- Benevolent Monsters: The majority of them are friendly.
- Intelligible Unintelligible: A few of them (e.g. Frazzle, Mel and the Two-Headed Monster) speak in a strange gibberish. Other monsters who speak human languages are able to understand them.
- Our Monsters Are Different: They may all technically be from one species, but they all share radically different fur colors, shapes, and heights.
- Species Surname: Many have the last name "Monster".
- Frank Oz
The host of Monsterpiece Theatre. He is basically Cookie Monster in a red robe and wears a pipe in his mouth.
- Big Eater: 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."
- Do Not Adjust Your Set: While running Monsters With Dirty Faces, He tells viewers not to adjust their TV sets, because the movie is in Black and White.
- Edible Theme Naming: His last name is Cookie.
- Meaningful Name: The "Alistair" part is not really meaningful unless you count the celebrity reference, but his surname points out his resemblance to Cookie Monster and his love of cookies.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He is based on Alistair Cooke, the host of Masterpiece Theatre.
- Only Sane Man: Sometimes acts as one to the cast and crew of Monsterpiece Theater, especially in segments where they air the wrong movie and he was the only one aware of it.
- You No Take Candle: Just like Cookie Monster, he says, "me" instead of "I" and omits words like "is" and "am".
Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk
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.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: They are based on the 1960s surfing rock group, The Beach Boys. The song might be a spoof of The Little Old Lady from Pasadena.
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.
- You Look Familiar: 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.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: She is based on Madonna. And the song is a spoof of Madonna's hit song, Material Girl.
- Kevin Clash
An angry chef monster who scolded Cookie Monster and his father after they shared the cookies intended for the other monsters present in the Monsterpiece Theatre segment, "Conservations with my Father."
- One-Shot Character: He was never seen outside "Conservations with my Father."
- 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.
- Anti-Role Model: He eats terrible, unhealthy food nonstop, and he's proud of it. However, he does stress the importance of healthy food. Then again, he also eats non-food.
- Ascended Meme: 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.
- Baby's First Words: The book "Me Cookie" reveals that "cookie" was his first word.
- Big Eater: He can and will eat just about anything and he rarely appears full up.
- Big Word Shout: Occasionally, he will shout "Cowabunga." He is also known to shout the name of things he's planning to eat.
- Characterization Marches On: 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!"
- Crazy Consumption: Usually found eating very quickly while eating cookies.
- Deadpan Snarker: Surprisingly. It's sometimes hard to tell with his Hulk Speak, but he can be quite sarcastic - complete with Aside Glances, even.
- Extreme Omnivore:
"That taste even better than Latin Grammy!"
- He even ate an Emmy during a tribute (and may or may have not eaten Stephen Colbert's Peabody Award.
- Foil: To Prairie Dawn for a while, particularly during the "Letter of the Day" skits, among others.
- Foregone Conclusion: Cookie Monster will eat any cookies that are near him, no matter how important they are. He's gotten better at being patient, though.
- Guttural Growler: His voice is distinctively deep and gravelly.
- Hidden Depths: 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 Deadpan Snarker traits over time.
- Hulk Speak: His speech is a cross between this and You No Take Candle.
- Idiot Ball: He's wacky, yes, but not normally stupid... except for one skit which had him worry that there was a monster on the toy chest, when he is one.
- Instant Web Hit: "Share it Maybe" got almost four million hits in four days.
- 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.
- Jabba Table Manners: Cookie isn't remotely evil, but his eating habits do reflect poorly on him.
- Large Ham: Being originally performed by Frank Oz, Cookie has had numerous hammy moments.
- Leitmotif: A short, instrumental version of "C Is for Cookie."
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: In his earliest appearances, he had fangs.
- Nightmare Sequence:
- In one episode, he has a nightmare about floating, singing cookies.
- In one episode, he dreams about a monster that turned into a cookie from eating too many cookies.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: 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. His name being Sid also gets a mention in this video where the Sesame Street characters answer questions from Google.
- Oral Fixation: A very common gesture for Cookie Monster when he's excited or hungry and there's no food (or other non-food object Cookie's interested in eating) around is for him to start chewing on his own fingers.
- Out-of-Character Moment:
- In the "Take a Rest" song, he mentions needing a nap after eating, which he generally does not.
- On two occasions, he has become afraid to eat cookies because of nightmares. However, both times, it only lasted a few moments.
- The Sesame Street Dictionary shows him not wanting cookies to illustrate the word "unusual".
- Parental Bonus: The undisputed king of this trope. If Sesame Street makes a clever pop-culture reference, chances are it comes from him.
- Sick Episode: He got a disease called "Cookie Flu" in one episode, which was not at all like regular influenza and its only symptom was uncontrollable sneezing at the sight of cookies. It went away the moment he stopped thinking about cookies.
- Signature Song: C is for Cookie (That's good enough for me)....
- Sophisticated as Hell: "Arrivederci, frog."
- Trademark Favorite Food: It's right there in his name: cookies. He loves cookies.
- Trash the Set: He sometimes does this by eating the set.
- Vague Age: He is seen wandering around alone and occasionally working, but speaks in primitive grammar, has a packed lunch in one promotional video, and calls his mother "mommy". In "Take a Rest", he claims he takes naps, although he's never been seen taking naps outside of that song.
- You No Take Candle: 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.
- Big Eater: Has quite a big appetite.
- Does Not Like Spam: Implied. She doesn't seem interested in cookies.
- Trademark Favorite Food: 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.
- One-Shot Character: He only appeared in the "Conservations with my Father" sketch.
- Trademark Favorite Food: 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 present. 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!")
Cookie Monster's mother
She appeared in several episodes.
- Borrowed Catchphrase: In one Letter of the Day segment, she borrowed Cookie Monster's "cowabunga" catchphrase.
- Hypocrite: Tells Cookie Monster not to eat the Letter of the Day Cookie, then eats it with him.
- Large Ham: Is seen doing a dramatic fake-faint in "The First Time Me Eat Cookie" and doing the same hammy "cowabunga" jump as Cookie Monster in a Letter of the Day skit.
- Like Mother Like Son: Her eating habits and speech patterns are a lot like her son's.
- You No Take Candle: She has the same primitive grammar as her son.''Do not eat cookie, son!"
- 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.
- All-Loving Hero: He likes everyone. "Elmo loves you."
- Aside Glance: Whenever Zoe is talking to Rocco, he turns to the camera.Elmo: "Elmo doesn't believe this."
- Baby Talk: Elmo's general form of speech, particularly to babies.
- Breakout Character: He first appeared as a background character in the early '80s. He's now one of the show's most dominant characters.
- Catchphrase: He says, "Elmo loves you" a lot.
- Characterization Marches On: In his earlier incarnations in the early Eighties, he was basically a presumably-adult monster with a deeper, nasally, squawky 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.
- Cheerful Child: Elmo is a kind monster.
- Cuddle Bug: He's very hug-friendly.
- Friend to All Children: He kisses a lot of babies.
- Friend to All Living Things: He's friends with pretty much everyone on Sesame Street.
- Gone Horribly Right: 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: Go home!
- Iconic Sequel Character: Over the years, he's become so iconic and so famous, that it might be hard to remember that he was introduced in season 12. It's tough to impossible to imagine modern-Sesame Street without him.
- 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.
- Military Brat: 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.
- Mr. Imagination: Has lots of imagination spots, especially in Elmo's World.
- Never Learned to Read: Still illiterate due to being only three years old.
- No Name Given: He was a minor background Muppet simply known as "Baby Monster" before 1985, when his current character started to take shape.
- Nice Guy: One of the nicest characters of the show, being cuddly and sweet natured.
- One Episode Fear: He was afraid to go into Hooper's Store during the episode it caught fire.
- Only Sane Man, or rather Only Sane Monster: Whenever Zoe appears with her 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.
- Precocious Crush: One story concerns Elmo naively 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 "a 'friend' kind of love."
- Red Is Heroic: Has red fur and is very nice.
- Series Mascot: Possibly the most well known Sesame Street character, he's shown on a lot of merchandise.
- Sick Episode:
- He gets earache in "Elmo Visits the Doctor".
- One toy of him involves him with a cold.
- One licensed game involves him with either a cold, toothache, or earache.
- Signature Laugh: His high-pitched laughter drove a toy craze in the mid-1990s when it was matched with a doll of Elmo.
- Signature Song: This is a Song, La-la la-la, Elmo's Song....
- Sudden Anatomy: His eyelids appear when he's sleepy.
- Third-Person Person: He always refers to himself in as "Elmo" instead of "I" or "me."Elmo: And 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."
- Toilet Training Plot: A flashback in "Elmo's Potty Time" showed him a year ago being potty trained.
- Richard Hunt
A purple muppet monster who sang Comb Your Face.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He is based on country singer Ferline Husky.
Herry's younger sister.
- Sick Episode: She catches an illness in the book "It's No Fun Being Sick".
- Jerry Nelson (regularly)
Martin P. Robinson
An orange monster with big teeth.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Has horns, thick eyebrows and fangs, but is actually friendly.
- Hulk Speak: 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?"
- Picky Eater: Sometimes when eating croissants, he refuses other foods.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Likes croissants because they remind him of his horns.
- The Unintelligible: Speaks mostly in gibberish, although will sometimes speak English.
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.
- One-Shot Character: They never appeared outside the song.
Elmo's uncle Fergus, aunt Funella, and cousin Phoebe, who run a hotel.
- Alliterative Family: Downplayed. Fergus and Funella have names beginning with F, but Phoebe's, though it sounds the same, begins with P-H.
- Alliterative Name: Their names begin with F or P-H and their surname is Furchester.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: They sing to the audience at the end of all their skits.
- Determinator: They have a whole song about their not giving up.
- "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: They, along with Elmo and Cookie Monster, sing the Welcome to the Furchester Hotel song.
- Ending Theme: They sing a song about "don't check out" at the end of each segment.
- Lost Voice Plot: In "Animal Talk", Phoebe loses her voice, so they have to find a way to communicate with the animals.
- Lyrical Dissonance: The "Don't Check Out" song begs you not to leave, but to a cheerful melody.
- Meaningful Name: They have "fur" in their last names, and are furry monsters.
- Odd Name Out: Phoebe's the only one whose name doesn't start with F.
- Solemn Ending Theme: Zigzagged for "Don't Check Out". Its lyrics beg the viewer not to go and claim that they will be less furry without them, but it has a merry tune.
- Something Itis: In one episode, Phoebe gets "Monster Mumble-itis", which is apparently what monsters get if they talk too much.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: Phoebe can talk to animals, however, her parents cannot.
- 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.)
- Affectionate Parody:
- "SUP...ER GROVER!" parodies characters from the Superhero genre, with the absurd outfit and hammy tendencies of many of those characters.
- "Look at yourself. Now back to me. Now back to yourself. Now back to me. Sadly, you are not a monster..."
- The "Near & Far" sketch gets parodied itself quite a bit.
- The sketches in the restaurant underwent Memetic Mutation via The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
- Amusing Injuries: Moreso than any other character, he ends up injured for comedy, often thanks to the ridiculous stunts he tries to pull off.]
- Butt-Monkey: Gets put through a lot of injuries and misfortune.
- With the exception of his sketches with Mr. Johnson, in which it's usually the latter who ends up the Butt-Monkey. Ditto his appearances with Kermit.
- Blue Is Heroic: Has blue fur and is a kind hearted sort.
- Can't You Read the Sign?: After Mr. Johnson complains to Grover the Flight Attendant that he's bored and has nothing to read.
- "Hel-lo dere! This is your lovable little furry pal, Grover!"
- To Kermit: "HEEEEEEEEY, FROGGY BAYBEEEEE! [*backslap*]"
- Character Tics:
- Will fall over when he's very emotional.
- Always says "super" in this particular way.
- Determinator: The limits to which he pushes himself are actually quite admirable.
- Fainting: Grover does this a lot (although it could be interpreted as pretending to faint).
- Flying Brick: 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.
- Jack-of-All-Trades: Has several jobs, including waiter, taxi driver, and flight attendant.
- Keet: Grover is highly enthusiastic. "HELLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOO EVERYBODEEEEE!"
- The Klutz: Is a bit clumsy and accident-prone.
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Depending on the sketch. In solo scenes, Grover is usually rather knowledgable about the subjects he's presenting. But, when paired with someone else or in one of his many guises (superhero, professor, marshal, camp counselor, etc.), he's usually not as much of an expert as he claims to be.
- Large Ham: One of the hammiest of the Muppet monsters. It helps that Frank Oz performs him.
- Named After Somebody Famous: Grover was named after U.S. President Grover Cleveland.
- Nice Guy: He truly does mean well.
- Precision F-Strike: 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.
- Secret Identity: For a certain value of "secret." He tries to convince others he and Super Grover are unrelated.
- Spock Speak: According to original performer Frank Oz, Grover doesn't use contractions (except in songs) because he's obsessed with doing everything right.
- Superheroes Wear Capes: Wears a red cape when he's being Super Grover.
- Vocal Evolution: 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.
- Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: Poor Mr. Johnson keeps encountering Grover everywhere he goes: as a waiter, salesman, cab driver, flight attendant, telegram messenger, etc. Lampshaded more than once.
- 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. Being from a show for preschoolers, you obviously can't get too tough...
- The Big Guy: He's very big.
- Blue Is Heroic: A blue furred monster who is very nice.
- Demoted to Extra: This happened to him in the early 2000s.
- Does Not Know His Own Strength: Sometimes he accidentally breaks things with his strength.
- Extreme Omnivore: At least once he shared a bicycle with Cookie Monster - with share defined as both monsters eating it together, much to Kermit's chagrin.
- Guttural Growler: His voice isn't as growly as Cookie's, but still gruff.
- Gentle Giant: A strong, tall monster but a nice one.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Wears only pants.
- "Metaphor" Is My Middle Name: Before singing "A Song for Two" with an Anything Muppet girl, he says "Cooperation" is his middle name. "Herry Cooperation Monster."
- Real Men Wear Pink: Herry, along with his tough-guy vibe, loves dolls and isn't the least bit ashamed of it.
- Sick Episode: At the end of "It's No Fun Being Sick", he catches Flossie's illness, but he recovers.
Ingrid, Humphrey and NatashaA family of monsters. Ingrid is the mom, Humphrey is the dad, and Natasha is the baby.
- Ambiguously Related: There's a monster named Freda played by Ingrid's puppet. Being related might explain the family resemblance.
- Affectionate Nickname: Ingrid and Humphrey call Natasha many pet names. They even sing a song about it in one episode.
- Babysitting Episode: Natasha gets babysat in several episodes.
- Baby's First Words: Natasha's first words were "Oh, dear" because that was what Snuffy had been saying while trying unsuccessfully to get her to talk.
- Baby See Baby Do:
- Natasha's first words (oh dear) came from copying Snuffy.
- Natasha copies the Count when he sings to her in one episode.
- Inverted once, when Humphrey copies Natasha.
- Baby Talk: Natasha can't talk, only babble.
- Character Tics: Natasha blows raspberries a lot. She also has a habit of "shaking her shoe and going, 'cuckoo'" when she's happy.
- Daddy's Girl: Humphrey and Natasha get along very well.
- Doting Parents: Ingrid and Humphrey think Natasha is amazing and fawn over everything she does.
- The Diaper Change: Natasha has her diaper changed in one episode.
- Happy Rain: They all like the rain.
- One Episode Fear: One episode focuses on the characters finding out that Natasha is afraid of rain and correcting it.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Natasha is scared of the rain for an episode.
Jack and Jill
- Steve Whitmire (Jack)
Louise Gold (Jill)
They sing Scratch my Back with Bip Bippadotta.
- One-Shot Character: They only appear in the song.
Louie MonsterElmo's father, who is a loving dad and ambiguously in the military.
- Good Parents: He, along with Mae, seem to be very supportive parents.
- Not So Above It All: Normally very level-headed, but he did sing a song about the potty in "Elmo's Potty Time". Truth in Television, some parents do sing to their kids to get them interested in potty training.
- Good Parents: She seems to be a loving mother.
- Noodle Incident: In one episode, she loses her job, and it's unknown how.
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!"
- Berserk Button: As Cookie Monster was about to eat him, He shouts with anger "Keep your hands off, Pal!"
- Dream People: He only appeared in a dream, so he's likely not a real monster.
- One-Shot Character: He only appeared in Cookie Monster's dream.
The Monster Clubhouse Monsters
Four energetic monsters named Phoebe, Googel, Mel and Narf. They have a club called the Monster Clubhouse, where they do wacky things like get chased by elephants.
- Blinding Bangs: Mel's hair covers his eyes.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: They often talk to the viewers.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: They have strange interests like being chased by elephants.
- Demoted to Extra: After Season 34, the Monster Clubhouse segments were discontinued since kids were not too familiar with the characters, resulting in the monsters becoming background characters.
- Department of Redundancy Department: Their "goodbye song" is just the word "goodbye" sung over and over.
- Ending Theme: At the end of the meeting, they will just sing "Goodbye" over and over, calling it the Goodbye Song.
- Extreme Omnivore: Narf eats a crash helmet once.
- Fake Interactivity: They often tell the viewers to join in with what they're doing.
- Genki Girl: Phoebe and Googel are extremely peppy. Mel and Narf are also Genki Guys.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Phoebe wears a skirt but no pants. Averted for the rest of them, who just go naked.
- Intelligible Unintelligible: Mel can only speak gibberish, but the others can understand him.
- The Klutz: All of them are pretty clumsy, but Narf is the clumsiest.
- The Leader: Googel seems to be the leader of the group, she is often the one who will say what they'll do next.
- Messy Hair: Phoebe has hair that sticks out all over the place.
- Pun: Sometimes, Narf will fall from the ceiling and Googel will say, "Nice of you to drop by!".
- Spelling Song: When saying the name of their club, they will sing to the tune of Old MacDonald, spelling out "Monster Club" but saying "house".Monsters: "M-O-N-S-T-E-R C-L-U-B-house!"
- The Unintelligible: Mel only speaks monster gibberish.
- Vague Age: They can hold club meetings without an adult directly watching them, and yet they take naps. Then again, these naps only last for about four seconds.
- You No Take Candle: Averted for Phoebe and Googel, who talk normally, and Mel, who speaks gibberish, but played straight for Narf, who uses primitive grammar (says "me" instead of "I", drops the word "is", etc).
- 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 unscripted scenes interacting with "normal" people, with his Spanish-speaking lamb Ovejita.
- Alliterative Name: His surname is implied to be "Monster".
- Amusing Injuries: Frequently. Usually in the form of The Pratfall.
- The Cameo: 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 Uncle Traveling Matt.
- Demoted to Extra: 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".
- Early-Bird Cameo: Murray made several appearances before he was first called by name on screen.
- Epic Fail: 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.
- Excited Kids' Show Host: Murray plays Type 1 to the hilt, on Murray Has A Little Lamb, and Word on the Street.
- Keet: Highly energetic.
- Larynx Dissonance: With a jaw like his, you may not expect his voice to be as high or childish as it is.
- Living Crashpad: Ovejita regularly uses him as one just as a way of greeting him at the start of each segment.
- Mad Libs Catchphrase: Ever since wrapping up each episode became his job, this has been how the letter and number of the day have been reviewed.
- Non-Human Sidekick: Murray has Ovejita, a little Spanish-speaking lamb with a 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.
- Palette Swap: 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."
- Prison Episode: In the Little Kids, Big Challenge: Incarcerated episode, It reveals that his uncle was sent to jail because his father violated the law.
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Played with. He has quite a jaw on him, but his eyelids sport noticeable lashes.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: 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.
- Characterization Marches On: He was originally obsessed with television, but grew out of that over the years.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Downplayed. While he seems on the same plane of reality as everyone else, he has a vivid imagination and a strange interest in triangles.
- Dagwood Sandwich: Makes a sandwich with all the ingredients he can think of in one episode.
- Does Not Like Spam: When he made the "everything sandwich", the lettuce was the only ingredient he disliked.
- The Eeyore: Telly is known for being somewhat pessimistic.
- Intrepid Reporter: In the "Monster on the Spot" segments.
- Lovable Coward: Is sweet and nervy.
- Mind-Control Eyes: In his early, TV-obsessed appearances, his eyes would turn into red spirals when he watched TV.
- Mood-Swinger: Will often go from being calm to scared at the drop of a hat.
- Mr. Imagination: A lot of his worries are due to his vivid imagination running away with him.
- Nervous Wreck: His neuroticism is probably his most prevalent trait.
- Non-Indicative Name: It's an artifact of his early "watched too much TV" phase.
- Puppy Love: While he doesn't have an official age, he's generally treated as a kid; and Marty Robinson confirms that Telly has a crush on Rosita.
- Sick Episode: In one episode, he gets "triangle-sneeze-itis" which makes him sneeze while near triangles.]
- Something-itis: Gets "triangle-sneeze-itis" in one episode.
- Something Person: Played Texas Telly In "The Golden Triangle of Destiny."
- Story Arc: He spends several episodes with a broken arm.
- With Friends Like These...: Was once sort-of-friends with Oscar, of all people. Three guesses how that usually went. Thankfully, he later found a much better friend in Baby Bear.
- You Watch Too Much X: A big aspect of his character at first. While more physical activity is being encouraged nowadays, his obsession does still occasionally show up.
- Peter Friedman and Richard Hunt (ca. 1978)Jerry Nelson and Richard Hunt (ca. 19801991)Jerry Nelson and David Rudman (19922000)Joey Mazzarino and David Rudman (20012015)Eric Jacobson and David Rudman (2016-present)
- Big Eater: Implied. Both heads share a body (and therefore, a stomach), but eat separate meals.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: One of the Two-Headed Monster's heads has them. Verging on a Big Ol' Unibrow.
- Drama King: Sometimes, he/they overact/s, for example, when one head cries because the other has more milk.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Usually appears in order to teach the merits of cooperation or sound out words phonetically.
- Hulk Speak: More so than Cookie Monster.
- And that's when they're actually saying coherent words.
- Multiple Head Case: Exactly What It Says on the Tin in their (his?) name, right?
- No Indoor Voice: 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.
- No Name Given: Well, sort of. Was named "Horn and Hardart"note in his first appearance in the late '70s; this name was never used again.
- Two Beings, One Body: 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.
- The Unintelligible: They are (or he is; it's hard to tell whether it's two people or one person) either speaking in Hulk Speak or gibberish.
- 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.
- Blue Is Heroic: While her fur is not as deep of a blue as Grover or Herry's, she's just as kind.
- Continuity Nod: Luis taught her how to play the guitar, and she has retained that skill very well.
- Gratuitous Spanish: She peppers her sentences with Spanish phrases.
- Hair Decorations: A small yellow ribbon.
- Mentors: Rosita takes Gina's son Marco under her wing, because he is Guatemalan.
- Military Brat: Like Elmo, Rosita has to deal with having a military father. Her father comes home injured and confined to a wheelchair, and she has a hard time adjusting to the consequent changes.
- True Blue Femininity: A blue furred creature who acts "girly".
Camille Bonorah (1988-1992)
A bright red haired yellow monster who loves learning experience and research on everything.
- For Science!: Much of what she does, no matter how silly it might be, is all for the purpose of doing an experiment.
- Security Blanket: 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 to help introduce kids to blended families. He has a habit of "borrowing" his stepsister's wand without her permission.
- Hilarity Ensues: Whenever he gets his hands on Abby's wand.
- Interspecies Romance: Rudy's dad, a monster, married Abby's mom, a fairy, which explains how he and Abby became stepsiblings in the first place.
- Welcome Episode: "Hello Rudy"
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
- 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, but it was removed in 2017.
- Characterization Marches On: A few years ago, she was permanently dressed in a pink tutu.
- Consulting Mister Puppet: Zoe's pet rock, Rocco, who she talks to in spite of Elmo's sarcastic rebukes.
- The Cover Changes the Gender: She did a cover of the Sesame Street song "Fur."
- Distaff Counterpart: Pretty much a female Elmo.
- Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Zigzagged. Sometimes she wears a full ballet outfit, sometimes not.
- Girliness Upgrade: Starting in Season 33, she wears a pink ballerina tutu.
- Hair Decorations: A very subtle set of pink and purple barrettes.
- Pink Means Feminine: Subverted, her ballerina tutu is pink and she does like ballet but she is a tomboy.
- Signature Laugh: A high-pitched, shrill laugh.
- The Smurfette Principle: She was the only female monster on the show aside from Rosita.
- Spelling Song: In one of her first inserts, this is how we are introduced to her.
- Thememobile: She rides in a vehicle called "The Zoe Mobile."
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: 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 Genki Girl and She Cleans Up Nicely.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Abby's Girly Girl
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: 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 barrettes.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Deliberately invoked so as to avoid Race Tropes.
- The Blank: Until more features are added, they have nothing but mouths.
- Colorful Theme Naming: Examples include Fat Blue, Pumpkin, Little Hot Pink, etc. Justified because, hey, how else can you tell them apart?
- Performer:Camille BonoraAnything 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".
- One-Shot Character: She never appeared outside the What's Prairie's Problem? segment.
- Performer:Matt Vogel (2012-present)Anything Muppet: Tall Orange
- Prison Episode: His father violated the law (an adult rule), and had to go to prison. Other characters 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 Stage Magician whose magic never works quite right.
- Beach Episode: "Imagine That" had a subplot of him trying to go to the beach.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: To the extent that they cover his eyes completely.
- Magical Incantation: "A la peanut butter sandwiches!"
- Inept Mage: His spells nearly always end up backfiring.
- Magic Misfire: His trademark.
- Magicians Are Wizards: He was a stage magician, but could do real magic, even if it always did go awry.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: His voice is based on that of comedian W.C. Fields.
- Short-Distance Phone Call: Mumford manages to mess up a playdate in Miles' room via a Pay Phone Around the Corner.
- Teleportation: Sometimes, his magic allows him to teleport.
- Performer: Fran BrillAnything Muppet: Green
A green Anything Muppet contestant on What's My Part?.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: She is based on actress Arlene Francis.
Baby Fats DominoA baby pop singer.
- Age-Appropriate Angst: His launching into full-on blues mode because his blankie is being washed is typical of a baby.
- Brainy Baby: Is able to speak in full sentences despite being a baby.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He was based off a celebrity named Fats Domino.
- Something Blues: One of his songs is called "Baby Blankie Blues".
- 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.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: They are based on the British 1960s rock group The Beatles. "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".
- Performer: Carroll SpinneyAnything Muppet: Lavender
A lavender Anything Muppet contestant on What's My Part?
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: 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).
- '''Performer: Fran Brill (1971-2014), Stephanie D'Abruzzo(2015-present)Anything Muppet: Hot Pink
A Hot Pink Anything Muppet little girl.
- Face Palm: When Carl answered a circle on The Triangle is Right.
- Performer: Jerry NelsonAnything Muppet: Large Lavender Live Hands
A Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet construction worker who works with his sidekick, Sully.
- Odd Couple: 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.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: They are based on the New Jersey 1970s rock group, 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.
- Performer:Ivy Austin (lead singer/Voiced only)Anything Muppet: Various
They sing Kids Just Love to Brush.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: The lead singer is based on Cyndi Lauper. The song is based on Girls Just Want to Have Fun.
- Performer: Michael Earl DavisAnything 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".
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He is a spoof of the late Wolfman Jack.
- No Indoor Voice: He tends to shout in excitement.
- Signing-Off Catchphrase: His sign off phrase is We now return to your regular schedule kiddie show!
- Performer: Michael Earl DavisAnything 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.
- One-Shot Character: He never appeared outside the sketch.
- Performer: Jim HensonAnything Muppet: Lavender
A Lavender Anything Muppet superhero rabbit who lives in a secret garden somewhere in New Jersey.
- One-Shot Character: He only appeared in just one song: "Captain Vegetable".
- Rhetorical Question Blunder: "Do I look like a weirdo?"
- Trademark Favorite Food: The vegetables (such as carrots and celery).
- Performer: Martin P. RobinsonAnything 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.
- One-Shot Character: He was never seen outside The Triangle is Right.
- Performer: Jerry NelsonAnything 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.
- One-Shot Character: 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.
- The Piano Player: Yes, He does play the piano.
ClementineForgetful Jones's girlfriend.
- Disney Death: At one point, Forgetful Jones thinks she's gone after hearing the song "My Darling Clementine", but then she comes in and he realizes it was about a different Clementine.
The Cobble Stones
- Performer: Christopher Cerf (Lead singer / Voiced only)Anything Muppet: Various
They sing (I Can't Get No) Cooperation.
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.
- Ambiguously Jewish: 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 completely harmless.
- Badass Cape: Wears a long, flowing vampire's cape.
- Bat Out of Hell: Averted; the Count's bat friends are some of the nicest bats on TV.
- But Not Too Evil: His original portrayal was fairly sinister compared to his more child-friendly modern portrayal but he was never a straight-up villain.
- Catchphrase: "[insert number]! [insert number] [insert noun](s)! ϟϟϟϟ AH-AH-AH-AH!!! ϟϟϟϟ
- Characterization Marches On: 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.
- The Charmer: He's quite the romantic and has acted so with various women, but he's too pleasant and good-natured to be The Casanova. A few skits have given him a lady friend named Countess. He tried proposing to her at one point, but she turned him down.
- Classical Movie Vampire: Count has a Transylvanian accent and lives in a haunted castle.
- Counting Sheep: Has counted sheep to get to sleep several times, sometimes continuing to count in his sleep.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He's a vampire, but quite nice.
- Dramatic Thunder: Used to signify that he's about to appear.
- Evil Laugh: In his earlier incarnations his Signature Laugh was on the scary side, even though he was never evil.
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Count is an affable vampire.
- Funny Foreigner: His accent often evokes this trope.
- Good with Numbers: He loves counting!
- I Am Spartacus: In episode 4111, the Count wins the Noble Prize for counting, but the Count runs late, and his neighbors stall for him by impersonating him.
- Karma Houdini: The Count frequently bothers people with his obsession or even his thunder and lightening. He rarely gets an unhappy ending in his sketches.
- Laughing Mad: Although it's been toned down since the '70s, when it was downright alarming.
- Meaningful Name: He is called "the Count" because he is like Dracula and because he likes to count.
- Ominous Pipe Organ: 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.
- Out-of-Character Moment: In the episode where he counts mistakes, he actually miscounts something at the beginning.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Official sources vary on whether or not the Count is actually a vampire, but he's certainly got the look down.
- Plot Allergy: Seems to have hay fever, as he once noted that he likes to count flowers because they make him sneeze and then he can count his own sneezes.
- The Pollyanna: As long as there are things to count, nothing ever dampens his spirits. This exchange says it all:Susan Sarandon: That's what I love about you, Count. You always look on the bright side.Count: Somebody has to.
- Repetitive Name: Count Von Count.
- Really 700 Years Old: According to a video in February 2017 where the Sesame Street characters were asked the Internet's most-searched questions, the Count is 6,523,728 years old "at next October".
- Signature Laugh/Un-Evil Laugh: His iconic "Ah-ah-ah!"
- Took a Level in Kindness: His modern appearances are slightly more friendly by comparison with the earlier appearances...
- The Undead: Zigzagged. He's some sort of vampire, but it's unknown if he's really undead.
- The Von Trope Family: "von Count" is his surname.
- Vampire Vords: He pronounces his "w"s as "v"s.
Cyranose De Bergerac
- Performer: Jerry NelsonAnything Muppet: Green
A poet who has a long blue nose. Gets very angry everytime somebody says "Nose".
- Berserk Button: YOU SAID "NOSE!!!".
- Gag Nose: Has a very long nose, which he doesn't like people mentioning.
- Meaningful Name: His name comes from Cyrano de Bergerac (who was a poet like him) and "nose" (because he has a big nose).
- Mister Strangenoun: He has "nose" at the end of his surname.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Is based on Cyrano de Bergerac.
- Martin P. Robinson
The Small Orange Anything Muppet host of Lifestyles of the Big and Little.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He is based on the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous host, Robin Leach.
- One-Shot Character: He never did appeared outside the two Lifestyles of the Big and Little skits.
Didi O'Day and the Dew Drops
- Performer: VariousAnything Muppet: Various
- 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)
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Over the years, parents complained to Children's Television Workshop about their kids being inspired by the character to hit their heads at home. As a result, the character, who last appeared on a new episode in March of 1991, had his sketches permanently forced off the series at the end of the series' 29th season.
- It Will Never Catch On: Successfully composed "Yankee Doodle", only to reject it as not making sense.
- Large Ham: Tends to be very dramatic when he doesn't know what to write.
- Meaningful Name: A composer whose last name is "Music".
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.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He was based on (and voiced by) doo-wop singer legend Thad Mumford.
Elizabeth—-A green puppet who is the owner of Little Murray Sparkles.
- Girlish Pigtails: She has pigtails.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: She seems to be very close to Little Murry Sparkles.
- Richard Hunt
- One-Shot Character: He only appeared in "What's Prairie's Problem?"
- Michael Earl (1979-1981)
Richard Hunt (1981-1992)
A Large Lavender Live Hands Anything Muppet cowboy with poor memory.
- Catchphrase: "Awwwwww. I forget."
- Demoted to Extra: He has not been given any prominent roles since Richard Hunt's death, but has made recent non-speaking background appearances. note
- Forgetful Jones: The Trope Namer. He has an extremely bad memory.
- The Piano Player: Most western sketches have one and Forgetful has filled the role at least once.
- The Quiet One: Became this following Richard Hunt's death.
The Guided Angel
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.
- One-Shot Character: She never appeared outside the song.
- Jim Henson (19691990)
Eric Jacobson (2005present)
An Orange Gold Anything Muppet manic television personality who emcees whatever TV shows need emceeing.
- Ambiguously Jewish: Guy Smiley is just a Stage Name; his real name is Bernie Liederkrantz, as he stated in one "Beat the Time" sketch.
- Game Show Host: His most frequent job.
- Large Ham: Often hams things up.
- No Indoor Voice: To the point where Jim Henson hated doing the character; it was hard on his throat. note
- Smarmy Host
- Weather Report: Among his jobs.
- Frank Oz (1971-1977)
Matt Vogel (2010)
A Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet obnoxious, bug-eyed character who specialized in jokes, both verbal and practical.
- Annoying Laugh: An obnoxious high-pitched chuckle that was eventually too much for Frank Oz's vocals.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Besides the fact that voicing him was too hard on Frank Oz, the other main reason for his being dropped 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.
- Hilarity Ensues: 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!
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Some of his pranks (including a Bucket Booby-Trap and Exploding Closet) wound up boomeranging on him in this manner.
- The Hyena: He practically giggles everything he says.
- Hypocritical Humor: The few times Harvey isn't laughing like crazy is when he's the victim of a prank.
- Large Ham: As with many of Frank Oz's characters, Harvey dominated many of the sketches he made an appearance in.
- Meaningful Name: He's a prankster, so he sure does know his knee slappers!
- No Indoor Voice: One reason the character was phased out was that voicing him was too hard on Frank Oz's throat.
- The Prankster: Likes to play practical jokes, some of which backfire.
- Wacky Guy
- Unspoken Plan Guarantee: Whether a prank worked or backfired often depended on whether he explained it to the audience beforehand.
- Visual Pun: One of his specialties. A typical example:Harvey: [pointing downward] Hey, look... three sticks!Other Muppet: [looking down] Three sticks where?Harvey: Three sticks... right here! [sticks a giant numeral '3' on other Muppet's head] HAAAAAAAAhahahahaha!!!
- Jerry Nelson (1970-1974)
A Lavender Anything Muppet mild-mannered, bespectacled lecturer who usually appeared in conjunction with either Grover or Cookie Monster.
- The Generic Guy
- Nice Guy
- Put on a Bus: 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.
- Straight Man
How Now Brown Cow
- Performer: Christopher Cerf (voice only)Anything Muppet: Green
- Mid Vid Skit: His music video parodies feature an MTV-style caption that refers to Mootown Records (a parody of Motown Records).
- Never Say "Die": In the song, One Way.
The Hungry Family
- One-Shot Character: They never appeared anywhere besides the Family Food sketch.
- 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.
- One-Shot Character: She never appeared anywhere besides "The Crying Game Show" sketch.
Jeannette and Nelson
- Performer: Karen Prell (Jeannette), Steve Whitmire (Nelson)Anything Muppet: Green (Jeannette), Orange Gold (Nelson)
Green and Orange Gold Anything Muppet Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers who sang Indian U Call (I'm in Love with U).
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: They are parodies of the American singers and film actors Jeannette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy.
- Performer: Kevin ClashAnything Muppet: Green
One of the "Miami Mice". He is a parody of the Miami Vice character Sonny Crockett. And is made from the Green Anything Muppet pattern.
- One-Shot Character: He never appeared outside the "Miami Mice" skits.
- Performer: Jerry NelsonAnything Muppet: Pointy Green
An anything muppet frog salesman who appeared in the Sesame Street News Flash about The London Fog
- Performer: Richard HuntAnything 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.
- Jerry Nelson (1975-1992)
The Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet host of Alphabet Chat.
- Chair Reveal: He turns his chair around to the camera during the Alphabet Chat's opening theme.
- Large Ham: 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.
- 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.
- One-Shot Character: Warm only appeared in "The Crying Game Show."
- Perfromer: Jim HensonAnything Muppet: Large Lavender Live Hands
A Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet school teacher who taught his students (including Prairie Dawn) about rhymes.
- Cool Teacher: A school teacher with a good sense of humor.
- One-Shot Character: He only appeared in the song The Muppets Rhyme at School.
- 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.
- Butt-Monkey: In nearly every appearance he makes, something unlucky happens to him.
- Catchphrase: [as he sees Grover in other jobs] "I know you. You're that waiter from over at Charlie's!" Also "That does it. From now on, I'm taking my lunch with me in a paper sack."
- Cloudcuckoolander: This is a man who orders a bowl of alphabet soup and expects it to contain each and every letter of the alphabet.
- Early Installment Weirdness: In early 'Waiter Grover' skits, he was the one who caused Grover trouble.
- Fainting: He often does this (or at least appears to) at the end of a skit.
- Memetic Mutation: His interactions with Grover are frequently parodied, and he was a meme on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart due to his physical resemblance to then-Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele.
- Straight Man: Plays one to Grover.
- Unsatisfiable Customer: He gets his orders wrong.
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.
- One-Shot Character: He only appears in the song.
Nick Normal and the Nickmatics
- Jerry Nelson (lead singer)
They sing The Letter N.
- Mid Vid Skit: The song introduced it with an MTV-style caption that refers to N Records.
- Fran Brill
The Small Orange Anything Muppet host of NTV. She introduced Nick Normal and the Nickmatics' new music video, The Letter N.
- Mid Vid Skit: A parody of MTV.
- 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.
- Mid Vid Skit: 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".
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: They are based on the Texas heavy metal band ZZ Top. And the song is based on Sharped Dressed Man.
- Performer: Jim HensonAnything Muppet: Large Lavender Live Hands
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.
- Game Show Host
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He is based on Pat Sajak, the host of Wheel of Fortune.
- One-Shot Character: He never appears outside the "Squeal of Fortune" sketch.
- Performer: Jerry NelsonAnything Muppet: Large Lavender Live Hands
The host of Live from the Nesterpolitan Opera and Pretty Great Performances.
- Punny Name: His name is based on the word The Philharmonic orchestra.
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.
- One-Shot Character: He never appears outside the skit.
- 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.
- One-Shot Character: He never appears outside "The Crying Game Show" sketch.
The Piper Family
- Performer: Frank Oz (Porter Piper, Poppa Piper, Parker Piper), Richard Hunt (Potter Piper), Jerry Nelson (Piper Piper)Anything Muppet: Various
The family of Peter Piper from "Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers". They all pick pickled peppers.
- Alliterative Family: Includes brothers Porter Piper and Potter Piper, sister Piper Piper, father Poppa Piper and cousin Parker Piper. They also have a dog named Pepper Piper and a pig named Porker Piper.
- Catchphrase: "I gotta go pick a peck."
- One-Shot Character: They only appear in one Sesame Street News segment.
- Repetitive Name: Piper Piper.
- 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*
- Drama Queen: Rants whenever she's sad.
- Face Palm: Prone to this.
- Foil: To Cookie Monster for a while.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: She's very tiny; whenever she interacts with male muppets like Grover or Cookie Monster, they tower over her.
- Intrepid Reporter: Besides hosting pageants, this is another role she's often played
- Large Ham: When she's sad, she makes a very big deal out of it.
- Little Miss Snarker
- Oh, Crap!: In one Letter of the Day skit, she actually eats the Letter of the Day and gets very gassy from it.
- Once an Episode: There is a whole set of sketches where Prairie Dawn tries to keep Cookie Monster away from a Letter of the Day Cookie. Guess how that turns out.
- Only Sane Woman: Tends to play this role to the other, zanier Muppets.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy
- Pink Means Feminine: Her skin is hot pink and she's a prim and proper Girly Girl.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Betty Lou's Tomboy.
- True Blue Femininity: Usually wears blue.
- Surrounded by Idiots: The pageants certainly make it look that way.
Prairie Dawn's motherThe mother of Prairie, seen in a few episodes.
- Frank Oz
- You Look Familiar: Although it is the same Anything Muppet, Prince Charming has nothing to do with Guy Smiley.
- Frank Oz
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He was phased out because.... well, He was too dull.
Readers Of The Open Range
VariousThe trio Cowpokes who love to read.
- Can't You Read the Sign?: 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.
- Signature Song: We're Readers, Readers, Readers of the Open Range, We're Readers, Readers, Readers of the Open Range!
An Anything Muppet trios who speaks in Rhyme. Their names are Larry (Lavender) Marry (Pointy Green) and Barry (Fat Blue).
- One-Shot Character: 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).
- Matt Robinson (1970-1975)
A young African-American boy who appeared in seasons 1-7. He proved popular enough to spawn his own record album, The Year of Roosevelt Franklin, released in 1971 on Columbia Records. The character was dropped at the height of his popularity. Like Herbert Birdsfoot, he and his mother made their last on-screen appearances in the finale sequence of The Muppet Movie. However, the character continued to appear in the show's tie-in books for two decades, and made his final overall appearance in 1996 with Elmo's Lift-and-Peek Around the Corner Book. He was the spiritual predecessor to Kingston Livingston III.
- Cheerful Child
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Eventually dropped from the show amid concerns that his Jive Turkey tendancies were too stereotypical. Some people also complained that his rowdy behavior in class was reflecting poorly on their children. (Don Music was subject to similar complaints) Despite this, he is fondly remembered by older fans and has gained a following amongst younger ones.
- Cool Teacher
- Jive Turkey
- Rhymes on a Dime
- Totally Radical: Being an attempt at a "hip" character, his sketches tend to feel more dated.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: 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.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: Well, That proofs that happiness begins at 40!
- Everybody Cries: The whole family did until they count to 40, When they reach 40, They become happy again.
- One-Shot Character: They never appeared outside Happiness Begins at 40.
- Fran Brill (1991-1998)
- Adorkable: Roxie's outfit, glasses, accent, and fondness for bugs make her too cute to boot.
- Ascended Extra: Fans may only recognize Roxie from the stage shows, where she lasted much longer than in the actual series.
- Big Sister Mentor: Anytime she and Elmo are paired up together, though she usually sees him as an Annoying Younger Sibling who will, "get in the way."
- Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Compared to her hardheaded Uncle Biff.
- Vocal Evolution: In her earliest appearances, Roxie spoke in a genial tone with just a touch of a suburban accent. Eventually she was established as Biff's niece, at which point her voice became a bit more gruff and her accent more thickly defined as someone who grew up in Brooklyn.
- 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.
- Captain Ersatz: It goes without saying that he wears a deerstalker cap and tweed Inverness cape.
- Catchphrase: "Egad!"
- Clueless Detective
- Also a Defective Detective
- The Ditz: Sometimes forgets that he did some of the "crimes" himself.
- Does Not Like Spam: Implied not to like bread crusts in one skit.
- Identical Grandson: 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!"
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Jerry Nelson patterned his voice for the character after that of the English film actor Ronald Colman.
- Sherlock Homage
- Shout-Out: His name is based on Sherlock Holmes and he acts like Hercule Poirot.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He maintains that he's "the World's Greatest Detective", despite evidence to the contrary.
- Jerry Nelson (1970-1999)
A Fat Blue Anything Muppet who has an unusual way of talking. He would replace some words with sound effects.
- Alliterative Name: His first and last names begin with "S".
- Meaningful Name: He can speak in sound effects and his last name is Soundman.
- Stock Sound Effects: 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.
- Unsatisfiable Customer: 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.
- Jim Henson
The Large Lavender Live Hands Anything Muppet meanest roughest cowboy in the west.
- Men Are Tough: 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).
- Performer: Richard Hunt (1986-1992), David Rudman (1992-present)Anything Muppet: Large Lavender Live Hands
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?"
- Security Blanket: His Teddy Bear from The Crying Game Show.
Spaceship Surprise Captain
- Performer:' Jim HensonAnything Muppet: Orange Gold
The brave captain from Spaceship Surprise.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He is based on Captain Kirk of Star Trek
- You Look Familiar: 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.
- Suddenly Voiced: Rarely, He speaks (Like in Outrageous Makeover: Home Addition).
- The Piano Player: Sully has played music on the piano (Including the sketch where is built a piano).
- The Speechless: Sully usually never did speak.
- Performer: Martin P. RobinsonAnything Muppet: Lavender
One of the Miami Mice. He is a parody of Miami Vice character: Ricardo Tubbs. He is made from Lavender Anything Muppet.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Well, He is a spoof of Ricardo Tubbs of Miami Vice.
- One-Shot Character: He never appeared outside the Miami Mice skits (only 3).
A Group of Anything Muppet insects who lives in Ernie's window.
- Alliterative Family: Their names are Tina, Thomas, Timmy and Tessie.
- Gender-Equal Ensemble: Two males (Thomas and Timmy) and two females (Tessie and Tina).
- I Am Not Weasel: When they first obtain their pet caterpillar Jeff, they think he's a cat.
- Nuclear Family: Father, mother and two children.
- Too Dumb to Live: 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.
- Performer: David RudmanAnything Muppet: Green
The Green Anything Muppet co-hostess of Squeal of Fortune. She shows Count Von Count the prizes after he won the game.
- Lovely Assistant
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: She a parody of Wheel of Fortune co-hostess, Vanna White.
- The Speechless: Although she is a silent character, she is puppeteered by David Rudman.
- One-Shot Character: She never appeared outside the Squeal of Fortune sketch.
Vincent Twice Vincent Twice
- Performer: Martin P. RobinsonAnything 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."
- Department of Redundancy Department: His name.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He is based on the Mystery! host Vincent Price.
- One-Shot Character: He never appeared outside the Mysterious Theatre skits.
- 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.)
- All-Loving Hero: Abby sees the best in Oscar, and genuinely doesn't believe that he's that grouchy. That's gotta count for something.
- All Myths Are True: Abby's mom is Cinderella's fairy godmother.
- The Apprentice: Hence "Abby's Flying Fairy School."
- Call-Back: She lives Around the Corner, which is a section of the set which was expanded and retracted.
- Catchphrase: "That's so magical!"
- Character Tics: Flies up into the air when excited.
- Cheerful Child: She always has a smile on her face.
- Fairy Tale Motifs: She is a textbook example of a fairy. Well... okay, aside from being a little fuzzy.
- Girlish Pigtails: Has two pigtails.
- Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: In "Dress-Up Club", she wants to dress up like a superhero and a pirate. Hilarity Ensues (It Makes Sense in Context).
- Iconic Sequel Character: She was introduced in season 37 (in which she only appeared in three episodes), but she's went on to become one of the most famous Muppets in the franchise, next to Elmo- another sequel character- Big Bird, and Cookie Monster.
- Inept Mage: Possibly due to her young age, she frequently blunders her spells, often turning things into pumpkins.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: One of the few Muppets to actually have irises.
- Least Rhymable Word: Pumpkin. She always rhymes it with nonsense words in spells to do with pumpkins.
- Precision F-Strike: That one time she performed "Satisfied", which includes the line "What the hell is the catch?".
- Punny Name: It's a play on the stereotypical "magic word" Abracadabra.
- Mundane Object Amazement: Often thinks normal objects like crayons and tricycles are magic.
- Mundane Utility: In addition to transforming one thing into something completely different or conjuring things out of thin air, her wand also makes a handy backscratcher.
- Non-Standard Character Design: 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 she's not originally from Sesame Street. The implication is that the fairies in her old neighborhood look like her."
- Pink Means Feminine: Her fur is bubblegum pink.
- Rhymes on a Dime: Abby does rhymes whenever casting spells.
- Shoe Phone: The secondary use for her wand is to substitute for a cell phone.
- Signature Laugh: A cute little giggle.
- Toilet Training Plot: One book focuses on her learning to use the toilet.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Zoe's Tomboy, even though the jewelry-wearing, ballet-loving Zoe is very much a Tomboy with a Girly Streak.
- True Blue Femininity : Her dress. Also her eyes.
- Welcome Episode: Her debut.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Many small children see their world as a place of tremendous beauty and endless possibilities. Abby is no different.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair : And freckles. Both are pink.
- You Keep Using That Word: Sorry, Abby. "Princess" is not a career title. note Also, "magical" does not mean "exciting" or "fascinating".
- Youthful Freckles: Is a toddler with freckles.
Alice SnuffleupagusSnuffy's two-year-old sister.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Downplayed. Sometimes gets in Snuffy's way, but isn't a complete brat.
- Baby Talk: Has trouble speaking correctly due to her young age.
- Character Tics: Stares at the wall when sad.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Is easily angered due to going through a phase two-year-old Snuffleupaguses go through called the "Snuffle Two's".
- The Klutz: Sometimes breaks things and/or knocks them over.
- Non Sequitur: Sometimes likes to say, "Banana!" randomly.
The Androoze Sisters
The three singing pig trios who performed Everybody's Song with Bip Bippadotta.
- 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.
- Alliterative Name: Baby Bear.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Although he has a great relationship with Curly, and is usually patient with her, she annoys him every now and then.
- Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: "He's a hero, he's a guy... Hero Guy!"
- Elmuh Fudd Syndwome: Pronounces his "l"s and "r"s as "w"s.
- Embarrassment Plot: One episode focused on him being embarrassed because he owns a baby doll and thinks that dolls are for girls.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin:
- His imaginary superhero, Hero Guy.
- Baby Bear himself was an example at first, then became a subversion when his younger sister was born.
- Fractured Fairy Tale: Invoked, in order to get Goldlocks her own bowl of porridge.
- Informed Judaism: The Elmo's World holiday special showed him celebrating Hanukkah and teaching Telly how to play dreidel.
- Literary Agent Hypothesis: He's the bear from the Goldilocks story.
- Sure, Let's Go with That: He unwittingly names his sister when he meets her.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Porridge.
- The Unfavorite: Discussed Trope. 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.
- Big, Friendly Dog: A big, playful dog.
- Blinding Bangs
- Dog Walks You: When he runs while somebody is walking him, that somebody often gets pulled along.
- Hidden Eyes: His eyes are covered by his hair.
- Sick Episode: Catches a cold in one episode. It goes away, but then he turns invisible.
BennyA grumpy rabbit.—-
- Berserk Button: Doesn't like being called "bunny" or being touched.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Wears a coat but no pants.
- Hates Being Touched: He doesn't like people touching him. He even wrote a song called "Don't Touch Me".
- Frank Oz (regularly 1969-2001, occasionally 2001-present)
Eric Jacobson (2001-present)
Long-suffering roommate and 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.
- Aside Glance: Similar to Oliver Hardy, he'll often do one of these in exasperation.
- Berserk Button: Do not lose his bottle caps or paper clips.
- Bookworm: Likes to read, and likes to have quiet when he reads.
- The Bore: According to Oz, he originally considered Bert a very boring character... then made his dullness his definitive character trait.
- Butt-Monkey: Put on the receiving end of Ernie's mischief a lot.
- Characterization Marches On: He openly insulted Ernie in a few early episodes, such as calling him a "ding-a-ling" or a "meatball".
- Character Tics: When frustrated, he either facepalms, keels over or bangs his head against a desk.
- Collector of the Strange: His paperclip collection. His bottlecap collection also qualifies.
- Comically Serious: Is rather serious and sometimes has a hard time understanding jokes, which leads to some comedic moments.
- Does Not Like Spam: Once shouted out that he hates ice-cream sodas.
- Drink Order: Plain, unflavored soda water.
- Incredibly Lame Fun: Bert loves all sorts of "boring" pastimes such as watching pigeons and collecting paperclips and bottlecaps. He even likes to read books like Boring Stories.
- Lampshade Hanging: Count on Bert to point out just how crazy Ernie is being.
- Large Ham: He may think he's the Only Sane Man but can be quite dramatic sometimes. It helps that Frank Oz performs him.
- Mundane Made Awesome: "LA LA LA, LINOLEUM!" and other mundane lyrics were sung by him during a song about the letter L.
- Naked People Are Funny: At the beginning of The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, he is seen wearing nothing but a shower cap and a towel, preparing to take a shower. Ernie asks if he thinks he should put clothes on, and he runs off screaming.
- Neat Freak: He likes the apartment tidy and often complains about Ernie making messes.
- Not So Above It All: Sometimes joins in Ernie's songs/games, and some of his insults are a bit wacky (such as "meatball").
- Oh, No... Not Again!: Often has this reaction when Ernie starts doing something silly.
- Pastimes Prove Personality: He enjoys oatmeal, pigeons, and bottlecap & paperclip collecting.
- Say My Name: "ERNIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!"
- Sick Episode: One skit has him with a cold, but Ernie does not know who has the cold.
- Signature Laugh: A staccato, nasal "eheheheheheh!"
- Signature Song: Doing (Coo-Coo) the Pigeon....
- Tempting Fate: On several occasions, Bert ends up on the receiving end of Ernie's craziness simply by pointing it out.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: On odd occasions Bert will actually get through a skit without being the butt of a joke or will even manage to outdo Ernie in one of his annoying hobbies.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Very much likes oatmeal.
- Uptight Loves Wild: He clearly loves Ernie because of his free-spirited nature, not despite it and because Bert's life would be boring without him.
- Vague Age: Acts like an adult, but takes naps.
- Caroll Spinney (1969-2018)
Daniel Seagren (understudy in a handful of episodes dating to 1970)
Matt Vogel (1998-present)
An inexplicably large, yellow bird, perpetually stuck at age 6. Mr. Snuffleupagus is his best friend. He lives in a nest near the apartments
- Amnesia Episode: In one episode, he got "memory flu", which was essentially amnesia.
- Break Out Character: 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.
- Cassandra Truth: The adults constantly disbelieved Snuffleupagus was real at first. See The Reveal under ''Mr. Snuffleupagus"
- Characterization Marches On: He was initially a fully grown idiot with a hick-like Simpleton Voice to match, rather than the innocent 6-year-old child he eventually became.
- Crying Critters: Despite being a bird, he has cried on several occasions.
- The Cutie: Even in the context of Sesame Street his innocence and sweetness stand out.
- A Dog Named "Dog": He sure is a large aviary creature. Hey, what's this guy's name again?
- Extreme Doormat: 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.
- Gentle Giant: He's a Big Bird with a good heart.
- Hidden Depths: During the famous episode centered on 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 The Cast Showoff.
- Injured Limb Episode: In one episode, he sprains his wing and needs to have it in a sling.
- Meaningful Echo: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?"
Gordon: "Big Bird, it has to be this way because."
Big Bird: "Just because?"
Gordon: "Just because."
- Meaningful Name: Well duh!
- Named by the Adaptation: In some versions of Sesame Street as made in other countries than the U.S., he does have a name. E.g., in the Dutch version he's called Pino.
- Playing Sick: In the book "Nobody Cares About Me", he fakes illness to get attention.
- Polka-Dot Disease: In one episode, he breaks out in green dots, a disease called "birdy pox" which is normal for giant birds his age.
- Sick Episode:
- In one episode, he and Zoe both had colds.
- In the book "Nobody Cares About Me", he actually gets sick after pretending to be sick.
- In one episode, he gets Birdy Pox.
- In one episode, he gets a pneumonia-like disease and has to go to hospital.
- In another episode, he gets "memory flu", which is basically just amnesia without brain damage.
- Start My Own: Because Oscar wouldn't let him join the Grouchketeers.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Birdseed, which he eats (or in the case of birdseed milkshakes, drinks) in seemingly infinite variations.
- Vocal Evolution: 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.
Big Wolf 7
They sing The Big Wolf Family
- Rick Lyon
He is a comic book superhero character created by Big Bird.
- One-Shot Character: 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.
- That Makes Me Feel Angry: 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.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: 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.
- Suddenly Voiced: 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".
- Richard Hunt
- One-Shot Character: 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.
Baby Bear's toddler sister.
- Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Wears a diaper and a pink bow.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Downplayed. While she sometimes annoys Baby Bear, she doesn't do it all the time and they generally get along fine.
- Baby See Baby Do: When Baby Bear mentions that his parents are going out to dinner, she shouts, "Dinner!".
- Baby Talk: Can't speak 100% properly yet.
- Crying Critters: She cries a lot, even though she's a bear.
- Does Not Like Spam: She's the only one in her family not to like porridge.
- Funny Animal: Is an anthropomorphic bear.
- Meaningful Name: Was named due to the fact that the fur on her head is curly.
- Sibling Rivalry: Downplayed. Her and Baby Bear sometimes argue, but generally get on fine.
- Third-Person Person: Sometimes uses her name instead of "I", although she sometimes does say "I".
- Toilet Training Plot: Starts to become potty-trained in "Elmo's Potty Time".
- You No Take Candle: Sometimes she speaks in poor grammar due to her young age.
Davey and Joey Monkey
- David Rudman (Davey Monkey)
Joseph Mazarrio (Joey Monkey)
- 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 Red to Bert's Blue. He enjoys taking baths with his rubber duckie.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Frequently does weird things like talking to a rubber duck.
- Consulting Mister Puppet: Ernie often talks to his trademark rubber duckie about his problems.
- Couldn't Find a Pen: 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."
- Crazy-Prepared: In this skit.
- The Gadfly: 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.
- Hidden Depths: 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.
- I Can't Hear You: "I can't hear you, Bert. I have a banana in my ear."
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: 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.
- The Prankster: Usually pranks Bert.
- Pungeon Master: 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 calls the bathtub "Rosie", and when Bert asks why he replies, "Because every time I take a bath, I leave a ring around Rosie."
- Security Blanket: His rubber ducky.
- Sick Episode: He got sick in the book "Nobody Cares About Me".
- Signature Laugh: "Kshshshshshshshsh!"
- Signature Song: Rubber Ducky, You're the one! You make bathtime lots of fun...
- Something Only They Would Say: The game "Journey to Ernie" runs on this trope.
- Straight Man: 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.
- Vague Age: While he and Bert live alone, he seems naive like a child. His attitude towards naps changes too, sometimes taking them and sometimes not.
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.
- Richard Hunt (1986-1992)
David Rudman (1992-1993)
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: She is based on the French writer Gustave Flaubert.
GoldilocksThe girl from "Goldilocks and the Three Bears". She and Baby Bear are friends, but Baby Bear finds her annoying.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She eats Baby Bear's porridge and breaks his things, but she's not really bad.
- Meaningful Name: She was named after her blonde hair.
- Moving Experience: When she moved across the street in one episode, Baby Bear thought she'd be moving far away.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Baby Bear. They're friends, sort of, but he is annoyed when she eats his porridge and breaks his stuff.
Grandmama BearBaby Bear and Curly Bear's grandma.
- Cool Old Lady: Apart from that time she treated Baby Bear like a real baby, she's very popular with her grandchildren.
- Funny Animal: Is an anthropomorphic bear.
- Sick Episode: Catches a cold in one episode.
- Carroll Spinney
- Cool Old Lady: A kindly old bird.
GrouchesA group of crusty, monster-like creatures indigenous to Grouchland.
- Bad is Good and Good is Bad: This is their culture.
- Big Ol' Unibrow: As mentioned under Oscar's entry, it's a species trait.
- Bizarro Universe: 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.
- Blue and Orange Morality: As explained above, they dislike (often downright 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.
- Filthy Fun: Their version of bathing is getting more dirty.
- Grumpy Bear: A species of them.
- Hates Baths: Most grouches hate getting clean.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: You occasionally find one that is neat or positive, though never both.
- The Pig Pen: The majority of them are slobby.
- Planet of Hats: Nearly all of them are negative and messy. There may be a few who are positive or neat, but never one who's both.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: She gets angry easily due to being a Grouch.
Harvey P. DullA Muppet who frequently visits the Furchester Hotel, but does not like it.
- Butt-Monkey: He thinks the hotel has bad service, but actually, he's just the unluckiest guest.
- Unfortunate Names: His surname is Dull.
Honkers & Dingers
- Gag Nose: Honkers squeeze theirs in order to honk.
- The Unintelligible: They only speak in honking and dinging.
- Shout-Out: The Honkers are essentially an entire species of Harpo Marxes.
- Signature Song: Well, Their official song is Honk Around the Clock.
- The Speechless: Although they do not speak, Their performers will vary depending on what puppeteer is available.
Hoots the Owl
- Kevin Clash (1985-1999, 2001-2009)
An old bluesman and sax player.
- Comically Missing the Point: He tells Cookie Monster that cookies are a sometimes food... but doesn't care about Cookie Monster eating stuff that's not food.
- Destined Bystander: He (or, at least, the puppet that would later come to be him) first appeared in a single scene in Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Wears a shirt and no pants.
- A Lizard Named "Liz": Is named "Hoots" and he's an owl.
- The Owl-Knowing One: 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.
- 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.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Well, he is based on the famous nursery rhyme: Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall....
- Baby Talk: Can't speak in full sentences yet.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Is just as cranky as her uncle.
- Sick Episode: Gets the "grouch flu" in one episode.
- Vague Age: Described as a baby but can say quite a few words and walk quite well, however, she's clearly very young.
IsabelleA small creature from the Furchester Hotel.
- Punny Name: She got the name because she "is a bell".
- Jerry Nelson
The VJ wolf who hosts The Sesame Street Rock and Roll Request Show.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He is based the late radio announcer Wolfman Jack.
- Stacey Gordon (2017-present)
A little girl who has autism, an alternate neurology which some folk consider a disorder. Introduced in 2017 in the wake of increased diagnoses (1 in 68 children) of autism and autism-spectrum disorder conditions.
- Adorkable: Even in the Sesame Street universe, Julia's mannerisms, playfulness, limited dialogue, and overall cuteness truly stand out.
- Big Brother Worship: She always cheers for her big brother at his soccer games and loves to play with him.
- Breakout Character: Introduced as the world's first autistic Muppet, she has become an instant hit with audiences and is in almost as much merchandise as the other characters.
- Broken Record: Has a bit of echolalia when talking with other characters, but also repeats some of what she, herself, says.
- Catchphrase: "Play, play, play!"
- Character Tic: Flapping her arms in excitement.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Described by Abby as doing things "in a Julia sort of way."
- The Cloud Cuckoolander Was Right: 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 stopsign. 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 stopsign pole, while everyone else is focusing on the yellow tubes outlining them.
- The Cutie: Try not to go "Awwww" when seeing Julia.
- Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Her toy rabbit is her comfort object.
- Hollywood Autism: Sesame Street stops in its tracks to point out how atypical Julia is, and she's portrayed as having stereotypical mannerisms.
- Inspirationally Disadvantaged: 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.
- Non-Standard Character Design: The show's puppets typically only have one articulated arm, but she has both due to the above-mentioned Character Tic.
- The Quiet One: Doesn't talk much, as pointed by Elmo.Elmo: Yeah, Julia doesn't say a lot.
- Security Blanket: 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.
- Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: She has red hair and green eyes. She's also one the few Muppet characters on the show to have a distinct iris color.
- Vocal Dissonance: She's four years old, but she sounds like a grown woman.
Kermit the Frog
- Jim Henson (1955-1990 [the character predates Sesame Street])
Steve Whitmire (1990-2009)note
The Muppet Show'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. Jim Henson's definitive role; Kermit and Ernie aren't that different, acoustically speaking. This is especially apparent in Bert and Ernie's Muppet Show guest appearance, where Ernie appears and speaks immediately after Kermit introduces the pair. See also his entry on Characters.The Muppet Show.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Kermit is usually friendly and even-tempered, but when he's pushed too far he can get very angry indeed.
- Butt-Monkey: Frequently the victim of Grover's bumbling and Cookie Monster's hedonism, among other misfortunes, almost to the point of being The Chew Toy.
- Catchphrase: "Heigh-ho, Kermit theee Frog here at Sesame Street News..."
- Call-Back: He makes a surprise appearance in "Elmo's World: Frogs", where he is shown lounging in his apartment.
- Continuity Nod: 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 Disney owning the rights to the character.
- "I Am" Song: "Bein' Green" and "This Frog".
- If You Can Read This: An actual cameraman is named on the slate in the Oklahoma! sketch.
- Intrepid Reporter: During the "Sesame Street News Flash" segments.
- Is This Thing Still On?: A running gag in the news segments.
- Loud Gulp: The idea of a frog eating a fly makes him nauseous.
- Somewhere, a Herpetologist Is Crying: 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.
- Straight Man: To the crazier Muppets.
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.
- Traveling Salesman: Well, He is.
Lil' Fish Dude
- Steve Whitmire
He complains to the Beach Monsters about the ocean being filled with trash.
- One-Shot Character: He only appeared in Love the Ocean.
- Fran Brill
She lives on a tree in front of 123 Sesame Street, and was a little friend of Big Bird.
- A Dog Named "Dog": A bird with "bird" in its last name.
Little Murray SparklesElizabeth's cat.
- Performer: Jerry Nelson
A British Chap Warthog who appeared on Sesame Street News Flash on The London Fog with Kermit the Frog.
- A Foggy Day in London Town: Well says.
- Dance Party Ending: At the end of the sketch, He with Kermit, The London Frog, and The London Guard do a dance called The London Clog.
- One-Shot Character: He never appears outside the sketch.
Mama and Papa BearThe parents of Baby Bear and Curly Bear.
- Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Papa Bear wears a hat and tie.
- Funny Animal: They're both anthro bears.
- Good Parents: They try to do what's best for both their cubs.
- Trademark Favorite Food: They like porridge as much as their son does.
- Amusing Alien: Often seen doing funny things trying to figure out how Earth things work.
- Fish out of Water: 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.
- Incredibly Lame Fun: They dance to radio static.
- Innocent Aliens: They're just confused tourists.
- Intangible Man: They often enter scenes by phasing through walls.
- Special Person, Normal Name: 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.
- Starfish Aliens: Flying aliens with tentacles and huge mouths.
- Jerry Nelson
Mrs Grouch—-Oscar's mother, and also the mother of his sister Bunny and brother Ernest.
- Doting Parent: Loves her children in a weird grouchy way.
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.
The Oinker Sisters
- A Lizard Named "Liz": Their last name is "Oinker", which is because they are pigs and pigs say "oink".
- Special Person, Normal Name: One of the Oinker Sisters is named "Suie Oinker".
Oscar the Grouch
- Caroll Spinney (1969-present)Eric Jacobson (understudy, 2014-present)
- Anti-Role Model: One purpose of the character is to poke fun at irritable people. Which isn't to say that his irritation isn't justified sometimes.
- Big Ol' Unibrow: Huge eyebrows are a species trait.
- Bizarre Taste in Food: 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.
- Early Installment Weirdness: He was orange for a year. (Apparently he still would be, if he ever bathed.)
- Grumpy Bear: He's a Grouch. It's a species trait.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: 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 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.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The true depths of his jerk nature are often called into question and he can get comically defensive when his reputation as a "true Grouch" is threatened.
- Kick the Dog: 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 Christmas Eve on Sesame Street.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: 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.
- The Nicknamer: As far as Oscar is concerned, Bob and Maria are Bright Eyes and Skinny, respectively, and Big Bird is Turkey.
- The Pigpen: Always seen in a trash can, so yeah.
- The Prankster: Sometimes he plays jokes on other characters.
- Sick Episode:
- At the end of one episode, he contracts Grouch Flu from Grundgetta.
- In one episode, he gets "Kind-itis", which makes him kind and rhymey.
- Slave to PR: 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.
- Something Itis: In one episode, he gets a disease called "kind-itis".
- Too Important to Walk: He's rarely seen walking. When he needs to be transported somewhere, a garbageman named Bruno carries his can. (He does in Christmas Eve on Sesame Street a few times.)
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Easily with any of the nice Sesame Street residents that like being sweet and chummy with him, especially Elmo, Telly, and Maria.
- What the Hell, Hero?: He gets this reaction from Leela and Elmo for seeing the Mine-itis outbreak as a cause for celebration.
- With Friends Like These...: Used to be this sort of "friend" to poor Telly.
- Although, they seem to have fallen into a more traditional Type 1 Vitriolic Best Buds as of late.
- Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: Often inverted. As you may expect, he does not appreciate being praised by the other characters for doing something less-than-grouchy.
OvejitaMurray's lamb sidekick, who speaks only in Spanish.—-
- Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Wears a bow in her wool.
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Is a purple sheep.
- Talking Animal: Is pretty much a normal lamb, but she speaks Spanish.
RalphieBaby Bear's talented parrot.
- The Ace: Can play fetch, identify shapes, speak English, Spanish and Hamster, and even make fruit salad.
- Polly Wants a Microphone: He once said a whole sentence in Spanish, complementing Maria's blouse.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: Apparently, he speaks fluent Hamster.
Michael Earl Davis (1978 - 1980)
Martin P. Robinson (1980 - 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.
- Abandoned Catchphrase: 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.
- Characterization Marches On: 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.
- Early Installment Weirdness: 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... unsettling, to say the least.
- The Eeyore: Used to be one of his defining character traits, but he steadily grew out of it as time went on.
- In-Series Nickname: "Snuffy." He calls Big Bird "Bird."
- Leitmotif: Has a theme tune sometimes.
- "Metaphor" Is My Middle Name: When he helps rebuild Big Bird's by blow-drying the mud that holds it together with his snuffle, he claims that his middle name is "Help" and his full name is "Aloysius Help Snuffleupagus".
- Missed Him by That Much: 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 Imaginary Friend.
- Not-So-Imaginary Friend: 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.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: 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.
- Precocious Crush: Pre-dating the Elmo and Gina plot (see above), he had a crush on Maria for a while.
- Real After All: 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.
- Performer: Richard Hunt
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He is based on Placido Domingo.
- Put on a Bus: He was dropped after Richard Hunt's death in 1992, but continued to appear in recycled segments until 1998. He made a cameo in a 2009 episode, on the front cover of a book bearing Hunt's name.
- Steve Whitmire
- It Was a Gift: 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.
Sammy the Snake
- Jim Henson
- One-Shot Character: He never appeared outside the song.
Shelly the Turtle
Martin P. Robinson
He is a friendly but a slow moving turtle.
- Filthy Fun: Likes to play in mud due to being a worm.
- Hidden Depths: Is a cute little talking worm, who's also been to space.
- Space Episode: His trip to the moon took up several episodes.
SloppySlimey's baby sister.
- Meaningful Name: Was named because she was born in the Sloppy Jalopy.
VariousThey are a trio of singing squirrels who sing various doo-wop songs.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: They are based on The Shirelles.
- Talking Animal: Are mostly normal squirrels but they can talk.
Watson the Dog
- Steve Whitmire
- Animal Talk: He can only bark.
Wolfgang the Seal
- Kevin Clash (1988-2013)
Zelda the Chicken
- David Rudman
- Animal Talk: Well, she can only cluck. But Gordon translates the chicken's clucks into human words.
- Voice Over Translation: Gordon translates her clucks into human words.
Miscellaneous MuppetsSesame Street features a vast array of other Muppets ranging from animals, letters, and numbers to bathtubs and Singing Food.
- Let's Meet the Meat: Singing Food will cheerfully discuss how nutritious it is.
- Alan Muraoka (1998-present)
- Call-Back: 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.
- Asian Store-Owner: The stereotypes are downplayed, though.
- Hilarity Ensues: He tends to get dragged into Muppet hijinks.
- Iconic Item: A dish towel, frequently on his shoulder.
- Oh, Crap!: Ignites a grease fire in Hooper's while, causing Maria to evacuate herself and Elmo and call the FDNY
- Welcome Episode: A proverbial baptism by fire: He successfully caters a Birdketeer meeting.
- Written-In Absence: He goes on vacation for a few episodes.
- Angela Jemmot (1993-1995)
- Happily Married: 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.
- In-Series Nickname: Sometimes goes by Mando.
- Remember the New Guy?: Like most of the show's characters, Mando didn't get a Welcome Episode. He was just a character that everyone on the street already knew.
- 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 McGrath (1969-present)
An unassuming, low-key music teacher who lives in the apartment above Hooper's Store.
- Aerith and Bob: The literal "Bob" to his brother Minneapolis's Aerith.
- Aside Glance: Trying to teach the Two-Headed Monster to play the clarinet evokes a flustered look at the camera.
- Big Damn Heroes: Bob makes his sole appearance in the 38th season so that he can coax an elephant out of a bathtub.
- Cool Old Guy: Became this with time, along with Gordon
- Cool Teacher: Was originally a shop teacher, but later became a piano and singing teacher.
- Early Installment Weirdness: He was originally a shop teacher.
- Foil: To neurotic worrywart Telly, and Oscar, Mr. "have a rotten day".
- Happy Birthday to You!: He teaches everyone to sign the song.
- Manly Tears: In the episode dealing with Mr. Hooper's death, making the famous scene all the more heartbreaking - especially since the tears were unscripted.
- Mentors: Gordon and Susan are like a mom and dad; Bob is gentler.
- Nice Guy: The gentlest and sweetest of the show's male adults during the Classic era.
- Running Gag: The production staff loves to put Bob in costumes.
- Ship Tease: With Linda, for several years.
- That Reminds Me of a Song: Of all the adults, he's the best known for his singing.
- Translator Buddy: For Linda, a lot of the time.
- Will They or Won't They?: Bob and Linda dated, but they never were married.
- You Are the Translated Foreign Word: Bob speaks and signs at the same time, so he doesn't have to repeat himself.
- Carlo Alban (1993-1998)
- Annette Calud (1993-1998)
- 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.
- Butt-Monkey: Sometimes, this is because Alan is facing similar circumstances, and he needs Chris's help.
- Rearrange the Song: A rock remix for "People in your Neighborhood".
- Straight Man: Although he too can be prone to goofiness and general clumsiness.
- 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.
- Character Outlives Actor: 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.
- Cool Teacher: In a sketch where he plays a professor doing a lecture on trees.
- Gabriela Rose Reagan (1989-1993)
Desiree Casado (1993-2012)
Maria and Luis' daughter and a close friend to Gordon and Susan's son Miles.
- Birthday Episode: She has her eighth birthday in one episode.
- Real-Life Relative: The first Gabi, Gabriela Rose Reagan, is Sonia Manzano's real-life daughter. In fact the character was created to work Manzano's pregnancy into the show. But the part was eventually recast when Manzano realized that little Gabriela didn't enjoy acting.
- Sick Episode: In one episode, she has a mild flu on her birthday.
- Alison Bartlett O'Reilly (1987-present)
She started out as an assistant at Hooper's Store during The '80s. A lot has changed since then.
- Character Development: 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.
- Cool Big Sis: Originally started out as this during her teenage years.
- Genki Girl: Occasionally showed shades of this during her teenage years.
- Instant Sedation: In one episode, books on the Letter of the Day and the Number of the Day have this effect on Marco.
- Salt and Pepper: She and Savion were best friends.
- Story Arc: The three-part episode "Gina Adopts a Baby". The original airdate was changed to coincide with National Adoption Month (November 2006).
- Team Mom: Like Maria, she becomes transitions from Cool Big Sis (see above) to this, especially to Telly.
- Garret Saunders (test pilots)
Matt Robinson (1969-1972)
Hal Miller (1972-1974)
Roscoe Orman (1974-present)
A father figure to the Muppets and kids on the street, and the de facto leader when things go wrong.
- Badass Baritone: Has a deep, rich voice and serves as a strong, wise and kind anchor for the childlike Muppet characters.
- Badass Mustache: 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.
- Bald, Black Leader Guy: Of the Team Dad variety.
- Cool Teacher: He's a High School Science teacher.
- Game Show Host: He hosted What Happens Next?
- Happily Married: To Susan. They only argued once or twice.
- Irritation Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery: Elmo admires him enough to have followed him around in a bald cap.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: In Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird:"Big Bird, jump!"
- Leonard Jackson (1989-1990)
David L. Smyrl (1990-1998)
A retired firefighter and the owner of Hooper's Store between David and Alan.
- Accidental Misnaming: Snuffy would sometimes call him "Mr. Handfoot".
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Unlike his predecessors, we never find out what happened to him. Or his assistant Carlo, who vanished at the same time that he did.
- Cool Old Guy
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: When the first actor played him.
- Nice Guy: When the second actor took over.
- Retired Badass: Remember, he used to fight fires for a living.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: The first Mr. Handford (a bespectacled, elderly Jerk with a Heart of Gold) was like this, but for Mr. Hooper, not for David.
- Geddie Watanabe (1988-1992)
A Japanese-American artist and vet on Sesame Street.
- Will Lee (1963-1983)
A grandfather figure to those around him, and the original owner of Hooper's Store.
- Accidental Misnaming and My Name Is Not Durwood: That's Hooper, Big Bird, Hooper!
- Alliterative Name: His full name is Harold Hooper.
- Ambiguously Jewish: At least until Bob wished him a Happy Hanukkah in Christmas Eve on Sesame Street.
- Bald of Awesome: Is bald and a Cool Old Guy.
- Blind Without 'Em: 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.
- Bus Crash: When his death was finally revealed on the show, he had already been absent for a year following the death of Will Lee.
- Cool Old Guy: A snarky, funny guy.
- Death Is a Sad Thing: 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.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Mr Hooper is somewhat sarcastic but he is a nice person.
- Last-Name Basis: As the oldest on the street in his day, he considered this a mark of respect.
- Never Say "Die": 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.
- Shirtless Scene: On the beach, in Hawaii. Obviously not played for Fanservice.
- Suddenly Ethnicity: Bob wishes him a Happy Hanukkah in Christmas Eve on Sesame Street.
- The Character Died with Him: He was killed off after his actor (Will Lee) died on December 7, 1982.
- They Call Me Mister Tibbs: 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.
- Unexpected Successor: David had to pretty much scrap his plans for law school when Mr. Hooper died.
- Who's Watching the Store?: 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.
- Happily Married: He is married to Angela and has a baby daughter named Kayla.
- Nitya Vidyasagar (2008-2015)
- Linda Bove (1972-2002)
A librarian and Bob's (apparent) girlfriend. Also deaf. Owner of Barkley.
- Disabled Love Interest: To Bob, for a while.
- Disabled Snarker: She once subbed for Oscar. That's got to count for something.
- Inspirationally Disadvantaged: 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.
- Ship Tease: With Bob for several years.
- The Speechless: Linda never did speak because she is deaf.
- Will They or Won't They?: 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.
- Hilarity Ensues: Most of the Painters' antics would get him arrested for such things as trespassing, vandalism and criminal mischief.
- Emilio Delgado (1971-present)
A Chicano who runs the Fix-It Shop with his wife, Maria.
- Gratuitous Spanish: Not so much these days, now that Rosita's around.
- Happily Married: Married to Maria.
- I Need to Go Iron My Dog: Whenever he needed to slip away and change into Señor Zero, he would make up a nonsensical excuse like "I forgot to feed my running shoes" or "I think I left my wallet in a dishwasher."
- Mr. Fixit: He specializes in toaster repair.
- Secret Identity: In a few episodes, he has one called "Señor Zero", basically an Affectionate Parody of Zorro, which he would assume any time someone said the word "none".
- Team Dad: Came to share this role with Gordon over the years.
Maria Rodriguez (née Figueroa)
- Sonia Manzano (1971-2015)
- Aborted Arc: She was hooked up with David until the mid-1980s.
- According to Louise Gikow, who wrote for various international co-productions, the reason why the DavidMaria 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.
- Apple of Discord: Once before their marriage, she successfully petitioned Luis for a raise.
- Aside Glance: One of the most noted characters of the human cast to do this, particularly when dealing with Muppet characters.
- Happily Married: To Luis.
- Invisible Main Character: After Oscar spritzed her with "Disappear-O". Oscar's elephant made her visible again.
- Ms. FixIt: Along with Luis, she runs the fix-it shop.
- Promotion To Love Interest: After knowing Luis for 15 or so years, they got married.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: Gorgeous in a dress, and consistently so.
- Ship Sinking: Again, David and Maria, c. 1987. After she married Luis, David became her Amicable Ex until he left the show.
- Spicy Latina: 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 Christmas Eve on Sesame Street after he caused Big Bird to go missing.
- Team Mom: When she first joined the show she was more of a Cool Big Sis figure while Susan was the Team Mom 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."
- Vitriolic Best Buds: 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.
- Wacky Cravings: She shared and enjoyed a lunch with Oscar while pregnant.
- Written-In Infirmity: Her pregnancy was written into the show, with her actual daughter playing the role of Gabi until age four.
- 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.
- The Danza: Initially.
- Real-Life Relative: Miles Orman is the real-life son of Roscoe Orman (Gordon).
- 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 BrotherKristin Chenoweth (2001,direct to video specials ;TV appearances,2006) as Mr. Noodle's SisterSarah Jones (2009) as Mr. Noodle's other sister, Ms. NoodleDaniel Koren (2017-present) as Mr. Noodle's brother, Mr. NoodleDaveed Diggs (2017-present) as Mr. Noodle's other brother, Mr. Noodle
An oddly dressed 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.
- Big, Friendly Dog: Mr. Noodle, the brother, owns one named Schmoodle. That he takes a couple of tries to play fetch with successfully.
- The Ditz: The Noodles' role is to provide a character to whom 3-year-old viewers can feel superior.
- One Steve Limit: Averted. Of course, all the Noodles are pretty much interchangeable.
- The Speechless: 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).
- Alaina Reed Hall (1976-1988)
Gordon's sister and a professional photographer.
- Camera Fiend
- Deadpan Snarker: 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?
- Sassy Black Woman: A bit more outspoken than Susan.
- Ruth Buzzi (1993-2001)
Owner of the Finders Keepers thrift store.
- Commuting on a Bus: 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.
- Jasmine Romero
A one shot character who made her sole appearance in the 2013 special entitled "Little Children,Big Challenges:Incareration".
- Prison Episode: 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.
- Loretta Long (1969-present)
Gordon's wife and, as such, a maternal figure to those around her.
- Happily Married: To Gordon.
- Parents Walk In at the Worst Time: Including one incident where Miles didn't want her to see the chaos happening in his room.
- Team Mom: To everyone on the street.
- Bill McCutcheon (1984-1992)
Bob's humorous and warm-hearted uncle who loves to tell tall tales.
- Cool Old Guy: Uncle Wally seemed to take over this role after Mr. Hooper's death.
- Manchild: His constant telling of tall tales and precocious personality made him one.
Blogg—-One of Abby's classmates in "Abby's Flying Fairy School" who's half-troll and half-fairy.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Likes gross things like earwax and belly button lint and does other wacky things too.
- Deep Sleep: He once fell under an enchanted sleep from eating a poisoned apple.
CecilleA round, claymation creature with lips but no eyes.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Once sang a song about how she's going to "get to" the viewer.
- Cartoon Creature: Her species is unknown.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: In her song "The Game of Make-Believe" she pretends to dance with a mango in a chocolate ocean.
- Ms. Imagination: Has a strong imagination, as evidenced in her song "The Game of Make-Believe".
- Shapeshifting: Can twist herself into different shapes.
- Sizeshifter: She can stretch herself out to make herself bigger.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: She can change her shape.
Gonnigan—-One of Abby's classmates in "Abby's Flying Fairy School".
- Character Tics: He turns invisible when afraid.
- The Eeyore: Is a bit of a pessimist.
- Limited Wardrobe: Always wears an orange and yellow striped hoodie.
- Phrase Catcher: When he disappears, Mrs Sparklenose will ask where he is and his classmates will say, "He's gone again".
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is green.
Hero GuyA superhero who Baby Bear draws and he comes to life.
- Crying Critters: Despite being a bear, he can cry. In fact, he once cried an entire ocean.
- Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Wears a full outfit and is an anthropomorphic bear.
- Meaningful Name: As his theme says, he's a hero and a guy.
- Not Quite Flight: He can fly with the propeller on his hat.
MadlenkaAn animated girl who lives in an apartment.
- Cheerful Child: Has a very positive attitude.
- Ms. Imagination: Nearly all her skits have her imagine something.
- Sick Episode: One skit is titled "Madlenka Gets a Cold".
Mrs Sparklenose—-Abby Cadabby's preschool teacher in the "Abby's Flying Fairy School" skits.
- Butt-Monkey: Often gets into scrapes due to her small size.
- Meaningful Name: Her surname is "Sparklenose" and her nose lights up when she sneezes.
- Slapstick Knows No Gender: She's female and, due to her small size, is often the victim of slapstick.
- Plot Allergy: Is allergic to fairy dust bunnies.
- Power Incontinence: Not normally, but when she sneezes she loses control of her powers.
Niblet—-The class pet in "Abby's Flying Fairy School", a gerbilcorn (gerbil + unicorn).
- Big Eater: Will eat pretty much any food he can get his paws on.
- Meaningful Name: His name is Niblet and he eats a lot.
Noodles and Nedd—-A man (Nedd) and a cat (Noodles) who have wacky misadventures.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Nedd is a yellow-skinned human.
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Noodles is a purple cat.
- Edible Theme Naming: The cat is called Noodles.
- Nearly Normal Animal: It's unclear where Noodles falls on the Sliding Scale of Anthropomorphism. He plays instruments, sometimes walks upright, plays with toys and thinks like a human child at times, but he also eats out of a pet bowl, walks on all fours most of the time, and meows instead of speaking.
One of Abby Cadabby's classmates in "Abby's Flying Fairy School", a fairy chicken.
- A Lizard Named "Liz": Is named Peck and is a chicken.
- Intelligible Unintelligible: She can't talk, only cluck, but Abby understands her.
A blue circle that acts like a dog and shows video clips to help the students in "Abby's Flying Fairy School".
- All Animals Are Dogs: He barks and plays fetch.
- Cartoon Creature: His species is a mystery.
- The Faceless: Has no facial features to speak of.
- Phrase Catcher: When the students want his help, they say, "Fetch, Spot, fetch!".
Suzie Kabloozie and FeffSuzie is a little girl and Feff is her cat.—-
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Feff is a green cat.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: Suzie once wishes that everything that begins with "f" would go away. She changes her mind when it does.
- Berserk Button: Suzie used to hate the letter 'f' with a passion but she no longer hates it.
- Drink Order: Feff likes milk.
- Large Ham: Suzie can be pretty dramatic.
- Limited Wardrobe: Suzie always wears her grey dress.
- Ms. Imagination: Suzie has a vivid imagination, which she sings about in the song "I Can Do it in My Head".
- No Indoor Voice: Suzie is very shouty.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: They are very good friends despite occasionally annoying each other.
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.
- Every Episode Ending: 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 TypewriterA talking typewriter with eyes, arms and wheels. He appears in 26 sketches, one for each letter of the alphabet.
Charlie the ChefThe chef who owns Charlie's Restaurant.
- He Who Must Not Be Seen: He is only mentioned by Grover.
- Suddenly Voiced: 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. JohnsonThe wife of Grover the Waiter's costumer: Mr. Johnson.
- He Who Must Not Be Seen: 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.
SpencerThe 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.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Ruthie fills in for Spencer on The Number 4 Dance.