Joan Cusack and Kermit


Joan Cusack demonstrating "surprise".

Joan Cusack (b. 1962) played the spoiled Rachel Bitterman in It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie.

She appeared on Sesame Street in Season 31 with Elmo and the monsters from Monster Day Care demonstrating the word "surprise".[1]

Cusack has been twice nominated for an Academy Award, including a nomination for her role as Emily Montgomery in the Frank Oz-directed film In & Out. A cast member for a single season on Saturday Night Live, Cusack's other credits include voice over work in Pixar's Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3 and Disney's Chicken Little, Addams Family Values (with Christopher Lloyd, Anjelica Huston, and Raul Julia), and Sixteen Candles (with Paul Dooley and Gedde Watanabe).


  1. Joe Hennes email communication with Sesame Workshop

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