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Renée Menschaar performs Pino on Sesamstraat, the Dutch co-production of Sesame Street. She has been performing him since 1991, longer than any other puppeteer, and is also the first woman to play the role. She invented Pino's signature laugh and catchphrases, and made the character a bit younger.

Menschaar started out as Tommie's right hand. When she's not performing Pino, she works as a puppeteer for other Dutch educational TV shows.

Despite being proud of her work, Menschaar prefers remaining unknown to the public and not having photographs online or in any other media.


Interview with Jan Kok and Renée Menschaar (Dutch)

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