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PERFORMER Jim Henson
DEBUT 1966
DESIGN Jim Henson designer
  Don Sahlin builder

Fred is a large, green, dragon-like monster. He debuted as a nameless father monster of a purple, horned son in the sketch "Monster Family" on The Ed Sullivan Show.

The character subsequently appeared on Sesame Street. in a season one sketch (where he has a slowed-down voice), he is greeted by name by the character who would become Grover.

In some Sesame Street appearances, the character's teeth were not visible. In one sketch in which Ernie goes rock hunting, he has a large rock-like dome instead of horns (and is performed by Frank Oz).

Fred also appeared in the background in The Great Santa Claus Switch.

External links

  • (YouTube) -- Fred in the "In the Box" sketch
  • (YouTube) -- Fred in a "rock hunting" sketch

See also

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