What is not as well known, however, is that Spinney also performed a number of other characters, usually Anything Muppets, in the earlier seasons of the show. Spinney also performed Muppet versions of his pre-Sesame Street characters Picklepuss and Pop in a Muppet production, and made several cameos on the show.
Recurring characters shared among performers.
Unnamed Anything Muppets, monsters, etc.
Characters and voiceovers performed off-screen.
- In the audio cassette version of the book A Sesame Street Christmas, Caroll Spinney as Big Bird reads a story that includes his imitations of Bert, Ernie, Betty Lou, and Grover. Another story on the tape finds Caroll Spinney as Oscar imitating Big Bird.
- Spinney narrates several of the audio adaptations of the Sesame Street Start-to-Read Book series, sometimes doing other character voices. Other examples can be found on Sesame Street records including Big Bird presents Hans Christian Andersen.
- Despite his claims to the contrary, Spinney never performed Elmo.
- Daniel Seagren once filled in as Big Bird when Spinney was sick in Episode 0083. Similarly, Jim Henson filled in as Oscar for Episode 0084.
Scripts that credit Spinney as playing various characters for which no a/v evidence is available.
- Episode 0277 — AM lady
- Episode 0282 — AM boy & girl
- Episode 0322 — AM kid
- Episode 0327 — AM kid
- Episode 0340 — AM kid
- Episode 0356 — Ferris (AM boy)
- Episode 0358 — Ferris (AM boy)
- Episode 0376 — AM kid
- Episode 0378 — AM kid
- Episode 0384 — AM boy
- Episode 0387 — AM girl