My Muppet Cartoons

I just drew another Muppet themed editorial cartoon, about Chick-Fil-A, below.  I worked for the Muppets from the 1970’s into the 1990’s; the Jim Henson organization made my career as a cartoonist so whenever the Muppets make the news I feel nostalgic.

Chick-Fil-A Muppets

I drew this one when Congress was cutting funding to PBS.

Sesame Street Muppets Congress Execution

I remember when Stephen Colbert testified before Congress, in character, and Republicans complained that they might as well have Elmo testify before Congress, another good occasion for a Muppet cartoon.


Sesame Street Muppets, Stephen Colbert, Congress, Elmo

This one was when the evil Goldman-Sachs traders derisively called their customers “Muppets,” for them, synonymous with “suckers.”


Goldman Sachs Muppets

The Children’s Television Workshop folks announced that Cookie Monster would no longer eat unhealthful cookies.

Sesame Street Cookie Monster

I drew this one when I was a local cartoonist in Hawaii, and Hawaii was running up to a vote to legalize gay marriage (which failed).  A conservative Christian group was outraged by the cartoon and organized a noisy protest outside my newspaper, the Midweek, demanding that the cartoonist “come out!” (I wasn’t really inside, I was at home in California, pretending to be a local Hawaii cartoonist.)

Sesame Street, Bert and Ernie, Gay Marriage, Hawaii

Here are some examples of what I drew and designed back in my Muppet years … the good old days.  I still love the Muppets.

Milton Bradley,The Great Muppet Caper Card Game

The Great Muppet Caper Galsses, McDonalds

Muppets,Wocky,Fozzie Bear,Muppet Magazine


By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the publisher of and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc, which which is a major distributor of editorial cartoons and columns to newspapers and digital publishers. See Daryl's blog at:, see his site at: get permission to reprint his cartoons at:

3 replies on “My Muppet Cartoons”

I think Kermit the frog would make a better president in 2012 than Obummer and Twit Romney.

Now, who should be Kermit's running mate?

Not Elmo! I do like Muppets, but the little laughing red menace has to be wiped off the face of the planet!

Great cartoons. Daryl Cagle, you are a very talented man of fantastic skill. If only I could draw so well. And your sense of political POV is OUTstanding.

Re., Kermit for President. Once upon a time I used to write-in Donald Duck and Goofy. I got tired of them always winning.

Right now, I prefer two real human beings – honest men, Jesse Ventura and Willie Nelson. Just think how delicious it will be to see the faces on the major candidates, the pundits, the PAC men, and all the pro-pols, when the people get a good deal and find these two elected the morning after Election Day. A new era.

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