The great Muppet mayor
The New York City mayoral race hasn’t generated much real drama, and with few substantive policy debates, it has frequently descended into mudslinging and name-calling.
One insult that has caught on is independent candidate Bo Dietl’s likening of Mayor Bill de Blasio to Big Bird. So if de Blasio’s a big, lovable yellow bird, which puppets best represent the rest of the field?
Bill de Blasio & Big Bird
They’re both tall, kind of goofy and a familiar face on the streets of New York City (though many would take offense with Dietl’s description of the puppet – if not the mayor – as “stupid”).
Nicole Malliotakis & Zoe
Bo Dietl & Animal
Sal Albanese & Waldorf
Waldorf (along with Statler) has been offering his unvarnished criticism since the ’70s. Albanese, a city councilman in the ’80s and ’90s, has been launching cranky attacks from the sidelines for years.
Scott Stringer & Scott Stringer puppet
Sure, he didn’t have the guts to run for mayor this year. But we couldn’t resist bringing back the Scott Stringer puppet from City & State’s 2015 Manhattan issue.
Anthony Weiner & Gonzo
The former congressman might have been running for another four years as mayor if he had more self-control. Like Gonzo, Weiner loves the spotlight and has, ahem, unusual amorous attractions.