Scooter serves as a "go-fer" backstage on The Muppet Show, and appeared from the first produced episode through the end of the series. Possessing glasses with eyes embedded in the lenses and generally wearing a green track jacket, Scooter is a vaguely humanoid character of unknown heritage (as cited in Of Muppets and Men, when pressed about his family, he explained that his mother was a parrot but he didn't know about his father).
Scooter's position at The Muppet Theater is as general aide and gofer. Although initially hired because his uncle, J. P. Grosse, owns The Muppet Theater, Scooter holds on to his job through both nepotism and efficiency. Scooter had been around since the first (production) episode, but his proper introduction, including his hiring and identification as J. P. Grosse's nephew, occurs in episode 106. Scooter's family connections served as a running gag, especially during the first season.
Scooter is the road manager for Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem.
Scooter is a resident of the Happiness Hotel whom Kermit, Fozzie, and Gonzo befriend.
Scooter plays the assistant to the Wizard.
Scooter, years after the Muppet Studios closes down, reunites with the gang as he takes the threat to the Muppet Studios to heart. Scooter gets to play a new role in this movie - as host - when, in a pinch, Kermit calls on Scooter to fill in for him on stage. Unfortunately, the classic advice Scooter gets to calm his nerves - pretend that the audience is naked - doesn't necessarily work for him.
Muppet TV Shows
Scooter appears on the Muppets TV series, where he is the assistant producer of Miss Piggy's talk show. In this show he is portrayerd as a big mama's boy.
In Muppet*Vision 3D, Scooter hosts the preshow film. Due to Richard Hunt's absence at the time, Scooter does not play a significant role in the movie itself; he makes a cameo appearance, riding a bicycle with Janice. Richard Hunt also performed Scooter at Jim Henson's memorial service.
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