Johnny appears in Muppets from Space (1999), after the cancellation of Muppets Tonight where he is seen roommates with Sal Minella, he has a quick scene with a few lines of dialogue at Gonzo's party, when Sal cuts the cake meant for Gonzo's family, and Gonzo gets mad, they pretend not to have done so and go around asking who cut the cake. Johnny was a part of the main cast for It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002) where he is seen exchanging gifts with Sal Minella in the opening while singing Jingle Bells. He is also seen trying to cheer Kermit up, along with some of the more prominent Muppets. Johnny's next film role was The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005) with Sal Minella yet again. The two have quite a large role (though not as large as the previous film) as one of the many of The Wicked Witch's (Miss Piggy) flying monkeys, though they appear multiple other times as well.