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What was the inspiration behind Jim Henson's creation of the Muppet character "Oscar the Grouch"?

Question #151105. Asked by psnz.
Last updated May 14 2024.
Originally posted May 14 2024 8:18 PM.

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Oscar was inspired by the rude restaurant owner at "Oscar's Salt of the Sea". Oscar originally had Orange hair in his inaugural Sesame Street episode due to challenges with getting the green color on air. Puppeteer Caroll Spinney tried to make Oscar's voice sound like a New York taxi cab driver.

link https://www.si.edu/object/oscar-grouch-puppet%3Anmah_1182904
link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_the_Grouch

Response last updated by BigTriviaDawg on May 14 2024.
May 14 2024, 8:20 PM
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