Rizzo the Rat is a Muppet character who first appeared on The Muppet Show. Steve Whitmire has been the only performer of Rizzo since his first appearance. He is also one of the smallest Muppet puppets ever seen. Mr. Whitmire found a box of rat puppets in the Muppet Workshop and Rizzo was born.

Rizzo was a minor character on The Muppet Show, but became part of the major cast in the nineties, starting with The Muppet Christmas Carol. He is Gonzo's roommate and best friend and the pair appeared together in a number of productions including The Muppet Christmas Carol, Muppets Tonight, Muppet Treasure Island and Muppets from Space.


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