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Dr. Bunsen Honeydew is a scientist from The Muppets who is most frequently seen with his assistant, Beaker.

Background

Dr. Bunsen Honeydew is the resident scientist on The Muppet Show and the host of the Muppet Labs sketches. In season one of The Muppet Show, he worked alone, but in season two, his assistant Beaker was added to the show.

Bunsen is always eager to show off his latest scientific discovery, but his excitement about progress tends to render him short-sighted. Beaker usually ends up being harmed by Dr. Honeydew's inventions, but Bunsen is either unaware or apathetic to Beaker's suffering. Bunsen Honeydew's name comes from the scientific instrument called the Bunsen burner, and the shape of his head, which looks like a honeydew melon.

Bunsen's inventions have included a gorilla detector, exploding clothes, edible paper clips, a banana sharpener, hair-growing tonic, and a machine that can turn gold into cottage cheese.

He has appeared in every Muppet movie, often with a large role contributing to the film's plot. In The Muppet Movie, Kermit the Frog meets Bunsen and Beaker in an old ghost town, where Honeydew shows off his latest invention, "Insta-Grow Pills", which can temporarily make things grow bigger. Animal takes the entire jar of pills, allowing the Muppets to defeat Doc Hopper.

In The Muppet Christmas Carol, Bunsen and Beaker portray charity workers. In Muppet Treasure Island, he plays Doctor Livesey while Beaker plays himself.

In Muppets from Space, Bunsen invents a number of devices for the Muppets to use when they rescue Gonzo.

In Muppets Most Wanted, Bunsen creates a "magnetic bomb attractor vest" for Beaker early in the film. When Constantine is revealed to be a Kermit impostor at his wedding to Miss Piggy, he reveals that Piggy's wedding ring is a bomb. Bunsen activates the vest, causing the ring to stick to Beaker before exploding.

Trivia

  • Dr. Bunsen Honeydew's film appearances in The Muppets Take Manhattan and Muppets from Space are both owned by Sony Pictures, It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie is owned by NBCUniversal, and the other Muppet movies are owned by Disney (along with the rest of the Muppet franchise).

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Television shows: Muppets TonightThe MuppetsMuppet BabiesMuppets NowThe Muppets Mayhem

Television specials: The Muppets at Walt Disney WorldStudio DC: Almost LiveA Muppets Christmas: Letters to SantaGood Luck CharlieMuppets Haunted Mansion
Movies: The Muppet Christmas CarolMuppet Treasure IslandThe Muppets' Wizard of OzThe MuppetsMuppets Most WantedMuppet Man
Video games: My Muppets ShowAnimal DrummerTap Tap MuppetsDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Albums: The Muppet Christmas Carol Story AlbumThe Muppet Christmas Carol soundtrackMuppet Treasure Island soundtrackBest of the MuppetsA Green and Red ChristmasA Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa soundtrackMuppets: The Green AlbumThe Muppets soundtrackMuppets Most Wanted soundtrackMuppets Most Wanted scoreLondon Music Works Perform Music From The MuppetsDisney Junior Music: Muppet BabiesMuppets Haunted Mansion soundtrack
Cancelled projects: America's Next MuppetMuppets Live Another Day

Disney Parks
Muppets CourtyardMidship Detective AgencyMuppet*Vision 3D

Entertainment: Here Come the MuppetsHollywood's Pretty WomanMuppet Mobile LabMuppets on Location: Days of Swine and RosesThe Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History
Restaurants: PizzeRizzoThe Great Gonzo's Pandemonium Pizza ParlorRegal Eagle Smokehouse
Shops: Stage 1 Company Store
Parade: Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade

Characters
Muppets: Kermit the FrogMiss PiggyFozzie BearGonzoAnimalRizzo the RatPepe the King PrawnStatler and WaldorfDr. Bunsen HoneydewBeakerScooterBean BunnyDr. TeethFloyd PepperJaniceZootRowlf the DogRobin the FrogThe Swedish ChefSam the EagleSweetumsBobo the BearPopsUncle DeadlyCamillaWaldo C. GraphicWalterClifford80's RobotThogSeymourLew ZealandLink HogthrobBeauregardMahna MahnaThe MoopetsConstantineDeniseSummer Penguin

Humans: GaryMaryDominic BadguyNadyaJean Pierre Napoleon

Vehicles
The Electric Mayhem Bus
Songs
The Muppet Movie: The Rainbow Connection

The Muppet Christmas Carol: ScroogeRoom in Your HeartGood King WenceslasOne More Sleep 'til ChristmasMarley and MarleyChairman of the BoardFozziwig's PartyWhen Love is GoneIt Feels Like ChristmasChristmas ScatBless Us AllThankful HeartWhen Love Is Found
Muppet Treasure Island: Treasure IslandShiver My TimbersSomething BetterSailing for AdventureCabin FeverBoom ShakalakaLove Led Us HereLove PowerLove Led Us Here
Muppet Treasure Island (Sing-Alongs): There Was an Old PirateI'm a RockReal PirateLet the Good Shine Out
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz: KansasWhen I'm With YouNap TimeThe Witch Is in the HouseCalling All MunchkinsGood Life
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa: Delivering ChristmasIt's All About HeartI Wish I Could Be Santa ClausMy Best Christmas Yet
The Muppets: The Muppet Show ThemeLife's a Happy SongPictures in My HeadMe and Julio Down by the SchoolyardWe Built This CityMe PartyLet's Talk About MeMan or MuppetSmells Like Teen SpiritForget YouThe Whistling Caruso
Muppets Most Wanted: The Muppet Show ThemeWe're Doing a SequelI'm Number OneThe Big HouseI'll Get You What You Want (Cockatoo in Malibu)Interrogation SongMy Heart Will Go OnSomething So RightWorking in the Coal MineTogether AgainMoves Like JaggerMacarena
Muppet Babies: Muppet Babies Theme
Muppets Haunted Mansion: Rest in PeaceLife HereafterTie the Knot TangoDancing in the Moonlight

See also
The Muppets


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Muppet Babies
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Kermit the FrogMiss PiggyFozzie BearGonzoAnimalSummer PenguinMiss NannyStatler and WaldorfCamillaRizzo the RatBunsen HoneydewBeakerRowlf the DogMister MannyScooterSkeeterRozzie Bear
Episodes
Season One: "Sir Kermit the Brave / Animal Fly Airplane" • "Hatastrophe / Fly South" • "The Great Muppet Sport-A-Thon / You Say Potato, I Say Best Friend" • "Super Fabulous vs. Captain Icecube / Piggy's Time Machine" • "How Kermit Got His Groove / One Small Problem" • "Playground Pirates / The Blanket Fort" • "Summer Penguin, P.I. / You Ought to Be in Pictures" • "Kermit Levels Up / Frogs of a Feather" • "Animal Cleans Up / Best Pals Pizza Parlor Palace" • "The Good, the Bad, and the Froggy / Muppet Rock" • "Upside-Down Day / Tooth and Consequences" • "The Great Gonzo's Desert Grand Prix / Animal Kong" • "Bunsen Knows All / Doctor Fozzie" • "Grandpa Camp / A Backyard Divided" • "Happy Hallowocka! / The Teeth-Chattering Tale of the Haunted Pancakes" • "Kermit's Big Show / The Card Shark" • "A Very Muppet Babies Christmas / Summer's Super Fabulous Holiday Surprise" • "Summer the Great / Planet Gonzo" • "The Best, Best Friend / Counting Kermits" • "Puppy for a Day / No Laughing Matter"
Season Two: "The Froginizer / My Fair Animal" • "Starship Piggy / My Buddy" • "Finders Keepers / Monster Next Door" • "The Great Muppet Cook-Off / Animal and the Egg" • "Tagalong Polliwog / Sparkly Star Switcheroo" • "Mystery on the Muppet Express / Mister Manny" • "The Karate Cub / Don't Over Duet" • "Run Fozzie Run / My Brother Vinny" • "Beaker 2.0 / When You Wish Upon a Rizzo" • "Chicken Round-Up / Summer's Snow Cone Stop" • "Wock-a-bye-Fozzie / Gonzo's Clean Sweep" • "Meatball Mayhem / Bunsen Honeydew, Show Stopper" • "Best Friends Fixer Uppers / Gonzo's Coop Dreams" • "Win a Twin / Skeeter and the Super Girls"
Songs
Muppet Babies ThemeStart Up Your ImaginationWhat's So Scary About the Dark?Never Have to Say Goodbye (To the Summer)Get Back in the GameMe and My PotatoSuper FabulousGood Things Come to Those Who WaitYou Can Be a Dancer!Muppet Pirate ShantyThe Rules of the KingdomI'm on the CaseThe Lily Pad BluesWhat This Frog Likes to DoCar WashDirty ZoneSummer's Square DanceHopalong Froggy and the Buckin' BroncoDo You Wanna Rock?You Can Be a StarUpside-Downsy CongaYou're Not AloneFozzie's Tooth Fairy SongI've Been There, BuddyHow to Grow a Rubber Chicken TreeLaughter is the Best-est MedicineI Don't Know But I've Been ToldSuper Spooky HalloweenTry Something NewImproviseA Very Muppet Babies Christmas SongFamilyThere Are Lots of Ways to Be GreatJust Like MeFrogs and DogsToo Much MePuppy Come HomeTo Get You LaughingMeanzo FabulousMy Fair AnimalStarship PiggyMy Buddy and MeMust Be a MonsterSteppity SteppitySlow Down, AnimalPenguin with a PlanAll Aboard the Muppet ExpressOpen Your Mind Up (To Something New)Kick it Up a NotchHappy Birthday Miss NannyGetting Away from it AllI Gotta Be Me • A Beautiful Friendship • Genie in a Lamp • You'll Get There Soon • Muppet Rocksplosion • We Can Fix It • Two of a Kind • You'll Get Better • Let's Get on the Bus • Follow Me Little Floofle • (So You Wanna) Be a Frog • Even Mummies Gotta Be Careful What They Touch • Look at Me!
See Also
The Muppets
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