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Oz, Frank  Search this
Jacobson, Eric  Search this
Henson, Jim  Search this
Frith, Michael  Search this
Erickson, Bonnie  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
synthetic fibers (overall material)
foam (overall material)
overall: 22 in x 22 in x 15 1/2 in; 55.88 cm x 55.88 cm x 39.37 cm
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Date made:
1977 - 1979
Description (Brief):
<p>Fozzie Bear is a live-hand puppet originally performed by Frank Oz and currently performed by Eric Jacobson. In a live-hand puppet, like Fozzie, one of the performer’s hands is in the puppet’s head while the other is in one of the puppet’s arms, which has gloves for hands. Another puppeteer is usually needed to operate the other arm, which is known as right-handing. Fozzie is an orange-brown bear with a hat and loose scarf around his neck. He is the resident comedian on <i>The Muppet Show</i> and performs comedy in the classic vaudeville tradition. Fozzie’s jokes are generally bad and often punctuated by his signature laugh, “wocka, wocka.”</p>
<p><i>The Muppet Show</i> is a half-hour long variety show featuring the Muppets that aired for five seasons from 1976 to 1981. The action of the show was generally split evenly between on-stage acts and the chaos going on backstage. Each episode featured a human guest star.</p>
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Credit Line:
Gift of the Family of Jim Henson: Lisa Henson, Cheryl Henson, Brian Henson, John Henson and Heather Henson
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Jim Henson
Data Source:
National Museum of American History