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Seaside Heights, New Jersey: Muffler Man, Formerly Men

Where several Muffler Men once patrolled this boardwalk amusement stretch of the Jersey Shore, now there's only one. Some did not survive Superstorm Sandy and a boardwalk fire. One Bunyan later moved to Fargo, North Dakota.

800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ
Garden State Pkwy exit 82. East on Hwy 37 to the beach. Right on Ocean Ave., then south four or five blocks to corner of Grant Ave. and Ocean Terrace on Casino Pier.
Summer daily, weekends April, May, Sep. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Halfwit muffler man.

Halfwit Muffler Man

Last winter a storm broke the Halfwit Muffler Man at the ankles and he fell over. He was down for part of the summer, but then he returned with a nice new paint job and stronger ankles. He has been at the Casino Pier in Seaside Heights for years.

[JP Melfa, 12/06/2016]

Happy Halfwit.

Muffler Men Cluster

I spotted three of the four Seaside Heights Muffler Men, and they all survived Superstorm Sandy. There is a Neuman overlooking the boardwalk, which is currently under reconstruction. A Paul Bunyan and the other Neuman are stored in a parking lot with rides and debris. The other Muffler Man Bunyan belongs to Barnacle Bill's, and is stored every winter.

[Fran, 03/09/2013]

Alfred E. Neuman, mascot of Mad magazine, bears a striking resemblance to the Happy Half-Wit variety of Muffler Man. We'd heard that the big fellows survived the storm, but it's good to see them on the job on the remnants of the boardwalk.

Giving a hand to the muffler man.

Muffler Man

My friend Beth and I traveled to NJ in search of Muffler Men (our favorite things in the entire world). We saw there were some listed in Seaside Heights, NJ but when we arrived, we found out that one of them had been destroyed (RE: first reported down in 2003). He is lying on the pier, is missing one of this arms, and we couldn't locate his head. His red shirt said Casino Pier Seaside Heights NJ and he was wearing blue pants.

[Tina, 11/21/2005]

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