Basil (Sesame Park)

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Basil the Bear from Sesame Park, in a knight's armour.

Basil the Bear was the main character on the Canadian children's show Sesame Park. He was portrayed by puppeteer Tim Gosley from 1987–1996, and puppeteer Bob Stutt from 1996–2002.

Along with Dodi and Louis, Basil was one of the three original Canadian Muppets, beginning in the period when the program was called Canadian Sesame Street.

Despite his deep voice, Basil has been shown to be the most childlike of the characters, having difficulty dressing himself, and the most curious. He struggled to learn French from his bilingual friend Louis. Basil starred in the first Canadian Sesame Street special, Basil Hears a Noise, though he shared the spotlight with special guest Elmo.

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