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Muppet

Up to date as of February 02, 2010

From Muppet Wiki

Yorick was a character from Sam and Friends, a purple skull with an appetite for everything.

Yorick was made of papier maché, with a tube in his mouth that allowed him to swallow things. He was a precursor to hungry monsters like Cookie Monster. Through the years, Jim Henson experimented with his voice; either making grunting noises, talking in a really gruff voice, or remaining silent.

In one classic variety show sketch, Kermit wore a blonde wig and lip-synched "I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face" to Yorick, as the hungry monster tried to eat Kermit's foot. The sketch was performed on many different shows, including The Ed Sullivan Show in February, 1967.

In a survey done in Washington, D.C. during the Sam and Friends run, Yorick was voted the most popular character on the show. The Evening Star reported: "The contest to decide the most popular muppet (sic) in which 6,000 votes were cast by mail moved Sam into second place behind Yorick. Mushmellon came in third, followed closely by Kermit."

Yorick made one comeback appearance in The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years.

References

  • "News of DC Studios: Tickled Plumb to Death" by Sheila Gallagher. Washington, D.C. Evening Star, c. 1959.

See also


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Runescape

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

From the RuneScape Wiki, the wiki for all things RuneScape

Yorick
Deceased
Release date Unknown edit
Race Human
Members NPC? Not Applicable
Quest NPC? Not Applicable
Location Buried near Thurgo's hut.
Sells items? Not Applicable
Skill requirement? Not Applicable
Quest requirement? Not Applicable
Gender Unknown edit
Examine Not Applicable
Notable features Deceased resident of southern Asgarnia.

Yorick is a deceased resident of southern Asgarnia, likely of Rimmington or an isolated farm. Yorick is buried in the church near Thurgo's hut south of Port Sarim.

Trivia

  • When examining Yorick's grave, players will receive the message "Alas, poor Yorick!" This, coupled with the fact that another two of the graveyard's other residents are named Horatio and Ophelia, suggests that they are a reference to the Shakespearian tragedy Hamlet (Yorick was the name of a jester).
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