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Working with The Muppets: Which Character Are You?

There are some brands out there that you’re just never too old to love and revert back to your inner six-year-old self for. LEGOs is one such brand that I loved as a kid and I still walk down its aisle at Target today to see what’s new (just a FYI, there’s some really cool stuff now). The other brand is the Muppets. We’ve all grown up with Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the gang and now they’re coming back into our lives!

Each character’s personality is much like the ones we’ve come across in our everyday work lives. Granted, we maybe haven’t interacted with a frog, but Kermit’s qualities are similar to our coworkers and fellow team members. See if you can pick yourself out (or your fellow Cubeville members) from this group of Jim Henson’s beloved puppet characters.

Miss Piggy

Miss Piggy

We all have those little traits about ourselves that we wish we didn’t possess. I’m not entirely sure Miss Piggy is aware that she’s a bit arrogant and self-centered, but there’s no denying she knows she’s glamorous. She has a lot going for her though, and she’ll do whatever it takes to get ahead and make her dreams come true. She doesn’t just sit back and wait for things to happen, instead she makes them happen. Miss Piggy is a great addition to teams since she’ll keep the group moving forward (while looking fabulous at the same time).

Kermit the Frog

Kermit the Frog

After watching just a few minutes of any of ‘The Muppets’ movies, it’s plain to see that Kermit (or Kermie, if you’re channeling your inner Miss Piggy) is a natural-born leader. He’s cautious and won’t hastily make decisions. He’s a great listener and will help the team move along to accomplish their tasks, and provide some laughs and songs along the way.

Fozzie Bear

Fozzie Bear

During stressful meetings, a little comic relief can go a long way to ease tensions and emotions. Enter Fozzie Bear. You can’t help but love this irrepressible guy and his attempts to bring a smile to your face while deadlines are quickly approaching. I dare anyone to not crack a smile with his ‘Wocka Wocka Wocka’ phrase. He’s a great member of the team and follows directions to ensure that the goals are all met.

Gonzo

Gonzo

While others may discount Gonzo for being the oddball who doesn’t quite fit in, he’s a vital team member. The experiences and ideas that someone different from the majority can bring to the table can bring unique solutions to problems that would have otherwise never been thought of. Add in his pal, Rizzo the Rat, and you won’t have to worry about a shortage of ideas.

Sam the Eagle

Sam the Eagle

Nobody wants to be “that” person in the group who’s a grouch and no fun. However, this team member is important to have in larger groups to ensure that everyone stays on task and does what they’re supposed to. Sam’s just the guy to give you a swift kick in the butt and get you back on track to reaching your group’s goals by the deadline.

Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker

Dr. Busen Honeydew and Beaker

These two muppets are imperative to an overall group’s success. Like Fozzie, they mean well and only have good intentions for offering up ideas, but sometimes their ideas don’t pan out in reality. They have no fear of failure, which isn’t always a bad quality to have, and they’re always willing to try out new ideas without having any objections. Well, maybe Beaker has some occasional objections…but he’s a good sport nonetheless. With these two guys in your group, you’ll reach a solution quicker since they have so many ideas and possible answers.

The most successful groups are those that have a lot of unique people in them to draw from, because their diverse backgrounds offer up new ways of thinking and solving problems. While you may not be green or an alien, you can still be an integral part in your group’s success. If I could write a 25,000 word blog about each of the Muppets, I would. However, with the The Muppets movie growing in popularity, a quick overview of the main characters will have to suffice for now.

Which of these Muppets character are you? Are there any other characters or personalities that should have been included? Are you excited about “The Muppets” movie coming out? Shout off below!

Image credit to Muppets on Facebook.


Amy Swanson

Amy is one of Quality Logo Products’ content developers and social media coordinators. She is a self-professed newspaper nerd and thoroughly enjoys reading business and financial news and having impromptu discussions about it. Oh yeah, she’s “one of those” people! A true Midwestern girl by nature, she loves riding her bike, photography, and the Chicago Cubs. You can connect with Amy on

Comments

  1. Tony Promo

    Not mentioned, but I’m Animal, as we share a similar drumming style.

    Either that or the guys on the balcony that criticize EVERYTHING. They’re my favorite.

    • amy

      Animal is a ton of fun! He was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last week and was AWESOME :D

      Statler & Waldorf are great! They actually “run” ‘The Muppets’ Twitter account, I highly recommend it.

  2. JPorretto

    I’m SO Kermit! I totally go for laughs and tend to break into song from time to time. I also do a pretty decent impersonation =]

    • amy

      You strike me as a Kermit sorta guy, Jeff. You’ll have to do your impression sometime!

  3. Joseph Giorgi

    It’s been a little while since I’ve watched a Muppet movie, so I’ll have to watch ‘A Muppet Christmas Carol’ at some point this holiday season. The new movie looks good and all, but I’ll wait for the video.

    Which Muppet character am I?

    Well, I’d have to say that Sam the Eagle has always been my favorite. So, I guess I’m “that” person in the group. ;)

    Awesome blog, Amy!

    • Mandy Kilinskis

      Come on, Sam the Eagle! Be a true patriot and patronize our American theaters and see this movie there!

      • amy

        I love ‘A Muppet Christmas Carol’ and can’t wait to watch it sometime this season too. That movie was what sealed my love with all The Muppets (especially Rizzo the Rat).

        A successful group takes all kinds of personalities, Joe. Good for you for being the ‘Sam the Eagle’ of the group :)

  4. Jenna Markowski

    I think I would probably be Fozzie Bear! I’m all about comic relief, and can make a joke out of every situation.

    Who would be the Miss Piggy of Cubeville?!

    • amy

      You instantly came to mind when I was writing the description for Fozzie Bear, Jenna! You’re always a sure fire bet to bring a stressful situation down a few levels with a joke or comment :)

  5. Mandy Kilinskis

    I think I finally got it. I think I’m the most like Scooter! He’s smart, resourceful, and even though he isn’t the star of the show, he’s the glue that keeps it running! He’s always picking up odd tasks to make sure that everything gets done!

    Plus he wears Muppet!Chucks…so…

    • amy

      Every team needs a Scooter! Great addition, Mandy :D

  6. Jen

    I think I could be a Miss Piggy. I hate to come to that realization but she is a leader, she is caring, she’s stubborn, and she has a wicked awesome fashion sense. Although I may not be uber fashionable, I am everything else, especially when it comes to my kermie (Andy). I am very protective and jealous when it comes to him and I would do anything to make him happy. But I can also fly off the handle if things don’t go my way. I get things done and take care of business and I love the lavish life of shopping and vacations! After this list, it’s official, I’m totally a Miss Piggy and I’m fine with it! :)

    • amy

      I feel a “you go girl” response is needed here ;) Knowing what you want and doing whatever it takes to get it is sometimes the toughest thing to do, so for you to be confident enough to know that is AWESOME!

      Successful groups need someone to make decisions based on the here and now and not get bogged down by too many factors to analyze. That’s where Miss Piggy truly shines. She knows what’s best and will go after it hardcore.

  7. Cybernetic SAM

    oh! Fozzie definitely! At least to myself! :)

    • amy

      Hahaha, I know what you mean Sam! I think of myself as a Miss Piggy, but I don’t think I come across like her to everyone I meet.

  8. Juliette Vincent

    I think I’m definitely Gonzo. Crazy video ideas and silly email blast subject lines are only some of the things I come up with. :)

    • amy

      Gonzo is simply awesome in my book. The crazy shenanigans he gets into with Rizzo always cracks me up!

  9. Jill Tooley

    I strive for Kermit, but there’s definitely a bit of Fozzie Bear in there as well (he was always one of my favorite Muppets). If only I could be as fashionable as Miss Piggy…I’m still fascinated by her wardrobe as an adult! :D

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