Ace Hart is a private eye in Dog City, where all are dogs and wisecrackers. Every canine pun is used liberally. Often his cases lead him to Bugsy, the Dogfather, and his minions. Meanwhile, he discusses his cases and all manner of cartoon cliches with Elliott, his creator in the real world. Ace regularly finds himself yanked between divergent storylines and impossibly convenient plot threads.
Terri Springer is Artie's mother on Dog City.
A springer spaniel, Terri is a confident businesswoman and single mother, a forceful female who attracts the attention (and affection) of Eliot Shag.
She also serves as the new inspiration for Rosie O'Gravy, the animated love interest of Ace Hart, when the original model, Colleen Barker, moves away.
Both of the Dog City love interests, Terri and Colleen, were portrayed by Fran Brill.
Colleen's replacement is indicative of a desire to have a female character whose identity was not simply "Eliot's girlfriend," and the addition of Terri provided a family backdrop for Artie.
Her career served as an explanation for why Artie was always hanging around Eliot's apartment, and the inter-relationships amongst the three characters provided material for many of the Muppet plots.
Terri Springer Photos
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