Sesame Street Puppeteers Explain How They Control Their Puppets | WIRED

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  • Published on:  Monday, December 18, 2017
  • Ever wonder how the puppets on Sesame Street operate? The puppeteers for some of Sesame Street's most famous characters share their insights on how they bring their iconic characters to life. The puppeteers for Elmo, Big Bird, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Abby Cadabby, and Rudy explain the various functions and features of their Muppets.

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  • Enchilordo

     (Aug 14, 2018)

    Dude I’m 16 but watching this and other Sesame Street videos makes me want to binge watch the show😂😂

  • Octohedgy 05

     (17 hours ago)


  • YouGottaMineDeep

     (Mar 27, 2019)

    5:23 wait wtf Bill Nye was on Sesame Street?!?

  • jaleesa carr

     (Apr 12, 2019)

    Not surprised, everybody and they mama been on sesame Street 😒

  • Cade Rodger

     (Mar 25, 2019)

    Wait...HUMANS?! Jeez, I hope Kermit and the gang don't know about this.

  • Kermit the kermit

     (5 hours ago)


  • Rose Petunia

     (3 days ago)

    + Julius Utsey Good because I don't wanna do it. Even if Cade Rodger is joking.

  • Randomona

     (Apr 9, 2019)

    Wait the guy's name who plays Big Bird is Matt Vogel? Vogel is German for bird XD

  • Matisse Canale

     (Mar 30, 2019)

    “This is rudy’s third season coming up so he’s still a little new” OANDLDODB IVE NEVER SEEN RUDY IN MY LIFE. HES A BRAND NEW PUPPET TO ME

  • mdindc

     (18 hours ago)

    Rudy is Abby Cadabe's stepbrother.

  • Nia Baber

     (1 day ago)


  • TheMovieMyLife

     (Dec 18, 2017)

    I had no idea that the operation of each puppet was so complicated.

  • Animal Lover_502

     (Jul 25, 2018)

    .....are you serious

  • Powerranger6342

     (Apr 23, 2018)

    I used to think it was easy too.

  • Jagaimo

     (Mar 22, 2019)

    When you look at the behind the scene. Holy crap, the production value looks high.

  • Mrs2u_

     (5 days ago)

    I'm so glad they found someone that actually sound like the old elmo

  • Lena Maria

     (Dec 2, 2018)

    why am i so attracted to the man who plays snuffleupagus

  • !Ab26¡

     (Apr 6, 2019)

    He looks like a cross between Brian May and Robert plant

  • Katie Barrett

     (Apr 3, 2019)

    I just want to hang out with him on the weekends!

  • Some Dude

     (Mar 20, 2019)

    Welcome to today's episode of why is in this my recommended???

  • Octohedgy 05

     (17 hours ago)

    +Graize Same! It's so interresting...

  • Graize

     (6 days ago)

    I’m kind of glad that this was in my recommended