Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Sesame Street

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ABBY CADABBY (5/2/12)Abby pumpkin
Performed by…
Leslie Carrara-Rudolph

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 37 (2006)

Best known role…
Fairy gochild; magic doer; Fair School student; fan of pumpkins

ALICE SNUFFLEUPAGUS (5/7/14)f1ae7-alice
Performed by…
Judy Sladky

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 19 (1987)

Best known role…
Snuffy’s cute two-year-old sister

Mumford hat offTHE AMAZING MUMFORD (7/13/11)
Performed by…
Jerry Nelson

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 3 (1971)

Best known role…
Bumbling, hapless magician who uses the magic words “A la peanut butter sandwiches!”

BABY BEAR (1/2/13)Baby Bear full
Performed by…
David Rudman

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 23 (1991)

Best known role…
Sesame Street’s resident bear; good friend of Telly Monster; porridge lover

 

6067c-natashaBABY NATASHA (7/2/14)
Performed
by…
Kevin Clash

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 18 (1986)

Best known role…
Baby monster; Humphrey and Ingrid;s daughter

BAD BART (6/12/13)Bad Bart
Performed by…
Jim Henson

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 5 (1973)

Best known role…
Cowboy who seems angry and mean, but is really harmless

BARKLEY (10/10/12)35ab5-barkleyfull
Performed by…
Brian Muehl (1978-1984)
Various (1977-present)

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 9 (1977)

Best known role…
Large, excitable, adorable dog on Sesame Street

BENNY RABBIT (7/25/12)Benny Rabbit
Performed by…
Kevin Clash

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 23 (1991)

Best known role…
Bellhop at the Furry Arms Hotel; irritable rabbit

BERT (3/7/12)3c11f-bertfrown
Performed by…
Frank Oz (1969-present)
Eric Jacobson (1997-present)

First appearance…
Sesame Street Test Pilot (1969)

Best known role…
Ernie’s boring, badgered, paperclip/oatmeal/pigeon loving roommate

Betty LouBETTY LOU (9/10/14)
Performed by…
Various

First appearance…
Sesame Street
Season 1 (1969)

Best known role…
Sesame Street’s resident Anything Muppet young girl

BIFF (5/5/10)Biff
Performed by…
Jerry Nelson

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 5 (1974)

Best known role…
Construction worker; Sully’s partner; loud-mouth

BIG BIRD (11/11/09)d295c-bigbirdwaving
Performed by…
Caroll Spinney

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 1 (1969)

Best known role…
Fun-loving, curious, friendly, happy six-year-old bird resident of Sesame Street

 

BRUNO THE TRASHMAN (3/24/10)Bruno
Performed by…
Caroll Spinney

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 9 (1978)

Best known role…
Carrier of Oscar the Grouch’s trashcan

c3f2b-bugBUG (1/22/14)
Performed by…
Joey Mazzarino

First appearance…
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)

Best known role…
Huxley’s henchman

BUSTER THE HORSE (3/20/13)Buster
Performed by…
Martin P. Robinson

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 11 (1979)

Best known role…
Forgetful Jones’ trust steed

COOKIE MONSTER (12/8/10)11af3-cookiepointing
Performed by…
Frank Oz (1969-present)
David Rudman (2001-present

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 1 (1969)

Best known role…
Ravenous devourer of food of all kinds–but mostly cookies!!

Count 4COUNT VON COUNT (12/2/09)
Performed by…
Jerry Nelson (1972-2012)
Matt Vogel (2012-present)

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 3 (1972)

Best known role…
Arirthnomaniac vampire; bat aficionado; Casanova

b0f30-donmusicDON MUSIC (7/7/10)
Performed by…
Richard Hunt

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 6 (1975)

Best known role…
Song re-writer; the original “head banger”; struggling artist

afd28-elmodancingELMO (2/8/12)
Performed by…
Kevin Clash (1985-2012)
Ryan Dillon (2013-present)

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 12 (1980)

Best known role…
Three-and-a-half-year-old ticklish, furry red monster

ERNIE (6/23/10)d9e6a-ernieclapping
Performed by…
Jim Henson (1969-1990)
Steve Whitmire (1993-present)

First appearance…
Sesame Street Test Pilot (1969)

Best known role…
Bert’s prankster roommate; lover and praise-singer of Rubber Duckie; dreamer

 

FARLEY (9/12/12)Farley
Performed by…
Jerry Nelson

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 2 (1970)

Best known role…
Little boy; pet owner

FORGETFUL JONES (8/3/11)Forgetful Jones
Performed by…
Richard Hunt

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 11 (1979)

Best known role…
Forgetful cowboy; significant other of Clementine; friend of Buster the Horse

FRAZZLE (10/5/11)c9c67-frazzle
Performed by…
Jerry Nelson

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 4 (1973)

Best known role…
Toothy, unintelligible monster with a brutish outside but a sweet inside

GLADYS THE COW (3/31/10)Gladys
Performed by…
Richard Hunt (1973-1990)
Jennifer Barnhart (2003-present)

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 6 (1975)

Best known role…
Sesame Street’s singing cow

GROVER (10/27/10)Grover jump high
Performed by…
Frank Oz (1969-present)
Eric Jacobson (2001-present)

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 1 (1969)

Best known role…
Lovable, cute, furry blue monster with numerous jobs including superhero, waiter, salesman, etc.

 

GRUNDGETTA (1/27/10)Grungetta
Performed by…
Pam Arciero (1985-present)
Brian Muehl (1982-1984)

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 13 (1982)

Best known role…
Oscar the Grouch’s “girlfriend”

 

Guy Smiley fullGUY SMILEY (2/23/11)
Performed by…
Jim Henson

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 1 (1969)

Best known role…
Everybody’s favorite game show host of Beat the Time, This is Your Life, and more

 

HARVEY KNEESLAPPER (7/10/13)Harvey Kneeslapper
Performed by…
Frank Oz

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 3 (1971)

Best known role…
Sesame Street’s resident practical joker

HERBERT BIRDSFOOT (1/8/14)Herbert Birdsfoot
Performed by…
Jerry Nelson

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 2 (1970)

Best known role…
Lecturer whose assistant is usually Grover

HERRY MONSTER (3/3/10)Herry Transparent
Performed by…
Jerry Nelson

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 2 (1970)

Best known role…
Strong, sweet fuzzy and blue monster

 

HONKERS (2/6/13)58189-honkers
Performed by…
Various

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 12 (1980)

Best known role…
Odd creatures with noses that produce honking sounds when squeezed

HOOTS THE OWL (4/17/13)17812-hootssax
Performed by…
Kevin Clash

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 17 (1985)

Best known role…
Feathered jazz saxophone musician on Sesame Street

HoratioHORATIO THE ELEPHANT (12/3/14)
Performed by…
Joey Mazzarino

First appearance…
Sesame Street 
Season 24 (1992)

Best known role…
Random elephant; elevator operator; tutu-wearer

4f66a-humphreyingridHUMPHREY & INGRID (7/23/14)
Performed by…
David Rudman (Humphrey)
Joey Mazzarino (Ingrid)

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 22 & 25 (1990 & 1994)

Best known role(s)…
Doting, dopey parents of Baby Natasha; husband and wife

Mr Johnson angryMR. JOHNSON (11/28/12)
Performed by…
Jerry Nelson

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 3 (1972)

Best known role…
Grover’s constantly beleaguered customer

LEFTY THE SALESMAN (9/24/14)Lefty
Performed
 by…
Frank Oz

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 1 (1969)

Best known role…
Sesame Street’s shifty, shady-looking, trench coat-wearing letter salesman

LITTLE BIRD (8/14/13)Little Bird
Performed by…
Fran Brill

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 1 (1969)

Best known role…
The opposite of Big Bird

LITTLE JERRY & THE MONOTONES (10/6/10)Little Jerry
Performed by…
Jerry Nelson (Little Jerry)
Richard Hunt (Rockin’ Richard)
Jeff Moss (Big Jeffy)
Christopher Cerf (Chrissy)

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 2 (1970)

Best known role…
Sesame Street’s favorite rock and roll band

LouieLOUIE (ELMO’S DAD) (2/25/15)
Performed by…
Bill Barretta

First appearance…
Sesame Beginnings 
(2006)

Best known role…
Elmo’s dad

THE MARTIANS (8/31/11)59ced-yip2
Performed by…
Various

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 3 (1971)

Best known role…
Visitors form outer space that go “Yip yip yip!”

 

MURRAY MONSTER (10/26/11)Murray full
Performed by…
Joey Mazzarino

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 36 (2005)

Best known role…
“Word on the Street” presenter; haver of little lamb Ovejita; show host

 

DR. NOBEL PRICE (3/5/14)bc91d-nobelprice
Performed by…
Brian Muehl (1979-1984)
Kevin Clash (1984-1988)

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 11 (1979)

Best known role…
Inventor of the already invented

8f6d1-oscarlovestrashOSCAR THE GROUCH (11/4/09)
Performed by…
Caroll Spinney

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 1 (1969)

Best known role…
Sesame Street’s resident Grouch; lover of trash, muck, and yuck; denizen of a trash can

 

Placido FlamingoPLACIDO FLAMINGO (8/15/12)
Performed by…
Richard Hunt

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 18 (1986)

Best known role…
Opera singing flamingo

PRAIRIE DAWN (9/23/09)Prairie
Performed by…
Fran Brill

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 2 (1970)

Best known role…
Writer, director, producer, narrator for her own collection of pageants and plays presenting subjects including Love, How a Flower Grows, Vegetables, and more

fa717-hastingsPROFESSOR HASTINGS (7/30/14)
Performed by…
Frank Oz

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 1 (1969)

Best known role…
Boring, old professor

Roosevelt FranklinROOSEVELT FRANKLIN (4/11/12)
Performed by…
Matt Robinson (voice only)

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 1 (1969)

Best known role…
Son; brother; teacher; coach; singer; lover of scat, rhyme, and the blues

ROSITA (6/8/11)Rosita Fruit
Performed by…
Carmen Oshbar

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 23 (1991)

Best known role…
Bilingual, musically inclined, Hispanic furry blue girl monster who lives on Sesame Street

 

Sherlock HemlockSHERLOCK HEMLOCK (6/27/12)
Performed by…
Jerry Nelson

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 2 (1970)

Best known role…
Self-appointed World’s Greatest Detective

SIMON SOUNDMAN (10/24/12)Simon Soundman
Performed by…
Jerry Nelson

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 2 (1970)

Best known role…
Sound mimicker; “Sound Song” singer

Sinister SamSINISTER SAM (9/4/13)
Performed by…
Jim Henson

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 3 (1971)

Best known role…
Mean-looking but harmless cowboy

Slimey 2SLIMEY (1/23/13)
Performed by…
Martin P. Robinson

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 2 (1970)

Best known role…
Oscar the Grouch’s pet worm

845ef-snuffydancingMR. SNUFFLEUPAGUS (4/4/12)
Performed by…
Martin P. Robinson (1980-present)
Jerry Nelson (1971-1978)

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 3 (1971)

Best known role…
Big Bird’s best friend; not-really-imaginary friend; lovable, furry, elephantine creature

StinkySTINKY THE STINKWEED (5/23/12)
Performed by…
Joey Mazzarino

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 24 (1993)

Best known role…
Sesame Street’s stinky, self-conscious plant resident

SULLY (5/12/10)Sully
Performed by…
Richard Hunt

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 5 (1974)

Best known role…
Construction worker; Biff’s partner; soft-spoken union worker

TELLY MONSTER (10/7/09)Telly Triangle
Performed by…
Martin P. Robinson

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 10 (1979)

Best known role…
Neurotic, constant worrier; Baby Bear’s best friend; triangle lover

TWIDDLEBUGS (10/30/13)Twiddlebug
Performed by…
Various

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 2 (1970)

Best known role…
Cute species of colorful insects who live in Ernie’s window box

TwoHeadTWO-HEADED MONSTER (9/28/11)
Performed by…
Richard Hunt/Jerry Nelson
David Rudman/Joey Mazzarino

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 9 (1978)

Best known role…
Cooperating/arguing monster with two heads

ZoeZOE (11/24/10)
Performed by…
Fran Brill

First appearance…
Sesame Street Season 25 (1994)

Best known role…
Sesame Street’s tutu-wearing, dance-loving, pet-rock-having orange little girl monster; Elmo’s best friend

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