As someone who grew up loving The Muppet Show (and to a lesser degree, Fraggle Rock) this article on CNN tickled my fancy. It’s basically 20 vignettes about different characters.
13. Beaker: I always thought of Beaker and his buddy Bunsen Honeydew as characters that came along later in the Muppet timeline, but they have been around since the “The Muppet Show.” Although Beaker usually says things along the lines of, “Mee-mee-mee-mee!”, he has had a few actual lines: “Sadly temporary,” “Bye-Bye” and “Make-up ready!” Despite being word-challenged, he manages to do a pretty convincing Little Richard impression and, surprisingly, had mad beatbox skills. Beaker is one of the only Muppets that was never recycled from some other purpose — he was created solely for “The Muppet Show.”
So who was your favorite Muppet? I loved Statler and Waldorf & the Swedish Chef.