Statler and Waldorf are a pair of Muppet characters. They are two ornery, disagreeable old men who first appeared in the television series The Muppet Show heckling the rest of the cast from their balcony seats. In The Muppet Show, the two were always insulting Fozzie Bear's poor jokes.
Statler appears without Waldorf in "Jerome Is the New Black" where he admits he likes things without Waldorf there to egg him on.
In the DVD cut of "The Hand That Rocks the Wheelchair", Statler and Waldorf observe that Meg finally has some lines. Waldorf pushes for a second joke from her, to which Statler tells him the first one was enough.
While at a thrift store, Peter compares an Aiwa double tape deck to Statler & Waldorf and it proceeds to joke about the selection as well as the customers stinking. When the Peter and his friends are kicked off of a Southwest Airlines flight when they get caught pretending to be veterans, a set of overhead bins also imitate the pair, joking about being 'gay' because they have 'bags' in their mouths.
Statler is voiced by Seth MacFarlane.