  • 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.
  • 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

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.