Cyranose de Bergerac, a poet with a foot-long nose, tries to help the Queen of France finish her poem in a "Monsterpiece Theater" segment on Sesame Street. Unfortunately, the word used to finish it is the word that makes him very angry which is "nose." Hearing that word makes him go into a frenzy, swishing his nose back and forth like a sword. The segment was written by Tony Geiss.
The character was inspired by Edmond Rostand's 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac.