Bug
PERFORMER Joey Mazzarino
DEBUT 1999
DESIGN Ed Christie designer
  Tim Miller builder

Bug is a bright yellow insect who appeared in The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland. Bug is the meek henchman to Huxley, carrying out his orders with a shrug. Bug's personality is such that he accepts and even enjoys the mistreatment, until Elmo finally shows him what true kindness and friendship are.

Tyco released a small talking plush version of Bug.

The Bug puppet was subsequently reused as a backup singer in Episode 4108 of Sesame Street, then the Jitterbug in Episode 4117, and as Bill the Bug on Panwapa.

After years of absence, he returned in an #ELMOtivation video posted on Sesame Street's official social media, performed by Tyler Bunch, and in The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo as an audience member.

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