|DESIGN||Jim Henson designer|
|Don Sahlin builder|
Snerf was a monster created during Jim Henson's early years on television variety shows. It is essentially a little fuzzy tube with eyes and hair, who pops up and down. When Ideal Toys created the first licensed Muppet dolls, the three characters they chose were Kermit, Rowlf and Snerf. However, there's no evidence that the Snerf puppet was actually manufactured and sold.
After a while, multiple copies of the monster appeared at the same time, and they became "the Snerfs".
A slightly altered version of a Snerf puppet was meant to be used in the unmade late '60s special "The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow" as one of the "musical monsters".
Originally, the Snerfs had round noses. In The Great Santa Claus Switch, they had beaks. In their Herb Alpert and Muppet Show appearances, they had trumpets for noses.