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A heterogeneous group of furry creatures, many of whom share the last name "Monster." Examples include Telly, Cookie, Herry, Grover, and Elmo.
* OurMonstersAreDifferent: They may all technically be from one species, but they all share radically different fur colors, shapes, and heights.
%%* {{Vaudeville}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhKV-2l7tMM Fuzzy and Blue (and Orange)]]

!!Alistair Cookie
--> Frank Oz

The host of ''Monsterpiece Theatre''. He is basically a Cookie Monster puppet in a red robe and wears a pipe in his mouth.
* BigEater: He snacks on cookies off screen during the entirety of the ''Monsterpiece Theatre'' opening, with crumbs spilling over the title.
* CatchPhrase: "Good evening, And welcome to ''Monsterpiece Theatre''. Me your host, Alistair Cookie."
* DoNotAdjustYourSet: While running ''Monsters With Dirty Faces'', He remind viewers not to adjust their TV sets because the movie is in Black and White.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He is based on Creator/AlistairCooke, the host of ''Masterpiece Theatre''.

!!Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk
--> Various

They are the three Muppet monster dancers who appeared in the 1990s, They sometimes dance with humans.

!!The Beach Monsters
--> Jerry Nelson (lead singer)

They sing ''Love the Ocean'', A song that teaches everybody not to throw trash into the ocean.

* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: They are based on the 1960s surfing rock group, Music/TheBeachBoys. The song might be a spoof of ''The Little Old Lady from Pasadena''.

!!Bip Bippadotta
!!!'''Performer:''' Jim Henson
!!!'''Anything Muppet:''' Lavender

A green furry monster with orange beard and cool sunglasses. He is made from a Lavender Anything Muppet. He appeared in songs like ''The Rhyming Song (Fat Cat Sat Hat)'', ''Some of Us'', ''Everybody's Song'' (With the Androoze Sisters), ''Scratch My Back'' (With Jack and Jill), ''Opposite'', and ''Air''.
* YouLookFamiliar: He is basically a Sesame Street version of Mah-Na Mah-Na (except he has cool sunglasses in place of the big black eyes).

!!Cereal Girl Monster
--> Ivy Austin (voiced only)

She sings ''Cereal Girl''.

* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: She is based on Music/{{Madonna}}. And the song is a spoof of Madonna's hit song, ''Material Girl''.

!!Chef John
-->Kevin Clash

An angry chef monster who scolded Cookie Monster and his father after they shared the cookies when it was for the other monsters (not for Cookie Monster and his father) in the Monsterpiece Theatre segment, "Conservations with my Father."

* OneShotCharacter: He was never seen outside "Conservations with my Father."

!!Cookie Monster
--> Frank Oz (regularly 1969-2001, occasionally 2001-present)\\
David Rudman (2001-present)

The very incarnation of gluttony. He loves Cookies more than anything, but has been seen talking about Healthy Food, so kids can make good decisions on eating the right foods for them. Starting in Season 44, Cookie Monster has been appearing in segments titled Cookie's Crumby Pictures, in which he is shown as the lead role for a parody of a popular movie.

* AntiRoleModel: He eats terrible, unhealthy food nonstop, and he's proud of it.
* AscendedMeme: Cookie Monster's "OM NOM NOM!" catchphrase has become a meme, something that was brought up on the show with Cookie Monster wondering why he hasn't received any royalties for it.
* BigEater: He can and will eat just about anything.
* BigWordShout: Less frequently, he will shout "Cowabunga."
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: He behaved more like a toddler in the first season: he often interfered with others (though unaware he was doing so), was occasionally fussy when he didn't get his way and was scolded by other characters when he misbehaved. It wasn't until his song "C is for Cookie" in 1971 that Cookie Monster's personality was firmly established.
* CatchPhrase: "COOOOOKIE!" and "OM-NOM-NOM-NOM!"
* CrazyConsumption: Usually found eating very quickly while eating cookies.
* DeadpanSnarker: Surprisingly. It's sometimes hard to tell with his HulkSpeak, but he can be quite sarcastic - complete with {{Aside Glance}}s, even.
* ExtremeOmnivore:
** He even ate an Emmy during a tribute (and may or may have not eaten [[Series/TheColbertReport Stephen Colbert's Peabody Award]].
-->"That taste even better than Latin Grammy!"
** He even ate [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8klumw4ahg an entire pick-up truck in a very early skit!]]
** In the ChristmasSpecial, he ate a pencil, a typewriter, and a telephone while trying to get in touch with SantaClaus.
** In ''Follow That Bird'', he ate a lot of Gordon and Susan's VW Beetle while on the road.
* {{Foil}}: To Prairie Dawn for a while, particularly during the "Letter of the Day" skits, among others.
* ForegoneConclusion: Cookie Monster ''will'' eat any cookies that are near him, no matter how important they are. [[CharacterDevelopment He's gotten better, though.]]
* GutturalGrowler: His voice is distinctively deep and gravelly.
* HiddenDepths: He tends to come off as a dim-witted glutton, but as the years went by he started to be portrayed less dense and more single-minded. He's can be very clever when he wants to be, is a surprisingly talented artist (if he can resist eating his own paintings), has shown himself to be a big fan of high culture (host of "Monsterpiece Theatre" as the gentrified Alistair Cookie), and even got a few DeadpanSnarker traits over time.
* HulkSpeak: His speech is a cross between this and YouNoTakeCandle.
* InstantWebHit: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qTIGg3I5y8 "Share it Maybe"]] got almost four million hits in four days.
%%* InternalHomage: Season 37 episode "Cookie World."
* {{Isophagus}}: Cookie Monster swallows Kellan Lutz's cell phone while they're trying to explain the word "vibrate," becoming the perfect visual aid in the process.
* JabbaTableManners: Cookie isn't remotely evil, but his eating habits ''do'' reflect poorly on him.
* {{Leitmotif}}: A short, instrumental version of "C Is for Cookie."
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: In his earliest appearances, he had fangs.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: According to the song "The First Time Me Eat Cookie", his name was Sidney before he started eating cookies - the "Cookie Monster" appellation was just a nickname that stuck.
* OralFixation: A very common gesture for Cookie Monster when he's excited or hungry and there's no food ([[ExtremeOmnivore or other non-food object Cookie's interested in eating]]) around is for him to start chewing on his own fingers.
* ParentalBonus: The undisputed king of this trope. If ''Sesame Street'' makes a clever pop-culture reference, chances are it comes from him.
* SignatureSong: ''C is for Cookie (That's good enough for me)....''
* SophisticatedAsHell: "''Arrivederci,'' frog."
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: It's right there in his name: cookies. He '''loves''' cookies.
* TrashTheSet: He sometimes does this by ''eating'' the set.
* YouNoTakeCandle: His well-known speech pattern is his bad grammar.

!!Cookie Monster's baby cousin
--> Jerry Nelson

She is Cookie Monster's baby cousin who appeared in a sketch where Cookie Monster was trying to feed her cookies. But would not want to eat one. Then Ernie appears with some groceries filled with fruits and vegetables (which Cousin Monster would go with). Cookie Monster complains that he loves cookies, But his baby cousin would not touch it. And Ernie explains maybe she does not like cookies, And told Cookie Monster that he has to feed his baby cousin something else.

* TrademarkFavoriteFood: She loves fruits (such as an apple), and vegetables (such as carrots and celery). She would never touch cookies at all.

!!Cookie Monster's father
--> Jerry Nelson

He's the father of Cookie Monster who appeared in the ''Monsterpiece Theatre'' segment: "Conservations with my Father". As he teaches Cookie Monster about environment.

* OneShotCharacter: He only appeared in the "Conservations with my Father" sketch.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He shared a plate of Cookies with Cookie Monster until he got in trouble with Chef John and the other monster scolding those Cookies were for the other monsters (Not for Cookie Monster and his father). As they chase around in a chaos and into Alistair Cookie's living with the conclusion ("This Alistair Cookie's father saying, That's My Boy!")

--> Various (197?-1984)
--> Kevin Clash (1984-2012)
--> Ryan Dillon (2012-present)

A 3½-year-old monster who speaks in a high-pitched voice and eschews pronouns. Host of the "Elmo's World" and "Elmo: The Musical" segments and the object of 1996's Tickle-Me-Elmo craze.

* AllLovingHero: He likes everyone. "Elmo loves you."
* AsideGlance: Whenever Zoe is talking to Rocco, he turns to the camera.
-->'''Elmo:''' "Elmo doesn't believe this."
* BabyTalk: Elmo's general form of speech, particularly to babies.
* BreakoutCharacter: He first appeared as a background character in the early '70s. He's now one of the show's most dominant characters.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In his earlier incarnations in the early Eighties, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sgwDJfBhK8 he was basically a presumably-adult monster with a deeper, nasally, squawky]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0VJtXB4i5A voice who showed up every so often.]] Then, during Richard Hunt's stint, he was like a rowdy caveman (sounded a lot like Two-Headed Monster). When Richard, who hated doing Elmo, literally tossed the Muppet to Kevin Clash, Elmo was retooled as the bouncy, high-voiced, sweet-natured child-monster we know today.
* CheerfulChild: Elmo is a kind monster.
* CuddleBug: He's very hug-friendly.
* FriendToAllChildren: He kisses a ''lot'' of babies.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: He's friends with pretty much everyone on Sesame Street.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Elmo gives a lecture on different ways that people sleep. The audience is so receptive that ''he'' can't sleep when it's over.
--> '''Elmo''': [[ThatsAllFolks Go home]]!
* [[LittleMissSnarker Little Mr. Snarker]]: Rarely, but he can't help making sardonic remarks in regards to Zoe's pet rock, which he really doubts is alive.
* MilitaryBrat: Yes, believe it or not. This was central to a series of videos specifically made to help military children cope with having a parent deployed, so he subverts most of the typical, negative stereotypes.
* MrImagination: Has lots of imagination spots, especially in ''Elmo's World.''
* NoNameGiven: He was a minor background Muppet simply known as "Baby Monster" before 1985, when his current character started to take shape.
* NiceGuy: One of the nicest characters of the show, being cuddly and sweet natured.
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Monster]]: Whenever Zoe appears with her [[CompanionCube pet rock]] Rocco, he is the only character that does not take the rock seriously and has to remind Zoe that, "He's a rock!" Mostly, this is because he believes Zoe is getting her way.
* PrecociousCrush: One story concerns Elmo naively [[InterspeciesRomance wanting to marry Gina]]. On learning this, she explains to him that she ''does'' love him very much, but that the relationship they have is "[[FourLoves a 'friend' kind of love]]."
* RedIsHeroic: Has red fur and is very nice.
* SeriesMascot: Possibly the most well known Sesame Street character, he's shown on a lot of merchandise.
* SignatureLaugh: His high-pitched laughter drove a toy craze in the mid-1990s when it was matched with a doll of Elmo.
* SignatureSong: ''This is a Song, La-la la-la, Elmo's Song....''
* SuddenAnatomy: His eyelids appear when he's sleepy.
* ThirdPersonPerson: He always refers to himself in as "Elmo" instead of "I" or "me."
-->'''Elmo:''' And [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Elmo's Elmo.]]
** He will also sometimes refer to someone he's talking to directly in the third person, for example, "Elmo thinks Abby could ask Julia to play again" instead of "I think you could ask Julia to play again."

!!Ferline Huskie
--> Richard Hunt

A purple muppet monster who sang ''Comb Your Face''.

* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He is based on country singer Ferline Husky.

--> Jerry Nelson (regularly) \\
Martin P. Robinson

An orange monster with big teeth.

* HulkSpeak: Well, In the song ''Frazzle'', The Frazzletones sings about the weird noise as when Frazzle's emotion is. At once Frazzle talked once in the Disco segment where the song is about ''In and Out''. He asked "Excuse me, Is this the home of Sesame Street Fever?"

!!The Frazzletones
--> Various

They sing ''Frazzle's Emotion'', A song about Frazzle and his emotion. One of the members looks a lot of Chrissy from Chrissy and the Alphabeats. And the other member was named Maurice Monster.

* OneShotCharacter: They never appeared outside the song.

--> Frank Oz (regularly 1970-1998, occasionally 1998-present) \\
Eric Jacobson (1998-present)

A well-meaning, multitalented monster who suffers more humiliation and injury than the rest of the cast combined. He also goes as a superhero named Super Grover. (He became Super Grover 2.0 in 2010.)
* AffectionateParody:
** "SUP...ER GROVER!" parodies characters from the {{Superhero}} genre, with the absurd outfit and hammy tendencies of many of those characters.
** "[[Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike Look at yourself. Now back to me. Now back to yourself. Now back to me.]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkd5dJIVjgM Sadly, you are not a monster..."]]
** The "Near & Far" sketch gets parodied itself quite a bit.
** The [[RunningGag sketches]] in the restaurant underwent MemeticMutation via Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart.
* AmusingInjuries: Moreso than any other character, he ends up injured for comedy, often thanks to the ridiculous stunts he tries to pull off.]
* ButtMonkey: Gets put through a lot of injuries and misfortune.
* BlueIsHeroic: Has blue fur and is a kind hearted sort.
* CantYouReadTheSign: After Mr. Johnson complains to Grover the Flight Attendant that he's bored and has [[JustForFun/GetAStupidAnswer nothing to read]].
* {{Determinator}}: The limits to which he pushes himself are actually quite admirable.
* FlyingBrick: Super-Grover apparently believes he's one of these, judging from how often he tries to bend bars and lift heavy objects. He actually ''is'' capable of flight, but takeoffs and landings are a problem for him.
* {{Keet}}: Grover is highly enthusiastic. "HELLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOO EVERYBODEEEEE!"
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Grover was named after the U.S. President UsefulNotes/GroverCleveland.
* NiceGuy: He truly does mean well.
* PrecisionFStrike: When he appeared with other Muppets performed by Frank Oz in ''An Evening with Jim Henson and Frank Oz'', in response to a marionette question.
-->'''Grover''': I do not know what the hell that means.
* SecretIdentity: For a certain value of "secret." He tries to convince others he and Super Grover are unrelated.
* SpockSpeak: According to original performer Frank Oz, Grover doesn't use contractions (except in songs) because he's obsessed with doing everything right.
* VocalEvolution: In the first season (known then as Fuzzyface) and early season 2, there was far less distinction between how he and Cookie Monster were voiced which makes sense being that both were voiced by Frank Oz. It was up to later on in mid- or late-second season was when Grover had his more distinct and familiar voice.

--> Jerry Nelson (1970-2004)\\
Peter Linz (2017-present)

A large, blue monster. He's strong and has a gruff voice but he is very sweet. Always wanting to help out but usually inadvertently ended up breaking more than he fixed. Herry was a main character on the show from Season 2(1970-1971) until Season 31(2000).
* {{Badbutt}}: Was meant to be the "tough guy" among the cast. [[CaptainObvious Being from a show for preschoolers]], you obviously can't get ''too'' tough...
* TheBigGuy: He's very big.
* BlueIsHeroic: A blue furred monster who is very nice.
* DemotedToExtra: This happened to him in the early 2000s.
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Sometimes he accidentally breaks things with his strength.
* ExtremeOmnivore: At least once he shared a bicycle with Cookie Monster - with share defined as both monsters eating it together, much to [[StraightMan Kermit's]] chagrin.
* GutturalGrowler: His voice isn't as growly as Cookie's, but still gruff.
* GentleGiant: A strong, tall monster but a nice one.
* RealMenWearPink: Herry loves dolls and isn't the least bit ashamed of it.

!!Jack and Jill
--> Steve Whitmire (Jack)\\
Louise Gold (Jill)

They sing ''Scratch my Back'' with Bip Bippadotta.

* OneShotCharacter: They only appear in the song.

!!The Monster Cookie
-->Jerry Nelson

A talking cookie who appeared in the 1992 sketch, where Cookie Monster has a very sad nightmare after waring the last of his birthday cookies. He tells Cookie Monster his sad story on how he became a cookie. He used to a blue furry monster too. But his ''Cookie-Only Diet'' caused him to become a cookie. And he regrets sadly that he never had healthier foods. As Cookie Monster wakes up from his sad dream, he declares that he will never eat cookies again and starts eating carrots, fish, and whole wheat bread. But then he eats a cookie afterwards, with the remark "Well, maybe sometime a cookie!"
* OneShotCharacter: He only appeared in Cookie Monster's dream.

-->Joey Mazzarino (2005-2015)

A fluffy orange monster with a round, oversized jaw who rose to fame by hosting a variety of recurring segments; namely ''Word on the Street'' and ''Murray Has a Little Lamb''. These are unique in that they're kept separate from the regular ''Sesame Street'' scenes by being set in the "real world" where Murray has largely [[{{Improv}} unscripted scenes]] interacting with "normal" people, with his spanish speaking lamb Ovejita.
* AmusingInjuries: Frequently. Usually in the form of ThePratfall.
* TheCameo: Murray very rarely appears in "street scenes." Joey Mazzarino has said that he prefers for Murray to be kept in the "real world" à la [[Series/FraggleRock Uncle Traveling Matt]].
* DemotedToExtra: Likely to become his fate following Mazzarino's departure from the series in 2015. Matt Vogel confirmed in a May 2016 Facebook post that there are currently no plans to recast him because "it's such a Joey character".
* EarlyBirdCameo: Murray made several appearances before he was first called by name on screen.
* EpicFail: A lot of his first attempts at the focal activity in the segment results in this. Once, while trying a high-kick in a Dance School segment, he not only sends himself flying onto his back, as he is wont to do, but manages to ''kick himself in the face'' in the process.
* ExcitedKidsShowHost: Murray plays '''Type 1''' to the hilt, on ''Murray Has A Little Lamb'', and ''Word on the Street''.
* {{Keet}}: ''Highly'' energetic.
* LarynxDissonance: With a jaw like his, you may not expect his voice to be as high or childish as it is.
%%* LiteralMinded
* LivingCrashpad: Ovejita [[RunningGag regularly]] uses him as one just as a way of greeting him [[OnceAnEpisode at the start of each segment]].
* MadLibsCatchphrase: Ever since wrapping up each episode became his job, this has been how the letter and number of the day have been reviewed.
* NonHumanSidekick: Murray has Ovejita, a little [[GratuitousSpanish Spanish-speaking]] lamb with a [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics tiny hairbow]], sticks out from the cast of strange monsters. Although it's debatable whether she can be called a "sidekick", as he usually follows ''her'' lead.
** HypercompetentSidekick: PlayedForLaughs.
* PaletteSwap: His design is an orange variant of a purple monster, named Filfil, from the Egyptian co-production. In fact, most of the crew just called him "Filfil" until someone came up with "Murray."
* PrisonEpisode: In the ''Little Kids, Big Challenge: Incarcerated'' episode, It reveals that his uncle was sent to jail because his father violated the law.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Played with. He has quite a jaw on him, but his eyelids sport noticeable lashes.

!! The Shagri-Las
--> Various
They are a trio of singing monsters from the early 1990s. They sang songs such as "Brush Brush Boogie".

* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: They are based on The Shangri-Las.

-->Bob Payne (1979)
-->Brian Meuhl (1979-1984)
-->Martin P. Robinson (1984-present)

A mildly neurotic, easily discouraged monster. Was best friends with Oscar; now best friends with Baby Bear. He also has an obsession with Triangles.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: He was originally obsessed with television, but grew out of that over the years.
* TheEeyore: Telly is known for being somewhat pessimistic.
* MindControlEyes: In his early, TV-obsessed appearances, his eyes would turn into red spirals when he watched TV.
* MoodSwinger: Will often go from being calm to scared at the drop of a hat.
* NervousWreck: His neuroticism is probably his most prevalent trait.
* NonIndicativeName: It's an artifact of his early "watched too much TV" phase.
* PuppyLove: While he doesn't have an [[VagueAge official age]], he's generally treated as a kid; and [[WordOfGod Marty Robinson]] confirms that Telly has a crush on Rosita.
* SomethingPerson: Played ''Texas Telly'' In "The Golden Triangle of Destiny."
* StoryArc: He spends several episodes with a broken arm.
* YouWatchTooMuchX: A big aspect of his character at first. While more physical activity is being encouraged nowadays, [[ForgotFlandersCouldDoThat his obsession does still occasionally show up.]]
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Was once sort-of-friends with Oscar, [[OddFriendship of all]] [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter people]]. Three guesses how that usually went. Thankfully, he later found a much better friend in Baby Bear.

!!Two-Headed Monster
-->Peter Friedman and Richard Hunt (ca. 1978)
-->Jerry Nelson and Richard Hunt (ca. 1980–1991)
-->Jerry Nelson and David Rudman (1992–2000)
-->Joey Mazzarino and David Rudman (2001–2016)
-->Eric Jacobson and David Rudman (2016-present)

* BigOlEyebrows: One of the Two-Headed Monster's heads has them. Verging on a BigOlUnibrow.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Usually appears in order to teach the merits of cooperation or sound out words phonetically.
* HulkSpeak: More so than Cookie Monster.
** And that's when they're actually saying [[TheUnintelligible coherent words]].
* MultipleHeadCase: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin in their name, right?
* NoIndoorVoice: The Two-Headed Monster's heads are very loud and rambunctious. Often, once they get going, the segment's voiceover has to literally shout to be heard over them.
* NoNameGiven: Well, sort of. Was named "[[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous Horn and Hardart]]"[[note]]after a fast food chain[[/note]] in his first appearance in the late '70s; this name was never used again.
* TwoBeingsOneBody: No one is certain whether or not it's one being with two heads, or this trope; this was lampshaded in ''A Muppet Family Christmas'' by Bert and Ernie.

--> Carmen Osbahr (1991-present)

A bilingual monster who plays guitar. She was originally patterned after a fruit bat, but lost the wings in Season 35. She stated in an interview that they just popped off when flying.
* BlueIsHeroic: While her fur is not as deep of a blue as Grover or Herry's, she's just as kind.
* ContinuityNod: Luis taught her how to play the guitar, and she has retained that skill very well.
* GratuitousSpanish: She peppers her sentences with Spanish phrases.
* HairDecorations: A small yellow ribbon.
* {{Mentors}}: Rosita takes Gina's son Marco under her wing, because he is Guatemalan.
* MilitaryBrat: Like Elmo, Rosita has to deal with having a military father. [[spoiler:Her father comes home injured and confined to a wheelchair, and she has a hard time adjusting to the consequent changes.]]
* TrueBlueFemininity: A blue furred creature who acts girly.

!!Ruby Monster
!!!Camille Bonorah (1988-1992)

A bright red haired yellow monster who loves learning experience and research on everything.
* SecurityBlanket: In the "Guys and Dolls" song from Monsterpiece Theatre, she loves playing with her toy truck.

--> Frankie Cordero (2017-present)

A blue-haired orange monster who is Abby Cadabby's stepbrother, introduced in season 47. He has a habit of "borrowing" his stepsister's wand without her permission.
* HilarityEnsues: Whenever he gets his hands on Abby's wand.
* InterspeciesRomance: Rudy's dad, a monster, married Abby's mom, a fairy, which explains how he and Abby became stepsiblings in the first place.
* WelcomeEpisode: "Hello Rudy"
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

--> Fran Brill (1993-2014)
--> Jennifer Barnhart (2015-present)

A monster who was added in the 1990s in order to add balance to a predominantly male cast. She is good friends with Elmo and Big Bird. They gave Zoe a tutu in 2002, so people wouldn't be confused on whether she's a boy or a girl.

* CharacterizationMarchesOn: A few years ago, she was permanently dressed in a pink tutu.
* ConsultingMisterPuppet: Zoe's pet rock, Rocco, who she talks to in spite of Elmo's sarcastic rebukes.
* TheCoverChangesTheGender: She did a cover of the Sesame Street song "Fur."
* DistaffCounterpart: Pretty much a female Elmo.
* GirlinessUpgrade: Starting in Season 33, she wears a pink ballerina tutu.
* HairDecorations: A very subtle set of pink and purple barrettes.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Subverted, her ballerina tutu is pink and she does like ballet but she is a tomboy.
* SignatureLaugh: [[CuteButCacophonic A high-pitched, shrill]] laugh.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She was the only female monster on the show aside from Rosita.
* SpellingSong: In one of her first inserts, this is how [[IAmSong we are introduced to her]].
* {{Thememobile}}: She rides in a vehicle called "The Zoe Mobile."
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Aside from having prominent eyelashes and a smaller pink nose, she usually sports a necklace and bracelets along with her hair decs.
* {{Tomboy}}: A mild example; she's a GenkiGirl and SheCleansUpNicely.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Abby's Girly Girl
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: She has picked up on ballet and usually wears a pink ballerina tutu starting in Season 33 and she also wears a necklace, bracelets, and hair barraettes.

[[folder:Anything Muppets]]
The Anything Muppets (known internally as "[=AMs=]") are "blank" Muppets with interchangeable features and clothing, and allow puppeteers to create new characters without having to build the Muppets from scratch. Famous Anythings include Guy Smiley, the Count, and Prairie Dawn.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Deliberately invoked so as to avoid RaceTropes.
* TheBlank: Until more features are added, they have nothing but mouths.
* ColorfulThemeNaming: Examples include Fat Blue, Pumpkin, Little Hot Pink, etc. Justified because, hey, how else can you tell them apart?
%%* UnlimitedWardrobe

!!Adrienne Bip
-->'''Performer:'''Camille Bonora
-->'''Anything Muppet:''' Green

A Green Anything Muppet contestant on ''What's Prairie's Problem?'' who lives in Nutley, New Jersey. She did better than Fenwick [=LaTouche=]. She won the game, But unfortunately, Prairie Dawn did not think of uncovering her mouth. And told Adrienne that she is going to "Auckalafloomfloom".
* OneShotCharacter: She never appeared outside the ''What's Prairie's Problem?'' segment.

-->'''Performer:'''Matt Vogel (2012-present)
-->'''Anything Muppet:''' Tall Orange
A Tall Orange Anything Muppet kid who has a father in prison. He was introduced in 2012 as part of Sesame Street's ''Little Children: Big Challenge'' on the subject of Incarcerated parents. As they help children nationwide with parents or other relatives who are in jail or prison.
* PrisonEpisode: Well, his father violated the law (an adult rule), and has to go to prison for the rest of his life. They taught Alex about incarceration.

!!The Amazing Mumford
-->'''Performer:''' Jerry Nelson (1971-2003,2005,2012)
-->'''Anything Muppet:''' Large Lavender Live Hands

A Large Lavender Live Hands Anything Muppet bumbling StageMagician whose magic never works quite right.
* BigOlEyebrows: To the extent that they cover his eyes completely.
* MagicalIncantation: "A la peanut butter sandwiches!"
* IneptMage
* MagicMisfire: His trademark.
* MagiciansAreWizards: He was a stage magician, but could do real magic, even if it always did go awry.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His voice is based on that of comedian Creator/WCFields.
* ShortDistancePhoneCall: Mumford manages to mess up a playdate in Miles' room via a PayPhone Around the Corner.

!!Arlene Frantic
-->'''Performer:''' Fran Brill
-->'''Anything Muppet:''' Green

A green Anything Muppet contestant on ''What's My Part?''.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: She is based on actress Arlene Francis.

!!The Beetles
-->'''Performer:''' Richard Hunt (lead singer)
-->'''Anything Muppet:''' Various

They are the fabulous insect four who sang "Letter B", "Thinking of U", and "Hey Food" (with Cookie Monster). They appear as both Lavender and Green Anything Muppet insects.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: They are based on the British 1960s rock group Music/TheBeatles. "Letter B" is based on ''Let it Be''; "Thinking of U" is based on "P.S. I Love You" and "Here, There, and Everywhere", and "Hey Food" is based on "Hey Jude".

!!Bennett Snerf
-->'''Performer:''' Carroll Spinney
-->'''Anything Muppet:''' Lavender

A lavender Anything Muppet contestant on ''What's My Part?''.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He is based on book writer Bennett Cerf (who is the father of the ''Sesame Street'' writer and voice of How Now Brown Cow's Christopher Cerf).

!!Betty Lou
-->'''Performer: Fran Brill (1971-2014), Stephanie D'Abruzzo(2015-present)
-->'''Anything Muppet:''' Hot Pink

A Hot Pink Anything Muppet little girl.
* FacePalm: When Carl answered a circle on ''The Triangle is Right''.

-->'''Performer:''' Jerry Nelson
-->'''Anything Muppet:''' Large Lavender Live Hands

A Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet construction worker who works with his sidekick, Sully.
* OddCouple: With Sully.

!!Bruce Stringbean and the S Street Band
-->'''Performer:''' Christopher Cerf (lead singer/Voiced only)
-->'''Anything Muppets:''' Various

They sing ''Born to Add'' and ''Barn in the USA''.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: They are based on the New Jersey 1970s rock group, [[Music/BruceSpringsteen Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band]]. Born to Add is based on ''Born to Run'', and Barn in the USA is based on ''Born in the USA''.

!!The Bicuspids
-->'''Performer:'''Ivy Austin (lead singer/Voiced only)
-->'''Anything Muppet:''' Various

They sing ''Kids Just Love to Brush''.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The lead singer is based on ''Music/CyndiLauper''. The song is based on ''Girls Just Want to Have Fun''.

!!Bushman Bill
-->'''Performer:''' Michael Earl Davis
-->'''Anything Muppet:''' Large Lavender Live Hands

A Large Lavender Live Hands Anything Muppet wild-haired and loud-voiced DJ who hosted ''The Hit Parade''. He introduced Didi O'Dey and The Dew Drops in their hit song: "Be My D".
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He is a spoof of the late Wolfman Jack.
* NoIndoorVoice: He tends to shout in excitement.
* SigningOffCatchPhrase: His sign off phrase is ''We now return to your regular schedule kiddie show!''

!!Captain Breakfast
-->'''Performer:''' Michael Earl Davis
-->'''Anything Muppet:''' Orange Gold

An Orange Gold Anything Muppet superhero who tries to persuade a girl to try some healthy breakfast. But the girl didn't want any breakfast, and told Captain Breakfast that it's lunchtime.
* OneShotCharacter: He never appeared outside the sketch.

!!Captain Vegetable
-->'''Performer:''' Jim Henson
-->'''Anything Muppet:''' Lavender

A Lavender Anything Muppet superhero rabbit who lives in a secret garden somewhere in New Jersey.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: The vegetables (such as carrots and celery).
* OneShotCharacter: He only appeared in just one song: "Captain Vegetable".

!!Carl Mericana
-->'''Performer:''' Martin P. Robinson
-->'''Anything Muppet:''' Green

A Green Anything Muppet contestant on ''The Triangle is Right''. He played against Betty Lou. The subject was a triangle. But he answered a circle and lost the game.
* OneShotCharacter: He was never seen outside ''The Triangle is Right''.

!!Chester O'Leary
-->'''Performer:''' Jerry Nelson
-->'''Anything Muppet:''' Lavender

A Lavender Anything Muppet contestant on ''Say the Word''. He's from Idaho. He gives out clue to give Maurice Monster to say the word "STOP!" before time runs out.
* OneShotCharacter: He was never seen outside the ''Say the Word'' segment.

-->'''Performer:''' Christopher Cerf (voiced only)\\
Richard Hunt (puppetry only, 1974-1992)\\
Kevin Clash (puppetry only, 1992-2012)
-->'''Anything Muppet:''' Fat Blue

The Fat Blue Anything Muppet lead singer of the band, ''Chrissy and the Alphabeats.''
* ThePianoPlayer: Yes, He does play the piano.

!!The Cobble Stones
-->'''Performer:''' Christopher Cerf (Lead singer / Voiced only)
-->'''Anything Muppet:''' Various

They sing ''(I Can't Get No) Cooperation''.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: They are based on the 60's British rock group: Music/TheRollingStones.

!!Count von Count
-->'''Performer:''' Jerry Nelson (1972-2012, voice; 1972-2004, puppetry)\\
Matt Vogel (2012-present, voice; 2004-present, puppetry)
-->'''Anything Muppet:''' Large Lavender Live Hands

An Ambiguously Undead Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet guy with fangs, a Romanian accent, and a love of counting. He lives in a castle with a number of bats and has been seen dating various Countesses.
* AmbiguouslyJewish: His songs are frequently based on klezmer.
* {{Badbutt}}: Associated with creepy music, castles, bats, etc. like classical vampires, but like the rest of the cast he's [[DarkIsNotEvil completely harmless]].
* BadassCape: Wears a long, flowing vampire's cape.
* BatOutOfHell: Averted; the Count's bat friends are some of the nicest bats on TV.
* ButNotTooEvil: His original portrayal was fairly ''sinister'' compared to his more child-friendly modern portrayal.
* CatchPhrase: "[insert number]! [insert number] [insert noun](s)! ''[[DramaticThunder ϟϟϟϟ]]'' '''AH-AH-AH-AH!!!''' ''[[DramaticThunder ϟϟϟϟ]]''
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: He acted a bit more like a vampire in his early appearances, moving his hands around as if hypnotizing others as well as walking around with his cape across his face. His laugh was also louder and more sinister as opposed to the softer chuckle of today.
* ClassicalMovieVampire: Count has a Transylvanian accent and lives in a haunted castle.
* DarkIsNotEvil: He's a vampire, but quite nice.
* DramaticThunder: Used to signify that he's about to appear.
* EvilLaugh: In his earlier incarnations his SignatureLaugh was on the scary side, even though he was never evil.
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: Count is an affable vampire.
* FunnyForeigner: His accent often evokes this trope.
* GoodWithNumbers: He loves counting!
* HighClassGlass
* IAmSpartacus: In episode 4111, the Count wins the Nobel Prize for counting, but the Count runs late, and his neighbors stall for him by impersonating him.
* KarmaHoudini: The Count frequently bothers people with his obsession or even his thunder and lightening. He rarely gets an unhappy ending in his sketches.
* ManiacalLaugh: Although it's been toned down since the '70s, when it was downright ''alarming.''
* OminousPipeOrgan: He plays one during the "Batty Bat" song. Another features in the recurring Number of the Day segment, although admittedly that one isn't very ominous.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: [[FlipFlopOfGod Official sources vary]] on whether or not the Count is actually a vampire, but he's certainly got the look down.
* RepetitiveName: Count Von Count.
* SignatureLaugh[=/=]UnEvilLaugh: His iconic "Ah-ah-ah!"
* TookALevelInKindness: His modern appearances are slightly more friendly by comparison with the earlier appearances...
* TheVonTropeFamily
* VampireVords: He pronounces his "w"s as "v"s.

!!Cyranose DeBergerac
--->Performer: Jerry Nelson
--->Anything Muppet: Green

A poet who has a long blue nose. Gets very angry everytime somebody says "Nose".


* BerserkButton: YOU SAID "NOSE!!!".

!!Dickey Tick
--> Martin P. Robinson

The Small Orange Anything Muppet host of ''Lifestyles of the Big and Little''.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He is based on the ''Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous'' host, Robin Leach.
* OneShotCharacter: He never did appeared outside the two ''Lifestyles of the Big and Little'' skits.

!!Didi O'Day and the Dew Drops
-->'''Performer:''' Various
-->'''Anything Muppet:''' Various
The disco singing trio who performed "Be My D" and "Me Lost Me Cookie at the Disco".
* NameOrderConfusion: We are never told which member is named "Didi O'Day".

!!Don Music
--> Richard Hunt (1974-1992)

A Orange Gold Anything Muppet frustrated composer who often cannot think of a rhyme and he gets into a meltdown and ends up hitting his head on the piano. Kermit the Frog is always helping him for suggestions.
* CatchPhrase: "I'LL NEVER GET IT! NEVER! NEVER! NEVER!" (Slams his head on the piano)
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: The character was banned from rerunning in 1998 when parents sent in hate mail to Children's Television Workshop because their kids were hitting their heads at home.

!!Dr. Thad and the Medications
-->'''Performer:''' Thad Mumford (lead singer/voice only)
-->'''Anything Muppet:''' Various

They sing ''The Ten Commandants of Health'' to a patient in a hospital.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He was based on (and voiced by) doo-wop singer legend Thad Mumford.

!!Fenwick [=LaTouche=]
-->Richard Hunt
A Lavender contestant on ''What's Prairie's Problem?'' who lives in Moose Patrol, Maine. He made wrong answers and lost the game.
* OneShotCharacter: He only appeared in "What's Prairie's Problem?"

!!Forgetful Jones
--> Michael Earl (1979-1981) \\
Richard Hunt (1981-1992)

A Large Lavender Live Hands Anything Muppet cowboy with poor memory.
* CatchPhrase: "Awwwwww. I forget."
* ForgetfulJones: The TropeNamer. He has an extremely bad memory.
* DemotedToExtra: He has not been given any prominent roles since Richard Hunt's death, but has made recent non-speaking background appearances. [[note]]The character's initial retirement was out of respect for Hunt's death.[[/note]]
* TheQuietOne: Became this following Richard Hunt's death.
%%* SesquipedalianSmith

!!The Guided Angel
!!!Jerry Nelson

A Pointy Green Anything Muppet angel who appeared in the song, ''One Way''. He helps How Now Brown Cow get to his girlfriend's house the right way on the one way street.

* OneShotCharacter: She never appeared outside the song.

!!Guy Smiley
-->Jim Henson (1969–1990) \\
Eric Jacobson (2005–present)

An Orange Gold Anything Muppet manic television personality who emcees whatever TV shows need emceeing.
* AmbiguouslyJewish: Guy Smiley is just a StageName; his real name is Bernie Liederkrantz, as he stated in one "Beat the Time" sketch.
* GameShowHost: His most frequent job.
* NoIndoorVoice: To the point where Jim Henson hated doing the character; it was hard on his throat.
%%* SmarmyHost
* WeatherReport: Among his jobs.

!!Harvey Kneeslapper
--> Frank Oz (1971-1977)\\
Matt Vogel (2010)

A Large Lavender Live Hands Anything Muppet obnoxious, bug-eyed character who specialized in jokes, both verbal and practical.
* AnnoyingLaugh: An obnoxious high-pitched chuckle that was eventually too much for Frank Oz's vocals.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Besides the fact that Harvey Kneeslapper was too hard on Frank Oz, the other main reason was that he was only good for that one joke. Despite this, his segments continued to appear in new episodes until 2001. Since then Harvey has made a single return sketch in 2010, voiced by Matt Vogel.
* HilarityEnsues: Several of Harvey's pranks would, in the real world, have him arrested. One of his most serious stunts came when -- during a "''Sesame Street'' News Flash" segment -- he duped Kermit the Frog into investigating a tip about a person standing outside in a fierce blizzard for a long time, endangering the frog's life!
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Some of his pranks (including a BucketBoobyTrap and ExplodingCloset) wound up boomeranging on him in this manner.
* TheHyena: He practically giggles everything he says.
* HypocriticalHumor: The few times Harvey isn't laughing like crazy is when ''he's'' the victim of a prank.
* MeaningfulName: He's a prankster, so he sure does know his knee slappers!
* NoIndoorVoice: One reason the character was phased out was that voicing him was too hard on Frank Oz's throat.
%%* ThePrankster
%%* WackyGuy
* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Whether a prank worked or backfired often depended on whether he explained it to the audience beforehand.

!!Herbert Birdsfoot
--> Jerry Nelson (1970-1974)

A Lavender Anything Muppet mild-mannered, bespectacled lecturer who usually appeared in conjunction with either Grover or Cookie Monster.
* TheGenericGuy
%%* NiceGuy
* PutOnABus: Due to concerns about his appearances in commercial entertainment, Kermit wasn't used in the second season of ''Sesame Street'', so Herbert was introduced to essentially fill the same role on the show. Once Kermit returned in Season 3, the now-superfluous Herbert was phased out. His final appearance to date was as part of the finale sequence of ''The Muppet Movie''
* StraightMan

!!How Now Brown Cow
--> '''Performer:''' Christopher Cerf (voice only)
--> '''Anything Muppet:''' Green
[[caption-width-right:300:How Now Brown Cow]]
The Green Anything Muppet lead singer of ''How Now Brown Cow and the Moo Waves''.
* MidVidSkit: His music video parodies feature an MTV-style caption that refers to Mootown Records (a parody of Motown Records).
* NeverSayDie: In the song, ''One Way''.

!!The Hungry Family
--> Various
They are contestants on ''Family Food'' with host Creator/RichardDawson. They live in Twinport, South Dakota.
* OneShotCharacter: They never appeared anywhere besides the ''Family Food'' sketch.

!!Ida Normer
--> Louise Gold

A Lavender Anything Muppet Female contestant on ''The Crying Game Show'' with Sonny Friendly. She lives in Kansas. Her sad story was about how her chicken left the farm to join the circus.
* OneShotCharacter: She never appeared anywhere besides "The Crying Game Show" sketch.

-->'''Performer:''' Karen Prell
-->'''Anything Muppet:''' Green

A Green Anything Muppet lady who sings with Nelson in the song ''Indian U Call''.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: She is based on Canadian singer and film actress Jeannete [=MacDonald=].

!!JP Mouse
-->'''Performer:''' Kevin Clash
-->'''Anything Muppet:''' Green

One of the "Miami Mice". He is a parody of the ''Series/MiamiVice'' character Sonny Crockett. And is made from the Green Anything Muppet pattern.
* OneShotCharacter: He never appeared outside the "Miami Mice" skits.

!!London Frog
--> '''Performer:''' Jerry Nelson
--> '''Anything Muppet:''' Pointy Green

An anything muppet frog salesman who appeared in the Sesame Street News Flash about ''The London Fog''
* AFoggyDayInLondonTown: Well says.
* OneShotCharacter: He never appeared outside the sketch.

!!London Guardsman
--> '''Performer:''' Richard Hunt
--> '''Anything Muppet:''' Tall Orange

An Anything Muppet Guard from The Sesame Street News Flash about ''The London Fog''. He presented Kermit the famous London Log from the queen. And says that it is okay to talk about the log.
* AFoggyDayInLondonTown: Well says.
* OneShotCharacter: He never appeared outside the sketch.

!!Lord Chatterly
-->Jerry Nelson (1975-1992)

The Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet host of ''Alphabet Chat''.
* ChairReveal: He turns his chair around to the camera during the Alphabet Chat's opening theme.
* LargeHam: He went into a meltdown in episodes where he tried to do lectures for the letters L, O, and R. When he got too many interruptions, he caused the show to cancel and the producers had to strike the set.

!!Luke Warm
--> Martin P. Robinson

A Pointy Green Anything Muppet contestant on "The Crying Game Show" with Sonny Friendly. He lives in Wisconsin. His sad story was about how his friend can't come to play.
* OneShotCharacter: Warm only appeared in "The Crying Game Show."

!!Mr. Essex
--> Jim Henson

A Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet school teacher who taught his students (including Prairie Dawn) about rhymes.
* CoolTeacher: A school teacher with a good sense of humor.
* OneShotCharacter: He only appeared in the song ''The Muppets Rhyme at School.''

!!Mr. Johnson
-->'''Performer:''' Jerry Nelson (1969-2012; voice, 1969-2004; puppetry)
--> Matt Vogel (2012-present; voice, 2004-present; puppetry)
-->'''Anything Muppet''': Fat Blue

A Fat Blue Anything Muppet grumpy old customer of Charlie's restaurant where his waiter is Grover.
* CatchPhrase: ''[as he sees Grover in other jobs]'' "I know you. You're that waiter from over at Charlie's!"
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: This is a man who orders a bowl of alphabet soup and expects it to contain each and every letter of the alphabet.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In early 'Waiter Grover' skits, he was the one who caused Grover trouble.
* MemeticMutation: His interactions with Grover are frequently parodied, and he was a meme on ''Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart'' due to his physical resemblance to then-Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele.
* StraightMan: Plays one to Grover.
* UnsatisfiableCustomer: He gets his orders wrong. And always ends up fainting.

-->'''Performer:''' Steve Whitmire
-->'''AnythingMuppet:''' Orange Gold

An Orange Gold Anything Muppet Canadian Mountie police who sang ''Indian U Call'' with Jeanette.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He is a parody of the Canadian singer and film actor Nelson Eddy.

!!Newt the Night Watchman
--> Martin P. Robinson

A Tall Orange Anything Muppet hippie security guard who is night owl that guards an empty building at night. He appears in the nighttime version of the song, ''Who are the people in your neighborhood?'' with Hoots the Owl.
* OneShotCharacter: He only appears in the song.

!!Nick Normal and the Nickmatics
--> Jerry Nelson (lead singer)

They sing ''The Letter N''.
* MidVidSkit: The song introduced it with an MTV-style caption that refers to ''N Records''.

!!Norah Nicks
--> Fran Brill

The Small Orange Anything Muppet host of NTV. She introduced Nick Normal and the Nickmatics' new music video, ''The Letter N''.
* MidVidSkit: A parody of MTV.

!!Old [=MacDonald=]

--> Richard Hunt

A Tall Orange Anything Muppet guy who introduced the music video of The Oinker Sisters' new hit song: ''The New Way To Walk''.
* MidVidSkit: Well, it says it all as he introduced the song by The Oinker Sisters.

!!Over the Top

--> Jerry Nelson (Lead singer)

They sing "ZZ Blues".
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: They are based on the Texas heavy metal band Creator/ZZTop. And the song is based on ''Sharped Dressed Man''.

!!Pat Playjacks
--> '''Performer:''' Jim Henson
--> '''Anything Muppet:''' Large Lavender Live Hands
[[caption-width-right:300:Pat Playjacks]]

The Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet host of "Squeal of Fortune". Although not mentioning Guy Smiley, he claims to be America's Second Favorite Game Show Host.
%%* GameShowHost
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He is based on Pat Sajak, the host of ''Series/WheelOfFortune''.
* OneShotCharacter: He never appears outside the "Squeal of Fortune" sketch.

!!Pierre the Waiter
--> Jerry Nelson

A Green Anything Muppet waiter who works at Chet Nomie: The restaurant of the Semi-Stars. He counted Guy Smiley's studio audience to lunch. It reveals he only has a table for 39. But no table for 40.
* OneShotCharacter: He never appears outside the skit.

!!Pierre Blue
--> Joey Mazzario

A Fat Blue Anything Muppet French man who is a Contestant on ''The Crying Game Show'' with Sonny Friendly. He lives in Paris, France. His sad story was about the restaurant all out of croissant. He would had won the official Sonny Friendly Teddy Bear but Sonny Friendly denies it by sobbing harder than him and the other contestants and Sonny Friendly wins the teddy bear instead. He and other contestants ended up sobbing in failure because there is no consolation prize.
* OneShotCharacter: He never appears outside "The Crying Game Show" sketch.

!!Prairie Dawn
--> Fran Brill (1971-2014)
--> Stephanie D'Abruzzo (2015-present)

A Hot Pink Anything Muppet, pageant-obsessed girl who aspires to a career in journalism.
* CatchPhrase: "Oh, dear!" *Groan*
* FacePalm: Prone to this.
* {{Foil}}: To Cookie Monster for a while.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: She's very tiny; whenever she interacts with male muppets like Grover or Cookie Monster, they tower over her.
* IntrepidReporter: Besides hosting pageants, this is another role she's often played
* LittleMissSnarker
* [[OhCrap Oh No]]: In one Letter of the Day skit, she actually eats the Letter of the Day and gets very gassy from it.
* OnceAnEpisode: There is a whole set of sketches where Prairie Dawn tries to keep Cookie Monster away from a Letter of the Day Cookie. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Guess how that turns out]].
* OnlySaneWoman: Tends to play this role to the other, zanier Muppets.
%%* PinkGirlBlueBoy
* PinkMeansFeminine: Her skin is hot pink and she's a prim and proper GirlyGirl.
%%* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Girly Girl to Betty Lou's Tomboy
* TrueBlueFemininity: Usually wears blue.
* SurroundedByIdiots: The pageants certainly make it ''look'' that way.

!!Prince Charming
--> Frank Oz
An Orange Gold Anything Muppet prince who appeared on Sesame Street News with Kermit the Frog.
* YouLookFamiliar: Although it is the same Anything Muppet, Prince Charming has nothing to do with Guy Smiley.

!!Professor Hastings
--> Frank Oz
A Fat Blue Anything Muppet Teacher who would give out some lectures. He also appeared as a panelist on ''What's My Part?''
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He was phased out.... Well, He was too dull.

!!Readers Of The Open Range
!!! Various
The trio Cowpokes who love to read.
* CantYouReadTheSign: When they saw the banner sign reading ''Welcome to Bisbee Arizona.'' They told the citizens who think they are lost in the range that Bisbee Arizona is the name of the town.
* SignatureSong: ''We're Readers, Readers, Readers of the Open Range, We're Readers, Readers, Readers of the Open Range!''

!!The Rhymies
--> Various

An Anything Muppet trios who speaks in Rhyme. Their names are Larry (Lavender) Marry (Pointy Green) and Barry (Fat Blue).
* OneShotCharacter: They only appeared in two skits (One were they went sailing on a boat at sea and the other had them going camping in the woods).

!!Roosevelt Franklin
--> Matt Robinson (1970-1975)

A young African-American boy who appeared in seasons 1-7. Though popular, the character was dropped. He was the spiritual predecessor to Kingston Livingston III.
* CheerfulChild
* JiveTurkey
%%* {{Keet}}
* PutOnABus: Eventually dropped from the show amid concerns that his {{Jive Turkey}} tendancies were too stereotypical.
* RhymesOnADime
* TotallyRadical: Being an attempt at a "hip" character, his sketches tend to feel more dated.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: A teacher at his own school.

!!The Sad Family
!!!'''Anything Muppets:''' Various

The Anything Muppet contestants who appeared in The Guy Smiley game show: ''Happiness Begins at 40''. They live in Miserable Falls, Colorado.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Well, That proofs that happiness begins at 40!
* EverybodyCries: The whole family did until they count to 40, When they reach 40, They become happy again.
* OneShotCharacter: They never appeared outside ''Happiness Begins at 40''.

!!Sherlock Hemlock
--> Jerry Nelson (1970-1996)

A Green Anything Muppet somewhat inept detective. Like many others, he's fallen by the wayside over the past decade or so.
* CaptainErsatz: It goes without saying that he wears a deerstalker cap and tweed Inverness cape.
* CatchPhrase: "Egad!"
* CluelessDetective
* IdenticalGrandson: He evidently had a caveman ancestor: the Royal Smart Person.
* {{Leitmotif}}: His entrances are usually heralded by a distinctive organ tune.
** Lampshaded in one skit by Ernie: "Hey, that's detective music!"
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Jerry Nelson patterned his voice for the character after that of the English film actor Ronald Colman.
* SherlockHomage
* SmallNameBigEgo: He maintains that he's "the World's Greatest Detective", despite evidence to the contrary.

!!Simon Soundman
-->Jerry Nelson (1970-1999)

A Fat Blue Anything Muppet who has an unusual way of talking. He would replace some words with sound effects.
* StockSoundEffects: He has the ability to speak with added sound effects. For example: In one of the Grover the Waiter sketches, Simon said to Grover, "I would like to buy a ''[clucks like a chicken]'' sandwich!" In another sketch, he wanted to use Ernie's telephone, but Ernie had trouble understanding him.
* UnsatisfiableCustomer: When he was at Charlie's, Simon ranted, "Why did my brother recommend this restaurant? The service is terrible." It may be that Simon Soundman's brother is the usual customer, Mr. Johnson. And both are Fat Blue Anything Muppets originally performed by Jerry Nelson.

!!Sinister Sam
-->Jim Henson

The Large Lavender Live Hands Anything Muppet meanest roughest cowboy in the west.
* MenAreTough: Well, Sam looked for some suspect for some problems he is having problem. Like at one time, he was looking for Doc Holiday because he had an itchy trigger finger (and he means his finger is really itchy).

!!Sonny Friendly
-->'''Performer:''' Richard Hunt (1986-1992), David Rudman (1992-present)
-->'''Anything Muppet:''' Large Lavender Live Hands
[[caption-width-right:300:Sonny Friendly]]

The Large Lavender Live Hands Anything Muppet host of "Sonny Friendly's Traveling Game Show". He also appeared as the host of ''The New Here Is Your Life'' in the 1990s.
* CatchPhrase: "Are we having a nice day, or what?"
%%* GameShowHost
* SecurityBlanket: His Teddy Bear from ''The Crying Game Show''.

!!Spaceship Surprise Captain
-->''Performer:''' Jim Henson
-->'''Anything Muppet:''' Orange Gold

The brave captain from ''Spaceship Surprise''.

* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He is based on Captain Kirk of Series/StarTrek
* YouLookFamiliar: He is the same anything muppet used for Guy Smiley. Except he has brown hair instead of black.

-->Richard Hunt (1971-1992)
-->David Rudman (1992-present)

He is Biff's partner. And is made from Tall Orange Anything Muppet.
%%* OddCouple: With Biff.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Rarely, He speaks (Like in ''Outrageous Makeover: Home Addition'').
* ThePianoPlayer: Sully has played music on the piano (Including the sketch where is built a piano).
* TheSpeechless: Sully usually never did speak.

!!Tito Mouse
-->'''Performer:''' Martin P. Robinson
-->'''Anything Muppet:''' Lavender

One of the ''Miami Mice''. He is a parody of ''Series/MiamiVice'' character: Ricardo Tubbs. He is made from Lavender Anything Muppet.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Well, He is a spoof of Ricardo Tubbs of Series/MiamiVice.
* OneShotCharacter: He never appeared outside the ''Miami Mice'' skits (only 3).

!!The Twiddlebugs

A Group of Anything Muppet insects who lives in Ernie's window.
* TooDumbToLive: Even though the Twiddlebugs always manage to overcome even the most seemingly insurmountable tribulations, such as figuring out how to exit a roller rink, their ultimate solutions are rarely the most logical, though they remain blissfully unaware of them.

!!Velma Blank
-->'''Performer:''' David Rudman
-->'''Anything Muppet:''' Green

The Green Anything Muppet co-hostess of ''Squeal of Fortune''. She shows Count Von Count the prizes after he won the game.
* LovelyAssistant
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: She a parody of ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' co-hostess, Vanna White.
* TheSpeechless: Although she is a silent character, she is puppeteered by David Rudman.
* OneShotCharacter: She never appeared outside the ''Squeal of Fortune'' sketch.

!!Vincent Twice Vincent Twice
-->'''Performer:''' Martin P. Robinson
-->'''Anything Muppet:''' Orange Gold

The Orange Gold Anything Muppet Host of ''Mysterious Theatre''.
* CatchPhrase: "I am your host: Vincent Twice, Vincent Twice. Welcoming you once again to ''Mysterious Theatre''."
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He is based on the ''Mystery!'' host Creator/VincentPrice.
* OneShotCharacter: He never appeared outside the ''Mysterious Theatre'' skits.

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!!Abby Cadabby
--> Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (2006-present)

A fairy who moved to Sesame Street during season 37. She's a 3-year-old fairy in training, who attends the Flying Fairy School.(as of Season 40.)
* AllLovingHero: Abby sees the best in Oscar, and genuinely doesn't believe that he's that grouchy. That's gotta count for ''something''.
* AllMythsAreTrue: [[spoiler:Abby's mom is Cinderella's fairy godmother.]]
* TheApprentice: Hence [[{{Spinoff}} "Abby's Flying]] [[WizardingSchool Fairy School."]]
%%* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor
%%* BenevolentGenie
* CallBack: She lives Around the Corner, which is a section of the set which was expanded and retracted.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "That's so magical!"
* CheerfulChild: She always has a smile on her face.
* FairyTaleMotifs: She is a textbook example of a fairy. Well... okay, aside from being a little fuzzy.
* GirlishPigtails
%%* GirlyGirl
* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak: In "Dress-Up Club", she wants to dress up like a superhero and a pirate. HilarityEnsues (ItMakesSenseInContext).
%%* InnocentBlueEyes
%%* LeastRhymableWord: Pumpkin.
%%* MagicalGirl
%%* MagicMisfire
* PrecisionFStrike: That one time she performed "[[Theatre/{{Hamilton}} Satisfied]]", which includes the line "hell of a catch".
* PunnyName: It's a play on the stereotypical "magic word" Abracadabra.
* MundaneObjectAmazement
* MundaneUtility: In addition to transforming one thing into something completely different or conjuring things out of thin air, her wand also makes a handy backscratcher.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: She, along with other fairy characters in the show, is one of the few Muppet characters designed with irises. To quote the Muppet Wiki:
--> "Abby's design is an intentional departure from the typical Muppet look because [[FishOutOfWater she's not originally from Sesame Street]]. The implication is that the fairies in her old neighborhood look like her."
* PinkMeansFeminine: Her fur is bubblegum pink.
* RhymesOnADime: Abby does rhymes whenever casting spells.
* ShoePhone: The secondary use for her wand is to substitute for a cell phone.
* SignatureLaugh: A cute little giggle.
%%* SupernaturalIsPurple
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly Girl to Zoe's Tomboy, even though the jewelry-wearing, ballet-loving Zoe is very much a {{Tomboy with a Girly Streak}}.
* TrueBlueFemininity : Her dress. Also her eyes.
* WelcomeEpisode: Her debut.
* WideEyedIdealist: Many small children see their world as a place of tremendous beauty and endless possibilities. Abby is no different.
%%* AWizardDidIt: Close enough.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair : ''And'' freckles.
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: Sorry, Abby. "Princess" is not a career title. [[note]] Sesame Street defines a career as "a job that you train for and plan on doing for a long time." [[/note]]
* YouthfulFreckles

!!The Androoze Sisters
--> Various

The three singing pig trios who performed ''Everybody's Song'' with Bip Bippadotta.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: They are based on Music/TheAndrewsSisters.

!!Baby Bear
--> David Rudman (1990-present)

The smallest of the Three Bears. (Later, the second-smallest of the Four Bears.) He is best friends with Telly Monster.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Although he has a great relationship with Curly, and is usually patient with her, she annoys him every now and then.
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: "He's a hero, he's a guy... Hero Guy!"
* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: Pronounces his "l"s and "r"s as "w"s.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin:
** His imaginary superhero, Hero Guy.
** Baby Bear himself was an example at first, then became a subversion when his younger sister was born.
* FracturedFairyTale: Invoked, in order to get Goldlocks her own bowl of porridge.
* InformedJudaism: The Elmo's World holiday special showed him celebrating Hanukkah and teaching Telly how to play dreidel.
* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: He's the bear from the Goldilocks story.
%%* MrImagination
%%* StalkerWithACrush: Initially, Goldilocks.
* SureLetsGoWithThat: He unwittingly names his sister when he meets her.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Porridge.
* TheUnfavorite: DiscussedTrope. Baby Bear feels this way, at first.

--> Toby Towson (1977-1978)\\
Brian Muehl (1978-1984)\\
Fred Garver (1984-1993)\\
Bruce Connelly (1993-present)

This large, playful Muppet dog is Linda's pet, who understands American Sign Language. Unlike Rowlf, Barkley is not anthropomorphized. When he debuted in Season 9, he was known as Woof Woof. In Season 10, he became Barkley after one episode dealt with changing his name by popular vote. By the start of the new millennium, Barkley hasn't appeared as often, but has been seen a couple times in recent years.
* BigFriendlyDog: A big, playful dog.
%%* DogWalksYou
* HiddenEyes: His eyes are covered by his hair.

--> Frank Oz (regularly 1969-2001, occasionally 2001-present)\\
Eric Jacobson (2001-present)

Long-suffering roommate and [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni to Ernie's Red Oni]]. Bert would generally prefer to be left alone with a book than put up with his friend's shenanigans. He also really likes Pigeons and Oatmeal.
* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' lose his bottle caps or paper clips.
* BigOlUnibrow
* {{Bookworm}}
* TheBore: According to Oz, he originally considered Bert a very boring character... then made his dullness his definitive character trait.
* ButtMonkey: Put on the receiving end of Ernie's mischief a lot.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: He openly insulted Ernie in a few early episodes, such as calling him a "ding-a-ling" or a "meatball".
* CollectorOfTheStrange: His paperclip collection. His bottlecap collection also qualifies.
* ComicallySerious
* {{Drink Order}}: Plain, unflavored soda water.
* LampshadeHanging: Count on Bert to point out just how crazy Ernie is being.
--> [[OhCrap "Oh. Music cue."]]
* MundaneMadeAwesome: "LA LA LA, LINOLEUM!"
* NeatFreak
* OddCouple: With Ernie.
* OhNoNotAgain: Often has this reaction when Ernie starts doing something silly.
* PastimesProvePersonality: He enjoys oatmeal, pigeons, and bottlecap & paperclip collecting.
* SanitySlippage: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA_Gh2mBgck this skit]].
* SignatureLaugh: A staccato, nasal "eheheheheheh!"
* SignatureSong: ''Doing (Coo-Coo) the Pigeon....''
* StraightMan: To Ernie.
* TemptingFate: On several occasions, Bert ends up on the receiving end of Ernie's craziness simply by pointing it out.

!!Big Bird
--> Caroll Spinney (1969-present)\\
Daniel Seagren (understudy in a handful of episodes dating to 1970)\\
Matt Vogel (understudy, 1998-present over roughly 20 episodes)

An inexplicably large, yellow bird, perpetually stuck at age 6. Mr. Snuffleupagus is his best friend. He lives in a nest near the apartments
* ADogNamedDog: He sure is a large aviary creature. Hey, what's this guy's name again?
* BreakOutCharacter: Is the star of the first official Sesame Street movie ''Follow That Bird'', starred in specials where he travels to China and Japan and is the star of other merchandise items such as storybooks, cassette tapes or records. Possibly the first breakout character before Elmo.
* CassandraTruth: The adults constantly disbelieved Snuffleupagus was real at first. See TheReveal under ''Mr. Snuffleupagus"
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: He was initially a fully grown idiot with a hick-like SimpletonVoice to match, rather than the innocent 6-year-old child he eventually became.
* TheCutie: Even in the context of ''Sesame Street'' his innocence and sweetness stand out.
* ExtremeDoormat: Well, maybe not "extreme", but he has a hard time standing up for himself - he once let Humphrey and Ingrid talk him into giving Radar to Natasha, and he would have lost his nest to Minnie Myna if Chris hadn't helped him.
* GentleGiant: He's a ''Big'' Bird with a good heart.
* HiddenDepths: During the [[VerySpecialEpisode famous episode]] centered on [[DeathIsASadThing the death of Mr. Hooper]], Big Bird draws various caricatures of the adults - of a quality that you may not normally see from a typical 6-year-old.
** Caroll Spinney is a cartoonist and painter in his down time, overlapping with TheCastShowoff.
* MeaningfulEcho:
--> '''Gordon:''' Why are you walking that way? \\
'''Big Bird:''' "Just because." \\
... \\
(Big Bird learns of Mr. Hooper's death) \\
'''Big Bird:''' "Why does it have to be ''this'' way?" \\
({{Beat}}) \\
'''Gordon:''' "Big Bird, it has to be this way because." \\
'''Big Bird:''' "Just because?" \\
'''Gordon:''' "Just because."
* MeaningfulName: Well duh!
* StartMyOwn: Because Oscar wouldn't let him join the Grouchketeers.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Birdseed, which he eats (or in the case of birdseed milkshakes, drinks) in seemingly infinite variations.
* VocalEvolution: Big Bird started off as a fully-grown Village Idiot with a deep, hick-like voice. Over time, however, he became a young child of 5 (or 6, depending on when you were watching the show) with a higher-pitched voice. Because the show reuses its old recordings of songs in later episodes, it can be very jarring to hear Big Bird sing the "Alphabet Song" in his "hick" voice in an episode from c.1975 or later.

!!Blue Bird
-->Rick Lyon

He is a comic book superhero character created by Big Bird.
* OneShotCharacter: He only appeared in 2 sketches.

--> Richard Hunt

He is Bert's Nephew. He appeared in the sketch where Bert is giving his nephew a bath. But Ernie told Bert that he cannot go into the bathtub with bath toys. He fills up the toys into the tub until gets furious and scolded to Ernie that he cannot give Brad a bath with too much toys.
* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: Well, Bert got angry with Ernie about putting too many toys in the tub.

--> Carroll Spinney

A Garbage man who carries Oscar the Grouch's trashcan.
* PutOnABus: He was retired when the foam interior of the puppet ended up disintegrating after years of storage, and it would have been too expensive to rebuild.
* SuddenlyVoiced: All though Bruno is usually a silent character, He did speak a few times (like in the end of ''Follow that Bird'', He replied to Oscar "Sure, Boss!"). He even sang with The Trashmen with the song, "Put it in the trashcan".

!! Carl Carrot
--> Richard Hunt
A talking carrot who honored about the story the tooth in the Tooth episode of ''Here is Your Life'' with Guy Smiley. He appeared with Melvin. He told Guy Smiley that tooth chewed all his vegetables to keep the tooth in good shape.
* OneShotCharacter: He never appeared outside the ''Here is Your Life'' sketch on the tooth.

--> Joseph Mazarrio

He is a black a sheep detective who solves the crime of the Fairy Tale / Mother Goose stories.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He is based on ''[[Series/{{Columbo}} Inspector Columbo]]''.

!!Davey and Joey Monkey
--> David Rudman (Davey Monkey)\\
Joseph Mazarrio (Joey Monkey)
Two famous monkey duos that appeared on Sesame Street in the 80's and 90's.
* CatchPhrase: Well, They love "BANANAS!"
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: "BANANAS!"

--> Jim Henson (1969-1990)\\
Steve Whitmire (1990-2014)\\
Billy Barkhurst (2014-2017)\\
Peter Linz (2017-present)

An enthusiastic, extroverted prankster who's Bert's roommate and [[RedOniBlueOni Red to Bert's Blue.]] He enjoys taking baths with his rubber duckie.
* ConsultingMisterPuppet: Ernie often talks to his trademark rubber duckie about his problems.
* CouldntFindAPen: Bert asks him to make a shopping list, and the only thing Ernie can find to write with is chocolate pudding. Ernie then makes a list of all the writing implements that he couldn't find. Ernie tacks chocolate pudding onto the end of the list, since he needed to use all the pudding in the apartment to write it out.
-->'''Bert:''' "He's improving. Last time he used spaghetti sauce."
* CrazyPrepared: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6MpP3PnRdk this skit]].
* TheGadfly: He loves to prank, trick and tease Bert. Much of his random weird behavior is just done to mess with his friend, because it's funny when Bert gets frustrated.
* HiddenDepths: He lays down an ''amazing'' saxophone solo during "Put Down the Duckie."
** He's also a really good painter... even if he ''does'' re-imagine Bert as a beatnik.
* ICantHearYou: "I can't hear you, Bert. I have a banana in my ear."
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Well, yeah -- you wouldn't think so, but Ernie is a far bigger jerk than Bert. Watching the ''Bert & Ernie'' skits, it's sometimes surprising to see just how badly Ernie treats his best friend, often for no good reason at all. He plays tricks on him, makes a fool out of him, steals his snacks or cruelly tempts Bert with snacks before eating them himself, and in general causing him no end of frustration, humiliation and heartache. When Ernie still comes across as the most likeable and friendly of the two, it's because, well, he is a genuinely sunny and affable person who just wants to have fun and share a laugh with people. He's never malicious, just a little insensitive.
* OddCouple: With Bert.
* ThePrankster: Usually pranks Bert.
* PungeonMaster: This was an especially pronounced trait of his in the first season.
** A good example would be his very first appearance, when he tells Bert he [[ICallItVera calls the bathtub "Rosie"]], and when Bert asks why he replies, "Because every time I take a bath, I leave a ring around Rosie."
* SecurityBlanket: His rubber ducky.
* SignatureLaugh: "Kshshshshshshshsh!"
* SignatureSong: ''Rubber Ducky, You're the one! You make bathtime lots of fun...''
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: The game "Journey to Ernie" runs on this trope.
* StraightMan: Even though he's normally just the opposite, he's sometimes used as this when paired with characters other than Bert, such as Cookie Monster or the Count.

!!Fine Young Camels
!!!Paul Jacobs (Lead Singer/Voice Only)
A Muppet Camel with two Anything Muppet Arabian guys (One Lavender and one Tall Orange) as back up singers. They sang ''C Drives Me Crazy''.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: They are based on Music/FineYoungCannibals.

!!Flo Bear
-->Richard Hunt (1986-1992)\\
David Rudman (1992-1993)
She is a ursine writer bear.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: She is based on the French writer Gustave Flaubert.

!!Granny Bird
-->Carroll Spinney
She is Big Bird's grandmother.
* CoolOldLady: A kindly old bird.

A group of crusty, monster-like creatures indigenous to Grouchland.
* BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad: This is their culture.
* BigOlUnibrow: As mentioned under Oscar's entry, it's a species trait.
* BizarroUniverse: Grouch society mirrors human society (right down to similar celebrities -- Dan Rather-Not and Donald Grump, for example), but they prefer unhappiness and filth to happiness and cleanliness.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: As explained above, they dislike (often downright ''[[FelonyMisdemeanor condemn]]'') nice and pleasant things, and like things that most other people would find unpleasant. Although a bit odd, it sounds simple enough, right? Well, this also means that they like feeling miserable, and yet the nice things they hate ''make'' them miserable, which they ''like'' and... yeah. Try not to think about it too hard.
* GrumpyBear: A species of them.
%%* HatesBeingTouched
%%* PlanetOfHats
%%* StopHavingFunGuy

!!Honkers & Dingers
--> Various
Two species of Muppet, one with a bicycle horn for a nose and the other with a table bell on top of its head, which they use instead of speaking.
* GagNose: Honkers squeeze theirs in order to honk.
* TheUnintelligible: They only speak in honking and dinging.
* ShoutOut: The Honkers are essentially an entire species of [[Creator/MarxBrothers Harpo Marxes.]]
* SignatureSong: Well, Their official song is ''Honk Around the Clock''.
* TheSpeechless: Although they do not speak, Their performers will vary depending on what puppeteer is available.

!!Hoots the Owl
--> Kevin Clash (1985-2001, 2005)

An old bluesman and sax player.
* DestinedBystander: He (or, at least, the puppet that would later come to be him) first appeared in a single scene in ''Film/SesameStreetPresentsFollowThatBird''.
* TheOwlKnowingOne: Not ''all''-knowing, but he's wise enough to know you can't play the sax with a rubber duck in your hand, and that carrots are healthier than cookies.

!!Humpty Dumpty
--> Frank Oz (1976)\\
Jerry Nelson (1992)

An egg from the famous nursery rhyme. He was interviewed Kermit on Sesame Street news. He later appeared on episode 3076 and had so many falls.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Well, he is based on the famous nursery rhyme: Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall....

!!Jackman Wolf
--> Jerry Nelson

The VJ wolf who hosts ''The Sesame Street Rock and Roll Request Show''.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He is based the late radio announcer Wolfman Jack.

--> Stacey Gordon (2017-present)

A little girl who has autism, a neurological and developmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, restricted and repetitive behavior, etc. Introduced in 2017 in the wake of increased diagnoses (1 in 68 children) of autism and autism-spectrum disorder conditions.

* BrokenRecord: Has a bit of echolalia when talking with other characters, but also repeats some of what she, herself, says.
* CharacterTic: Flapping her arms in excitement.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Described by Abby as doing things "in a Julia sort of way."
* HollywoodAutism: ''Sesame Street'' stops in its tracks to point out how atypical Julia is, and she's portrayed as having stereotypical mannerisms.
* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: As storylines progress about Julia, her characteristics are played up. In her first appearance, for instance, she is participating in a game when she begins jumping up and down. Instead of rejecting Julia, the other characters and Muppets decide that jumping up and down is a lot more fun.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: The show's puppets typically only have one articulated arm, but she has both due to the above-mentioned CharacterTic.
* TheQuietOne: Doesn't talk much, as pointed by Elmo.
--> '''Elmo:''' Yeah, Julia doesn't say a lot.
* SecurityBlanket: Her raggedy toy rabbit, which is torn in several places and perhaps looks like it should have been thrown out years ago. But it is her comfort object.
* TheCloudCuckoolanderWasRight: When Julia and some of the other characters go on a shape hunt, Julia repeatedly identifies shapes her team is looking for, apparently incorrectly, only for the rest of her team to discover that the shape is incorporated within the larger shaped object. For example, she says "circle," pointing to a stoplight. Her team points out that it's actually an octagon, only to eventually figure out that Julia is referring to the little circles cut out of the stoplight pole, while everyone else is focusing on the yellow tubes outlining them.
* VocalDissonance: She's four years old, but she sounds like a grown woman.

!!Kermit the Frog
[[caption-width-right:350:Kermit the Frog]]
--> Jim Henson (1955-1990 [the character predates ''Sesame Street''])\\
Steve Whitmire (1990-2009)[[note]]While 2009 was Kermit's last appearance on the show, Whitmire continued to perform him in other projects until his departure in 2017. The character is now performed by Matt Vogel.[[/note]]

''Series/TheMuppetShow'''s easily flustered host; here Kermit usually plays a roving news reporter in a trench coat. He also often attempts to give lectures to the audience that are inevitably ruined by another character. Creator/{{Jim Henson}}'s definitive role; Kermit and Ernie aren't that different, acoustically speaking. This is especially apparent in Bert and Ernie's ''[[Series/TheMuppetShow Muppet Show]]'' guest appearance, where Ernie appears and speaks immediately after Kermit introduces the pair. See also his entry on Characters.TheMuppetShow.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Kermit is usually friendly and even-tempered, but when he's pushed too far he can get very angry indeed.
* ButtMonkey: Frequently the victim of Grover's bumbling and Cookie Monster's hedonism, among other misfortunes, almost to the point of being TheChewToy.
* CatchPhrase: "Heigh-ho, Kermit theee Frog here at Sesame Street News..."
** PhraseCatcher: Grover's "HEYYYYY, FROGGY BAYBEEEEE!" backslap-greeting.
* CallBack: He makes a surprise appearance in "Elmo's World: Frogs", where he is shown [[CivilizedAnimal lounging in his apartment]].
* ContinuityNod: While preparing to interview Old [=MacDonald=], Kermit tells one of the farmer's pigs, "You know, you remind me of somebody..." (a reference to ''The Muppet Show'''s Miss Piggy).
* CrossOver: Kermit once made routine guest appearances, frequently playing off Grover and Cookie Monster. Alas, the frog seldom appears these days, due mainly to Creator/{{Disney}} owning the rights to the character.
* IAmSong: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51BQfPeSK8k Bein' Green]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAv75mTimRc This Frog]]".
* IfYouCanReadThis: An actual cameraman is named on the slate in the ''Oklahoma!'' sketch.
* IntrepidReporter: During the "Sesame Street News Flash" segments.
* IsThisThingStillOn: A running gag in the news segments.
* LoudGulp: The idea of a frog eating a fly makes him nauseous.
* SomewhereAHerpetologistIsCrying: This is Zigzagged in one scene, in which Bob lists frog facts, and Kermit insists that frogs act more like people, with human diets and apartment buildings.
* StraightMan: To the crazier Muppets.

!!Leo Birdelli
!!!'''Peformer:''' Jerry Nelson

He is a bird salesman who was attempting to trade the drawing of Mr. Hooper by Big Bird for more Birdseeds. But Big Bird refuses to to do so. Because the drawing was a tribute to his death.
* TravelingSalesman: Well, He is.

!!Lil' Fish Dude
-->Steve Whitmire

He complains to the Beach Monsters about the ocean being filled with trash.
* OneShotCharacter: He only appeared in ''Love the Ocean''.

!!Little Bird
-->Fran Brill

She lives on a tree in front of 123 Sesame Street, and was a little friend of Big Bird.
* ADogNamedDog

!!London Warthog
-->'''Performer:''' Jerry Nelson

A British Chap Warthog who appeared on Sesame Street News Flash on ''The London Fog'' with Kermit the Frog.
* AFoggyDayInLondonTown: Well says.
* DancePartyEnding: At the end of the sketch, He with Kermit, The London Frog, and The London Guard do a dance called ''The London Clog''.
* OneShotCharacter: He never appears outside the sketch.

--> Various
Jellyfish-like, hovering aliens with antennae, severe underbite, and a distinctive "yip yip yip yip uh-huh uh-huh" sound.
* AmusingAlien
* FishOutOfWater: In their first few years they were very unfamiliar with Earth, to the point where they spent most of their time attempting to communicate with inanimate objects.
* IncrediblyLameFun: They dance to radio static.
* InnocentAliens: They're just confused tourists.
* IntangibleMan: They often enter scenes by phasing through walls.
* SpecialPersonNormalName: The primary two are named "Joe" and "Bob." Although in the game show sketch ''Bring that Thing'', Guy Smiley addressed them as "Stevie" and "Jonathan" Martians.
* StarfishAliens

!! Melvin Milk
-->Jerry Nelson
A talking glass of milk who was with Carl Carrot on the ''Here is Your Life'' salute to the tooth.

!! Murphy Brownbag
!!! Candice Bergen (voice only)
!!! Kevin Clash (puppetry only)
A talking brown bag who hosted of ''Lunch Talk''. He interviews Cookie Monster about what lunch is.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: She is based on Candice Bergen's character, Series/MurphyBrown.

!! The Oinker Sisters
The three singing pig trios who sang ''The New Way To Walk''.
* SpecialPersonNormalName: One of the Oinker Sisters is named "Suie Oinker".

!!Oscar the Grouch
--> Caroll Spinney (1969-present)
-->Eric Jacobson (understudy,2014-present)
An irritable, antisocial Grouch who lives in a BiggerOnTheInside trash can with his worm, Slimey, and his elephant Fluffy.
* AntiRoleModel: One purpose of the character is to poke fun at irritable people. [[StrawmanHasAPoint Which isn't to say that his irritation isn't justified sometimes.]]
* BigOlUnibrow: Huge eyebrows are a species trait.
* BizarreTasteInFood: He hates foods most would consider nice or healthy, but loves noxious combinations of food that are ''technically'' still edible... just really gross. Like sardine ice-cream. Again, it's a species trait.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: He was orange for a year. (Apparently he still would be, if he ever bathed.)
* GrumpyBear: He's a Grouch. It's a species trait.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Every now and then, some of the mean-spirited pranks and schemes he pulls tend to backfire, where he may end up being the victim himself. Often happens when he's frustrated when targeting a rather slow-witted character with his pranks.
* {{Jerkass}}: Cranky, rude, and mean. Although as much is allowable on a preschool show. The [[TheWikiRule Muppet Wiki]] puts it best:
--> Oscar's mission in life is to be as miserable and grouchy as possible, and pass that feeling on to everyone else. When a visitor knocks on his trash can -- invariably interrupting him from a nap or an important task -- Oscar greets them with a snarl. He complains that he wants to be left alone, although when he's left entirely to himself, he's dissatisfied -- there isn't anybody around to irritate or complain to.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The true depths of his jerk nature are often called into question and he can get comically defensive when [[SlaveToPR his reputation as a "true Grouch"]] is threatened.
* KickTheDog: Sometimes takes his rudeness a little too far, as when he upset Big Bird by teasing him with {{How Can Santa Deliver All Those Toys}} questions in ''Series/ChristmasEveOnSesameStreet''.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* MoralityPet: Slimey
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: There does appear to be an occasional running gag where his intended mean-spirited ways backfire, unwittingly causing pleasant and helpful results for other characters. Much to his dismay, of course.
* TheNicknamer: As far as Oscar is concerned, Bob and Maria are Bright Eyes and Skinny, respectively.
* ThePigpen: Always seen in a trash can, so yeah.
* ThePrankster: Sometimes
* SlapSlapKiss: His relationship with [[DistaffCounterpart Grungetta]].
* SlaveToPR: One has to wonder if he'd be so concerned about being a "real Grouch" - or if he'd be so self-conscious anytime he says, does, or thinks something even remotely pleasant - if it weren't for Grouch society constantly stressing how Grouches are ''supposed'' to act.
* TooImportantToWalk: He's rarely seen walking. When he needs to be transported somewhere, a garbageman named Bruno carries his can. (He does in Series/ChristmasEveOnSesameStreet a few times.)
* TrashOfTheTitans
* {{Troll}}: He can definitely come off as this at times.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Easily with ''any'' of the nice Sesame Street residents that like being sweet and chummy with him, especially Elmo, Telly, and Maria.
* WhatTheHellHero: He gets this reaction from Leela and Elmo for seeing the Mine-itis outbreak as a cause for celebration.
** The adults give him another one in [[ChristmasSpecial "Christmas Eve on Sesame Street"]] for putting a [[HowCanSantaDeliverAllThoseToys bunch of doubts]] in Big Bird's head about the existence of SantaClaus, which leads to Big Bird disappearing to find out for sure.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Used to be this sort of "friend" to poor Telly.
** Although, they seem to have fallen into a more traditional Type 1 VitriolicBestBuds as of late.
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: Often inverted. As you may expect, he does not appreciate being praised by the other characters for doing something less-than-grouchy.

!!Mr. Snuffleupagus
->Front end:
--> Jerry Nelson (1971 - 1978)\\
Michael Earl Davis (1978 - 1980)\\
Martin P. Robinson (1980 - present)
->Back end:
-->Richard Hunt (1971-1975)
-->Peter Friedman (1976-1978)
-->Brian Muehl (1979)
-->Frank Kane (1979)
-->Bryant Young (1979-present)

A slow-talking, elephantlike creature and Big Bird's best friend. He originally wasn't thought to be real, but was revealed in a Season 17 episode.
* AbandonedCatchphrase: Mr. Snuffleupagus used to always say "Oh, dear" in a worried voice. Big Bird even lampshaded it once; when Snuffy went missing in one episode and BB called the police (an Anything Muppet) to take a report, part of his description was that he said "Oh dear" a lot.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: He started out with a rather odd and perpetually sad personality as well as speaking with a rather creepy, echoing, sad voice. It wasn't until when Marty Robinson took over the character that, though still sad occasionally, his personality became more cheerful and his voice had a wider range of emotions.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Snuffle used to have wide yellow eyes with green sclera and was understandably changed to a different lazy eyed design as the debut appearance was... [[NightmareFuel unsettling, to say the least]].
* TheEeyore: Used to be one of his defining character traits, but he steadily grew out of it [[CharacterizationMarchesOn as time went on]].
* InSeriesNickname: "Snuffy." He calls Big Bird "Bird."
* MissedHimByThatMuch: In his early appearances, he'd wander off before anyone other than Big Bird could spot him, leading to speculation that he was BB's ImaginaryFriend.
* NotSoImaginaryFriend: For Big Bird. Everyone assumes that Snuffy is imaginary and even Big Bird thinks this at one point, but they are convinced otherwise later on.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His real name is Aloysius Snuffleupagus. Even though almost everyone on the series refers to him by his nickname, his mother usually refers to him by his real name.
* PrecociousCrush: Pre-dating the Elmo and Gina plot (see above), he had a crush on Maria for a while.
* RealAfterAll: He is revealed to the adult cast ''13 years'' after his debut, in order to encourage kids to be more honest with their parents. It was an emotional experience for the characters and actors.

!!Preston Rabbit
--> Steve Whitmire
He is a postman rabbit who works at the Sesame Street Post Office.
* ItWasAGift: Well, he likes to deliver things to other characters. He once tried to give Elmo a sign that reads ''ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ''. Elmo ended up singing the famous song originally sung by Big Bird. At that point, Big Bird and the kids told them that it's not a word, It's the alphabet.

!!Shelly the Turtle
!!!Martin P. Robinson

He is a friendly but a slow moving turtle.
* PunnyName
* SignatureSong: He sings ''I Get There''.

!!The Squirelles
They are a trio of singing squirrels who sing various doo-wop songs.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: They are based on Music/TheShirelles.

!!Watson the Dog
--> Steve Whitmire
He is Sherlock Hemlock's sidekick dog who appears in every ''Mysterious Theatre'' skit.
* AnimalTalk: He can only bark.
%%* DogWalksYou

!!Wolfgang the Seal
--> Kevin Clash (1988-2013)
He is Uncle Wally's pet seal. He debuted on season 20 (1988-1989) and has continued to appear after his owner after Uncle Wally left the show in Season 23 (1991-1992).
* AnimalTalk: He can only bark.

!!Zelda the Chicken
--> David Rudman
She appears on ''The Message from your local chicken'' with Gordon.
* AnimalTalk: Well, she can only cluck. But Gordon translates the chicken's clucks into human words.
* VoiceOverTranslation: Gordon translates her clucks into human words.

!!Miscellaneous Muppets
''Sesame Street'' features a vast array of other Muppets ranging from animals, letters, and numbers to bathtubs and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Singing Food.]]
%%* AnimateInanimateObject
%%* EverythingTalks
* LetsMeetTheMeat: Singing Food will cheerfully discuss how nutritious it is.


--> Alan Muraoka (1998-present)
The current owner of Hooper's store.
* CallBack: He debuted in the first episode to feature ''Elmo's World'', when he hosted a huge Birdketeer meeting, and was in over his head. In the first episode to feature ''Elmo the Musical'', he knows what he's dealing with, and tries to nip chaos in the bud during another big event.
* AsianStoreOwner: The stereotypes are downplayed, though.
* HilarityEnsues: He tends to get dragged into Muppet hijinks.
* IconicItem: A dish towel, frequently on his shoulder.
* [[OhCrap Oh No]]: [[spoiler:Ignites a grease fire in Hooper's while, causing Maria to evacuate herself and Elmo and call the FDNY]]
%%* SupremeChef
* WelcomeEpisode: A proverbial baptism by fire: He successfully caters a Birdketeer meeting.
* WrittenInAbsence: He goes on vacation for a few episodes.

-->Angela Jemmot (1993-1995)
The female owner of the Sesame Street day care centre at ''Around the Corner'' and Gordon's cousin.
* HappilyMarried: She is married to Jamal, and has a baby daughter named Kayla.

--> Ismael Cruz Cordova (2013-2015)

An energetic young Puerto Rican writer. Always interested in trying new things and encouraging his Muppet friends to be true to themselves. Mando also loves technology.
* InSeriesNickname: Sometimes goes by Mando.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Like most of the show's characters, Mando didn't get a WelcomeEpisode. He was just a character that everyone on the street already knew.

!!The Baker
-->Alex Stevens (1969, "The Baker")
-->Jim Henson (1969, singing voice)

Character who appears in the final segment of a series of counting shorts, unofficially named by fans as the "Baker Films." The Baker is a hapless individual who, after proclaiming (to trumpet fanfare) that he has a number of baked goods in his arms, attempts to walk down a short flight of steps, but ultimately he trips and spills everything, making a huge mess.

!!Bob Johnson
-->Bob [=McGrath=] (1969-present)

An unassuming, low-key music teacher who lives in the apartment above Hooper's Store.
* AerithAndBob: The literal "Bob" to his brother Minneapolis's Aerith.
* AsideGlance: Trying to teach the Two-Headed Monster to play the clarinet evokes a flustered look at the camera.
* [[BigDamnHeroes Big Darn Heroes]]: Bob makes his sole appearance in the 38th season so that [[ItMakesSenseInContext he can coax an elephant out of a bathtub.]]
* CoolOldGuy: Became this with time, along with Gordon
* CoolTeacher: Was originally a shop teacher, but later became a piano and singing teacher.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: He was originally a shop teacher.
* {{Foil}}: To neurotic worrywart Telly, and Oscar, Mr. "have a rotten day".
* HappyBirthdayToYou: He teaches everyone to sign the song.
%%* {{Keet}}: Of course.
* ManlyTears: In the episode dealing with Mr. Hooper's death, making the famous scene all the more heartbreaking - especially since the tears were [[RealitySubtext unscripted.]]
* {{Mentors}}: Gordon and Susan are like a mom and dad; Bob is gentler.
* NiceGuy: The gentlest and sweetest of the show's male adults during the Classic era.
%%* ThePianoPlayer
* RunningGag: The production staff loves to put Bob in costumes.
* ShipTease: With Linda, for several years.
* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: Of all the adults, he's the best known for his singing.
* TranslatorBuddy: For Linda, a lot of the time.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Bob and Linda dated, but they never were married.
* YouAreTheTranslatedForeignWord: Bob speaks and signs at the same time, so he doesn't have to repeat himself.

-->Carlo Alban (1993-1998)
A teenager who was a student in Gordon's science class. In 1995, he started working at Hooper's Store.
* TheDanza

--> Annette Calud (1993-1998)
A very empathetic dance instructor who taught many different forms of dance.

!!Chris Robinson
-->Christopher Lawrence Knowings (2007-present)

Gordon's nephew who came to Sesame Street looking for a job, and took one at Hooper's Store, to pay for college.
%%* AsideGlance: Does this OnceAnEpisode.
* ButtMonkey: Sometimes, this is because Alan is facing similar circumstances, and he needs Chris's help.
* RearrangeTheSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QohiXVGwrMQ A rock remix]] for "People in your Neighborhood".
* StraightMan: Although he too can be prone to goofiness and general [[TheKlutz clumsiness]].
%%* WelcomeEpisode

!! David
-->Northern Calloway (1971-1989)

One of the original human cast members of Sesame Street. He took over Hooper's Store after Mr. Hooper's death in 1983.
* CharacterOutlivesActor: After Nothern Calloway had health issues, Gina informed the viewers that David does not live on Sesame Street anymore. He moved to live with his grandmother in a farm. And gave the store to Mr. Handford. He died on January 9th, 1990.
* CoolTeacher: In a sketch where he plays a professor doing a lecture on trees.

!! Gabi Rodriguez
-->Gabriela Rose Reagan (1989-1993)\\
Desiree Casado (1993-2012)

Maria and Luis' daughter and a close friend to Gordon and Susan's son Miles.

* TheDanza: Initially.
* RealLifeRelative: The first Gabi, Gabriela Rose Reagan, is Sonia Manzano's real-life daughter. In fact the character was created to work [[WrittenInInfirmity Manzano's pregnancy]] into the show. But the part was eventually [[TheOtherDarrin recast]] when Manzano realized that little Gabriela didn't enjoy acting.

!! Gina Jefferson
-->Alison Bartlett O'Reilly (1987-present)

She started out as an assistant at Hooper's Store during TheEighties. A lot has changed since then.
* CharacterDevelopment: In the span of 24 years, she has assisted at Hooper's Store and a daycare, gone to veterinary school, opened a veterinary practice, and adopted her own son, Marco.
* InstantSedation: In one episode, books on the Letter of the Day and the Number of the Day have this effect on Marco.
* SaltAndPepper: She and Savion were [[JustFriends best friends]].
* StoryArc: The three-part episode "Gina Adopts a Baby". The original airdate was changed to coincide with National Adoption Month (November 2006).

-->Garret Saunders (test pilots)\\
Matt Robinson (1969-1972)\\
Hal Miller (1972-1974)\\
Roscoe Orman (1974-present)

A father figure to the {{Muppet}}s and kids on the street, and the ''de facto'' leader when things go wrong.
* BadassBaritone: Has a deep, rich voice and serves as a strong, wise and kind [[TeamDad anchor]] for the childlike Muppet characters.
* BadassMustache: Matt Robinson and Roscoe Orman both had one. Garret Saunders and Hal Miller were clean-shaven, but their tenures in the role were shorter and had less of an impact.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: Of the TeamDad variety.
* CoolTeacher: He's a High School Science teacher.
* GameShowHost: He hosted ''What Happens Next?''
* HappilyMarried: To Susan.
* IrritationIsTheSincerestFormOfFlattery: Elmo admires him enough to have followed him around in a bald cap.
* LetsGetDangerous: His {{Crowning Moment of Awesome}} in ''Film/SesameStreetPresentsFollowThatBird'':
-->"Big Bird, jump!"
* TeamDad: To everyone on the street.

!!Mr. Handford
--> Leonard Jackson (1989-1990)\\
David L. Smyrl (1990-1998)

A retired firefighter and the owner of Hooper's Store between David and Alan.
* AccidentalMisnaming: Snuffy would sometimes call him "Mr. Handfoot".
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Unlike his predecessors, we never find out what happened to him. Or his assistant Carlo, who vanished at the same time that he did.
* CoolOldGuy
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: When the first actor played him.
* NiceGuy: When the second actor took over.
* RetiredBadass: Remember, he used to fight fires for a living.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: The first Mr. Handford (a bespectacled, elderly JerkWithAHeartOfGold) was like this, but for Mr. Hooper, not for David.

--> Geddie Watanabe (1988-1992)

A Japanese-American artist and vet on Sesame Street.

!!Mr. Hooper
-->Will Lee (1963-1983)

A grandfather figure to those around him, and [[CaptainObvious the original owner of Hooper's Store]].
* AccidentalMisnaming and MyNameIsNotDurwood: That's ''Hooper'', Big Bird, ''Hooper''!
* AlliterativeName: His full name is Harold Hooper.
* AmbiguouslyJewish: At least until Bob wished him a Happy Hanukkah in ''Series/ChristmasEveOnSesameStreet.''
* BaldOfAwesome: Is bald and a CoolOldGuy.
* BlindWithoutEm: In one episode during the era when everyone thought Snuffy was imaginary, he came face-to-face with Snuffy, but couldn't see him because he had lost his glasses.
* BusCrash: When his death was finally revealed on the show, he had already been absent for a year following the death of Will Lee.
* CoolOldGuy: A snarky, funny guy.
* DeathIsASadThing: Played so, ''so'' straight with his death. In doing the episode's defining scene in one take, an unintentional lesson -- that even adults cry and feel deeply saddened when someone they are close to dies, and that oftentimes entire families cry together in times of grief (indeed, several of the adult characters are visibly emotional and on the verge of tears as they explain to Big Bird that Mr. Hooper died and is not coming back ... ever) -- made its indelible mark on this episode and earning it critical acclaim.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mr Hooper is somewhat sarcastic but he is a nice person.
* LastNameBasis: As the oldest on the street in his day, he considered this a mark of respect.
* NeverSayDie: A subversion, which is still met with acclaim today; after his actor died, the writer's decided to use the opportunity to directly address death for the show's young audience.
* ShirtlessScene: On the beach, in Hawaii. Obviously not played for {{Fanservice}}.
* SuddenlyEthnicity: Bob wishes him a Happy Hanukkah in ''[[ChristmasSpecial Christmas Eve on Sesame Street]]''.
* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: He was killed off after his actor (Will Lee) died on December 7, 1982.
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: Harold Hooper was seldom referred to by his first name. Two known instances among a handful: The episode when Hooper got his [=GED=] (sometime in the mid-1970s); and in 1980, when Maria took a job as a census taker and interviewed Hooper.
* UnexpectedSuccessor: David had to pretty much scrap his plans for law school when Mr. Hooper died.
* WhosWatchingTheStore: Subverted. Mr. Hooper would either close the store or ask someone else to run it.

--> Jou Jou Papailler (1993-1995)

A park ranger of the Sesame Street park.
* HappilyMarried: He is married to Angela and has a baby daughter named Kayla.

-->Nitya Vidyasagar (2008-2015)
A young Indian-American who owned and operated the laundromat.

-->Linda Bove (1972-2002)

A librarian and Bob's (apparent) girlfriend. Also deaf. Owner of [[BigFriendlyDog Barkley.]]
* HandicappedBadass: In ''Follow That Bird''.
* DisabledLoveInterest: To Bob, for a while.
* DisabledSnarker: She once subbed for ''Oscar''. That's got to count for something.
* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: Averted at actress Linda Bove's request. Both the actress and the character are deaf, but Bove specifically requested that her deafness not be treated as the defining aspect of the character, and that the writers not shy away from jokes about ASL.
%%* HotLibrarian
* ShipTease: With Bob for several years.
* TheSpeechless: Linda never did speak because she is deaf.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Bob and Linda dated, but they didn't get married.

!!The Number Painter
-->Paul Benedict (1972)

A smocked painter who paints a given digit or two-digit numeral wherever he wants to. His character appeared in a series of 10 segments teaching number shape recognition, and would air for more than 20 years; Benedict's co-stars in these shorts were Stockard Channing and Jerome Raphael.

* HilarityEnsues: Most of the Painters' antics would get him arrested for such things as trespassing, vandalism and criminal mischief.

!!Luis Rodriguez
-->Emilio Delgado (1971-present)

A Chicano who runs the Fix-It Shop with his wife, Maria.
* GratuitousSpanish: Not so much these days, now that Rosita's around.
%%* GreekChorus: In "The Cowmonster Pair".
* HappilyMarried: Married to Maria.
* MrFixit: He specializes in toaster repair.
* TeamDad: Came to share this role with Gordon over the years.

!!Maria Rodriguez (née Figueroa)
-->Sonia Manzano (1971-2015)
Maria worked as Luis' employee before settling down, marrying him, and having a daughter, Gabriela.
* AbortedArc: She was hooked up with David until the mid-1980s.
** [[WordOfGod According to Louise Gikow, who wrote for various international co-productions]], the reason why the David–Maria romance angle was dropped was due to health problems involving David's actor, Northern Calloway. Calloway had been battling mental illness since the 17th season began in 1985, and by the time the 20th season ended in 1989, he became so ill and ill-looking that he had to leave the show, dying of excited delirium complications only a year later in 1990.
* AppleOfDiscord: Once before their marriage, she successfully petitioned Luis for a raise.
* AsideGlance: One of the most noted characters of the human cast to do this, particularly when dealing with Muppet characters.
* HappilyMarried: To Luis.
* InvisibleMainCharacter: After Oscar spritzed her with "Disappear-O". Oscar's elephant made her visible again.
* [[MrFixIt Ms. FixIt]]: Along with Luis.
* PromotionToLoveInterest: After knowing Luis for 15 or so years, they got married.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Gorgeous in a dress, and consistently so.
* ShipSinking: Again, David and Maria, c. 1987. After she married Luis, David became her [[AmicableExes Amicable Ex]] until he left the show.
* SpicyLatina: Not normally an example, but she can lose patience a bit more dramatically than most of the other adults: see, for example, her {{The Reason You Suck Speech}} to Oscar in ''Series/ChristmasEveOnSesameStreet'' after he caused Big Bird to go missing.
* TeamMom: When she first joined the show she was more of a CoolBigSis figure while Susan was the TeamMom of the show, but as Maria matured she took on a more motherly role too. In the direct-to-video special where Big Bird gets sick and goes to the hospital, the receptionist asks her "Are you his mother?" and she responds "Not exactly... Sort of... Yeah."
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Oscar. He's normally just as rude to her as to anyone else, and she has no qualms about standing up to him (for example, in the above-mentioned ''Christmas Eve'' scene), but they've shared more friendship moments than he has with any other human. When she gave birth to Gabi, he was the one who drove her to the hospital in his Sloppy Jalopy.
* WackyCravings: She shared and enjoyed a lunch with ''Oscar'' while pregnant.
* WriterOnBoard: For a stretch of 20 years.
* WrittenInInfirmity: Her pregnancy was written into the show, with her actual daughter playing the role of Gabi until age four.

!!Miles Robinson
-->Miles Orman (1985-1993)\\
Imani Patterson (1996-2002)\\
Olamide Faison (2003-2008)

In the mid eighties Susan and Gordon adopted a son. Miles went from being a younger sibling type character to being an older brother figure to the Muppet characters. Miles had a close friendship with Maria and Luis' daughter, Gabi.

* TheDanza: Initially.
* RealLifeRelative: Miles Orman is the real-life son of Roscoe Orman (Gordon).

!!Mr. Macintosh
-->Chet O. Brien (1971-1992)

A fruit vendor at the arch next to Hooper's Store.

!!Mr. Noodle and family
-->Bill Irwin (1998-2009, 2017-present)
-->Michael Jeter (2000-2003) as Mr. Noodle's Brother
-->Creator/KristinChenoweth (2001,direct to video specials ;TV appearances,2006) as Mr. Noodle's Sister
-->Sarah Jones (2009) as Mr. Noodle's other sister, Ms. Noodle
-->Daniel Koren (2017-present) as Mr. Noodle's brother, Mr. Noodle
-->Daveed Diggs (2017-present) as Mr. Noodle's other brother, Mr. Noodle

An oddly dressed [[{{Vaudeville}} vaudevillian]] mime who lives outside the window of Elmo's World. The role is occasionally performed by Mr. Noodle's brother Mr. Noodle, his sister Miss Noodle, or his other sister Miss Noodle.
* BigFriendlyDog: Mr. Noodle, the brother, owns one named [[FamilyThemeNaming Schmoodle]]. That he takes a couple of tries to play fetch with successfully.
* TheDitz: The Noodles' role is to provide a character to whom 3-year-old viewers can feel superior.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted. Of course, all the Noodles are pretty much interchangeable.
* TheSpeechless: When a Noodle vocalizes, he or she usually produces a French horn or animal sound.

-->Suki Lopez (2016-present)

A bilingual Latina who is a college student who now owns the bicycle shop (formerly owned by Luis) and also works at the laundromat (formerly operated by Leela).

!!Olivia Robinson
-->Alaina Reed Hall (1976-1988)

Gordon's sister and a professional photographer.
* CameraFiend
* DeadpanSnarker: She was not above taking good-natured jabs at her neighbors.
-->''[sees Big Bird's picture of David]'' A little young, don't you think?
* SassyBlackWoman: A bit more outspoken than Susan.

-->Ruth Buzzi (1993-2001)

Owner of the Finders Keepers thrift store.

* CommutingOnABus: Ruthie was prominent from 1993 to 1998 when she was owner of Finders Keepers, but when the Around The Corner set was removed after the 29th season, she continued to appear but only in segments than on the street.

-->Savion Glover (1990-1995)

A young male friend of Gina's and a famous dancer.
* SaltAndPepper: He and Gina were [[JustFriends best friends.]]

-->Jasmine Romero

A one shot character who made her sole appearance in the 2013 special entitled "Little Children,Big Challenges:Incareration".
* PrisonEpisode: He told Alex that when she was Alex's age, Her father was also incarcerated, She taught everybody that incarcerated means that when somebody violates the law (an adult rule), They have to go to jail or prison.

!!Susan Robinson
-->Loretta Long (1969-present)

Gordon's wife and, as such, a maternal figure to those around her.
* HappilyMarried: To Gordon.
* ParentsWalkInAtTheWorstTime: Including one incident where Miles didn't want her to see the chaos happening in his room.
%%* StatuesqueStunner
* TeamMom: To everyone on the street.

!!Uncle Wally
-->Bill [=McCutcheon=] (1984-1992)

Bob's humorous and warm-hearted uncle who loves to tell tall tales.
* CoolOldGuy: Uncle Wally seemed to take over this role after Mr. Hooper's death.
%%* CoolUncle
* ManChild: His constant telling of tall tales and precocious personality made him one.

[[folder: Animated Characters]]
!!Teeny Little Super Guy
-->Jim Thurman

An animated stop motion character of a cel character drawn in a cup who helps other kitchen object characters on stuff.
* EveryEpisodeEnding: At the end of each Teeny Little Super Guy episodes, We see Teeny Little Super Guy return to the rotating cabinet of a kitchen as last verse of the Teeny Little Super Guy theme plays. And Teeny Little Super Guy would sing "OH, YEAH!" And the cabinet closes.

!!The Typewriter
A talking typewriter with eyes, arms and wheels. He appears in 26 sketches, one for each letter of the alphabet.
%%* AnimateInanimateObject
%%* CatchPhrase: Nooney-Nooney-Noo!
%%* RubberHoseLimbs

[[folder: Unseen Characters]]
!!Charlie the Chef
The chef who owns ''Charlie's Restaurant''.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: He is only mentions by Grover.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Charlie was usually a silent character. But in the Russian restaurant skit, he replied to Grover, "NYET!" That means "NO!" in Russian. He says it when they are out of those certain foods.

!!Mrs. Johnson
The wife of Grover the Waiter's costumer: Mr. Johnson.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: She has been never seen in puppet form, though in one segment, Mr. Johnson brought in a painting of his wife to the frame shop to put in a picture frame.

The kid who was going to be the forth Birdketeer for ''The Number 4 Dance'' in the ''Dances from All Over The World Day'' episode on Sesame Street. Unfortunately, Celina got a phone call from Spencer's mother and she informed Celina that Spencer is sick and is unable to attend ''Dances from All Over The World Day''.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Ruthie fills in for Spencer on ''The Number 4 Dance''.