Dr. Bunsen Honeydew is the resident scientist on The Muppet Show and the host of the Muppet Labs sketches. In season one of The Muppet Show, he worked alone, but in season two, his assistant Beaker was added to the show.
Bunsen is always eager to show off his latest scientific discovery, but his excitement about progress tends to render him short-sighted. Beaker usually ends up being harmed by Dr. Honeydew's inventions, but Bunsen is either unaware or apathetic to Beaker's suffering. Bunsen Honeydew's name comes from the scientific instrument called the Bunsen burner, and the shape of his head, which looks like a honeydew melon.
Bunsen's inventions have included a gorilla detector, exploding clothes, edible paper clips, a banana sharpener, hair-growing tonic, and a machine that can turn gold into cottage cheese.