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The Evolution of Grover (1967-present)


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GroverEarly The Ed Sullivan Show 1967 A character called "Gleep" makes an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. He has a small red nose and greenish-brown fur.
Rock and-Roll Monster and Fuzzyface The Muppets on Puppets 1968 The early Grover appeared as the middle head of the the Rock and Roll Monster.
EarlyGroverandKermit Sesame Street
Season 1
1969-1970 In the first season of Sesame Street, the puppet appears as a nameless character that would eventually evolve into Grover. Kermit refers to him as both "Fuzzy-face" and "The Hairy One," but neither are used for his actual name (see "Fuzzyface"). His voice and behavior is slightly more abrasive than the Grover known today, but he tries to be helpful. The colors of his fur and nose have faintly paled with age. A few years later, the puppet would be used in one sketch as Grover's Mommy.

Grover

Sesame Street
Season 2
1970-1974 The character is introduced as Grover in the first episode of Season 2. He gains his familiar blue fur, a pink nose, and a rounder lower jaw.
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Season 6
1974-1976 This Grover puppet is proportionally slightly larger than the last, with a taller rounder head. His eyes are slightly more tilted, with larger pupils. Also, Grover’s arms are placed lower to his body, revealing his shoulders.
250px Sesame Street 1976-2003 The design is basically the same, with some minor alterations in the eye placement and the head shape. Grover's fur is often groomed, combed and matted down more.
Groverkimmel Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004-present Grover’s current design bears resemblance to the 1974 puppet, with his fur becoming slightly shaggier, as well as a brighter shade of blue, and his eyes further slanted.
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