|Palisades Muppet Figures|
Uncle Deadly appears in three variations: a standard version, a Steppin' Out repaint, and a glow-in-the-dark repaint. Each comes with differently painted Muppet Ghost and Muppet Skull pack-in figures. A "black-and-white movie" grayscale repaint similar to the glow-in-the-dark version was prototyped, but never went into production.
Besides a brief scene in episode 304 of The Muppet Show, Uncle Deadly's legs were never shown. In this scene, the camera simply cuts to a closeup of a pair of black shoes and trousers. The design of Uncle Deadly's legs and feet comes from a comic strip in The Muppet Show Annual 1979. This is also the only source that reveals his tail.
Because of the figure's ball-waist, which had previously been used on the Statler and Waldorf action figures, Uncle Deadly's tail had to be attached to the inside of his tuxedo jacket instead of to his body.
To avoid confusion with the Sam and Friends character named Yorick, the packaging on this figure called the accessory a "Muppet skull". He is, in fact, Yorick in a Hamlet scene from The Muppet Show episode 418: "Alas, poor Yorick, I knew thee well!" The inclusion of the skull is an appropriate choice; Uncle Deadly mentions being famous for his interpretation of Hamlet in episode 121.
- neck, ball-jointed shoulders, biceps, elbows, wrists, ball waist, hips, ankles