May 18th, 2010
03:05 PM ET

What ever happened to Baby Skeeter?

If you grew up watching Jim Henson's "Muppet Babies", surely you wondered what became of Skeeter, the tomboy twin sister of Scooter and the only other girl in the nursery besides Baby Piggy.

You can breathe easy now because Skeeter's back!

Grown-up Skeeter can be found among the pages of "The Muppet Show" comic books, whose current series features her return. The comic, produced by Boom! Media, debuted last year. Each issue is a print edition of a "Muppet Show" episode, complete with skits, musical acts, backstage drama and production meetings.

Skeeter - who's looking for a job (no surprise in today's market) - is hired as a "Muppet Show" stagehand. Of important note is the fact that she is never mentioned by name. Skeeter is referred to simply as Scooter's twin sister. But it's obvious that it is her. Because "Muppet Babies" are now a Disney property, there was some legal red tape surrounding actual usage of the Skeeter name.

Die-hard Muppet enthusiasts are probably scratching their heads, wondering how Skeeter fits into the storyline to begin with. She never appeared outside of "Muppet Babies", which was really a mystical off-shoot of sorts. Technically, it is a spin-off of a popular scene from the movie "The Muppets Take Manhattan", where the gang fantasizes about what it would have been like to grow up together.

If "The Muppet Movie" is to be believed, Kermit grew up in a Florida swamp and was approached by an agent while singing and strumming his banjo. He moved to Hollywood where he met Fozzie, and soon teamed up with the gang that was to become "The Muppets."

Skeeter may never have been a live-action Muppet, but those of us who adored "Muppet Babies" appreciate the nod to what is arguably one of the greatest children's television programs of all time.

What about you? Do you have any fond "Muppet Babies" or Muppet memories you'd like to share? Who's your favorite Muppet?

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  1. Andrea

    I had always wondered what had happened to the twin sister that I had watched in the Muppet Babies tv show. I never saw her anywhere, but its nice to know she didn't just disappear from the entire gang completely. I love the Muppets and always will. I wish the tv show was up and running now, it would be awesome to see how the actors and artists of old looked like back when they were younger.

    April 15, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Holly Golightly

    Muppet Babies rock! Muppets will NEVER die! Perish the thought! The old guys in the balcony rock it hard and heavy! They were my neighbors...Love the Muppet Movies! They were my people...

    May 19, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. dancinjan

    Bring back Muppet Babies-we need a Muppet Babies reunion!

    May 19, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Go Sharks!

    The Muppet Babies was pretty awesome; I still remember the theme song. And "Muppets Take Manhattan" is the S***, too... I have it on DVD.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. danyelle

    I miss the old guys in the balcony of the muppet show. They were the best!

    May 18, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Chance

    I saw one of the Muppet comics at the bookstore, and was not impressed. Badly drawn and written. I also saw this "new" Christmas special last year. Also bad. Maybe Disney should have let the Muppets die with Jim Henson. Let them rest in peace with dignity. Why does Hollywood have such a mandate, anyway, to dig up every dead character in the world? How about something fresh?

    May 18, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Justin

    I want the back story on Nanny...maybe a gritty, dark Guillermo del Toro project?

    May 18, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dbhwv

    I always liked Gonzo.

    May 18, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bigbill427

    Well, BigBrainbill427 for them wonderful words of wisdom, but I hope your Bigbrain is bigger than your little brain..

    May 18, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. BigBrainbill427

    You're reading The Marquee Blog for breaking news? What a comment. Thanks Bigbill427 for making my day with this awesome observation.

    May 18, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Brett

    Ralph the Dog... He is the bomb.

    May 18, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Brian

    Wembley Fraggle. My favorite muppet is Wembley Fraggle.

    May 18, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Bigbill427

    What a story. Thanks CNN for making my day with this breaking news..

    May 18, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |

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