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PERFORMER Fran Brill 2006-2015
  Stephanie D'Abruzzo 2016-present
DEBUT 2006

Live-handed variant from episode 4141.

Mrs. Crustworthy is an elderly woman who has made recurring appearances on Sesame Street since season 37.

She made her debut in Episode 4116 as a Hooper's Store customer. She has since appeared at least once a season, earning her name in Episode 4141.

In the latter, she takes her toaster to the Fix-It Shop for repair, for the Toast Lovers' Society's luncheon. She desperately needs it fixed, "or I'm toast!" When it takes a while to be repaired, she partakes in "The Toast Lovers' Participatory Popping Game", which is pretending you're a piece of toast in a toaster. The waiting pays off and the toaster is ready.

The character is mentioned on Fran Brill's Puppeteering Resume.[1] In fact, the character is based on an old woman who Brill knew as a child.[2]



  1. ↑ "Puppeteering Resume" (archived), The Official Fran Brill Website, undated, accessed December 18, 2010.
  2. ↑ Museum of the Moving Image "Jim Henson's World: Q&A with Craig Shemin and Friends," July 25, 2020.(1:39:23 mark)