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Purple rainman
PERFORMER Dave Goelz
DEBUT 1997

Purple Rain Man is a Whatnot Muppet seen in episode 201 of Muppets Tonight.

The character's name is a double reference to two pop culture titles from the 80s: he's a big fan of 20px-Prince_symbol.svg.png (who released Purple Rain in 1984) and his mannerisms parody Dustin Hoffman's titular character from the 1988 film Rain Man.

The character's dialogue was only used in the extended international version of the episode. In the American airing, only a few brief shots show him amongst the group before Prince's arrival.

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