Gonzo the Great is one of the major characters from the television series The Muppet Show. He is an odd-looking, unidentifiable alien creature with blue fur and a long crooked nose. He takes pride in his uniqueness and enjoys everything that he does, no matter how painful or ill-advised it may be.
However, the movie was actually not the first time Gonzo portrayed the Tin Man. The baby version of him from Muppet Babies portrayed the same character in the episode "By the Book" (where he was called the Tin Weirdo) and the storybook Muppet Babies: Classic Children's Tales.