PERFORMER Jerry Nelson
DEBUT 1979

Vendawish was a large wish granting machine seen in episode 318 of The Muppet Show.

Vendawish was reworked from Vendaface from the first season, with a few parts switched or removed. He lost his blinking mechanism and the lightup screens with the facial parts. His mechanical arms remained intact.

A Whatnot (Steve Whitmire) approached the machine and wished to be taller, the machine obliging by grabbing his neck and stretching it higher. Later the man regretted his wish, and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew cured the man by swinging a baseball bat at his head, forcing the man to duck suddenly and restoring him to his original height.

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