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[[File:Episode102 (34).jpg|thumb|300px|Yolanda in ''The Muppets'' (2015).]]
 
[[File:Episode102 (34).jpg|thumb|300px|Yolanda in ''The Muppets'' (2015).]]
   
'''Yolanda Rat''' is a [[rats|rat]] who first appeared in ''[[The Muppets Take Manhattan]]'', as a friend of [[Rizzo the Rat|Rizzo]]'s applying for a job at [[Pete's Luncheonette]]. Rizzo frequently makes passes at Yolanda during the course of the film. Yolanda usually ignores Rizzo by punching him in the stomach, but in the [[He'll Make Me Happy|Wedding Finale]], they appear very close.
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'''Yolanda Rat''' first appeared in ''[[The Muppets Take Manhattan]]'' as one of several [[rats]] befriended by [[Rizzo the Rat|Rizzo]]. She appeared sporadically over the years, until taking on a regular role as [[Kermit]]'s assistant in ABC's ''[[The Muppets (2015)|The Muppets]]''.
 
She had minor roles for most of her early appearances, but has taken on a bigger, more consistent role in [[The Muppets (2015)|ABC's The Muppets]].
 
   
 
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In ''The Muppets Take Manhattan'', she and her rat compatriots apply for jobs at [[Pete's Luncheonette]]. As the only girl among the group, Rizzo frequently makes unwanted passes at her. She gets the job working in the kitchen at Pete's, and helps Kermit with his whispering campaign to sell ''[[Manhattan Melodies]]''. Although she and Rizzo don't develop much of an agreeable relationship on screen, they appear to have grown close by the [[He'll Make Me Happy|Wedding Finale]].
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Yolanda re-appeared in ''[[The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years]]'' (in a formal dress), and as a large-scale stage puppet in ''[[The Muppet Show On Tour: 2nd Edition]]''.
 
Yolanda re-appeared in ''[[The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years]]'' (in a formal dress), and as a large-scale stage puppet in ''[[The Muppet Show On Tour: 2nd Edition]]''.
   
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*''[[The Muppets Take Manhattan (comic book)|The Muppets Take Manhattan]]'' (1984 comic book)
 
*''[[The Muppets Take Manhattan (comic book)|The Muppets Take Manhattan]]'' (1984 comic book)
 
*''[[Kermit's First Recital]]'' (1987 music book)
 
*''[[Kermit's First Recital]]'' (1987 music book)
*''[[Look and Find Muppets]] ''(1996)
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*''[[Look and Find Muppets]] ''(1996)
 
*''[[The Muppet Show Comic Book: Family Reunion]]'' (2010 comic book)
 
*''[[The Muppet Show Comic Book: Family Reunion]]'' (2010 comic book)
 
*''[[Kermit's Costume Caper]]'' (2012 storybook)
 
*''[[Kermit's Costume Caper]]'' (2012 storybook)

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Yolanda
PERFORMER various
DEBUT 1984
Yolanda Steele

Yolanda Steele

Yolanda Steele, head of the studio in Muppets Studios Presents: You're the Director.

MTM Yolanda and Rizzo wedding
Yolanda Rat
TheMuppetsKitchen-World&#039;sBiggestSandwich-Yolanda

The Muppets Kitchen with Cat Cora.

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"Life's a Happy Song" finale from The Muppets (2011).

Yolanda and Rizzo drinking in M15

Yolanda and Rizzo in The Muppets (2015).

Episode102 (34)

Yolanda in The Muppets (2015).

Yolanda Rat first appeared in The Muppets Take Manhattan as one of several rats befriended by Rizzo. She appeared sporadically over the years, until taking on a regular role as Kermit's assistant in ABC's The Muppets.


In The Muppets Take Manhattan, she and her rat compatriots apply for jobs at Pete's Luncheonette. As the only girl among the group, Rizzo frequently makes unwanted passes at her. She gets the job working in the kitchen at Pete's, and helps Kermit with his whispering campaign to sell Manhattan Melodies. Although she and Rizzo don't develop much of an agreeable relationship on screen, they appear to have grown close by the Wedding Finale.

Yolanda re-appeared in The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (in a formal dress), and as a large-scale stage puppet in The Muppet Show On Tour: 2nd Edition.

She was the head of Muppet Studios in the interactive video game You're the Director, where she was named Yolanda Steele, an executive concerned with keeping production under budget. In Muppet Classic Theater, she plays a huckster who assists in selling invisible attire in "The Emperor's New Clothes".

Yolanda can also be seen in the background of A Muppet Family Christmas and The Muppets at Walt Disney World, and pops up The Muppet Show Comic Book: Family Reunion, where she is paired with Rizzo. When she and Rizzo played Hansel and Gretel in the Summer 1986 issue of Muppet Magazine, she said she was happy to be saved from being typecast in The Pied Piper of Hamelin... "we play the rats."

She briefly appeared in the beginning of The Muppets Kitchen with Cat Cora episode "Movie Night" in 2010, and has a spoken line in the episode "World's Biggest Sandwich". In the Entertainment Weekly "reunions issue" (October 2010), she is incorrectly credited for having been a cast member of The Muppet Show. She also appeared during the "Life's a Happy Song" finale of 2011's The Muppets beside Beauregard and fellow rats.

In The Muppets, she works on the staff of Up Late with Miss Piggy while studying to become an ultrasound technician (she has a 'B' average). She has a close relationship with Rizzo and has been dating a possum who works in advertising.

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