(Wheelchair users)
(Paraplegia: because there are differences between paralysis, weakness, and other reasons why people use wheelchairs.)
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*[[Fozziwig|Old Fozziewig]] (partial, carries an ear horn), ''[[The Muppet Christmas Carol]]''
 
*[[Fozziwig|Old Fozziewig]] (partial, carries an ear horn), ''[[The Muppet Christmas Carol]]''
   
==Paraplegia==
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==Wheelchair Users==
 
*[[Ethyl Phillips]], ''[[Dinosaurs]]''
 
*[[Ethyl Phillips]], ''[[Dinosaurs]]''
 
*[[Griotte]], ''[[5, Rue Sésame]]''
 
*[[Griotte]], ''[[5, Rue Sésame]]''

Revision as of 00:25, July 20, 2019

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Over the years, Sesame Street, its international spin-offs, and other Muppet productions have incorporated a variety of "differently abled" characters (and celebrity guests) as role models and to show that physical differences are less important than shared feelings and friendships. On other occasions, however, particularly in productions featuring The Muppet Show characters, certain disabilities (especially partial deafness) have been played for laughs.

Blindness

Deafness

Wheelchair Users

Other

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