Ricardo is Rosita's father. While Rosita has been a major character on Sesame Street since 1991, her father made his first on-screen appearance in a 2004 Spanish Word of the Day sketch about the word "familia" (performed here by David Rudman).
In 2008, he took on a much more prominent role in the outreach video Talk, Listen, Connect: Changes, performed now by Tyler Bunch. In the video, Rosita's father is revealed to be a member of the military who was deployed far away. When he returns home in a wheelchair, Rosita has a hard time coping with the change. He is friends with Elmo's dad Louie, a fellow Sesame Street servicemonster.
From Associated Press Report:
- Murray's First Book of Words (2010)
- Rock and Roll with Elmo (2010)
- Elmo's Christmas Picture Puzzles & Songs (2011)