Yeah - the old guys up in the box were funny! But who could resist the charm of Elmo?! He's so cuuuuute!
I do love the old guys so much, The X Factor ot BGT would be so much better if they presented it. And like h3g3l I love their cynicism and always found them funny.
But other than them I like Rizzo and Beaker.
Beaker and Animal are my favorite. I like the Swedish Chef too, just because of the way he talks.
I have a Beaker doll who maintains residence on my couch.
Fozzie Bear ("A bear in his natural habitat-- a Studebaker!") and Rowlf, particularly Rowlf as Dr. Bob!
I liked Rowlf when I first saw him(his character) on the Jimmy Dean show, but I think my all time favorites were beaker and Waldorf and Statler.
The whole show and all of the characters were great, it was marketed towards children but had adult humor.