Greeting, fellow Thog-Heads! Welcome to another missive of the Thog Blog, the blog devoted to all things Thog. You don’t know who Thog is? What are you doing here!? Also, Thog is the Gentle Blue Giant from The Muppet Show. Check him out below:
See? You’re already a fan. The Muppets are full of great, loveable characters we all know like Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, et al. And we superfans have our own favorites that are lesser known like Marvin Suggs, Dr. Julius Strangepork, Annie Sue Pig, and Uncle Deadly. And of course Thog. Beautiful, loveable Thog.
What I love about Thog is just how sweet and huggable he is. Look at him, you just want to snuggle up with him, like a Totoro. Thog was originally performed by Muppeteer Jerry Nelson (RIP) in a growly, droopy voice. Despite being 9 feet tall and a monster, no one is afraid of Thog, because he just exudes pleasantness.
Oh, man, I could go on and on about Thog, but I’ll just end with the Thog Anthem:
You’re not Kermit the Frog
You’re not Rowlf the Dog
But you’re our favorite, Thog!
The show may be a slog
But it’s all just prologue
To the introduction of Thog!