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OldLadyPossum
PERFORMER Eren Ozker
DEBUT 1977

Old Lady Possum was briefly featured in Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas. She paid Emmet Otter and Wendell Porcupine $0.50 to mend the fence in front of her house.

A naked version of the puppet was later repurposed for The Muppet Show as the lead singer in "For What It's Worth" on episode 221.

Old Lady Possum later appeared during the "Rainbow Connection" finale of The Muppet Movie.

Stage version[]

In the 2008 stage show adaptation, Old Lady Possum's full name is given as Penelope Possum. She was still a puppet, operated by Anney McKilligan. Her role is expanded in the musical, serving as a judge as well as accompanist for the talent contest. From the 2009 mounting onwards, she also plays a role in convincing Harrison Fox to let Alice Otter sing in the contest. According to McKilligan, Penelope is Will Possum's wife in the musical, although this is not addressed in the book.[1]

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