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Oscar the Grouch
Sesame Street character
Caroll Spinney with Oscar the Grouch 2014.jpg
Oscar (left) with performer Caroll Spinney, who first played him, pictured in 2014.
First appearance November 10, 1969
Created by Jim Henson
Portrayed by Caroll Spinney (1969–2015)
Eric Jacobson (2015–present)
Voiced by Caroll Spinney (1969–2018)
Eric Jacobson (2015–present)
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Aliases Oskie (Grundgetta’s pet name for him)
Son (by his mother)
Mr. Oscar
Mr. Grouch
Species Grouch
Gender Male

Oscar the Grouch is a character on the television program Sesame Street. He has a green body, no visible nose, and lives in a trash can. His favorite thing is trash, as evidenced by the song "I Love Trash", with a running theme being his collection of seemingly useless items. Although the term "Grouch" aptly describes Oscar's misanthropic interaction with the other characters, it also refers to his species. The character is performed by Caroll Spinney, and was performed by him from the show's first episode until 2018. Since 2015, Eric Jacobson has been the understudy for the character, and has taken on the full voice role since Spinney's retirement.

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