DEBUT 1976

Svengali is a sorcerer-type Whatnot Muppet, dressed completely in black with a black moustache, black hair and black eyebrows.

He appeared in episode 103 of The Muppet Show during the "Comedy Tonight" number. He sang one line and was performed by John Lovelady.

He later appeared in episode 112, where he kept turning a monster-like character into various things as she sang "You Do Something to Me."

He was named after a fictional hypnotist from George du Maurier's 1894 novel Trilby, which was the foundation of today's stereotype of hypnosis.

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