Grouches

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The Grouches are a race of creatures in Sesame Street.

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Grouches are an eccentric race of pessimistic, argumentative, unhygenic furry creatures who prefer to live wherever there is garbage: trash cans, city dumps, even the occasional landfill (although, some Grouches live in crummy houses, broken cars, and some live in "yucky beautiful houses"). Grouches are a distinct species from the Sesame Street Monsters (including the AM Monsters).

Being as grouchy and miserable as they possibly can be is any Grouch's main mission in life. They also feel that they have to make everyone else feel the same way. Even though that makes them happy, however, a Grouch will never admit to being happy no matter what the circumstances.

Grouches like anything dirty or dingy or dusty, anything ragged or rotten or rusty or trashy. They will only buy appliances that don't work, they normally keep elephants, worms pigs, goats, and donkeys as pets, eat undesirable foods (particularly sardines), sing out-of-tune, play radios at the highest volume, and bathe in mud as they all love not being clean. Grouches also like to use phrases such as "scram", "get lost", "go away", and "beat it".

Even though Oscar the Grouch and his girlfriend Grundgetta are the most well-known Grouches, over the years a very big number of Grouches have been introduced.

Most of the Grouches live in Grouchland USA as seen in the film The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland. Though the Grouches there had to put up with having their stuff taken by a man named Huxley, Oscar the Grouch later convinced the inhabitants that even though Grouches hate working together, they had to cooperate just this once in order to take a stand against Huxley.

Known Grouches[edit]

  • Blecka (performed by Julianne Buescher) - A Grouch who appears in Episode 3133 attending Lillian's home care.
  • Bunny (performed by Stephanie D'Abruzzo) - Oscar the Grouch's sister. She appeared in Episode 4237 as a surprise guest on Grouchy Mother's Day.
  • Donald Grump (performed by Martin P. Robinson) - A Grouch who has more trash than any other Grouch that it spills out of his trash can. He is a parody of Donald Trump.
  • Dusty (performed by Eric Jacobson) - A white Grouch drummer with an Australian accent that appeared in Episode 3950.
  • Ernest the Grouch (performed by Jerry Nelson) - Oscar the Grouch's brother. He visited Oscar in Episode 2895.
  • Gary Grouch (performed by Martin P. Robinson) - A gray Grouch who was a contestant in "The Alphabet Game" compilation video. His puppet was also seen in background cameos.
  • Grandpa Grouch (performed by Richard Hunt) - Oscar the Grouch's grandfather.
  • Granny Grouch (performed by Jerry Nelson) - Oscar the Grouch's grandmother. She appeared in Episode 131.
  • Grouch Ice Cream Customer (performed by David Rudman) - A Grouch inhabitant of Grouchland who is seen in The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland buying an ice cream cone from the Bad Humor Man. The same puppet was also used for Sharon Groan.
  • Grouch Jailer (performed by Kevin Clash) - A Grouch Jailer that works at Grouchland's Police Department in The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland. When Oscar the Grouch convinces the Grouches to take a stand against Huxley, the Grouch Jailer is ordered by the Grouch Police Officer to release the Sesame Street inhabitants that he was guarding.
  • Grouch Police Officer (performed by Jerry Nelson) - A Grouch that works as a police officer in Grouchland as seen in The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland. He was responsible for arresting the Sesame Street inhabitants that came looking for Elmo after Big Bird broke the Grouchland law of asking a police officer for help. When Oscar the Grouch convinces the Grouches to take a stand against Huxley, the Grouch Police Officer has the Sesame Street inhabitants released.
  • Irvine (performed by Martin P. Robinson) - Oscar the Grouch's baby niece. She appeared in Episodes 2402 and 3811. In Episode 2630, she got and beat the Grouch Flu.
  • Lothar the Grouch (performed by Brian Muehl) - An alien Grouch from outer space.
  • Moe, Moe, and Moe - Three Grouches who own a moving company named "Three Grouches named Moe with a Truck." Oscar the Grouch enlisted them in Episode 3851 to help him sell his trash to make room in his trash can.
  • Mr. Grouch - Oscar the Grouch's father who appeared in the book "How to Be a Grouch."
  • Othmar the Grouch (performed by Brian Muehl) - An alien Grouch from the seventh moon of the planet Zurkon who visits Earth in Episode 1755. He was built by Cheryl Blaylock.
  • Otto the Grouch - Oscar the Grouch's brother who appears in the 1975 book "How to Be a Grouch"
  • Phooey Louie (performed by Joey Mazzarino) - A Grouch guitarist that appeared in Episode 3950.
  • Prunella (performed by Louise Gold) - A gray British Grouch who appeared in Episode 3119 stopping by Sesame Street during her tour across the United States of America.
  • Sally Messy Yuckayael (performed by Louise Gold) - A Grouch who hosts her own talk show. She is a parody of Sally Jessy Raphael. Her puppet was also used for different AM Monsters.
  • Sharon Groan (performed by Steve Whitmire) - Sharon Groan appears in The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland as the star of the movie Basically It Stinks and is an unpopular Grouchland celebrity. She is a parody of Sharon Stone and the puppet was also used for a Grouch Ice Cream Customer in the same movie. Her puppet later appeared in Episode 4203 as a spectator of the Squimadega Car Race.
  • Snow Grouch (performed by Fran Brill) - A Grouch parody of Snow White that appeared in the story "Snow Grouch and the Seven Dwarfs" as seen in Episode 2630.
  • Swampy (performed by Joey Mazzarino) - A Grouch who appeared in Episode 4104 where she auditioned to be Donald Grump's helper. He is a parody of Kwame Jackson who appeared on the reality series The Apprentice.

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