Thog as he appeared in the 70s

Thog is a giant blue Muppet Monster on The Muppet Show. His size may make him imposing, but he has a sweet and gentle disposition. He is known for doing duets with some of the female guest stars in the show.

Thog also did an act with the late Harvey Korman in a Circus act.

After 3 decades, Thog reappears in The Muppets. He was rebuilt by James J. Kroupa who made him large enough to not be able to fit in between the arches. Thus, he had to walk in front of the arches.


At 9 1/2 feet tall, Thog is the largest full-bodied Muppet character in Muppet history, making him bigger than Sweetums (7 ft. tall), Big Bird (8.2 ft. tall) and his Spanish cousin Abelardo Montoya (7 ft. tall), Mr. Snuffleupagus (7 ft. tall and 12 ft. long) and Barkley.

Casting history

Primary performers:



  1. interview
  2. Of Muppets and Men -- there's a picture of Whitmire in Thog's costume

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