Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his assistant Beaker

11 Jan

Did you grow up watching Jim Henson’s Muppet show? I believe it was on Sunday evening about 7:00 pm. I eagerly awaited and watched each episode!

Do you remember Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his faithful assistant Beaker? Not sure? Let me refresh your memory with the following video clips:

Dr. Bunsen Honeydew

Dr. Bunsen Honeydew is the resident scientist on The Muppet Show, and host of the Muppet Labs sketches. In season one of The Muppet Show he worked alone, but in season two, his assistant Beaker was added to the show. Bunsen is always eager to show off his latest scientific discovery, but his excitement about progress tends to render him short-sighted. Beaker usually ends up being harmed by Dr. Honeydew’s inventions. Bunsen Honeydew’s name comes from the scientific instrument called the Bunsen burner, and the shape of his head, which looks like a honeydew melon.



Beaker is a Muppet character from The Muppet Show. He is the shy, long-suffering assistant of Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, and is likewise named for a piece of laboratory equipment, although his shape more closely resembles a Graduated cylinder.Beaker is a magnet for misfortune; his appearances typically involve him being blown up, electrocuted, eaten by large monsters, or losing body parts. Beaker communicates in a nervous, high-pitched squeak that sounds like “Mee-mee-mee mee”. Occasionally, Beaker was able to take revenge, particularly a segment in which he inadvertently made several copies of himself and spent the rest of the episode chasing Honeydew around the theater.

We have many Muppets characters including Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker that are pictured above in our toy shop. Please click on the following link to browse all of our Jim Henson toys:


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