Sweetums


Sweetums

The ironically named Sweetums is a grotesque, hairy Muppet. His bulldog-like lower jaw, thick eyebrows, shabby brown shirt, and threatening expression belie his genial nature.

Sweetums first appeared on the television special "The Frog Prince" in 1971 as a witch's ogre. There he tried to eat the hero, played by Kermit's nephew Robin. He later performed a duet with Robin and the two appeared together on merchandise as best friends.

During his first appearance, Sweetums was performed by Muppeteer Jerry Nelson, but soon after, Richard Hunt made the character his own. Hunt gave life to Sweetums throughout the run of "The Muppet Show" and the first two Muppet movies. When Hunt's health deteriorated (eventually leading to his death), Muppet creator Jim Henson's son, John Henson, took over the role.

The character also appears at Walt Disney World's Disney's Hollywood Studios and the Disneyland Resort's Disney's California Adventure in "Jim Henson's Muppet*Vision 3D". He is the only Muppet to appear "live" in the show. All other Muppets that appear in the theater are animatronics.

The character was last seen in an episode of "".

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