Kippi Ben Kippod

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Kippi Ben Kippod (Hebrew: קיפי בן-קיפוד, lit. Kipi Son-of-Hedgehog) is a main, and probably the best known character in Rechov Sumsum, the Israeli version of the children's television series Sesame Street. He was portrayed by Sarai Tzuriel in 1983-1986 and later by Guy Friedman in 1998.

Kippi is a full-body character, reminiscent in design of Espinete from Barrio Sésamo. Kippi is cheerful and optimistic, and has a pet goat named Sheba.

Kippi first appeared on Rechov Sumsum in 1983, and he also appeared on Shalom Sesame, a bilingual 1986 Israel-US co-production.

Kippi also appeared, along with other international Sesame Street Muppets, in the special Sesame Street Stays Up Late!.

For "Rechov Sumsum/Shara'a Simsim", the Israeli/Palestinian co-production, Kippi, along with Moishe Oofnik, was retained. Kippi was redesigned for the new show with a more traditional "Muppety" design.

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