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PERFORMER various
DEBUT 1978

The Rhymies are a trio of Anything Muppets with shaggy hair who appeared in two Sesame Street sketches in season 9 and season 11 respectively.

Their names were Larry (made from a Lavender Anything Muppet), Mary (made from a Green Anything Muppet), and Barry (made from a Fat Blue Anything Muppet). While Mary and Larry had positive attitudes, Barry often complained (which sometimes got the other two annoyed).

In their season 9 appearance, Jerry Nelson performed Mary, Richard Hunt performed Larry, and Jim Henson performed Barry. When they appeared again in season 11, the performers were switched up to Bob Payne as Mary, Frank Oz as Larry, and Jerry Nelson as Barry.

Sketches

Picture First Appearance Description
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Episode 1149 The Rhymies At Sea
The Rhymies go sailing, until the boat sinks and they wind up calling for help.
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Episode 1389 The Rhymies Go Camping
The Rhymies camp in the woods. Mary and Larry cook the fish they caught earlier, and talk cheerfully about their day so far. Barry, however, complains that he's under the weather and decides to leave. Eventually, a bear (performed by Richard Hunt) wreaks havoc on their camp--forcing all three Rhymies to flee.

Notes

  • Sam Pottle composed the music for the "Rhymies at Sea" opening (with narration by Jerry Nelson).[1]

See also

Sources

  1. ASCAP Work #24785082 ("RHYMIES AT SEA THEME")
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