Aretha is a cave creature who sings along with Gobo on "Only Way Home" in the Fraggle Rock episode "Sir Hubris and the Gorgs." Her name is a reference to Aretha Franklin.
Possessing orange eyes, protruding teeth, and a moving brow, Aretha was reused in many subsequent productions, in both male and female roles, played by a variety of puppeteers: as a wedding guest in The Muppets Take Manhattan, as a female chorus member in The Muppet Christmas Carol, a townsperson in Muppet Treasure Island, a cape doom in Muppets from Space, a member of the Flying Monkeys motorcycle gang in The Muppets' Wizard of Oz and as a Gulag 38B in Muppets Most Wanted.
Aretha is one of only a handful of monsters who appeared on "Mopatop's Shop" who ever returned to the American Muppets. The puppet was later used with different eyes as Huffy Monster.
- Fraggle Rock
- "Gobo's Discovery" (background)
- "Sir Hubris and the Gorgs"
- "Scared Silly" (background)
- The Muppets Take Manhattan (Wedding Finale)
- The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years
- The Jim Henson Hour
- Episode 101: First Show
- The Ghost of Faffner Hall
- The Earth Day Special
- The Cosby Show
- Muppet Meeting Films ("Think Bigger")
- Good Morning America ("Earth Day")
- The Muppet Christmas Carol
- Muppet Time (as Huffy Monster)
- Muppet Treasure Island
- Muppets Tonight promo for BBC
- Muppets from Space
- Mopatop's Shop
- It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
- Sesame Street 4-D Movie Magic
- The Muppets' Wizard of Oz
- Sesame Street : Season 44
- Muppets Most Wanted