BIRTHDAY: OCTOBER 14
Grover, Sesame Street’s gregarious blue monster, accomplishes his tasks with the childlike exuberance that has been making young viewers laugh (and occasionally cringe) for more than four decades. He is excitable, caring and compulsive—a combination that proves particularly volatile when he rushes into situations without analyzing the consequences. Children connect with Grover when he is confounded by adult logic, and share his fantasy of competence and control when he becomes “Super Grover,” a problem-solving superhero who can do no wrong. Grover has had many jobs on Sesame Street, but his favorite is working in Charlie’s Restaurant.