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  • Mr. Snuffleupagus
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  • Mr. Snuffleupagus is Big Bird's best friend and a character in Sesame Street. he is a supporting character from seasons 3-8, a major character from seasons 9-38 and a minor character from season 39 onwards.
  • Performer(s) Appeared in Aloysius Snuffleupagus, called Snuffy for short, is a character from the television series Sesame Street. He is a Snuffleupagus, a large furry creature resembling a pachyderm, who lives with his parents and sister in a cave just off of Sesame Street. He is best friends with Big Bird. For many years following his introduction in the show's third season in 1971, the adults who lived on Sesame Street never saw Snuffy and mistakenly believed that he was just Big Bird's imaginary friend. This running gag finally came to an end in the premiere episode of the show's seventeenth season in 1985, in which Big Bird finally got the adults to see Snuffy for the first time.
  • His full name is Aloysius Snuffleupagus, although his friends call him Snuffy. He is eternally 4 years old, and celebrates his birthday on August 19. Snuffy's best friend is Big Bird, whom he affectionately calls simply "Bird." His favorite foods are cabbage and spaghetti. In the 5th season premiere, he revealed that he also drinks sasafrass tea. He has a little sister named Alice and a friend named Rosalyn. Snuffy has been portrayed as being 4 years old since his debut in 1971, and he continues to learn simple concepts, like the alphabet. "Oh, dear!" ―Snuffy
  • His full name is Aloysius Snuffleupagus, although his friends call him Snuffy. He is eternally 4 and a half years old, and celebrates his birthday on August 19. Snuffy's best friend is Big Bird, whom he affectionately calls "Bird." His favorite foods are cabbage and spaghetti. In the fifth season premiere, he revealed that he also drinks sassafras tea. He has a little sister named Alice and a friend named Rosalyn.
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  • His full name is Aloysius Snuffleupagus, although his friends call him Snuffy. He is eternally 4 years old, and celebrates his birthday on August 19. Snuffy's best friend is Big Bird, whom he affectionately calls simply "Bird." His favorite foods are cabbage and spaghetti. In the 5th season premiere, he revealed that he also drinks sasafrass tea. He has a little sister named Alice and a friend named Rosalyn. Snuffy has been portrayed as being 4 years old since his debut in 1971, and he continues to learn simple concepts, like the alphabet. It takes two people to perform Mr. Snuffleupagus. The person who performs the front also performs the voice. Jerry Nelson was the first to play the character. Most sources (including Sesame Street Unpaved and Sesame Street: A Celebration - 40 Years of Life on the Street) state that back problems caused by the physical stress of the performance forced him to bow out, but in a 2009 interview Jerry Nelson gave a different explanation for giving up the role: "I was not loathed to give that character up. But the reasons for giving it up were because at that time we were doing The Muppet Show and he was a real part of the show, and they needed his presence. So they asked if I’d mind giving it up." Michael Earl Davis took over for 3 seasons (1978 – 1980), before Marty Robinson became the permanent voice and face of Snuffy. The back of Mr. Snuffleupagus has been performed by Richard Hunt, Brian Muehl, Frank Kane, and Peter Friedman, but since 1979, the regular back-end has been Bryant Young. "Oh, dear!" ―Snuffy
  • Mr. Snuffleupagus is Big Bird's best friend and a character in Sesame Street. he is a supporting character from seasons 3-8, a major character from seasons 9-38 and a minor character from season 39 onwards.
  • Performer(s) Appeared in Aloysius Snuffleupagus, called Snuffy for short, is a character from the television series Sesame Street. He is a Snuffleupagus, a large furry creature resembling a pachyderm, who lives with his parents and sister in a cave just off of Sesame Street. He is best friends with Big Bird. For many years following his introduction in the show's third season in 1971, the adults who lived on Sesame Street never saw Snuffy and mistakenly believed that he was just Big Bird's imaginary friend. This running gag finally came to an end in the premiere episode of the show's seventeenth season in 1985, in which Big Bird finally got the adults to see Snuffy for the first time.
  • His full name is Aloysius Snuffleupagus, although his friends call him Snuffy. He is eternally 4 and a half years old, and celebrates his birthday on August 19. Snuffy's best friend is Big Bird, whom he affectionately calls "Bird." His favorite foods are cabbage and spaghetti. In the fifth season premiere, he revealed that he also drinks sassafras tea. He has a little sister named Alice and a friend named Rosalyn. Mr. Snuffleupagus first appeared on Sesame Street in episode 0276, the third season premiere. When he first appeared, many of the adults assumed that he was Big Bird's imaginary friend, due to a series of coincidences and near-miss encounters that continually kept Snuffleupaguses and humans apart. Big Bird would often try to find ways for Snuffy to meet the adults, but something would always cause Snuffy to leave before the humans could see him. Sometimes, all it would take for the adults to see Mr. Snuffleupagus would be to turn their heads, yet they usually wouldn't do so until Snuffy had already gone. Various kids could see Mr. Snuffleupagus, some Muppets saw him, and even a few (including Judy Collins, in a fantasy sequence) saw him, but the major human characters never believed his existence until episode 2096 in 1985. Mr. Snuffleupagus became real to the entire cast for a few reasons. One was because the writers were running out of new ways to have Snuffy just barely miss meeting them. Another factor was increased concerns that the adults' refusal to believe Big Bird's claims of his friend's existence would discourage children from sharing important things with their parents. It takes two people to perform Mr. Snuffleupagus. The person who performs the front also performs the voice. Jerry Nelson was the first to play the character. Most sources (including Sesame Street Unpaved and Sesame Street: A Celebration - 40 Years of Life on the Street) state that back problems caused by the physical stress of the performance forced him to bow out, but in a 2009 interview Jerry Nelson gave a different explanation for giving up the role: "I was not loathed to give that character up. But the reasons for giving it up were because at that time we were doing The Muppet Show and he was a real part of the show, and they needed his presence. So they asked if I’d mind giving it up." Michael Earl Davis took over for three seasons (1978–1981), before Marty Robinson became the permanent voice and face of Snuffy. The back of Mr. Snuffleupagus has been performed by Richard Hunt, Brian Muehl, Frank Kane, and Peter Friedman, but since 1979, the regular back-end has been Bryant Young. In the early years of Snuffy's Sesame Street appearances, his entrances were scored by a low-range brass musical cue (composed by Joe Raposo). A modified version of this theme appeared on various . Also, during his first appearances in 1971, Snuffy spoke in a sad-sounding tone of voice. Later, the sad tone was dropped and Snuffy began to speak in a more neutral tone of voice that could sometimes be cheerful. In his debut season, he also had some strange topics on the show, such as being afraid of fruit and wanting to move in with Big Bird. Also, sometimes he would answer questions with statements that did not make sense. Such as in the closing of his premiere episode Big Bird asks "Where did you go?" and he replies "Well I suppose so."