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[[Image:Grouches1.jpg|thumb|300px|Grouches singing [[The Grouch Anthem|their anthem]].]]
 
[[Image:Grouches2.jpg|thumb|300px|The Grouches of Grouchland]]
 
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Whoever your favorite celebrity is, or whatever your favorite TV show or attraction is, the Grouches are sure to have their own grouchy analogue. Examples include TV show host [[Sally Messy Yuckyael]], reporter [[Dan Rather-not]], and the Grouch theme park Six Crabs Yucky World. With their many parallels of real aspects of American culture and of the human condition, the Grouches are an important element of [[Sesame Street (location)|Sesame Street]]'s diverse environment.
 
Whoever your favorite celebrity is, or whatever your favorite TV show or attraction is, the Grouches are sure to have their own grouchy analogue. Examples include TV show host [[Sally Messy Yuckyael]], reporter [[Dan Rather-not]], and the Grouch theme park Six Crabs Yucky World. With their many parallels of real aspects of American culture and of the human condition, the Grouches are an important element of [[Sesame Street (location)|Sesame Street]]'s diverse environment.
   
While [[Oscar the Grouch]] is the best-known Grouch to viewers of ''[[Sesame Street]]'', many other Grouches have surfaced over the years. Originally, they were made from a spare Oscar puppet, and thus shared the same color. In 1978, a new set of Grouch puppets of various colors and sizes were created that could be repurposed into different characters (similar to an [[Anything Muppets|Anything Muppet]]). Grouches figured prominently in ''[[Follow That Bird]]'' and especially ''[[The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland]]''. The latter explained that most Grouches come from [[Grouchland USA]], presented as Oscar's hometown, though many Grouches are also found internationally. According to the production notes for ''Elmo in Grouchland'', 25 new Grouch puppets were made for the film (and reused in variations to create a large Grouch population). Many of these are still used on the show today.
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While [[Oscar the Grouch]] is the best-known Grouch to viewers of ''[[Sesame Street]],'' many other Grouches have surfaced over the years. Originally, they were made from a spare Oscar puppet, and thus shared the same color. In 1978, a new set of Grouch puppets of various colors and sizes were created that could be repurposed into different characters (similar to an [[Anything Muppets|Anything Muppet]]). Grouches figured prominently in ''[[Follow That Bird]]'' and especially ''[[The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland]]''. The latter explained that most Grouches come from [[Grouchland USA]], presented as Oscar's hometown, though many Grouches are also found internationally. According to the production notes for ''Elmo in Grouchland'', 25 new Grouch puppets were made for the film (and reused in variations to create a large Grouch population). Many of these are still used on the show today.
   
 
==Grouch index==
 
==Grouch index==
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Ss3.jpg|{{GNH|[[Oscar the Grouch]]}}
 
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Grungetta white.jpg|{{GNH|[[Grundgetta]]|Oscar's girlfriend}}
 
Image:Ernest.jpg|{{GNH|[[Ernest the Grouch]]|Oscar's brother}}
 
Image:Ernest.jpg|{{GNH|[[Ernest the Grouch]]|Oscar's brother}}
 
Bunny grouch.jpg|{{GNH|[[Bunny the Grouch]]|Oscar's sister}}
 
Bunny grouch.jpg|{{GNH|[[Bunny the Grouch]]|Oscar's sister}}
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Image:Unclehank.jpg|{{GNH|[[Uncle Hank]]|Oscar's uncle}}
 
Image:Unclehank.jpg|{{GNH|[[Uncle Hank]]|Oscar's uncle}}
 
How to Be a Grouch - Uncle Billy.png|{{GNH|[[How to Be a Grouch|Uncle Billy]]|Oscar's uncle}}
 
How to Be a Grouch - Uncle Billy.png|{{GNH|[[How to Be a Grouch|Uncle Billy]]|Oscar's uncle}}
Noimage.png|{{GNH|[[Episode 5029|Yucky Mama]]|Oscar's "Great Grouch-ma"}}
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YuckyMama.png|{{GNH|[[Yucky Mama]]|Oscar's great grandmother}}
 
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===Other Grouches===
 
===Other Grouches===
 
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Grungetta white.jpg|{{GNH|[[Grundgetta]]|Oscar's girlfriend}}
 
 
Auto inspector.jpg|{{GNH|[[Episode 1297|Auto inspector]]}}
 
Auto inspector.jpg|{{GNH|[[Episode 1297|Auto inspector]]}}
 
3838f.jpg|{{GNH|[[Episode 3838|Barry from Bayside]]}}
 
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Grouches singing their anthem.

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The Grouches of Grouchland

Grouches are an eccentric race of pessimistic, argumentative, and unhygienic furry creatures who prefer to live wherever there is garbage: trash cans (Oscar's preferred choice), city dumps, even the occasional landfill (although, some Grouches live in old cars, broken down houses, although Oscar remarks some live in "yucky beautiful houses"). Grouches are a distinct species from Monsters.

A Grouch's mission in life is to be as miserable and grouchy as possible, and pass that feeling on to everyone else. Only then will a Grouch feel in touch with his or her world and be happy. Yet, even though a Grouch may show happiness at anyone's misfortune (including his or her own), a Grouch would never admit to being happy. Such is the stability of a Grouch's life: so balanced, and yet so unbalanced. Oscar is especially aware of this.

Anything a Grouch likes is best described (to a non-Grouch) as rotten, smelly, yucky, awful, dirty and trashy to name a few. A Grouch will only buy appliances that don't work, keep pets that no person would keep in a house (such as elephants and worms), eat foods that are undesirable for any reason (they have a particular affinity for sardines in anything), sing out-of-tune, play the radio at high volume, and bathe in mud. As with the monster species, Grouches generally go unclothed - any Grouch that chooses to wear clothing will generally make sure it's the rattiest, dirtiest and most threadbare it can find. More about Grouches can be learned in the book How to Be a Grouch.

Whoever your favorite celebrity is, or whatever your favorite TV show or attraction is, the Grouches are sure to have their own grouchy analogue. Examples include TV show host Sally Messy Yuckyael, reporter Dan Rather-not, and the Grouch theme park Six Crabs Yucky World. With their many parallels of real aspects of American culture and of the human condition, the Grouches are an important element of Sesame Street's diverse environment.

While Oscar the Grouch is the best-known Grouch to viewers of Sesame Street, many other Grouches have surfaced over the years. Originally, they were made from a spare Oscar puppet, and thus shared the same color. In 1978, a new set of Grouch puppets of various colors and sizes were created that could be repurposed into different characters (similar to an Anything Muppet). Grouches figured prominently in Follow That Bird and especially The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland. The latter explained that most Grouches come from Grouchland USA, presented as Oscar's hometown, though many Grouches are also found internationally. According to the production notes for Elmo in Grouchland, 25 new Grouch puppets were made for the film (and reused in variations to create a large Grouch population). Many of these are still used on the show today.

Grouch indexEdit

Oscar the Grouch and familyEdit

Celebrity GrouchesEdit

Grouches from around the worldEdit

These are Grouches from international Sesame Street co-productions.

Grouchland residentsEdit

Characters who live in Grouchland USA, as seen in the 1999 film The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland.

Grouchytown residentsEdit

Characters who live in Grouchytown as seen in Sesame Street Episode 2648.

Other GrouchesEdit

Human GrouchesEdit

Though Grouches are usually presented as a unique species much like Monsters or Honkers, occasionally humans have shown up as Grouches, likely designated as such because of a similarity and sympathy in temperament and personality.

Grouch PetsEdit

Grouch GroupsEdit

TriviaEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. Ask Elmo.

See alsoEdit

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