PERFORMER Allan Trautman
DEBUT 1997

Nate Leakey was the contestant on "Swift Wits" who failed to save Hopper from being eaten by Big Mean Carl in the UK Spots in episode 206 of Muppets Tonight.

Nate has a very weird hobby, but host Snookie Blyer will not permit him to tell the audience what it is. In a desperate bid to finally get a correct answer out of one of his contestants, Snookie tells Nate the answer: cheese. But Nate either doesn't hear or chooses to play the game properly, because he suggests answers for which cheese might be a clue, such as pizza, getting his picture taken, and various types of cheese. When it is too late, and the innocent, a bunny named Hopper, is eaten by Carl, Nate realizes and apologizes.