Rizzo the Rat
Background information
Feature films The Great Muppet Caper
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Muppet Treasure Island
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz
The Muppets
Muppets Most Wanted
Television programs The Muppet Show
Muppets Tonight
Video games
Park attractions Muppet Vision 3-D
Midship Detective Agency
Portrayed by Steve Whitmire
Portrayed by
Animators Puppeteer Jim Henson
Performance model Jim Henson Productions
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Sly, prankish, hungry, cowardly, witty, sarcastic, a trickster
Appearance Slender brown rat, black oval nose, red jacket, yellow cap
Occupation Performer
Gonzo's sidekick
Clifford's assistant (in Muppets Tonight)
Affiliations Good
Relatives 1,274 brothers and sisters (mentioned; in the Muppet Christmas Carol)
Allies Gonzo, his boss Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Rowlf the Dog, Robin the Frog, Pepe the King Prawn, Clifford, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem (Animal, Floyd Pepper, Janice, Zoot, Lips, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker, and Jim Hawkins
Likes Playing tricks, pulling scams, eating, singing
Dislikes Cats, getting tortured, starvation, people being afraid of him
Powers and abilities
Quote (Gonzo as Charles Dickens accidentally lights his tail to light a lamp) "Hey, hey, hey, hey! Light the lamp, not the rat! Light the lamp, not the rat!" (in the Muppet Christmas Carol)

Rizzo the Rat is a sly Muppet rat who loves to eat and play tricks on others. He is performed by Steve Whitmire.

He speaks in a Brooklyn accent and is often paired with Gonzo.


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