Gonzo cross dresses in an episode relating to sex change.
The latest episode of Disney’s Muppet Babies has been accused of “child abuse” by Catholic League president Bill Donahue over how it depicts beloved series male mainstay Gonzo as a dress wearing princess, which he believes is an attempt to normalise the transgender ideology that “a boy can be a girl, and vice versa.”
Titled “Gonzo-rella”, which tells a short story based loosely on the all-time classic tale Cinderella, the episode in questions sees Gonzo upset because he wanted to wear a “princess dress” to the Royal Ball, but the the girls said he wasn’t supposed to because he’s a boy.
As the episode unfolds, Rizzo eventually reveals himself to be Gonzo’s “Fairy RatFather” and grants the blue Muppet his wish, giving him a blue dress (akin to the one Cinderella has worn in countless iterations of the classic folk tale. most notably Disney’s own animated version) to wear to the ball. However, In classic Cinderella fashion, the Fairy RatFather’s magic eventually wears off, and at the strike of “cake o’clock”, Gonzo-rella’s dress disappears.
By the end of the episode, Gonzo reveals to the other Muppets that he was the mysterious princess all along, saying that he didn’t reveal this fact sooner “because you all expected me to look a certain way.”