PERFORMER Joe Flaherty
DEBUT 1985

Sid Sleaze is one of the Sleaze Brothers in the 1985 film Follow That Bird. Sid is the somewhat more naive, childlike one of the pair. With his brother Sam Sleaze, he runs the Sleaze Brothers Funfair and kidnaps Big Bird to be the star attraction. Sid's main job with the outfit is to act as barker for such attractions as "The Invisible Gorilla."

And yet, despite his lack of cunning or ambition, Sid is in no way secretly a good guy. He is just as determined to make money with Big Bird as his brother; he just doesn't let on quite as hard. He does briefly tear up during "I'm So Blue", but forgets about that almost instantly. In fact, it's his suggestion to have Big Bird jump into a pool from the top of a tall tower. In the end, he and Sam get arrested to which he bawls like a child when the cop mentions the Judge.

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