SEASON 40 PRESS KIT:  ABOUT THE SHOW

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Abby CadabbyBertCount von CountGroverRosita
Aloysius SnuffleupagusBig BirdElmoSuper GroverTelly Monster
Baby BearCookie MonsterErnieOscar the GrouchZoe



"I'm an inquisitive 3-year-old fairy-in-training."


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Name:

Abby Cadabby

Birthday:

October 21

Hometown:

Fairyside, Queens

Friends

229 Friends

ZoeBaby BearBig Bird
BertGordonCount Von Count
ElmoGroverSusan

Abby Cadabby

"That's so magic!"

Activities:Practicing magic, riding tricycles with Elmo and Rosita and flying
Interests:Rhyming, granting wishes, learning to count and drawing letters with a crayon
Favorite Music:“The Itsy Bitsy Spider," the Pixies
Pet Peeves:Accidentally turning my friends into pumpkins

About Me:

I am an inquisitive 3-year-old fairy-in-training who has moved to Sesame Street from Fairyside, Queens. My mommy is the Fairy Godmother. I am still learning magic and tend to turn things into pumpkins with my training wand. I love fairytales, they are a part of my family history. I love to practice magic and rhyming, but what I find truly amazing and magical is what I discover on Sesame Street!


"Big Bird and I are best friends!"

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Name:

Call me Snuffy

Birthday:

August 19

Hometown:

Hawaii

Friends

334 Friends

Big BirdGroverElmo
Oscar the GrouchMariaRosita
LeelaErnieTelly Monster

Aloysius Snuffleupagus

"Oh dear"

Activities:Rollerskating and hanging out with Big Bird
Interests:Games, cabbage and spaghetti
Favorite Music:“He Ain’t Heavy,” "Got to be Real"
Pet Peeves:When people think that Snuffleupagi aren’t real

About Me:

Big Bird and I are best friends!  We share many adventures together.  I’m 4-years-old and am still learning how to cope with simple things, and my first impulse is often to give up.  But with encouragement from Bird and my other Sesame Street friends, I usually find a solution to my problems.


"I'm still learning about sharing."

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Name:

Baby Bear

Birthday:

May 12

Hometown:

The Forest

Friends

109 Friends

BertCookie MonsterCount Von Count
Abby CadabbySnuffyLuis
GinaOscar the GrouchRosita

Baby Bear

"I love porridge"

Interests:Playing with my best friend Telly Monster
Favorite Music:"Baby Bumblebear"
Pet Peeves:I don’t like it when people touch my stuff, especially my sister!

About Me:

The Three Bears story is sort of like my family biography. I love porridge. I love going on adventures with my best friend Telly. I try to be a good big brother to Curly Bear, but I don’t like it when she uses my things—I’m still learning about sharing.


"I am the long-suffering sidekick of Ernie."

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Name:

Bert

Birthday:

July 26

Hometown:

Fairyside, Queens

Friends

654 Friends

ErnieCookie MonsterGabi
AlanZoeTelly Monster
GroverOscar the GrouchBig Bird

Bert

"Er-nie!"

Interests:W’s, pigeons, brass band music, oatmeal, long stories, watching weather, bottle caps, paper clips, forecasts on TV, argyle socks, the color gray
Favorite Music:“Doin’ the Pigeon,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” “The Sweater Song"
Pet Peeves:When Ernie wakes me up with silly questions like “What are we going to do tomorrow?”

About Me:

I am the long-suffering sidekick of Ernie. I am more mature, analytical, and the voice of reason in our relationship. Some might view me as eccentric because I collect bottle caps and paper clips, play the tuba, and love Bernice, my pet pigeon. I’m not always a willing participant in Ernie’s escapades because I always sense that the tables are destined to be turned on me, or that I will end up with the short end of the stick! In the end, however, I always forgive Ernie, forever remaining his “old buddy.”


"I am an 8'2 tall 6-year-old yellow bird."

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Name:

Big Bird
(Scientifically, Bigus Canarius)

Birthday:

March 20

Hometown:

Sesame Street

Friends

301 Friends

SnuffyAbby CadabyMaria
Count Von CountErnieZoe
Super GroverCookie MonsterChris

Big Bird

"Have you seen Snuffy?"

Activities:Drawing pictures, writing poetry and rollerskating
Interests:Figuring things out, being part of everything, birdseed milkshakes and  Mr. Hooper’s store
Favorite Music:“ABC-DEF-GHI,” “ Freebird,” "Wind Beneath My Wings"”
Pet Peeves:When I can’t help, when people don’t believe that Snuffy exists, chicken soup”

About Me:

I am an 8’2” tall 6-year-old yellow bird. I often get really excited over new things, but sometimes I am disappointed when things don’t work out or when I make mistakes. But I always try again, and correct my mistakes by being persistent. I love my teddy bear, Radar. 


"Me a frenzied but cuddly, monster."

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Name:

Cookie Monster

Birthday:

November 2

Hometown:

Sesame Street

Friends

879 Friends

GroverOscar the GrouchRosita
MariaTelly MonsterErnie
Big BirdZoeAbby Cadabby

Cookie Monster

"Un num num num num"

Activities:Eating cookies, finding cookies, making cookies and then eating cookies and then eating the things used to make cookies.
Interests:Cookies. Dat pretty much got me covered.
Favorite Music:“C is for Cookie,” “Hungry Like the Wolf,” “American Pie”
Favorite Food:Me eat anything, but if me can get me hands on cookie…
Favorite TV Show:Me like cooking shows. Once me ate TV while watching cooking show. Temptation is dangerous thing.
Pet Peeves:Empty cookie jar

About Me:

All this talk of cookie make me hungry! Me a frenzied, but cuddly, monster. Me eat everything; chairs, microphones, numbers, letters; me always on eternal quest to find more food (especially cookies)! 


"I LOVE to count anything and everything!"

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Name:

Count Von Count

Birthday:

October 9

Hometown:

Transylvania

Friends

543 Friends

Big BirdGroverElmo
Oscar the GrouchChrisRosita
LeelaErnieZoe

Count Von Count

"1...2...3... ah ah ah."

Activities:Counting, both forwards and backwards
Interests:Numbers, things that can be counted, widow’s peaks, thick accents, the concept of infinity
Favorite Music:“99 Red Balloons,” “Born to Add,” “Count on Me”
Favorite TV Show:24, 60 Minutes
Pet Peeves:Garlic, calculators

About Me:

I am 1,832,652 years old! I’ve been counting. Some say I bear a comical resemblance to Count Dracula, but that is where the similarity ends.  I thirst for numbers, not necks. I LOVE to count anything and everything! 


"Elmo is 3 1/2 years old."

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Name:

Elmo

Birthday:

February 3

Hometown:

Sesame Street

Friends

1200 Friends

ZoeBaby BearBob
BertGinaCount Von Count
Abby CadabbyGroverBig Bird

Elmo

"That tickles!"

Interests:Elmo likes everything!
Favorite Music:“Elmo’s Song”, The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Pet Peeves:Brussels sprouts

About Me:

Elmo is 3 ½ years old. Elmo has red fur and Elmo loves playing with his friends Zoe and Grover. Elmo also has a pet goldfish, Dorothy. Elmo’s friends tell Elmo that Elmo has a contagious giggle. Elmo likes to be enthusiastic, friendly, and cheerful, and Elmo always wants to be part of everything that goes on.   Sometimes Elmo doesn’t know how to do what Elmo wants. But that never stops Elmo because Elmo has a very positive, optimistic view of Elmo and life!


"I often fall prey to my own jokes."

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Name:

Ernie

Birthday:

January 28

Hometown:

Sesame Street

Friends

342 Friends

ZoeBaby BearBob
BertGinaCount Von Count
Abby CadabbyGroverBig Bird

Ernie

"Hey, Bert old buddy? Are you asleep?"

Interests:Playing the saxophone, horizontal stripes, playing tricks on Bert, eating Bert’s pizza, playing with my rubber duckie in and out of the tub
Favorite Music:“You’ve Got a Friend,” “Bug the One You’re With”
Pet Peeves:Quiet time

About Me:

I like to have fun, especially with my best friend Bert. I like to ask a lot of questions and I am great at explaining things, but can sometimes be a bit too smart for my own good. I tend to talk myself into some tight corners, and I often fall prey to my own jokes.


"I love to help people."

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Name:

Grover

Birthday:

October 14

Hometown:

Sesame Street

Friends

764 Friends

Big BirdSuper GroverElmo
Oscar the GrouchMariaRosita
LeelaSnuffyTelly Monster

Grover

"Hello Everybodeeeeeeee!"

Activities:Traveling the world to places both near and far, fighting crime as my alter ego, Super Grover
Interests:Being both fuzzy and blue, saving the day, anything served at Charlie’s Restaurant, wearing Super Grover costume
Favorite Movies:Blue Streak, Deep Blue Sea
Favorite Music:“Monster in the Mirror,” “Blue Moon”
Pet Peeves:Phone booths without doors (Supermonsters need their privacy, too!)

About Me:

I am a cute, furry blue monster. That is me. I am excitable, caring and compulsive—a combination that sometimes gets me into trouble. I love to help people. I have many jobs on Sesame Street but my favorite is working in Charlie’s Restaurant. 


"I am a very lovable, caring and friendly super monster."

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Name:

Grover’s alter ego

Birthday:

October 14

Hometown:

Sesame Street

Friends

134 Friends

ZoeAbby CadabbyLuis
Count Von CountErnieZoe
GroverCookie MonsterBob

Super Grover

"I’m on my way to save the day!"

Activities:I enjoy helping other people, especially if they let me dance with them because dancing is my absolute favorite thing to do.
Interests:I love to travel and be helpful. Once I fix one problem, I fly off to find my next adventure.
Signature Traits:My cape and medieval knights hat is what I am known for around the  Sesame Street neighborhood. People also know me for constantly falling and tripping, thanks to my knight's hat which closes at the wrong moments, all the time!
Favorite Music:"I Believe I Can fly," “Kryptonite”

About Me:

I am a very lovable, caring and friendly super monster. More often than not, I land right in the middle of problems, and I make what I think are helpful, but some view as ridiculous suggestions that offer help. But, the problems always get solved with (or without) my contributions. I like to think I’m the one who’s saved the day (and the world in general). When I’m finished solving one problem, I fly off in search of new, exciting, heroic adventures.


"Scram!"

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Name:

Oscar (Oskie)

Birthday:

June 1

Hometown:

Grouchland

Friends

9 Friends

SnuffyCookie MonsterCount Von Count
Abby CadabbyBertGordon
AlanBig BirdRosita

Oscar the Grouch

"Scram!"

Activities:Collecting junk, standing in line, arguing and walking on rainy days. I also thoroughly enjoy making other people grouchy, just like me…as long as they don’t stay around too long.
Likes:Anchovy milkshakes and grouchiness
Disikes:I dislike that I like anchovy milkshakes. I hate rainbows, candy, and chocolate, just to name a few. Puppies aren’t up there on my list either. Basically anything sweet and happy aggravates me.
Favorite Music:“I Love Trash,” “All You Need is Trash,” “I Wanna Hold Your Trash”
Favorite Animal:The only animals I like are my pet worm named Slimey and my pet elephant named Fluffy.
Pet Peeves:What really pushes me over the edge is when monsters and children play and laugh in front of my trash can. Boy, does that really get me going.

About Me:

I’m the resident Grouch on Sesame Street and I despise all things nice and sweet. Scram!


"I huge everyone that I meet."

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Name:

Rosita la Monstrua de las Cuevas

Birthday:

December 7

Hometown:

Mexico

Friends

462 Friends

GroverAbby CadabbySuper Grover
MariaTelly MonsterErnie
ZoeGabiOscar the Grouch

Rosita

"Te Amo"

Activities:I love to teach people Spanish words of the day.
Interests:Amo to speak in both English and Espanol in the same sentence. A mi me encanta tocar la guitarra.
Favorite Music:"La Calle Bonita"
Instrument:Guitarra

About Me:

I am very friendly, I love making new friends and I hug everyone that I meet. Everyone knows me for talking with my hands, and while I know it’s an issue, I just can’t help myself.


"Are you sure it's going to be alrigth?"

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Name:

Television Monster

Birthday:

September 29

Hometown:

Sesame Street

Friends

231 Friends

Big BirdGroverBert
Oscar the GrouchChrisRosita
SusanErnieZoe

Telly Monster

"Triangles!"

Activities:watching TV, playing with my best friend Baby Bear, looking for triangle shapes, worrying about anything and everything, playing the bassoon, tuba and triangle
Interests:triangles, the Grouchketeers, my pet hamster Chuckie Sue, my toy doll Freddy
Favorite Music:“Don’t Cry Out Loud,” “Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” “Everything's Gonna Be Alright”
Pet Peeves:Surprises; Woody Allen movies (too much anxiety); squares and circles

About Me:

I am an intense and earnest monster who worries about disasters that could never happen all the time. Baby Bear is my best friend. When something exciting happens, I am the “Monster on the Spot” correspondent for Sesame Street. 


"I am known for talking at very high speeds."

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Name:

Zoe

Birthday:

September 30

Hometown:

Sesame Street

Friends

425 Friends

SnuffyAbby CadabbyLuis
Count Von CountErnieOscar the Grouch
Super GroverCookie MonsterChris

Zoe

"Don’t Joke Me!"

Activities:I love playing dress-up and driving my soapbox car around Sesame Street, preferably with my pet rock, Rocco.
Interests:Big Bird (who is my favorite friend in the entire world) jewelry and barrettes. Of course, I also have a soft spot for my dolly Mimi and red monsters that giggle.
Pet Peeves:When other people get more attention than me, sitting still, and the training wheels on my bicycle.

About Me:

I am known for talking at very high speeds and my beautiful ballet skills. I sometimes get so excited that my words cannot get out fast enough. I can also get jealous if I don’t get enough attention.