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Osvaldo, el Gruñón
PERFORMER Various
DEBUT 1979
Osvaldo, el Gruñón & Oscar the Grouch

Osvaldo & OSCAR THE GROUCH

Osvaldo, el Gruñón & Gabriel Velez

Osvaldo, el Gruñón (or Oswald the GROUCH) is a GROUCH who lives in Puerto Rico. He 1st appeared in episode 1316 of SESAME STREET & voiced by Norberto Kerner, & was Muppeteered by RICHARD HUNT.[1][2]

After the week of shows in Puerto Rico, he re-appeared in EPISODE 1325, where he visited OSCAR THE GROUCH in New York, & then in EPISODE 1443, where he becomes an air steward for a GROUCH airline. He then made appearances in EPISODE 1557, Episode 1661 & Episode 1662.

He was performed by Gabriel Velez in subsequent seasons on the show, including episode 2003 .[3] In his latest appearance, in the 1990s, he was performed by Peter Linz.

The Osvaldo puppet has the ability to move his eyes, & also appears as a background GROUCH, sans nose.

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ProofEdit

  1. Old School: Volume 3 DVD (2012). Sonia Manzano audio commentary on episode 1316
  2. The Muppet Mindset: Interview with Muppeteer Gabriel Velez - Part 1
  3. Video of Velez performing Osvaldo in a STREET scene, circa 1980s

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