Gladyscow
PERFORMER Richard Hunt 1973-1992
  Jennifer Barnhart 2003-present
DEBUT 1972

Gladys the Cow is the most famous of Sesame Street's many cows. One of her most notable appearances was with Prince Charming in a Sesame Street News Flash sketch, where Cinderella's slipper fit her hoof.

Gladys gradually emerged as a character in her own right, a vain bovine with aspirations as an actress and singer. She loves to sing, and occasionally wears a wig. Her signature song is "I'm Proud to Be a Cow." She was featured in several Sesame Street pageants, occasionally appeared with Buster the Horse, and had a cameo in Follow That Bird and the Monsterpiece Theater production of "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves" as one of the thieves. Gladys was intially retired from the show in 1992, after performer Richard Hunt's death.

Gladys returned to the ensemble supporting cast in Season 34, performed now by Jennifer Barnhart. In the season premiere, Episode 4031, Gladys tried to steal the show at the Hooper's Store karaoke night. Under Barnhart's tenure, Gladys has made minor recurring appearances since, including episodes 4085, 4157, and 4904.

Notes

  • On The Muppet Show, whenever Richard Hunt performed a cow, he would use the same voice as Gladys.

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