PERFORMER Jerry Nelson
DEBUT 1990
PATTERN Fat Blue Live Hand

King Wasteful V is the title character and author of the Sesame Street story The King Who Wasted Paper. He has the bad habit of ordering his Royal Paper Maker to cut down a tree and make him a new batch of paper. Then, when he gets his paper, King Wasteful simply crumples it up and throws it away, rather than putting it to proper use. This continues until there is only one tree left in the whole forest. When King Wasteful orders the last tree to be cut down, the last tree, two birds, and some kids explain to him what would happen if he cuts down the last tree including no more paper. King Wasteful spares the last tree's life and doesn't waste paper anymore.

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