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Friday, July 22, 2005

Puppet Injustice - Part 2

"Where Are They Now? Productions" presents: Skeeter

Sorry for the poor quality of the image - she's a hard Muppet to find online! :)

Skeeter is the one on the far left, sitting on the yellow cushion.

So who is Skeeter? Fans of the Muppet Babies (which ran for a surprisingly-healthy seven seasons during the 80s and 90s!) will recognise her as the token female ring-in character who was created to help pad out the female contingent of the main Muppet cast when they moved to an animated baby format, following the success and popularity of the imaginary flashback scene in The Muppets Take Manhattan, when Kermit and Miss Piggy daydream about what it would have been like if they'd all known each other as babies.

As her name (and appearance) suggest, she is the twin sister of Scooter. Say hello, Scooter.

'Atta boy.

Anyway, Skeeter had never been seen or referenced before this, and to date, she has never been seen or referenced since. So what became of her? Did she become an Olympic athlete as her baby-version kept dreaming she'd become? Did she become a journalist as some online message boards on the subject would have us believe, and she's now off winning Pulitzer Prizes on a regular basis? Or has she simply been forgotten and ignored as a crappy incidental character we'd all rather pretend never existed?

None of the above. I found her. Scooter hasn't written to her for nearly ten years, but then, he's been busy carrying that clipboard around.

It's a tough job, but someone's gotta carry it.


At Monday, July 25, 2005 6:26:00 pm, Anonymous Stan Cash said...

So.. the guy from Full House did a bunch of voices on the Muppet babies, right?

And I believe he used to go out with early 90's singer Martika too!

At Tuesday, July 26, 2005 8:23:00 am, Anonymous Gretchin Randall said...

Yes, that's right.

He was a strange one

At Tuesday, July 26, 2005 8:50:00 am, Blogger BEVIS said...

Dear Stan & Gretchin,

I think you two would make a lovely couple!

You should so totally hook up.

At Tuesday, July 26, 2005 8:57:00 am, Blogger BEVIS said...

To answer your question, Stan:

Dave Coulier (who played 'Uncle Joey' on Full House - famous for that hilarious 80s catch-phrase, "Cut - it - out", complete with 'trendy' and 'rad' hand gestures) voiced 'Uncle' Waldorf towards the end of the Muppet Babies' seven-year run.

The dude has done almost nothing else since, apart from a few voices on cartoons and video games from time to time, and hosting cheesy 'Funniest People' or 'Smartest Kid'-type shows.

He seemed to be in his prime when he was playing someone's uncle.

At Tuesday, July 26, 2005 9:54:00 am, Anonymous William Konkeror said...

I had an Uncle once.

But he didn't cut-it-out.


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