DEBUT 1970

Willy was the hot dog vendor on Sesame Street, appearing sporadically between the 1970s and the early 90s.

Willy served mostly as a background character, interacting with the cast minimally from time to time. He appeared, unnamed, as early as Episode 0131 with his first known named appearance in Episode 0406. He also appeared in Follow That Bird amongst the street residents.


  • Willy wears a yellow feather in his hat, a possible reference to Big Bird. Kermit Love built the original Big Bird Muppet.

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    • I admit to being the one to change the debut date from 1972 to 1970. Hopefully that wasn't too presumptuous on my part, as the page ...
    • Funny that Bob doesn't use a name when he addresses him. Almost as if they purposefully didn't name him because he was just intended...
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