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DEBUT 1999
DESIGN Ed Christie designer
  Jane Gootnick builder

The Pesties are the six tiny henchbugs to Huxley who first appeared in The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland. According to the press kit, their names are M'Lady, Tanya, Lyle, Little Ricky, Howard and Sydney, but while the last three are named in the film (the red, orange, and blue ones specifically), the other blue one is referred to as Charlie. The colors for the remaining characters are lavender and tan, and the yellow pestie only appears on the front cover of The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland: Sing and Play.

Three of the Pesties appeared in the aforementioned sing-along video. They later made a cameo in Sesame Street 4-D Movie Magic as part of Oscar's polluted vision of Sesame Street, where they scurry through people's legs in the theater. In season 42 (episode 4260), they appear alongside Jason Jones on the program Grouchology. They also appear in The Furchester Hotel episode "Power Cut" as the Glowmings.

The Pesties were performed by Kevin Clash, Fran Brill, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Jerry Nelson, Martin P. Robinson and David Rudman.