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who is this purple muppet?

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by minor muppetz, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    dos anybody know the name of the purple guy with a tall head who appeared in muppet treasure island and the muppets wizard of oz? does he even have a name?
  2. theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    It might be Wall-Eyed Pike, but if you could find a picture that would be more helpful to our quest to help you.
  3. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    You mean the posh one with the pinnicle??? Who sings, "We've got cabain fever, we're all going nuts!"
  4. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I think that's the one. I don't know what a pinnicle is, and it has been awhile since I last watched Muppet treasure island, so i can't remember that line. He was performed by jerry nelson. I think he had a line in the cabin fever song that went "no if's, and's or but's".
  5. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    *smackes head* Meant a monicle....one eye glass...

    And yes, that's the one I was thinkin goff to. He hasno named name in MTI. Not seen MWO, but he is in there. No lines though,I fear...so it may remain a mystery.
  6. MrsPepper Active Member

    Man, I love that guy. He's so COOL. We should name him!
  7. The Count Moderator

    Hmmm, surprised Muppet_dk hasn't come in here yet.

    Oh well... If it's the one we're thinking of...
    In its appearance in MTI, he has come to be known as "Purple Hunchback Frackle".
    In his appearance in MWoO, he was given the name of "Spotted Dick".
    Hope this helps.
  8. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Why? He isn't Spotty...
  9. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I don't remember spotted dick being referred to by name in the muppets wizard of oz, but spotted dick is not who I am talking about. the muppet I am referring to is a humanoid man who is purple, has blonde (or is it orange?) hair, and I think some teeth sticking out. I am not sure if he ever appeared in any other henson productions besides what has been mentioned.
  10. BEAR Active Member

    Spotted Dick
  11. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    The one with the posh english accent? Why on earth is he called Spotted Dick??? And why, Hunchback Frackle, since he isn't a hunchback???
  12. BEAR Active Member

    Who knows? It's the Muppets.
    Also, I don't believe he has appeared in anything else aside from Muppet Oz and Treasure Island.
  13. The Count Moderator

    Bo... You'd have to contact muppet_dk and ask him about the origins of why Purple Hunchback Frackle got named that.
    Hope this helps.
  14. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Muchthanks, Mr Count. Will do that.
  15. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Mr Count, spoke to Henrick. Turns out we are thinking of two Totally different Muppets! Purple Hunchback Frackle is the aligator like one, who is also called Spotted Dick.

    The one that MM and I were refering to is the tall-headed one with the monicle/eyeglass and the buck-teeth....

    *heads off to find a photo*
  16. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Ok. This: Is Spotted Dick. This is not who we are talking about. Also, here:

    This: http://photos1.blogger.com/img/123/3556/640/100_47001.jpg Is just a random and strange picture....

    And this: (Thanks to an image provided by the ever helpfull Henrick) is the guy we are taking about!!! What is his name? Does he have one? Where did he come from? Does he have any lines in Mwoo?
  17. The Count Moderator

    Well... I'm the wrong person to talk about if you're basing the question solely on a photo. Would recommend you go through the ML15 searching for all TMS/MTI designations and compile a small list of your own. Then, go to whatever website has pics of them all, if any not sure maybe Henrik's, and go one by one to see if you find the character you're talking about. If it turns out this is a character I don't have listed, then I'd be interested in whatever you find out regarding its name.
    Hope this helps and have a good day.

    Oh and regarding MWoO, I think it'd be better to search for MTI as I said above, but if you need it... LMK and I can send you a list of the MWoO entries I got also.
  18. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I am referring to the character that beauregard showed a picture of. I wonder if he was created for Muppet Treasure Island or if he was around before in some obscure henson production. I wonder if there are any design sketches that have a name for him, or if he had a proper name in the scripts (or could the scripts have just refered to him under a name like "Pirate" or "tall purple guy" or something like that?). I can't remember whether he spoke in The Muppets Wizard Of Oz. he is a cool-looking character, and I think he should be used in future productions.

    There was a Muppets wizard of Oz cast list in the news section of Muppet central, and one of the characters listed was Calico jack, but I don't know who that is, and I do know the names of most of the other muppets seen in that movie (the only exception being some of the generic whatnots and forrest creatures, if they have proper names).
  19. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I was of teh understanding that no one had figured out who calico jack is. Athough, I always assumed it was the cat-like one who sings "Manly men are we" in Sailing for Adventure.

    Is it?
  20. The Count Moderator

    Well... First of all, Calico Jack is a misnomer. The character's proper name is "Calico Jerry" and he was indeed performed by Jerry Nelson in MTI. Towards the end fight sequence I think Long John calls out to Calico Jerry for something or other. Mayhaps someone who has the movie can help out.

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