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Collector GanaSoth private msg quote post Address this user
Guys. Looking through some old boxes of comics I had in storage and came across Muppet Babies from Star Comics.

I used to watch Jim Henson's Muppets, and Muppet Babies when I was a kid. Now, my little son Max watches the new Muppet Babies.

My question is: what species is Gonzo?
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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
I think hes a penguin.
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COLLECTOR drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
Skeksies


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Collector Noblebeast315 private msg quote post Address this user
I’m pretty sure his species is supposed to be unspecified, to go along with his Gonzo name. He is great though and love him driving he’s truck full of chickens in the Muppets Movie. That movie is a classic.
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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
from Wikipedia:


Species

A running gag related to Gonzo is that it is not clear what species he is supposed to be. Gonzo's self-identity is a "whatever". In The Muppet Movie, Kermit, while having his inner conversation, says "And a thing, whatever Gonzo is. He's a little like a turkey", to which his inner self replied "but not much". In the film The Great Muppet Caper, he is shipped to England in a crate labeled "Whatever" (while Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear are respectively labeled "Frog" and "Bear". In A Muppet Family Christmas, when Gonzo states to the Christmas Turkey that Camilla is his girlfriend, the Christmas Turkey says "You're not even a bird!" In the Muppet Treasure Island CD-ROM Game, Gonzo and Rizzo the Rat land in a bucket of molasses, following the dialogue of a carriage driver saying "It's raining rats and... whatevers". In The Muppets' Wizard of Oz, Gonzo played a Tin Man-ish character primarily known as the "Tin Thing". In Jim Henson's Muppet Babies, Gonzo (voice of Russi Taylor) was simply referred to, most often by Baby Piggy, as a "weirdo" or "blue weirdo".

In Muppets from Space, Gonzo has a starring role. In the film he is revealed to be an alien, and his alien family comes to Earth with a big party for him and before their departure they ask him to return to space with them. Gonzo sadly says farewell to the Muppets but he soon realizes that he would be abandoning his longtime friends who have been like his family all along and declines the aliens' offer.
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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
looks like hes an alien.
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Collector GanaSoth private msg quote post Address this user
Wow.... before I posted this question on here and getting the answer from GAC, my wife said he had to be an alien...
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Collector BigKahunaFSU private msg quote post Address this user
Watch muppet from space (something like that title)
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COLLECTOR Studley_Dudley private msg quote post Address this user
Love Gonzo. I always thought his species was a weirdo because Piggy always called him that in Muppet Babies.

On an MB side note, I hear #10 of the Star line sells for a premium. Same with Care Bears #7.
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What is Gonzo?
WhatsAGonzo
Muppet Babies storybook What's a Gonzo?
The exact name of Gonzo's species has never been revealed. The character originally evolved from Snarl, a Frackle from The Great Santa Claus Switch. However when "The Great Gonzo" appeared on the The Muppet Show, the frackle species trait did not carry over.

In episode 223, John Cleese referred to Gonzo as "the ugly, disgusting little blue creature who catches cannonballs." And in The Muppet Movie, Kermit said that Gonzo looked "a little like a turkey," to which his conscience replied, "Yeah, a little like a turkey, but not much."

In 1985, a collection of Muppet comic strips were released in a book titled "Chickens are People, Too!...But what are Gonzos?". The Muppet Babies also tackled the subject with the book What's a Gonzo?.

In the late 90s, the question was posed in the Ask Henson.com web column, "What exactly is Gonzo?" Dave Goelz responded: "Nobody knows except his parents, and they're not talking. It was always one of those taboo subjects around the dinner table."



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Collector X51 private msg quote post Address this user
I think it's a type of porn, but not sure.
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COLLECTOR Studley_Dudley private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
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I think it's a type of porn, but not sure.
Well, I think I know how it got it's name when you flip him upside down.
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