|“||I'm Edgar. But I want you to call me Ed.||„|
|~ Edgar introducing himself to Gonzo and Rizzo the Rat|
|“||Very, very moving, my little alien friend. But I'm afraid your timing is off. Now, you're coming back with me in my cement truck.||„|
|~ K. Edgar Singer|
K. Edgar "Ed" Singer (or better known as Ed Singer) is the head of C.O.V.N.E.T. and the main antagonist of the 1999 film Muppets from Space. He is insecure and devoted to proving the existence of extra-terrestrial life.
He was portrayed by Jeffrey Tambor who later played Mayor Augustus Maywho in The Grinch.
Singer first appears at his headquarters COVNET with General Luft. He was hired by General Luft to find him an alien and bring him doctored photos and a spiral. Singer then shows General Luft every message that says "Are You There?" on other countries on monitors and shows him a symbol of a spiral on the Earth globe.
Later on, after receiving evidence and a photograph of a message stating "I am here", Singer sees Gonzo (who is actually an alien) on TV and ordered his bear assistant Renthro and some of his agents to bring Gonzo to him.
Singer then welcomes Gonzo and his best friend Rizzo to his headquarters. He begins to perform exams on Gonzo's nose and sees that Gonzo has no nostrils, to which Singer asks of how does Gonzo smells. He then shouts "Don't laugh at me!" after being laughed at by Gonzo, Rizzo, and Renthro. Singer apologizes for his ungrateful manners and asks Gonzo of what it feels like to be laughed at. Singer then called in one of his agents Hollywood "Hulk" Hogan (who is a former professional wrestler) to send Rizzo to the lab for some tests. After showing the "Are You There?" messages to Gonzo, Singer told him that he and some of his scientists are gonna perform a brain probe on him and pluck it from his head.
Singer then ordered his agents to take Gonzo away and to bring in General Luft. He brings the general to the laboratory to show him the evidence of extra-terrestrial-life (which is Gonzo), but unfortunately, Gonzo's friends, Rizzo, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Pepe, and Animal saves Gonzo just in time. After getting terminated by the general, Singer then orders Renthro and some of his security guards to find Gonzo, but just then, Gonzo and his friends manages to escape from the headquarters.
After asking Renthro if he overheard anything, Renthro then told him that Gonzo and his friends are going to Cape Doom, to which Gonzo's alien family are gonna land on at midnight. Singer then ordered Renthro to bring in the "subatomic neutro-destabilizer" (which is a large-sized alien-type gun). Before he and Renthro can head for his car, Renthro told him that his car is impounded, and instead heads for Renthro's company car.
Later on, Singer finally arrives at Cape Doom, and was about to fire at Gonzo's alien family with his big gun, but suddenly the weapon failed saying "Please load weapon". Gonzo's alien family then gives him a small alien cape and wanted him to go with them as their ambassador. Singer finally reforms and goes along with Gonzo's alien family to Outer Space, while Gonzo is still staying on Earth.
- His name is a reference to former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover; much as Hoover shared his name with a noted vacuum cleaner, Singer's surname is also that of a sewing machine manufacturer.