The 2016 Muppet Madness Tournament

Welcome to the 2016 Muppet Madness Tournament. This is a banner year for the tournament (did you notice our banner?), because the winner of this year’s tournament will be the newly-elected Muppet President! What does that mean? Who knows, but this will be the most fun election you’ve ever voted in, we promise!

The Candidates

The candidates are divided into Muppet Parties, grouped together because they share similar characteristics. You can vote once every 5 minutes for your favorite in each matchup! The game will eventually come down to a two-person match for the Championship…er, we mean Presidency, but that’s still a long way off. The election process has been completely laid out, with no “cards”, funny business, or tom foolery to get in the way of what we promised Sam Eagle would be a decent, dignified, and most patriotic process. For more about this year’s tournament process, click here.

Show Your Support

Do you want to show your support for your favorite character(s)? We want to give you every opportunity! Whether that means making Muppet memes, blogging, hashtag campaigns…the sky’s the limit. Send anything you want to support your cause to contact@muppettournament.com, and we’ll include it here on the website. Make your voice heard!

Round 1 Voting

Enough talking from us. Now it’s time to do your thing. Vote for your favorite in each matchup below, and vote every 5 minutes. This round of voting is open from March 28 – April 1 (11:59pm).

The B.I.G. Party

This is party with the most characters by far (and also contains the most popular characters). Lots of fan favorites and past Muppet Madness Tournament winners in this group.

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    Kermit the Frog

    It’s not easy being green, but this Frog has been the master since 1955.

  • VS
  • Grover

    Cute and lovable, fuzzy and blue, and hoping for a vote from you.

Round 1 - Kermit vs Grover

  • Grover (62%, 1,424 Votes)
  • Kermit (38%, 855 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,279

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    Rowlf the Dog

    Tickling the ivories and pouring the drinks at Rowlf’s Tavern.

  • VS
  • Ernie

    With his Rubber Duckie by his side, Ernie is ready for the top spot.

Round 1 - Rowlf vs Ernie

  • Rowlf (59%, 1,188 Votes)
  • Ernie (41%, 820 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,008

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    Cookie Monster

    C is for Cookie, and that’s good enough to get him into the tournament.

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    Big Bird

    Humongous and full of heart, fans are flocking to this bird.

Round 1 - Cookie Monster vs Big Bird

  • Cookie Monster (66%, 1,308 Votes)
  • Big Bird (34%, 677 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,985

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    Miss Piggy

    Host of Up Late with Miss Piggy, this diva goes big and takes it all.

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  • Fozzie Bear

    Good grief, the comedian’s a bear. Can he take center stage?

Round 1 - Miss Piggy vs Fozzie Bear

  • Fozzie Bear (63%, 1,246 Votes)
  • Miss Piggy (37%, 731 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,977

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    Elmo

    It may be Elmo’s World…but is it Elmo’s tournament?

  • VS
  • Animal

    In control…in control.

Round 1 - Elmo vs Animal

  • Animal (91%, 1,749 Votes)
  • Elmo (9%, 183 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,932

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    Bert

    Passions include paperclips and pigeons. Is the Presidency next?

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    Gobo Fraggle

    Many a fan have come and followed him over the years.

Round 1 - Bert vs Gobo Fraggle

  • Gobo Fraggle (70%, 1,383 Votes)
  • Bert (30%, 585 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,968

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The Playtime Party

This group of characters are just looking for their next playdate, because they’re the most childlike.

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    Abby Cadabby

    Pink and spunky, this fairy godchild is ready for prime time!

  • VS
  • Mokey Fraggle

    Gentle and kind, she seeks your love, and your votes.

Round 1 - Abby Cadabby vs Mokey Fraggle

  • Mokey Fraggle (60%, 1,134 Votes)
  • Abby Cadabby (40%, 764 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,898

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    Murray Monster

    Word on the street is, this monster could go all the way!

  • VS
  • Wembley Fraggle

    A banana tree shirt and a dream, he can’t decide if he’s going to win or not.

Round 1 - Murray Monster vs Wembley Fraggle

  • Wembley Fraggle (65%, 1,206 Votes)
  • Murray Monster (35%, 650 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,856

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    Zoe

    She’s one of Elmo’s best friends, but how far will her connections take her?

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    Rosita

    One of the few (and by few, we mean “only”) bilingual characters this year.

Round 1 - Zoe vs Rosita

  • Rosita (74%, 1,357 Votes)
  • Zoe (26%, 486 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,843

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The Scraggle Party

Don’t call them “trashy”, even though these characters love to get down and dirty.

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    Oscar the Grouch

    Scraggliest of the scraggles, does he ever love trash!

  • VS
  • Hoggle

    He’s scraggly at heart, but he has too much heart to show it.

Round 1 - Oscar the Grouch vs Hoggle

  • Oscar the Grouch (91%, 1,729 Votes)
  • Hoggle (9%, 163 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,892

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    Big Mean Carl

    Vote for him or he’ll eat your dog.

  • VS
  • Herry Monster

    A very, very strong choice. So strong he doesn’t know his own strength.

Round 1 - Big Mean Carl vs Herry Monster

  • Herry Monster (53%, 1,070 Votes)
  • Big Mean Carl (47%, 939 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,009

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    Trash Heap

    She’s coffee grounds, she’s banana peels, she’s wisdom.

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    Grundgetta

    Oscar’s longtime girlfriend. Can she get past her bae to take the day?

Round 1 - The Trash Heap vs Grundgetta

  • Grundgetta (51%, 1,031 Votes)
  • The Trash Heap (49%, 979 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,010

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The Snooty Party

These characters know who’s boss…because it’s THEM! Sassy and snarky, these guys know how to dish it out.

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    Uncle Deadly

    Piggy’s caretaker, head of wardrobe, and force to be reckoned with.

  • VS
  • Pepe

    He’s a king prawn, on the prowl for the Presidency.

Round 1 - Uncle Deadly vs Pepe

  • Uncle Deadly (51%, 1,199 Votes)
  • Pepe (49%, 1,136 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,335

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    Rizzo

    Is it time to eat? If there’s a pizza involved, he’s your man. Er, rat.

  • VS
  • Yolanda

    Kermit’s assistant, she can order lunch, and order everyone else around too.

Round 1 - Rizzo vs Yolanda

  • Rizzo (68%, 1,326 Votes)
  • Yolanda (32%, 637 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,963

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    Prairie Dawn

    Director of many a Sesame Street pageant.

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    Boober Fraggle

    Master of laundry and worrying. He’ll tell you all about the coming doom.

Round 1 - Prairie Dawn vs Boober Fraggle

  • Boober Fraggle (71%, 1,396 Votes)
  • Prairie Dawn (29%, 564 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,960

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The Band

Muppet musicians are among the most colorful characters. They definitely deserve their own Muppet party, because the party never ends for them!

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    Janice

    A free spirit in every sense of the world, she exists in her own universe.

  • VS
  • Floyd Pepper

    Hey Mr. Bassman! Somebody’s gotta hold down the bottom end of things.

Round 1 - Janice vs Floyd Pepper

  • Floyd Pepper (69%, 1,335 Votes)
  • Janice (31%, 589 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,924

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    Dr. Teeth

    Golden teeth and golden tones, welcome to his presence.

  • VS
  • Clifford

    Former jammin’ emcee of Muppets Tonight.

Round 1 - Dr. Teeth vs Clifford

  • Dr. Teeth (81%, 1,489 Votes)
  • Clifford (19%, 352 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,841

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    Zoot

    Sax is his ax.

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    Lips

    He’s not even sure that he’s really here.

Round 1 - Zoot vs Lips

  • Zoot (73%, 1,355 Votes)
  • Lips (27%, 493 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,848

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The Smarty Party

These are the brainiacs of the bunch. So smart they’re socially inept, quirky, or otherwise unforgettable.

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    Beaker

    Unwilling lab assistant, guinea pig, and perennial unpaid intern.

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  • The Count

    They call him The Count, because he loves to count things.

Round 1 - Beaker vs The Count

  • Beaker (62%, 1,147 Votes)
  • The Count (38%, 712 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,859

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    Chip

    He’s Chip. The I.T. guy.

  • VS
  • Scooter

    Gopher-turned-show-runner, make sure he goes easy on the ginger ale.

Round 1 - Chip vs Scooter

  • Scooter (90%, 1,671 Votes)
  • Chip (10%, 186 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,857

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    Bunsen Honeydew

    Head scientist of Muppet Labs.

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    Dr. Strangepork

    The incomparable, inexplicable scientist of the Swine Trek.

Round 1 - Bunsen Honeydew vs Dr. Strangepork

  • Bunsen Honeydew (74%, 1,364 Votes)
  • Dr. Strangepork (26%, 469 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,833

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The Weird & Wild Party

Most Muppet characters would fit into this category, but these few definitely stand out among the rest.

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    Red Fraggle

    She can do it on her own! But, she still needs your votes too.

  • VS
  • Sidebottom

    Boober Fraggle’s alter-ego. The fun, silly side of Boober’s personality.

Round 1 - Red Fraggle vs Sidebottom

  • Red Fraggle (62%, 1,216 Votes)
  • Sidebottom (38%, 734 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,950

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    Swedish Chef

    No one can understand what he says, or eat what he cooks.

  • VS
  • Marvin Suggs

    Virtuoso on his own creation, the Muppaphone.

Round 1 - Swedish Chef vs Marvin Suggs

  • Swedish Chef (86%, 1,563 Votes)
  • Marvin Suggs (14%, 256 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,819

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    Lew Zealand

    He throws his boomerang fish away, and they come back to him.

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    Crazy Harry

    Did somebody say “Blow it up?”

Round 1 - Lew Zealand vs Crazy Harry

  • Lew Zealand (72%, 1,339 Votes)
  • Crazy Harry (28%, 515 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,854

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The Voting Process

The voting process for Round 1 is a simple 1-on-1 matchup.