Muppet Wiki

Kermiteye Welcome to Muppet Wiki!


Logging in offers an uninterrupted reading experience, even if you don't intend to edit pages.


Interested in helping out? Please visit Special:Community to learn how you can collaborate with the editing community.

READ MORE

Muppet Wiki
Advertisement
Muppet Wiki
45,205
pages
Yancey
PERFORMER Jerry Nelson
DEBUT 1977

Yancy Woodchuck plays his banjo and sings "Barbeque" at the talent show in the 1977 special Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas.

In the 2008 stage adaptation, Yancy is also the fruit stand owner who interacts with the Riverbottom Gang just before they enter Mrs. Mink's music store. The puppet in the musical, built by Anney McKilligan Ozar,[1] was required to play banjo live for his rendition of "Barbeque" which necessitated guitar picks being glued onto Yancy's fingers. The role was originated by David Stephens for the world premiere production.

Yancy also appeared at Jim Henson's Musical World and was performed by Dave Goelz. The puppet later returned at the 2013 National Puppetry Festival, once again performed by David Stephens.

References[]

Advertisement