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Janice
Janice
Background information
Feature films The Muppet Movie
The Great Muppet Caper
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Muppet Treasure Island
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz
The Muppets
Muppets Most Wanted
Short films
Television programs The Muppet Show
Muppet Babies (guest appearance as a young girl)
Little Muppet Monsters
Muppets Tonight
Video games My Muppets Show
Park attractions Muppet Vision 3-D (cameo)
Here Come the Muppets
Muppets on Location: Days of Swine and Roses
Portrayed by Fran Brill (1975)
Eren Ozker (1976-1977)
Richard Hunt (1977-1991)
Brian Henson (2002-2003)
Tyler Bunch (2005)
David Rudman (2008-Present)
Portrayed by
Animators Puppeteer Jim Henson
Voice
Performance model Jim Henson Productions
Designer Michael K. Frith, Bonnie Erickson
Inspiration
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Nurse Janice (in The Muppet Show's Veterinarian's Hospital skits)
Personality Groovy, musical, hip, talented, laid-back
Appearance Slender woman with long blonde hair; oftens wears a pink tank top, shorts and sandals
Birthday
Occupation Musician
Actress
Alignment
Affiliations
Alignment Good
Goal
Home
Relatives
Pets
Allies Floyd Pepper, Zoot, Dr. Teeth, Animal, Lips, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Rowlf the Dog, Robin, Pepe the King Prawn, Clifford, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker, Walter, Gary, Mary
Minions
Enemies
Likes Playing music, singing, performing, Floyd
Dislikes Anything that's lame or un-groovy
Powers and abilities
Weapons
Fate
Quote "For sure."

Janice is a female humanoid Muppet who serves as the guitarist in the rock and roll band Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem.

History

Janice is the lead guitar player in the Electric Mayhem on The Muppet Show. She also portrays Nurse Janice in Veterinarian's Hospital and appears in various other sketches, frequently as a chorus member. She is occasionally seen in the orchestra during the fourth and fifth seasons of the show. She has a very close relationship with the Electric Mayhem's bass player, Floyd Pepper (although, in the first season of The Muppet Show, she was involved with Zoot).

In addition to the guitar, Janice has also played the tambourine with the Mayhem and the trumpet, trombone or banjo with the orchestra. In personality, Janice is generally laid-back, noted for her Valley girl "Fer sure" and "Rully" dialogue and behavior (such as tanning herself in The Great Muppet Caper). Twice in the Muppet movies, when caught short during a loud and confusing group discussion, Janice has inadvertently revealed her attitudes towards nudity. In The Great Muppet Caper, she's interrupted while justifying a willingness to walk along the beach naked to her mother, while in The Muppets Take Manhattan, she claims that she doesn't pose naked, "even if it is artistic." Janice also has an affinity for baking, at least during the holidays: in A Muppet Family Christmas, she makes Christmas cookies that are eaten by Cookie Monster, while she brings cupcakes to the party in A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa. She lists Tina Turner and Joan Jett among her musical influences and Weezer and OK Go as some of her favorite current bands.

Janice was originally performed by Fran Brill in 1975 and in the first set of Muppet Meeting Films. Eren Ozker performed Janice in the first season of The Muppet Show. Richard Hunt took over the character in season two and gave Janice her familiar Valley girl voice and attitude.

Michael Frith's original sketch of the character indicates that she was intended to be a male character, a take-off on Mick Jagger's emaciated frame. Her name is probably a reference to Janis Joplin. However, in her final form as built by Bonnie Erickson, she bears very little resemblance to either Jagger or Joplin.

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Characters: Kermit the Frog | Miss Piggy | Fozzie Bear | Gonzo | Animal | Rizzo the Rat | Pepe the King Prawn | Statler and Waldorf | Bunsen Honeydew | Beaker | Scooter | Bean Bunny | Dr. Teeth | Floyd Pepper | Janice | Zoot | Rowlf the Dog | Robin the Frog | The Swedish Chef | Sam the Eagle | Sweetums | Bobo the Bear | Uncle Deadly | Camilla | Gary | Mary | Walter | Clifford | 80s Robot | Thog | Seymour | Lew Zealand | Beauregard | The Moopets | Constantine | Dominic Badguy | Nadya

Vehicles: The Electric Mayhem Bus | Le Maximum

Songs
The Muppet Movie: The Rainbow Connection | Moving Right Along | Never Before, Never Again | I Hope That Somethin' Better Comes Along | Can You Picture That? | I'm Going to Go Back There Someday | America
The Great Muppet Caper: Hey a Movie! | Happiness Hotel | Steppin' Out With a Star | Night Life | The First Time It Happens | Couldn't We Ride
The Muppet Christmas Carol: Scrooge | Good King Wenceslas | Marley and Marley | Chairman of the Board | Fozziwig's Party | When Love is Gone | It Feels Like Christmas | Christmas Scat | Bless Us All | Thankful Heart
Muppet Treasure Island: Treasure Island | Shiver My Timbers | Something Better | Sailing for Adventure | Cabin Fever | Boom Shakalaka | Love Led Us Here | Love Power | Love Led Us Here
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz: Kansas | When I'm With You | Nap Time | The Witch Is in the House | Calling All Munchkins | Good Life
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa: Delivering Christmas | It's All About Heart | I Wish I Could Be Santa Claus | My Best Christmas Yet
The Muppets: Life's a Happy Song | Pictures in My Head | Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard | We Built This City | Me Party | Let's Talk About Me | Man or Muppet | Smells Like Teen Spirit | Forget You | The Whistling Caruso
Muppets Most Wanted: We're Doing a Sequel | I'm Number One | The Big House | I'll Get You What You Want (Cockatoo in Malibu) | Interrogation Song | My Heart Will Go On | Something So Right | Working in the Coal Mine | Together Again | Moves Like Jagger | Macarena

Disney Parks: Muppet*Vision 3D | Muppet Mobile Lab | Here Come the Muppets | Muppets on Location: Days of Swine and Roses

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