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PERFORMER Odín Dupeyrón 1993-2009
  Alfonso Soto 2010-present
DEBUT 1993
DESIGN Ed Christie designer
  Rollie Krewson builder

Pancho Contreras is a monster on Plaza Sésamo, the Mexican co-production of Sesame Street.

He appears in the Street segments of the show, assorted inserts, and also has his own segment, "Pancho Visión". Pancho has a strong obsession with his favorite food, onions (much to the disgust to the other Plaza citizens). Much like Telly Monster, his favorite shape is the triangle. He is also a skilled cello player. He also has a pet elephant, Elefancio.

An animated version of Pancho can be seen in the background of one of the safety PSA's starring Grover.

Sesame Workshop description

Pancho Contreras (Pancho) is a furry blue character with yellow eyes and big brown eyebrows who enjoys being different. Pancho likes traveling, playing the cello, and participating in anything extreme: sports, music, games, singing, and eating. He frequently says: "I’m very busy because I’m very busy. I don’t have time." He is fond of his collection of triangles and other unusual objects, but truly adores his pet Elefancio (an elephant’s trunk). Pancho is a little egocentric, and he doesn’t like to lose. Pancho has a strong sense of pride and self-esteem. He knows how to read and write and also knows that Abelardo admires him greatly. He loves the attention because at heart he is insecure and very sensitive. Birthday: June 6

Notes

  • Despite his Grouch-like appearance, Pancho is technically a monster. However, he has been identified as a Grouch on a few occasions: in issue 270 of Sesame Street Magazine (December 1997/January 1998), Pancho shows up at the Grouch Party in his own trash can, along with Rumpel and Moishe Oofnik. In the October 2004 issue, he attends the Grouch Reunion in the Pullout Poster. Oscar made a passing reference to Pancho as a friend of his in Episode 3646.
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