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{{character|image=AbbyCadabbysMom.jpg|performer=[[Jennifer Barnhart]]|debut=2007}}
[[Image:Abby's Family.png|thumb|300px|Abby with her mom, stepdad ([[Freddy (monster)|Freddy]]) and stepbrother ([[Rudy (Sesame Street)|Rudy]]).]]
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[[File:Abby's Family.png|thumb|300px|Abby with her mom, stepdad ([[Freddy (monster)|Freddy]]) and stepbrother ([[Rudy (Sesame Street)|Rudy]]); a portrait seen in the 2018 online videos "[[Sesame Street resource videos#Family Bonding|Family Bonding]]" and "[[Do the Turkey Gobble Wobble]]."]]
[[Image:AbbysMommy.jpg|thumb|300px|Abby Cadabby's drawing of her mommy and their home.]]
 
[[File:SS-Div-mom.jpg|thumb|300px|Mommy's hand.]]
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[[File:AbbysMom-Wand.png|thumb|300px|Maggie with her branch-like magic wand.]]
Fairy-in-training [[Abby Cadabby]] refers to her [[mother]] as '''Fairy Godmommy'''. According to a tweet by Abby, she is [[Cinderella|Cinderella's]] Fairy Godmother and she "majored in magic with a minor in gown design."<ref>[http://twitter.com/sesamestreet/status/6533274662 Twitter], Sesame Street. December 10, 2009.</ref>
 
   
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'''Maggie Cadabby''' is a [[Fairy Godmothers (Sesame Street)|Fairy Godmother]] and the [[Mothers|mother]] of [[Abby Cadabby]]. Although she had been mentioned by Abby in various instances on ''[[Sesame Street]]'' and made a few illustrated appearances, she was mainly [[:Category:Unseen Characters|unseen]] and unnamed until 2018.
Abby often speaks to her mother on her wand phone; while the character has not directly appeared in person on ''[[Sesame Street]]'', her purple hands are shown in a point-of-view shot tucking Abby into bed in the resource video ''[[Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce]]''.
 
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In Abby's earliest appearances, she would often speak to her mother (calling her "Fairy Godmommy") on her wand phone. In [[Episode 4109|Abby's debut episode]] in 2006, Abby calls her mother to revert a spell that Abby cast on a toaster at the [[Fix-It Shop]]. At first, Abby reaches her mother's answering machine, which says she's currently having tea with [[Rumpelstiltskin]]. It has been said that her mother is [[Cinderella|Cinderella's]] Fairy Godmother<ref>Referenced in episodes [[Episode 4110|4110]], [[Episode 4238|4238]], and [[Episode 5026|5026]]</ref> and she "majored in magic with a minor in gown design."<ref>[http://twitter.com/sesamestreet/status/6533274662 Twitter], Sesame Street. December 10, 2009.</ref> Abby's mother appeared in illustrated form in the storybooks ''[[Abby Cadabby's Rhyme Time]]'' (2007) and ''[[Abby's Pink Party]]'' (2011).
   
In the 2012 resource video ''Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce'' it is revealed that Abby's mother and [[Abby Cadabby's father|father]] are divorced. Abby spends part of her time living with her mommy at her house and part of her time living with her daddy at his house. Although Abby's parents are no longer married and live in different houses, Abby learns that they both still love her.
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In the 2012 resource video, ''[[Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce]]'', it is revealed that Abby's mother and [[Abby Cadabby's father|father]] are [[Divorce|divorced]]. Although Abby's parents are no longer married and live in different houses, Abby learns that they both still love her. Here, Abby's parents are depicted in animated crayon drawings. Additionally, in a brief shot during [[The Bird Family|a musical number]], Abby's mother's fuzzy pink hands are seen tucking her daughter into bed.
   
In [[Season 47 (2017)|season 47]] in [[2017]], it was revealed that Abby's mother was getting re-married to [[Freddy (monster)|Freddy]], a monster. Joining the family is Freddy's son, [[Rudy (Sesame Street)|Rudy]].
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In 2017, it was first revealed in [[Episode 4731]] that Abby's mother was getting re-married to [[Freddy (monster)|Freddy]], a monster, with his son [[Rudy (Sesame Street)|Rudy]] joining the family.
   
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Abby's mother made her first full-fledged appearance as a Muppet in 2018, featuring in several videos produced for [[Sesame Street in Communities]]. Performed by [[Jennifer Barnhart]], she gained the name Maggie Cadabby.<ref>[https://www.sesameworkshop.org/press-room/press-kits/sesame-street-season-49/behind-scenes-ss49#jennifer%20barnhart Jennifer Barnhart's press kit bio]</ref> In [[Sesame Street resource videos#Milestones|a three-part series of videos about milestones]], Maggie and Freddy are seen moving and unpacking boxes into their new home at [[123 Sesame Street]]. Maggie also appears in [[Growing Together: Ready for School & Beyond|a video series on school readiness]]. In one video, she helps console Abby after accidentally spilling some honeysuckle petunia juice. She made her first onscreen appearance on the show in [[Episode 5026]] in [[Season 50 (2019-2020)|Season 50]]. As shown in the episode, and in the digital storybook ''[[A Blended-Family Celebration]]'', Maggie's magic wand is a pussy-willow twig.
Abby's mother appears in the 2007 storybook ''[[Abby Cadabby's Rhyme Time]]'', and the 2011 storybook ''[[Abby's Pink Party]]''.
 
   
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==Design evolution==
She was pictured in the 2018 music video "[[Do the Turkey Gobble Wobble]]."
 
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The design of Abby's mother has went through a few iterations, but each one bears a strong resemblance to Abby herself. In early storybook illustrations, she has prominent tufts of hair resembling Abby's pom-pom pigtails, and she wears a similar blue petaled dress with long transparent sleeves. In ''Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce'', she's depicted in a yellow gown and with a flower in her hair. The final Maggie Cadabby sports a suburban mom look and wears visible pumpkin earrings, a reference to Abby's recurring habit of turning objects into [[pumpkins]].
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File:Abbysparents.jpg|Two parental figures of Abby Cadabby's appear in the 2007 storybook ''[[Abby Cadabby's Rhyme Time]]''.
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File:Abbysparents.jpg|Two parental figures of Abby Cadabby appear in the 2007 storybook ''[[Abby Cadabby's Rhyme Time]]''.
 
Image:AbbysMommy.jpg|Abby Cadabby's drawing of her mommy and their home.
 
File:Abby, Mommy and Daddy.jpg|Abby's drawing of her with her mommy and daddy
 
File:Abby, Mommy and Daddy.jpg|Abby's drawing of her with her mommy and daddy
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File:SS-Div-mom.jpg|Mommy's hand glimpsed in ''Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce''
 
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==See also==
 
==See also==
* [[Fairy Godmothers]]
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* [[Fairy Godmothers (Sesame Street)|Fairy Godmothers]] on ''Sesame Street''
   
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==

Latest revision as of 19:50, May 10, 2020

AbbyCadabbysMom
PERFORMER Jennifer Barnhart
DEBUT 2007
Abby&#039;s Family

Abby with her mom, stepdad (Freddy) and stepbrother (Rudy); a portrait seen in the 2018 online videos "Family Bonding" and "Do the Turkey Gobble Wobble."

AbbysMom-Wand

Maggie with her branch-like magic wand.

Maggie Cadabby is a Fairy Godmother and the mother of Abby Cadabby. Although she had been mentioned by Abby in various instances on Sesame Street and made a few illustrated appearances, she was mainly unseen and unnamed until 2018.

In Abby's earliest appearances, she would often speak to her mother (calling her "Fairy Godmommy") on her wand phone. In Abby's debut episode in 2006, Abby calls her mother to revert a spell that Abby cast on a toaster at the Fix-It Shop. At first, Abby reaches her mother's answering machine, which says she's currently having tea with Rumpelstiltskin. It has been said that her mother is Cinderella's Fairy Godmother[1] and she "majored in magic with a minor in gown design."[2] Abby's mother appeared in illustrated form in the storybooks Abby Cadabby's Rhyme Time (2007) and Abby's Pink Party (2011).

In the 2012 resource video, Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce, it is revealed that Abby's mother and father are divorced. Although Abby's parents are no longer married and live in different houses, Abby learns that they both still love her. Here, Abby's parents are depicted in animated crayon drawings. Additionally, in a brief shot during a musical number, Abby's mother's fuzzy pink hands are seen tucking her daughter into bed.

In 2017, it was first revealed in Episode 4731 that Abby's mother was getting re-married to Freddy, a monster, with his son Rudy joining the family.

Abby's mother made her first full-fledged appearance as a Muppet in 2018, featuring in several videos produced for Sesame Street in Communities. Performed by Jennifer Barnhart, she gained the name Maggie Cadabby.[3] In a three-part series of videos about milestones, Maggie and Freddy are seen moving and unpacking boxes into their new home at 123 Sesame Street. Maggie also appears in a video series on school readiness. In one video, she helps console Abby after accidentally spilling some honeysuckle petunia juice. She made her first onscreen appearance on the show in Episode 5026 in Season 50. As shown in the episode, and in the digital storybook A Blended-Family Celebration, Maggie's magic wand is a pussy-willow twig.

Design evolutionEdit

The design of Abby's mother has went through a few iterations, but each one bears a strong resemblance to Abby herself. In early storybook illustrations, she has prominent tufts of hair resembling Abby's pom-pom pigtails, and she wears a similar blue petaled dress with long transparent sleeves. In Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce, she's depicted in a yellow gown and with a flower in her hair. The final Maggie Cadabby sports a suburban mom look and wears visible pumpkin earrings, a reference to Abby's recurring habit of turning objects into pumpkins.

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. Referenced in episodes 4110, 4238, and 5026
  2. Twitter, Sesame Street. December 10, 2009.
  3. Jennifer Barnhart's press kit bio
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