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Hero Guy

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PERFORMER David Rudman
DEBUT 2000

Hero Guy is Baby Bear's imaginary superhero friend, who was introduced in the street story from a 2000 episode.

In a series of sketches on Sesame Street, Baby Bear brings Hero Guy to life by drawing a picture of him and singing his theme song. These sketches first aired in Season 32, and appeared on occasions until Season 38. When Hero Guy, who is also a bear, springs to life as an animated character, he and Baby Bear embark on adventures together. Although they often face unexpected challenges, Hero Guy never fails to save the day.

Hero Guy's voice is nearly identical to Baby Bear's, which is perhaps to be expected given his status as Baby Bear's creation.


Season 32

Picture EKA Description
Episode 3916 Hero Guy turns himself into shapes for Baby Bear.
Episode 3943 Hero Guy goes on a heroic musical adventure with Baby Bear. Then Baby Bear plays the music repeating game with Telly.
Episode 3955 Hero Guy and Baby Bear ride a pirate ship, but Baby Bear forgot to draw the water.Then they both start to cry. Fortunately, Hero Guy's tears make the water.
Episode 3965 Baby Bear gets distracted and draws Hero Guy with a Super Big Hand by accident. Now Hero Guy can play basketball faster and squeeze lemons for lemonade.

Season 33

Picture EKA Description
Episode 3982 Baby Bear and Hero Guy show how to dance the Bear Family Dance, the Bunny Hop, the Twist and the Swim.
Episode 3984 Hero Guy hits a fly ball, but will he be able to catch it?
Episode 3989 Baby Bear wants to have a Flying Adventure in the Sky with Hero Guy, but he can't fly by himself.
Episode 3991 Hero Guy builds a Hero Snowman Guy. It snows too hard, so Baby Bear draws the rising sun. Hero Snowman Guy saves himself from the heat by flying to Alaska.
Episode 3999 Hero Guy has to rescue the kitty drawn in the tree, but the kitty is afraid.
Episode 4003 Baby Bear gets Hero Guy to turn into a cow to act out the rhyme "Hey Diddle Diddle", but Hero Guy keeps turning into other animals, such as a pig, a rooster, a hippo, a horse, a lion, and a parrot. He finally morphs to a cow, but likes being the Hippo, so Baby Bear changes the nursery rhyme.
Episode 4004 Hero Guy grows big for his big heroic adventure. When Hero Guy is too big, he shrinks small for his wee-little adventure.

Book appearances



  1. Credits to the segment on Elmo's World: Wild Wild West!

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