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Fozzie Bear
Fozzie Bear in Muppets Treasure Island (and Mr. Bimble, the man living in his finger)
For the heavy metal band fronted by Chris Jericho, see Fozzy

Fozzie Bear is a fictional character, originally created by Jim Henson as a member of The Muppets. He is an orange, fuzzy Muppet bear who tells semi-funny jokes and ends each joke with his catch phrase "Wocka Wocka Wocka." Shortly after telling the joke, he is constantly the target of rotten tomatoes and ridicule, especially from hecklers Statler & Waldorf. This act is similar to Rodney Dangerfield acts. Image File history File links Fozzie. ... Image File history File links Fozzie. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Christopher Keith Irvine (born on November 9, 1970), better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is a Canadian-American actor, radio host, rock musician and professional wrestler . ... Fozzy is a heavy metal band, fronted by pro wrestler Chris Jericho, and also including musicians from Stuck Mojo and other established metal bands. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... Jim Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990) was the most widely known American puppeteer in modern American television history. ... The Muppets are a group of puppets and costume characters, and the company created by Jim Henson. ... A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ... Binomial name Solanum lycopersicum L. Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Waldorf (left) and Statler Statler & Waldorf are the names of a pair of muppet characters. ... Rodney Dangerfield (November 22, 1921 – October 5, 2004), born Jacob Cohen, was an American comedian and actor, best known for the line I dont get no respect and his monologues on that theme. ...


History

Fozzie is very good natured and loves his friends. He was originally performed by puppeteer Frank Oz, although in recent years he has been performed by Eric Jacobson. Fozzie was named after puppet builder Faz Fazakas, who created the mechanism that allowed Fozzie to wiggle his ears. He also sings and dances; when the Muppets released records, Fozzie Bear had such classics as "Wotcher! (Knocked 'Em in the Old Kent Road)" to his credit. Richard Frank Oznowicz (born May 25, 1944), better known as Frank Oz, is an English film director, actor and puppeteer. ... Eric Jacobson is a puppeteer and Muppet performer who has performed some of Frank Ozs Muppet characters since 2001. ... Old Kent Road is a road in south London. ...


Fozzie's mother Emily Bear (performed by Jerry Nelson) appeared in A Muppet Family Christmas film. In The Great Muppet Caper, Kermit and Fozzie are questionable news reporters and apparently twin brothers. Fozzie also has a cousin who appeared in the first season of The Muppet Show, also performed by Frank Oz. Jerry Nelson (born July 10, 1934) is a Muppet puppeteer. ... A Muppet Family Christmas is a made for TV movie produced in 1987, starring Jim Hensons Muppets. ... The Great Muppet Caper is the second of a series of live-action musical feature films, starring Jim Hensons Muppets. ... Kermit singing Bein Green in the first season of Sesame Street. ... The Muppet Show was a television program featuring a cast of Muppets (diverse hand-operated puppets, typically with oversized eyes and large moving mouths) produced by Jim Henson and his team from 1976 to 1981. ...


In the late '80s a children's video was released called Hey, You're as Funny as Fozzie Bear! which was to help kids develop comedic talent.


Since the early days of The Muppet Show, Fozzie has often interacted with Kermit. Fozzie got Kermit to reluctantly assist him for one of his best-known monologues, "Good Grief! The Comedian's a Bear!", and has also had quite a bit of interaction with Kermit backstage.


In episode 115, Fozzie constantly annoyed Kermit with a running gag, delivering a number of pun items, such as a "wire" and a "letter" for Kermit the Frog which turned out to be a clothes wire and the letter R, respectively.


In episode 114, Fozzie performed the supposedly famous "Banana Sketch." When Kermit confessed that he didn't know what "The Banana Sketch" was, the cast and guest star Sandy Duncan teased him for his ignorance.


Kermit and Fozzie have also frequently been paired together in countless movies, books, and specials. In The Muppet Movie, Fozzie was the first Muppet Kermit met on his journey. After Fozzie's unsuccessful comedy performance at the El Sleezo Cafe, Kermit invited Fozzie to come to Hollywood with him. The two friends sang the duet "Movin' Right Along" in the same film.


Fozzie was also frequently teamed up with Rowlf the Dog. In episode 101, Fozzie played a western bandit to Rowlf's role as a western hero. Fozzie also appeared in two Veterinarian's Hospital sketches, in which Rowlf starred as Dr. Bob. Rowlf the Dog Rowlf the Dog is a Muppet character, a scruffy brown dog of indeterminate breed with a rounded black nose and long floppy ears. ...


In episode 218, Rowlf learned that Fozzie could play the piano, and they played the piano together in a performance of "English Country Garden". Rowlf has also played back-up to Fozzie's renditions of "Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee (An Actor's Life for Me)" and "I've Got Rhythm." During the latter number, Rowlf attempted to help Fozzie with his singing.


The young incarnations of Fozzie and Rowlf were also frequently paired together on Muppet Babies.


He was the character most noticeably absent from the short-lived Muppets Tonight. Muppets Tonight was a live-action/puppet television series created by Jim Henson Productions and featuring the Muppets. ...


The character now belongs to The Walt Disney Company after Disney bought the franchise from The Jim Henson Company. The original puppet is kept in the teddy bear museum in Stratford-upon-Avon, founded by Gyles Brandreth. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... Jim Hensen Company in Los Angeles The Jim Henson Company is an American company founded in 1958 by puppeteer Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets. ... Gyles Daubeney Brandreth (born March 8, 1948 in Germany) is a celebrity, author and politician in the United Kingdom. ...


Fozzie Bear's Roles

Fozzie Bear has been in every Muppet Movie. Here are some of the roles that he has played:

The Muppet Movie is the first of a series of live-action musical feature films starring Jim Hensons Muppets. ... The Great Muppet Caper is the second of a series of live-action musical feature films, starring Jim Hensons Muppets. ... The Muppets Take Manhattan DVD cover The Muppets Take Manhattan is the third of a series of live-action musical feature films starring Jim Hensons Muppets. ... The Muppet Christmas Carol was the fourth feature film to star The Muppets, and the first produced after the death of Muppets creator Jim Henson. ... DVD cover Muppet Treasure Island was the fifth feature film to star The Muppets, and the second produced after the death of Muppets creator Jim Henson. ... Its a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie is an NBC television film produced by Jim Henson Television in 2002, starring Jim Hensons Muppets. ... Muppets from Space DVD cover Muppets from Space was the sixth feature film to star The Muppets, and the first since the death of Muppets creator Jim Henson to have an original Muppet-focused plot. ... Promotional poster The Muppets Wizard of Oz, an original made-for-television movie, aired May 20, 2005 as a special Friday night edition of ABCs The Wonderful World of Disney. ... A Muppet Family Christmas is a made for TV movie produced in 1987, starring Jim Hensons Muppets. ... Released direct-to-video on October 28, 1994. ...

External links

  • Muppet Wiki: Fozzie Bear

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Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal (636 words)
Fozzie Bear is a fictional character, originally created by Jim Henson as a member of The Muppets.
Fozzie was named after puppet builder Faz Fazakas, who created the mechanism that allowed Fozzie to wiggle his ears (According to the Muppets Inside guidebook, his name was a play on Frank Oz's name (F.Oz)).
In episode 115, Fozzie constantly annoyed Kermit with a running gag, delivering a number of pun items, such as a "wire" and a "letter" for Kermit the Frog which turned out to be a clothes wire and the letter R, respectively.
Fozzie Bear - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (303 words)
Fozzie Bear is a fictional character, originally created by Jim Henson as a member of The Muppets.
He is an orange, fuzzy Muppet bear who is constantly telling semi-funny jokes and ends each joke with his catch phrase "Wocka Wocka Wocka!" Shortly after telling the joke, he is constantly the target of rotten tomatoes and ridicule, especially from hecklers Statler and Waldorf.
Fozzie was named after puppet builder Faz Fazakas, who created the mechanism that allowed Fozzie to wiggle his ears.
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