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RIP Muppet Present Visitor Star Alan Arkin

RIP Muppet Present Visitor Star Alan Arkin


Alan Arkin on The Muppet Show with Beaker, Bunsen, Kermit, Fozzie, and Muppet rabbits

As reported by Selection and numerous different shops, actor Alan Arkin has died on the age of 89. Arkin had a protracted, spectacular profession, and he was a flexible actor, hopping between dramatic and comedic roles, imbuing all of them along with his offbeat power.

As Muppet followers, we fondly bear in mind his look because the visitor star in a season-four episode of The Muppet Present, which is a bizarre one even by Muppet Present requirements. In that episode, Arkin drinks Muppet Labs’ “Jekyll-Hyde Potion,” turns into a monstrous model of himself, and assaults a bunch of cute Muppet bunnies as they sing “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.” Later, he sings “Pig Shuffle” — a music he wrote himself! — and makes Miss Piggy mad.

Arkin additionally had a cameo within the 2011 film The Muppets, as Gary, Mary, and Walter’s unenthusiastic tour information on the Muppet studio. With that, he turned one of many newest additions to the “Muppet Present visitor star AND Muppet film cameo star” membership.

However that’s not all! Arkin additionally made a number of appearances on Sesame Avenue, although he by no means interacted with the Muppets there. He and his then-wife, actor and author Barbara Dana, performed Larry and Phyllis in a collection of sketches within the second season of the present. These sketches usually discover Larry and Phyllis struggling to perform a easy process, solely to comprehend in a second of epiphany that they will obtain their objective in the event that they cooperate.

I doubt Arkin would have named these as a significant spotlight of his profession, however he’s hilarious in them, and plenty of Sesame Avenue followers have been delighted to rediscover them lately.

Alan Arkin was a particular expertise, and he will likely be missed.

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by Ryan Roe – Ryan@ToughPigs.com



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