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Jim Henson performs Waldo C. Graphic with a Waldo in real time, so the character is only seen in low-resolution.

Waldo-controlled Cotterpin Doozer.

Waldo-controlled Wembley Fraggle.

Kermit on his scooter in Kermit's Swamp Years.

Waldo-controlled Elmo.

Kevin Clash performing Elmo on his tricycle, as seen in Being Elmo.

Muppets are almost always performed as traditional hand puppets. On some occasions, other techniques are used, including remote-controlled mechanisms. This is most commonly achieved by using a waldo, with increasing levels of complexity.

For characters performed almost exclusively in this manner (most often created by Jim Henson's Creature Shop), see the Creatures category.

Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

The Great Muppet Caper

John Denver and the Muppets: A Rocky Mountain Holiday

Fraggle Rock

The Muppets Take Manhattan

  • Scooter riding away on bike during "Saying Goodbye".
  • Rizzo (when picked up by Pete, and in a few other scenes)
  • The rats cooking scene
  • Kermit, sitting on a bar stool talking to Jenny, and on a park bench talking to Jenny

The Jim Henson Hour

Muppet*Vision 3D

  • Waldo C. Graphic
  • Kermit sitting on a firetruck

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Muppet Treasure Island

  • Wide shots of Kermit and Miss Piggy hanging upside down ("Love Led Us Here")
  • Rizzo dangling on a wheel

Muppets from Space

  • Kermit painting on a ladder
  • Gonzo riding the lawnmower
  • Rizzo being picked up by Hogan

Kermit's Swamp Years

  • Young Kermit and Croaker sitting on the road
  • Kermit riding his scooter

It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

  • Wide shots of Kermit sitting on park benches and standing in Bitterman Plaza.
  • Wide shots of Gonzo playing the guitar on the park bench.
  • Cage-dancing Scooter.

The Muppets' Wizard of Oz

The Muppets

  • Walter sitting on a bench outside of Mary's classroom.
  • Kermit, Fozzie and Walter sitting on toilets in Gonzo's plumbing stock room.
  • Walter during "Man or Muppet" (in an overhead shot) and "Life's a Happy Song" (standing on a stool), (on a bike).

Sesame Street