The host of Sex and Violence, Nigel became orchestra pit conductor of The Muppet Show. Nigel was performed by Jim Henson, and had a very dry humor about him, but apparently he wasn't as charismatic as Kermit who succeeded him as the show's host. While Jim performed Nigel a few times, Nigel was also performed by John Lovelady. When John left the show, Nigel became a silent background character. Despite no longer having a speaking role, Nigel still remained a character I was always glad to see.