Gonzo was first introduced as a disgruntled performance artist who would conduct odd avant-garde activities like sledgehammering a car to the tune of the Anvil Chorus. Almost every time he performed like this, the audience booed him off the stage.
Gonzo had his official debut as the "Cigar Box Frackle" in the 1970 program The Great Santa Claus Switch.
Throughout the Muppets he has been a daredevil, stunt double, and performance artist
Dave Goelz, Jim Henson, and Jerry Juhl