Skip To Content

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
Fast Forward

Yes, Bernie Sanders And Chuck Schumer Do Look Like Muppets — The Crabby Ones

Did you know that Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer bear more than a passing resemblance to the Muppets characters Statler and Waldorf?

Now you do.

Business Insider politics reporter Joe Perticone noticed the similarities in a recent tweet, prompting a cascade of replies along the lines of, “How did we not see this before?”

Sanders and Schumer are Democratic politicians. Statler and Waldorf are the Muppets characters best known for heckling other Muppets from their balcony seats. Sanders and Schumer are Jewish. Statler and Waldorf are not, or are they?

Ari Feldman is a staff writer at the Forward. Contact him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @aefeldman

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.