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Favorite Muppet Performer Cameos

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by gavry3, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    Well, I thought this would be a good thread.

    I recently watched The Blues Brothers, and noticed that one of the police officers was Frank Oz. Then later it showed a man wanting to buy a Grover and Miss Piggy doll.


    Anyone else know some good cameos?
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  2. Cookie Chris

    Cookie Chris Well-Known Member

    I love Jim Henson's cameo in The Great Muppet Caper.

    It took me years to find out that the biker that throws Fozzie towards the piano at the saloon in The Muppet Movie was actually Frank Oz. That was a great cameo.
  3. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I love Jim's cameos in both the Muppets 30th Anniversary special and Muppets Family Christmas. It's very beautiful and satisfying, and a little bitter-sweet to see him there, marveling at the big, loving, out of control family he created.
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  4. Cookie Chris

    Cookie Chris Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, I love his cameos in those two as well.

    And Jerry Nelson's cameo during a Season 40 episode is one of my favorites:

    Steve Whitmire's cameo as the hippie "Rainbow" in Muppets from Space was very clever.
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  5. JT Yorke

    JT Yorke Well-Known Member

  6. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Marty Robinson getting his shoes shined on Sesame Street.
  7. Bliffenstimmers

    Bliffenstimmers Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised nobody else mentioned it, but I really like the appearance, although very brief, of Richard Hunt getting caught in the traffic jam after the first verse of The Great Muppet Caper's "Hey, A Movie!" It's fairly funny and spontaneous on its own, but all the more enjoyable when you know who it is.
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  8. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    Wow, I don't think I noticed that!

    I found a Dave Goelz and Steve Whitmire cameo while watching... *ugh*, Muppets Wizard of Oz.
  9. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    I really love the cameo Jerry Nelson made with his daughter, considering how much that would have meant to Jerry after she passed away. :cry:

    Any Jim cameo makes me grin as if I've been huffing happy gas.

    But my all-time favourite cameo is still Steve in The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show. When I finally meet him, I'll be asking how exactly someone who seems to be so camera shy ended up being roped into doing that.

    I still think he lost a bet to Richard Hunt.
  10. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    What? Since when was Steve in that?
  11. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

  12. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    Hm. It's really hard to recognize him, especially when (I think) he had long hair before that.
  13. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    Has anyone ever noticed Richard Hunt's cameo on SS?
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  14. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    The one where he played a birdwatcher looking for big bird?
  15. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

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  16. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    My friend and I were watching "Muppet Treasure Island" the other day so I came up with another one. Jerry Nelson's cameo as Squire Trewlaney's butler.
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  17. fragglevision

    fragglevision Well-Known Member

    I never really had a favorite cameo during my first few years in the fandom, but nowadays the "bears wear hats" scene in Muppet Caper with Jerry and Christine resonates with me on a personal level. Not just because of my knowledge of Christine's illness, but because of Jerry's own death and how he's probably with her again in the afterlife. (Also sorry if I bummed you all out there...)
    Second favorite is Jim at the end of the Christmas special, watching all of his creations singing together. Seriously the culmination of his life's work.
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  18. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I actually found Richard Hunt as the taxi driver pretty funny in The Great Muppet Caper. It was also nice seeing Jerry Nelson cameo in season 40, ignoring his obvious poor health with the tube around his nose.
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