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DEBUT 1980
DESIGN Bob Payne designer/builder
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Muppet Treasures

Muppet versions of two of the traditional Punch and Judy puppets were created for the last season of The Muppet Show. They are literal hand puppets manipulated by other characters: a Mr. Punch figure, with no apparent moving parts, and a more lively crocodile, with a working mouth.

They are first seen in episode 508 where Beauregard performed the puppets in the episode's UK spot. Kermit seems interested in the puppets, and unintentionally ignores Piggy, causing her to perform her signature karate chop on him.

They appeared again as part of the "Scarborough Fair" number in episode 511, and later in framing material for the Muppet Treasures video release.

In the opening song from The Muppet Christmas Carol, the crocodile is voiced by Jerry Nelson, while a Whatnot puppeteer (Steve Whitmire) performs them.

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