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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:TheMuppets-S01E12-NakedPepe.png|thumb|300px|[[Burt Reynolds]] or Pepe the King Prawn?]]
 
[[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).]]
 
[[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).]]
   
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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.
 
* 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).
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* 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 peek).
   
 
* 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..."
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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 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]]''.
 
* 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.
   
 
* 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.
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* In a 2008 ''[[Rove Live]]'' show, [[Rove McManus]] warns [[Elmo]] that there's no place to use the bathroom on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Elmo tells him that it's no problem because he's usually naked, so he can just do his business anywhere.
   
 
* Miss Piggy posed unclothed in a [[Nastassja Kinski]] inspired photo for [[Zink Magazine]].
 
* Miss Piggy posed unclothed in a [[Nastassja Kinski]] inspired photo for [[Zink Magazine]].
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* Despite evidence to the contrary, Miss Piggy says in a 2014 appearance on ''[[E! Countdown to the Red Carpet]]'' that she turned down the Margot Robbie role in ''The Wolf of Wall Street'' because she doesn't do nudity.
   
 
* 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.
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* In ''The Muppets'' episode "[[Episode 113: Got Silk?|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."
 
* In ''The Muppets'' episode "[[Episode 113: Got Silk?|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."
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* In the ''[[Muppets Now]]'' episode "[[Episode 101: Due Date|Due Date]]", Janice mentions during a video chat with Miss Piggy and [[Linda Cardellini]] that clothes are "an option" when Linda points out the inconsistency of her and Janice wearing non-formal attire and Miss Piggy dressing more extravagantly, Janice hinting that she'd go nude if she had the choice.
   
 
==Naked Muppets==
 
==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.
 
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 [[Baby Bear walk-arounds|walk-around]] version of the character wears overalls.
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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.
   
 
* [[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.
 
* [[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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* [[Ernie]] is presumably naked in [[Rosie|his bathtub]] when performing such songs as "[[Rubber Duckie (song)|Rubber Duckie]]" and "[[Do De Rubber Duck]]."
 
* [[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.
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* [[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 [[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.
   
* 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.
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* On television, [[Herry Monster]] is unclothed, like most ''Sesame Street'' monsters. However, in illustrations, storybooks, and some merchandise, he is invariably clad in white pants with pink stripes (though [[Tom Cooke]]'s illustrations depict him in purple pants with yellow-orange polka dots).
   
* 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.
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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. However, Zoe still wears it for ballet scenes (e.g. [[Episode 5023]]) and in illustrations and merchandise.
   
* [[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.
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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-pocketed 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 shamefully exits the stage.
 
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

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The Muppets poster.

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

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

Nearly naked emperor.jpg

Animal magnet.

Nastassja Kinski inspired photo, originally produced for Zink Magazine.

Jen's nude scene in The Dark Crystal.

Spanish Sesame Street comic from the 1970s.

Oscar gets Bert naked.jpg

Burt Reynolds or Pepe the King Prawn?

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 a 2008 Rove Live show, Rove McManus warns Elmo that there's no place to use the bathroom on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Elmo tells him that it's no problem because he's usually naked, so he can just do his business anywhere.
  • Despite evidence to the contrary, Miss Piggy says in a 2014 appearance on E! Countdown to the Red Carpet that she turned down the Margot Robbie role in The Wolf of Wall Street because she doesn't do nudity.
  • 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."
  • In the Muppets Now episode "Due Date", Janice mentions during a video chat with Miss Piggy and Linda Cardellini that clothes are "an option" when Linda points out the inconsistency of her and Janice wearing non-formal attire and Miss Piggy dressing more extravagantly, Janice hinting that she'd go nude if she had the choice.

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 is invariably clad in white pants with pink stripes (though Tom Cooke's illustrations depict him in purple pants with yellow-orange polka dots).
  • 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. However, Zoe still wears it for ballet scenes (e.g. Episode 5023) and in illustrations and merchandise.
  • 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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