Seriously, Scooter gets way too much hate and way too little respect. What's with all the hate? He's one of the original core cast, and was just as prominent a character as Miss Piggy, Fozzy, or Gonzo, and just as essential to the show, and more prominent by far than fan favorites such as Swedish Chef, Animal, and Beaker. Yet he isn't considered one of the core Muppets these days, and I guess he hasn't been since Richard Hunt's unfortunate demise in 1992. He also seems to get a lot of hate on the internet, appearing on a number of "worst Muppets" lists. Why no love for Scooter?