DEBUT 1979

Besides the Gambler, two large old Muppet men appeared in the number "The Gambler" in episode 410 of The Muppet Show. They had very detailed foam rubber faces and live human hands.

One, with gray hair and glasses, re-appeared later in episode 420 (where he was the balladeer in the opening number "The Devil Went Down to Georgia", performed by Jim Henson) and in episode 517 (playing the trombone in the final number "When the Saints Go Marching In").