Big V

Big V is a large, long-nosed Muppet monster who ate Kermit in "The Glow-Worm" sketch, performed on various variety shows in the 1960s. This sketch was performed again in The Muppet Show, but with [[Gorgon Heap]] taking the role of the monster.

Big V made a smattering of appearances in other late 1960s and early 1970s Henson projects. In many of the appearances unrelated to the "Glow-Worm" sketch, his nose was truncated.

  • He appeared in the title role in Shrinkenstein, a 1965 industrial film made for Pak-Nit. Here, he was performed by late Jim Henson.
  • He swallowed Mack in ads for C & P Telephone Co. of VA and Southern Bell Telephone in the mid-1960s.
  • He appeared in a Sesame Street sketch from the first season where he ate Kermit's radio. (First: Episode 0039)
  • He had a cameo appearance in the 1969 special Hey Cinderella!
  • An animated version of Big V appeared in the episode "Red's Drippy Dilemma" of the animated Fraggle Rock series, parodying the "Glow-Worm" sketch, and reappearing several times throughout the episode.
  • Big V appeared alongside Gorgon Heap in the 2010 comic book miniseries Muppet Snow White.