PERFORMER David Rudman
DEBUT 1994

Grouch Valenti appears in a season 25 episode of Sesame Street.

Valenti appears on the street apropos of nothing to host "The Grouchiest Grouch Awards." Oscar thinks he's a shoo-in, but nearby, Gina blows off steam because of her late friend. Valenti is impressed and awards Gina the trophy.

The character is a spoof of Jack Valenti, longtime president of the Motion Picture Association of America and a frequent presenter at the Academy Awards.

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