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Statler and Waldorf
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
Television programs The Muppet Show
Muppet Babies (as uncles)
Muppets Tonight
Video games
Park attractions Muppet Vision 3-D
Midship Detective Agency
Portrayed by Statler:
Richard Hunt (1976-1991)
Jerry Nelson (1975; 1992-2003)
Steve Whitmire (2002-Present)
Jim Henson (1975-1990)
Dave Goelz (1992-Present)
Portrayed by
Voice Dave Coulier (in Muppet Babies)
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Jacob & Robert Marley (in The Muppet Christmas Carol)
Hispanola figureheads (in Muppet Treasure Island)
The Kalidah Critics (in The Muppets Wizard of Oz)
Personality Funny, grumpy, critical, wise-cracking, curmudgeonly, cantankerous, sometimes nice and appreciative
Appearance Statler: Slender, elderly, half bald, both gray hair and eyebrows, black suit
Waldorf: Obese, elderly, half bald, both white hair and eyebrows, mustachioed, droopy eyes, brown suit
Occupation Hecklers
Occasional performers
Alignment Neutral (sometimes bad)
Relatives Statler: An unnamed grandson
Waldorf: Astoria (ex-wife)
Powers and abilities
Fate Always get the last laugh at the end of the show.
Quote Waldorf: "Just when you think this show is terrible something wonderful happens."
Statler: "What?"
Waldorf: "It ends." (both laugh)
Statler: "I've always dreamed we'd be back here."
Waldorf: "Dreams? Those were nightmares!" (both laugh)

Statler and Waldorf share the stage left balcony box in the Muppet Theater, where the two take delight in heckling every aspect of The Muppet Show. Statler and Waldorf are especially unforgiving to Fozzie Bear. However, it is revealed in A Muppet Family Christmas that the two critics are friends with Fozzie's mother, Emily Bear.

They always have the last word, with a final comment at the end of each episode of The Muppet Show.

Statler and Waldorf also appear in The Muppet Christmas Carol, where they are given the names Jacob and Robert Marley, respectively. Like their normal selves, their past selves in the film also mercilessly heckle Fozzie Bear (who was playing Fezziwig) during the annual Christmas party. The only time they expressed any gratefulness to Fezziwig was when he gave his speech, and only because it was immensely short.

When they appear on Muppets Tonight, they're often watching it from a retirement home.



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