Miss Kitty is a purple monster who first appeared as a Frackle with a match in "The Great Santa Claus Switch", performed by Richard Hunt. When he appeared on "The Muppet Show", his nose was changed from green to blue, and his eyes were enlarged.
The character was named on his first appearance on "The Muppet Show", in the "Cowboy Time" sketch on the Juliet Prowse episode. As Rowlf walked through the saloon, he greeted the monster as "Miss Kitty," a reference to saloon girl Kitty Russell from the radio and television Western series Gunsmoke. Despite the name, however, the monster is male, as evidenced by the fact that Miss Kitty only dances with female companions (including a female Blue Frackle) in the At the Dance sketches. He also wears a wig when playing a female role in "All of Me" on the Paul Williams episode.
Like many Muppet Monsters, Miss Kitty had no consistent performer. His known performers include:
- Dave Goelz: Episodes with Juliet Prowse, Joel Grey, Florence Henderson, and Paul Williams
- Jim Henson: The Bruce Forsyth episode
- Richard Hunt: The Vincent Price episode
The Miss Kitty puppet was also used as the foundation for Thudge McGerk in the Vincent Price episode.