The Muppets (C/N)

The Muppets, created by Jim Henson in 1955, are a group of puppet characters best known for their absurdi, slap-stick style of variety-sketch comedy. The word “muppet”, according to the creator, is a blend of the words “puppet” and “marionette”, but he also claimed it was a word he coined. First debuting in 1955 on the television program “Sam and Friends”, they began appearing on the kids show “Sesame Street”, and their popularity increased as the characters became popular with children.

Before being bitten by the Compsognathus on the beach in Cabo Blanco, Tina Bowman recalled seeing a three-toed sloth at a zoo in San Jose, and said that it reminded her of a Muppets character, and that it looked harmless.