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Oh ho ho ho ho!
―Statler and Waldorf


Statler and Waldorf are two elderly, curmudgeonly Muppet critics from The Muppet Show.

Background

Statler and Waldorf share the stage left balcony box in the Muppet Theater, and the two delight in heckling every aspect of The Muppet Show. They usually have the last word, with a final comment at the end of most (but not all) episodes. Statler and Waldorf are especially unforgiving to Fozzie Bear. However, it is revealed in A Muppet Family Christmas that the two critics were friends with Fozzie's mother, Ma Bear. Waldorf is the one with the pug-like face, mustache, and whiter hair. In almost all productions, Statler appears on the audience's right and Waldorf on the left. A helpful mnemonic is that Waldorf has the wide face.

Appearances

Muppets Tonight

In the first season, Statler and Waldorf are seen watching the show from the living room of what appears to be a retirement home. In the second season, they watch the show on a portable television from various locations, including a golf course and a ski lift.

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Statler and Waldorf share a joint role of Jacob Marley by playing the ghosts of Scrooge's business partners, Jacob and Robert Marley. As in the story, they appear to Ebenezer Scrooge to warn Scrooge of his impending visits by three spirits. True to the characters playing them, they heckle at Scrooge's expense.

Muppet Treasure Island

In the film, Statler and Waldorf are the mermaid figureheads of the Hispaniola, although fully sentient like the other characters.

The Muppets' Wizard of Oz

Statler and Waldorf appear as the Kalidah Critics, strange beasts who shout insults at anyone attempting to cross a treacherous bridge. Their primary victim is, appropriately, Fozzie Bear playing the Cowardly Lion.

The Muppets

The duo takes on a featured role in the film. In the beginning, they give the villain Tex Richman a tour of Muppet Studios and share with him the fine print of the Muppet contract. Of course, Statler and Waldorf are unaware that Tex plans to raze Muppet Studios and drill for oil, which would mean the end of their balcony - and their heckling. The two eventually find out about Richman's true intentions and decide to help raise money. When the studio fails to raise enough money, even Statler and Waldorf are saddened about this, since the other Muppets were still their friends, despite their heckling. However, when the Muppets realize their fans still love them and will help them get back on top even without their name, Statler and Waldorf are happy again. After Gonzo manages to make Richman laugh, he gives Statler and Waldorf back the theater and name.

Muppets Most Wanted

The duo travel with the Muppets while watching their touring show. When watching Miss Piggy's performance of the Macarena, they claim it has made the show even worse, managing the impossible.

Muppet Babies (2018)

Statler and Waldorf appear as the neighbors of Miss Nanny's daycare. While they are less antagonistic than they were in the The Muppet Show, they do make occasional snide remarks towards the Muppet children.

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Trivia

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Media
Television shows: The Muppet ShowMuppet BabiesLittle Muppet MonstersMuppeTelevisionMuppets TonightThe Muppets

Television specials: Hey Cinderella!The Frog PrinceThe Muppet Musicians of BremenThe Muppets Go to the MoviesThe Fantastic Miss Piggy ShowThe Muppets: A Celebration of 30 YearsThe Tale of the Bunny PicnicA Muppet Family ChristmasThe Muppets at Walt Disney WorldThe Muppets Celebrate Jim HensonMr. Willowby's Christmas TreeStudio DC: Almost LiveA Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa
Movies: The Muppet MovieThe Great Muppet CaperThe Muppet Christmas CarolMuppet Treasure IslandThe Muppets' Wizard of OzThe MuppetsMuppets Most Wanted
Video games: My Muppets ShowAnimal DrummerTap Tap MuppetsDisney Emoji Blitz

Disney Parks
Muppets CourtyardMidship Detective AgencyMuppet*Vision 3D

Entertainment: Here Come the MuppetsHollywood's Pretty WomanMuppet Mobile LabMuppets on Location: Days of Swine and RosesThe Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History
Restaurants: Mama Melrose's Ristorante ItalianoPizzeRizzoThe Great Gonzo's Pandemonium Pizza Parlor (Unbuilt)
Shops: It's A Wonderful ShopStage 1 Company StoreThe Writer's Stop
Parade: Disney Stars and Motorcars Parade

Characters
Muppets: Kermit the FrogMiss PiggyFozzie BearGonzoAnimalRizzo the RatPepe the King PrawnStatler and WaldorfBunsen HoneydewBeakerScooterBean BunnyDr. TeethFloyd PepperJaniceZootRowlf the DogRobin the FrogThe Swedish ChefSam the EagleSweetumsBobo the BearUncle DeadlyCamillaWalterClifford80s RobotThogSeymourLew ZealandBeauregardMahna MahnaThe MoopetsConstantineDeniseSummer Penguin

Humans: MaxDoc HopperSnake WalkerProfessor KrassmanBernie the AgentLew LordGaryMaryDominic BadguyNadyaJean Pierre Napoleon

Vehicles
The Electric Mayhem BusLe Maximum
Songs
The Muppet Movie: The Rainbow ConnectionMovin' Right AlongNever Before, Never AgainI Hope That Somethin' Better Comes AlongCan You Picture That?I'm Going to Go Back There SomedayAmerica

The Great Muppet Caper: Hey a Movie!Happiness HotelSteppin' Out With a StarNight LifeThe First Time It HappensCouldn't We Ride
The Muppet Christmas Carol: ScroogeGood King WenceslasMarley and MarleyChairman of the BoardFozziwig's PartyWhen Love is GoneIt Feels Like ChristmasChristmas ScatBless Us AllThankful HeartWhen Love Is Found
Muppet Treasure Island: Treasure IslandShiver My TimbersSomething BetterSailing for AdventureCabin FeverBoom ShakalakaLove Led Us HereLove PowerLove Led Us Here
Muppet Treasure Island (Sing-Alongs): I'm a Little PirateThere Was an Old PirateOld Bad PollyI'm a RockTruffle ShuffleReal PirateLet the Good Shine Out
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz: KansasWhen I'm With YouNap TimeThe Witch Is in the HouseCalling All MunchkinsGood Life
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa: Delivering ChristmasIt's All About HeartI Wish I Could Be Santa ClausMy Best Christmas Yet
The Muppets: The Muppet Show ThemeLife's a Happy SongPictures in My HeadMe and Julio Down by the SchoolyardWe Built This CityMe PartyLet's Talk About MeMan or MuppetSmells Like Teen SpiritForget YouThe Whistling Caruso
Muppets Most Wanted: The Muppet Show ThemeWe're Doing a SequelI'm Number OneThe Big HouseI'll Get You What You Want (Cockatoo in Malibu)Interrogation SongMy Heart Will Go OnSomething So RightWorking in the Coal MineTogether AgainMoves Like JaggerMacarena
Muppet Babies: Muppet Babies Theme


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Media
Muppet Babies
Characters
Kermit the FrogMiss PiggyFozzie BearGonzoAnimalSummer PenguinMiss NannyStatler and WaldorfRizzo the RatBunsen HoneydewBeaker
Episodes
Season One: "Sir Kermit the Brave / Animal Fly Airplane" • "Hatastrophe / Fly South" • "The Great Muppet Sport-A-Thon / You Say Potato, I Say Best Friend" • "Super Fabulous vs. Captain Icecube / Piggy's Time Machine" • "How Kermit Got His Groove / One Small Problem" • "Playground Pirates / The Blanket Fort" • "Summer Penguin, P.I. / You Ought to Be in Pictures" • "Kermit Levels Up / Frogs of a Feather" • "Animal Cleans Up / Best Pals Pizza Parlor Palace" • "The Good, the Bad, and the Froggy / Muppet Rock" • "Upside-Down Day / Tooth and Consequences"
Songs
Muppet Babies ThemeWhat's So Scary About the Dark?Never Have to Say Goodbye (To the Summer)Get Back in the GameMe and My PotatoSuper FabulousGood Things Come to Those Who WaitYou Can Be a Dancer! • The Rules of the Kingdom • Muppet Pirate Shanty • I'm on the Case • The Lily Pad BluesWhat This Frog Likes to Do • Dirty Zone • Do You Wanna Rock? • You Can Be a Star
See Also
The Muppets