Do Muppets Grow Up?

This is way off topic, but did you ever notice that the characters on Sesame Street that date back to the 70′s – Big Bird, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, The Count, etc. – are all adults while the more recent additions like Elmo, Rosita, Zoe and Baby Bear are all kids. I’m not sure what it means, but it made me think: Did the makers of the show decide they needed characters that kids could identify with better? Or did the original characters somehow grow up? That’s a sorta wacky thought.

In case you’re wondering, Patrick watches Sesame Steet every morning and I have to sit in with him to make sure he doesn’t climb out of his high chair.


You think Oscar, Big Bird, Grover, are adults??? I have always thought of them as kids. Sure, Big Bird is a Big Kid, but still a kid. But then, I haven't been watching Sesame Street on a regular basis any time recently.