PERFORMER Jerry Nelson
DEBUT 1993

H. Ross Parrot was a character on Sesame Street (remade from the Poco Loco puppet) who spoofed the Reform Party presidential candidate H. Ross Perot. He first appeared in the spring of 1993, promoting the use of the alphabet.

He reappeared in later episodes, including episode 3203, advocating for the "middle" of the alphabet (as the letters A and Z were the sponsors for the day), and episode 3255, where he shows Wolfgang the Seal how important the alphabet is to the existence of fish.

Norman Stiles created H. Ross Parrot after watching the real Perot on television. "[I] was listening to his voice and I said, 'Wait a minute, we've got something here'".[1]


  1. The Sun Journal: "Big Bird joined by boss bird as Sesame Street gets political" April 5, 1993.