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Dr. Julius Strangepork was a character on The Muppet Show. He was a pig-like Muppet, who most often appeared with Miss Piggy and Link Hogthrob in the recurring "Pigs in Space" skit, in which he was the science officer on the USS Swinetrek. He wore wire-rim glasses and sported wide, bushy grey sideburns. The Muppet Show is a television program featuring a cast of Muppets (diverse hand operated puppets, typically with huge eyes and large moving mouths) produced by Jim Henson and his team from 1976 to 1981. ... The Muppet Movie, closing scene. ... Miss Piggy being moved on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Miss Piggy on The Muppet Show, as the Queen of Hearts Miss Piggy is a Muppet character primarily played by Frank Oz. ... Link Hogthrob was a pig-like Muppet on The Muppet Show. ... Glasses, spectacles, or eyeglasses are frames bearing lenses worn in front of the human eyes, sometimes for purely aesthetic reasons but normally for vision correction or eye protection. ... General Ambrose Burnside, whom sideburns were presumably named after Sideburns (also known as sideboards) are facial hair in front of the ears. ...


A similar design first appeared in the original pilot, Sex and Violence, named Doctor Nauga in the skit Return to Beneath the Planet of the Pigs, and the following At the Dance skit. During the first season of the the Muppet Show, a similar puppet was used in the At the Dance skits (usually dancing with Miss Piggy or one of the dancers). The main difference between these puppet designs was the hair colour--the Season One pig had brown hair, not grey. By the time he appeared in Pigs in Space, the design had reverted to its original format.


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Dr. Julius Strangepork - Muppet Wiki (359 words)
Julius Strangepork is an elderly pig who serves as resident scientist aboard the Swinetrek spaceship in the recurring Muppet Show sketch Pigs in Space.
Outside of the "Pigs in Space" sketches, Strangepork was occasionally seen on stage with the other pigs; he also appeared in the chorus for "Cigarettes and Whiskey" in episode 219 (as a smoker with a more rural accent) and portrayed Fritz, the murdered director, in episode 414.
In films, Dr. Strangepork had silent cameo roles, accompanying Link and other pigs, in The Muppet Movie and The Muppets Take Manhattan, and a speaking part in The Muppet Christmas Carol as one of Fred's party guests.
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