Chuck is the stoat gang leader of the Riverbottom Gang and is the keyboard player. He often says he's hungry to scare his friends into doing whatever he wants them to do. He is a very intimidating character and everyone is afraid of him.
Pop-eyed Catfish (performed by Dave Goelz)
Pop-eyed Catfish does backing vocals for the band and swims about in his tank supplying visual accompaniment not unlike a go-go dancer. He often backs up his cohorts' ill-tempered antics by spitting water in someone's face.
Stanley Weasel on guitar (performed by Jerry Nelson)
Stanley Weasel is the guitar player and singer for the Riverbottom Nightmare Band.
Fred Lizard on drums (performed by Richard Hunt)
Fred Lizard plays the drums in the Riverbottom Nightmare Band.
Howard Snake on bass (performed by Jim Henson)
Howard Snake is the bass player of the Riverbottom Nightmare Band.
Lyrics to "River Bottom Nightmare Band" by The River Bottom Nightmare Band
We take what we want We do anything that we wish We got no respect For animal birdy or fish
The grass does not grow On the places where we stop and stand River Bottom Nightmare Band
We know we're a mess But I does not like to be clean We don't brush our teeth 'Cause our toothache can help us stay mean
We don't wish to learn But we hate what we don't understand River Bottom
When you see us comin' You better startin' runnin' We're always startin' trouble And we're happiest when things are outta hand
Rivers are for boilin' Parties are for spoilin' We either like to sit and pout Or else go out and terrorize our land River Bottom Nightmare Band
We laugh in your face Or we practice our growl and our sneer We break up your place We are dangerous when we are near
And when we are done with our song Who will get the biggest hand? Who? River Bottom Nightmare Band! River Bottom Nightmare Band!