Statler and Waldorf Costume
Statler and Waldorf are two of the most recognizable Muppet characters and are best known for their cantankerous opinions and shared penchant for heckling. They first appeared in The Muppet Show in 1975 and have since made numerous appearances in a wide variety of movies and television shows in the Muppet franchise.
They are best known for their hilarious, and often obnoxious, heckling during shows. Their frequent heckling, however, is usually just for the fun of it, and not for any underlying message or sentiment. They are also known to frequently laugh at their own witty remarks, often breaking the fourth wall and making fun of themselves.
Their costumes are iconic and simple to recreate, with a pinstripe suit and tie for Statler and a suit in earthy tones and balding wigs for Waldorf. They are easily found at costume shops, but can also be created for less money using a basic suit and hat.
At the recent Palisades Comics Convention, they had a set of Statler and Waldorf costumes on display in their booth, which was quite striking. They cost $25 at the show, and I’m sure they’ll be available online soon enough.
These aren’t the normal Statler and Waldorf, so they don’t have the same joints as their regular counterparts, but they do work well. The waist joint on Waldorf is a little too gap-y, but the leg joints are great, and allow for lots of movement.
They come with one accessory – their canes, and these are fairly basic, but they fit nicely in their hands. They look good, and are fairly realistic for a convention exclusive, so they should be okay for most fans to collect.
There is a new movie about The Muppets coming to Disney+ this Fall, called Statler and Waldorf: From the Balcony. It stars Steve Whitmire as Kermit the Frog and Dave Goelz as Statler and Waldorf, two Muppets who were booing before they became ghosts!
This is the latest movie starring The Muppets, which features a number of new Muppet characters as well as some old favorites. It’s a fun, and sometimes silly film, with some great humor, and plenty of positive messages about respect, integrity, and courage.
The main story involves a small town in the US that has been going through a rough patch, and its local theater is no longer operating. Gary (Segal) and his brother Walter (Linz) decide to take a vacation to Los Angeles to celebrate Gary’s tenth anniversary with his girlfriend Mary (Adams). In L.A., they find out that the theater is going to be sold to Tex Richman (Cooper) who wants to drill for oil underneath it.
They end up helping Tex, and in the process get a job at the Muppets’ new theater. They are also surprised to see that Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy have become romantically involved with each other, even though they haven’t been seen together in over a year. These are all very nice touches and a fun addition to the film. I think it’s a great addition to the Muppets library, and I hope it gets some good reviews from fans!