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PERFORMER various
DEBUT 1999
DESIGN Ed Christie designer
  Jane Gootnick builder

The Pesties are the six tiny henchbugs to Huxley in The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland. According to the press kit and the style guide, their names are M'Lady, Tanya, Lyle, Sydney, Little Ricky, and Howard. While the last three are named in the film (the blue, red, and gold ones respectively), the blue one is also referred to as Charlie. The colors for the remaining characters are lavender, purple, and tan.

Three of the Pesties (including Howard) appeared in the sing-along video The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland: Sing and Play (a bright yellow Pestie is also seen on the front cover). 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.

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