, usually referred to simply as Gonzo
. The honorific
"The Great" appears to be self-applied. Gonzo is voiced by Jerry Nelson
Gonzo is an alien. Some people were disppointed to find this out (it was revealed in Muppets From Space), since he had previously been classified as a "Whatever" (The Great Muppet Caper) and as a "Weirdo" (Muppet Babies), and many people hoped that his exact origin would remain forever mysterious. Oh well.
Gonzo has a penchant for death-defying stunts. Normally, he only manages to defy death because he is a Muppet. He has, however, been mangled, flattened, squished, and blown up as a result of his exploits. He never complains, though, revealing him to be a bit of a masochist.
Gonzo is rather unlucky in matters romantic. He has a thing for chickens, in particular one named Camilla. He's been known to make the occassional pass at Miss Piggy, although this attraction was most often seen as a childhood crush in Muppet Babies. Gonzo's best friend is Rizzo the Rat.