He is often seen wearing sunglasses and his multicolored dreadlocks give his appearance a Rastafarian feel. At one time, he was also a member of Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem.
After the Jim Henson Hour, Clifford was planned to become the host of the next Muppet show. This was a decision kept by the company after Jim Henson’s death and became the basis for Muppets Tonight. In the first episode, Kermit asks a group of Muppets if any of them want to host the new show. Every other Muppet rushed out of the room except Clifford, resulting in him getting the job.
During the Muppets Tonight era, Clifford's personality was changed from a cool, laid-back character to a more uptight and stressed out person. His appearance was changed as well; he was featured with eyes instead of his sunglasses for the first (and only) time. After Muppets Tonight ended, Clifford returned in Muppets from Space and The Muppets' Wizard of Oz, where he was returned to his original sunglasses-look. At MuppetFest, Kevin Clash revealed that he disliked the eyes, and would refuse to perform Clifford again, unless he was wearing his sunglasses.
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