Pepe is a Muppet who appears in Muppets Tonight and Muppets from Space. He is not just a prawn but a king prawn, and is a touch smaller than Rizzo the Rat. Pepe seems to part of a rather unfortunate attempt to make the Muppets more multicultural, since the only other recent addition to the Muppet core is an "black" muppet named Clifford (no relation to the dog). Although he doesn't "look" Hispanic (understandable, since he's a crustacean), Pepe talks with a ridiculous accent of some Latin-American variety.

The worst part is that he's actually funny. Perhaps I'm going soft in the head, but I can't help but laugh at a line like, "you tell him, and I will smack you. I will smack you like a bad, bad, donkey, okay?" It's that, and his upper lip...


An update: Pepe appeared in commercials for some fast food fish chain, which is in particularly bad taste considering that the Muppet Movie made Kermit the Frog's refusal to take on a similar project the spiritual core of the film. But it's OK, since they had to put out a new commercial in which Pepe apologized...

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