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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
Short films
Television programs The Muppet Show
Muppet Babies (as uncles)
Muppets Tonight
Video games My Muppets Show
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)
Drew Massey (2005 - 2006)
Jim Henson (1975 - 1990)
Dave Goelz (1992 - present)
Victor Yerrid (2005 - 2006)
Portrayed by
Voice Dave Coulier (in Muppet Babies; as uncles)
Performance model
Honors and awards 6th place in's Top 10 Muppets from The Muppet Show
Character information
Full name
Other names Jacob & Robert Marley (in the Muppet Christmas Carol)
Hispanola figureheads (in Muppet Treasure Island)
Kalidah Critics (in the Muppets Wizard of Oz)
Personality Funny, grumpy, critical, rude, wise-cracking, curmudgeonly, cantankerous, sometimes nice and appreciative
Appearance Statler: Slender, elderly, half bald, fair skin, gray eyes, both matching hair and eyebrows, hooked (Jew-style) nose, prominent chin, black suit with vertical gray hairlines consisting of a jacket with 3 matching buttons vertically on the right side and a pair of 3 matching buttons vertically on each cuff side, white dress shirt with clear cufflinks, black vest with matching 3 buttons vertically on the right side, both matching necktie with small blue dots and dress shoes with matching shoelaces
Waldorf: Obese, elderly, half bald, fair skin, blue eyes, both white hair and eyebrows, mustachioed, droopy eyes, brown suit consisting of a jacket with 3 chocolate buttons vertically on the right side and a pair of 3 matching buttons vertically on each cuff side, white dress shirt with clear cufflinks, brown vest with 3 chocolate buttons vertically on the right side, crimson necktie with small orange football-shaped prints with lavender lining on the inside and white center with very small black dot, dark brown dress shoes with matching shoelaces
Occupation Hecklers
Occasional performers
Alignment Neutral, sometimes good
Relatives Statler: An unnamed grandson
Waldorf: Astoria (ex-wife)
Allies Each other, the muppets (sometimes), Tex Richman
Enemies The muppets (sometimes)
Powers and abilities
Fate Always get the last laugh at the end of the show.
Quote Waldorf: "Just when do you think this show is terrible something wonderful happens."
Statler: "What?"
Waldorf: "It ends." (both laugh)
Oh ho ho ho ho!
―Statler and Waldorf

Statler & Waldorf share the stage left balcony box in the Muppet Theater, where the 2 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 (except in episode 515).

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, only because it was immensely short.

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



  • Statler: We'd love to see your act!
    Waldorf: In fact, we'd hate to miss your act!
    Statler: In fact, we'd love to hate your act!
  • Statler: These two comics are made for each other. The snowman is ice-cold and the bear's not so hot!
  • Statler: I've always dreamed that we'd be back here.
    Waldorf: Dreams? Those were nightmares!


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