And to further “shake it up”, I’ll throw in this bit of trivia:
Neither Statler nor Waldorf are currently performed by their original performers. Statler was performed by Richard Hunt, and Waldorf was performed by the man himself, Jim Henson. Since the deaths of these two performers back in the early 90s, Statler has been performed by Jerry Nelson (known for Robin the Frog, Gobo Fraggle, Floyd Pepper, and Herry Monster, among others), and Waldorf has been performed by Dave Goelz (the man beneath Bunsen Honeydew, Zoot, Beauregard, and of course, the Great Gonzo).
I believe Dave and Jerry’s first main performance together as Statler and Waldorf was in The Muppet Christmas Carol (where they portrayed the Marley brothers, Scrooge’s former partners).
We’re Marley and Marley,
avarice and greed.
We took advantage of the poor,
and just ignored the need-y.
We specialized in causing pain,
in spreading fear and doubt.
And if you could not pay the rent,
We simply threw you out!