TV commercial for Pam cooking oil spray (1998)
Jim Henson's Muppets
Did You Know?
The Muppet "Zoe" was originally modeled after Fran herself. The producers of "Sesame Street" wanted to name the character "Franny," but
- in a display of modesty, maybe? - she decided to change the name.
Recalling J.D. Salinger's book "Franny and Zooey," she suggested "Zoe" as an alternate name, and it stuck.