Stuff You Should Know's Muppet Quiz
by Staff
It's time to put on makeup; it's time to dress up right. It's time to raise the curtain on the Muppet quiz tonight!

It's generally believed that the name "Muppet" comes from a combination of what two words?

  • "miniature" and "puppet"
  • "multi-use" and "puppet"
  • "marionette" and "puppet"

What did Jim Henson use for Kermit's green outer layer on the first prototype?

  • a tapestry from his dorm room wall
  • his sister's sweater
  • his mother's coat

True or False: Muppets are now made from foam rubber.

  • True
  • False

Within the Henson Company, the antron fleece used to make Muppet skin is called what?

  • skin
  • Muppet fleece
  • dermamupp

Which Muppet is the only one that utilizes actual human hands?

  • Swedish Chef
  • Animal
  • Big Bird

The special seamless stitch that Muppet designer Don Sahlin perfected was known as what?

  • the secret stitch
  • the Henson stitch
  • the Sahlin stitch

True or false: The Muppet's hands and arms are considered by Muppeteers to be their most important feature.

  • True
  • False

Which feature helps to distinguish the age of a Muppet?

  • its nose
  • its pupils
  • its mouth shape

The shape formed by the eyes and nose of a Muppet is known as what?

  • Magic Triangle
  • Upstairs/Downstairs
  • The Triumvirate

What feature has always been optional for Muppets?

  • clothing
  • hands
  • heads

What was the original name of the Muppet workshop?

  • Magic Factory
  • Creature Shop
  • Muppet Workshop

Grover is a classic example of what kind of puppet?

  • hand puppet
  • hand and rod puppet
  • rod modified puppet

Burt's buddy Ernie is known as what kind of puppet?

  • hand-fed puppet
  • live-hand puppet
  • hand-to-elbow puppet

What is the smallest of all the Muppets?

  • Maggie the Maggot
  • Rizzo the Rat
  • Slimey the Worm

What kind of Muppet is Big Bird?

  • panta-Muppet
  • two-story Muppet
  • full-bodied Muppet

"The Muppet Show" skit that featured an astronaut Miss Piggy was called what?

  • "Astro-Pig"
  • "Pigs in Space"
  • "The Adventures of Piggy-Naut"

"The Muppet Show," which ran for five seasons beginning in 1976, was produced in what country?

  • England
  • Canada
  • The United States

What was the name of the piano playing Muppet dog?

  • Ralph the Dog
  • Rowlf the Dog
  • Rolph the Dog

Everyone remembers lab assistant Beaker, but what was the name of the head scientist at Muppet Labs?

  • Dr. Bill
  • Dr. Barker von Hammersmock
  • Dr. Bunson Honeydew

True or false: The name of the Muppet rock band from "The Muppet Show" was The Eclectic Mayhem.

  • True
  • False

Which Muppet plays bass alongside Dr. Teeth in The Electric Mayhem?

  • Sgt. Floyd Pepper
  • Janice
  • Zoot the Bassman

Statler and Waldorf were known for sitting in the Muppet theater's box seats and doing what?

  • cheering on the show
  • ignoring the show
  • complaining about the show

The extra Muppets that aren't identified by name, but populate the background, are known as what?

  • Whatnots
  • Unsung heroes
  • Understudies

Which movie director got his start as Jim Henson's right hand man?

  • John Hughes
  • John Landis
  • Frank Oz

Who was the Muppet monster who would eat other Muppets on "The Muppet Show"?

  • Gorgon Heap
  • Crazy Harry
  • Behemoth

"The Muppet Movie" garnered two Academy Award nominations in 1979. What were they?

  • Art Direction and Original Song
  • Score and Original Song
  • Art Direction and Sound Editing

Of the five theatrical release Muppet films, which one grossed the most money?

  • "Muppet Christmas Carol"
  • "Muppets Take Manhattan"
  • "The Muppet Movie"

What HBO show in the early 1980s featured Muppets of three different "races"?

  • Land of Gorch
  • Sam and Friends
  • Fraggle Rock

What Christmas special for HBO featured Jim Henson's furry creatures from Frogtown Hollow?

  • "Kermit's Kristmas"
  • "The Muppet Christmas Carol"
  • "Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas"

What did no guest star of "The Muppet Show" ever do?

  • appear more than once
  • touch a Muppet
  • sing on the show