Caroll Spinney most notably performed Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street for fifty years. What is not as well-known, 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, and made several cameos on the show.

Sandbox notes
  • need screenshots isolating just the Spinney characters
  • when he's an alternate performer, we should note when he played the character

Honorary Mentions

  • [Sandbox note] what's the book-and-audio tape where Spinney performs Big Bird performing another Muppet?

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  • you Spinney right round baby right round

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    • I can hear hints of Caroll on there, but I'm not 100% sure. The Worthington arti...
    • The eka narrows things a bit in terms of personnel, so it isn't any of the left-field guesses we were throwing out back in 2009, ...
  • Caroll sings to sleepy koala?

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    • Don't take this as gospel, but I recall a source close to Caroll indicating his not only saying he was the voice in that koala film ...
    • Oh yeah, that's a weird one. It's almost Oscar, but not. I think that qualifies!
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