John Lovelady

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John Lovelady is an American puppeteer who worked with the Muppets, including on the PBS series Sesame Street.[1] Lovelady is originally from Oxford, Mississippi. He stopped working with the Muppets when the first season of The Muppet Show ended. He later joined the syndicated children's series The Great Space Coaster, puppeteered for Mother Goose's Treasury, and also performed in a serialisation of Alice's Adventures In Wonderland.

Career highlights[edit]

  • "Adventures in Wonderland" (Disney): The Dormouse
  • "Dumbo’s Circus" (Disney): Flap
  • "D.C. Follies" (syndicated): Ronald Reagan
  • "Mr. Smith" (NBC): Mr. Smith
  • The Great Space Coaster (syndicated): Edison The Elephant (Seasons 1, 2, 3)
  • "Knock Knock The Woodpecker" (Seasons 1, 2, 3)

The Muppet Show (CBS):

  • Crazy Harry (Season 1)
  • The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence (ABC) (Second Pilot for The Muppet Show 1975): Crazy Harry
  • The Muppets Valentine Show (ABC) (First Pilot for The Muppet Show 1974): Crazy Donald (Crazy Donald’s name was changed to Crazy Harry for the second Muppet Show pilot).


  1. ^ Davis, Michael. Street gang: the complete history of Sesame Street. Penguin Group 2008. ISBN 9780670019960. 

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