Truthfully I haven't had much exposure to Pepe myself. There was a long stretch there when I didn't pay much attention to the Muppets. The only post Jim Henson stuff I've seen was MCC, MTI, The Muppets Christmas movie that aired in prime time a few years back and a few episodes of Muppets Tonight. I have a bit of catching up to do it seems. From what I've seen of Pepe I like him but he'll never be on the level of characters like Kermit, Rowlf or Gonzo to me.